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Small video cameras are everywhere. So are big storage cost and data protection challenges.

By Andrew Dodd, WW Marketing Communications Manager, HP Storage Media

 

Body Camera.jpgAs video cameras become smaller and more robust, they are starting to show up almost everywhere in daily life: for leisure, business and emergency service use. The footage captured by “dash cams” during police activities has proven to be a valuable asset, so much so that many police officers are starting to wear body cams for the same reasons. All these cameras create a substantial amount of data that forces the need to manage, maintain and protect as this data may be recalled as evidence. It needs to be “tamper proof” to protect the integrity of the content. With the new tape-as-NAS solution combined with LTO WORM, we now have a solution that can provide economical storage and integrity protection.

Data protection, apples, gravity and a slight concussion

By Neil Fleming, HP StoreOnce Product Manager

 

Newton.jpegWe’ve discussed a couple of times on our BURA Sunday posts that selling data protection is often like selling an insurance policy for your primary storage, or more accurately, your data. But what compels you to change insurance policy? What drives transformation within a data protection environment from the status quo to a next generation, flexible solution?

 

Often times, data protection is thought of as backup and backup that’s a collection of dusty tapes stored in a cupboard. What elevates data protection to your boardroom to be discussed in a value-add, ROI type conversation? With these sort of questions I am reminded of Newton’s Laws of Motion and propose Fleming’s Laws of Data Protection. Get ready.

Tiered data protection: together we stand

We welcome Luca Dell’Oca, EMEA Evangelist and Service Provider Go-to-Guy with Veeam, to Around the Storage Block. Luca is also the VMUG Co-Founder and a vExpert. Connect with him on Twitter: @dellock6

 

Soccer_Image.jpegIn Italy, the most popular sport is soccer. Everyone follows the championships. Even if you’re not that interested, it’s impossible to avoid the activity that surrounds them—and this includes the Monday coach. This is when you go to any office water cooler or other gathering spot on a Monday during soccer season and everybody there seems to think that they can do a better job than any of the real coaches. (If you are a U.S. football fan, you might recognize this common phenomenon as the Monday morning quarterback!)

 

Data availability reminds me of these endless discussions. Everyone thinks they have the perfect plan to solve any availability problem, and they refuse to even look at other ideas. When it comes to protecting data, however, the problem is that everyone is correct AND wrong at the same time! Let me explain...

Ready to bring less risk, more ROI to your all-flash data center?

By Walter Tessmann, Sr. Product Line Manager, HP Complete, HP Storage

 

3PAR.jpegIntroducing a complete solution data protection over long distances from HP and Alcatel-Lucent

Is your enterprise ready to take the all-flash data center to the ultimate in high availability with geographically dispersed active-active data centers? As you head in that direction, oftentimes managing and acquiring the optical transport through a full solution can be a challenge.

 

To help you on your way, HP and Alcatel-Lucent have validated an end-to-end solution using HP 3PAR StoreServ storage and HP 3PAR Remote Copy software, coupled with the PSS 1830 Optical Switch from Alcatel-Lucent. With this optical switch, your data centers can replicate and stay up to date virtually in real time within 130KM (500KM very, very soon!) of distance with an L1 in-flight encryption option to minimize business risk. Here are more details.

 

How to protect your data with HP StoreOnce and Microsoft Data Protection Manager

By Ian Blatchford, Product Manager, HP StoreOnce   @LottaBytes

 

StoreOnce.jpeg

 

5 great tips for optimizing deployment to protect your Microsoft environment

More than 20 years ago, HP and Microsoft started a strategic relationship that has delivered many solutions to our joint customers. I’d like to share with you one of many examples of how this relationship continues today. My specific example focuses on a data protection solution that includes Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2012 and HP StoreOnce Backup systems—with a focus on benefits and recommendations to optimize deployment. You'll want to check out our new white paper: Protecting Windows Server data with HP StoreOnce appliance.

 

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