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Rely on HP StoreOnce Backup and StoreOnce Catalyst to protect your SQL database backup

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

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Database backups provide special challenges. Ask any DBA – and they will likely tell you they want to perform daily full backups and sometimes more than one full backup every day. But what do you do when a full database backup takes over 12 hours to complete and the database keeps growing? Take for example, Microsoft SQL DBAs who rely on efficient, high-performing and reliable backup systems to protect data while keeping costs under control. StoreOnce Catalyst can help. HP StoreOnce Catalyst extends the data protection capabilities of HP StoreOnce appliances in SQL environments.

 

This BURA Sunday, I'm talking about the benefits of using HP StoreOnce appliances and HP Data Protector with integrated HP StoreOnce Catalyst to protect SQL databases.

Do you need a better solution to work with your Tivoli Storage Manager environment?

By Cyrus Cama, Technical Marketing Engineer, HP BURA

 

Whatever Backup ISV you use in your backup enterprise—whether it is TSM, Data Protector, CommVault or NetBackup—you know that you need to backup your data. BUT this BURA Sunday ask yourself: How confident are you that will be able to recover your data, and meet your SLAs around your RTOs and RPOs? As you’ve read in past blogs, HP Labs created HP StoreOnce from the ground up, with the intent to rethink dedupe with a primary focus on recovery.

 

Backup is never thought of as a sexy topic to talk about and is more or less looked upon as an insurance policy. But the whole reason we backup data is to be able to recover it, not just for daily operational restores but, most importantly, for disaster recovery.

 

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XP7 Always On Disaster Recovery with Online Data Migration

Earlier today, I introduced you to the XP7. In this blog post I want to share with you another ChalkTalk that explains some very cool multi-array virtualization functionality that we call XP7 Always On Disaster Recovery with Online Data Migration. 

 

I'll let the ChalkTalk do the explaining but there's a short back story here.  I was talking to Karen our worldwide product manager for the XP7 on Monday.  Actually, it was late Monday afternoon.  She talked me through how we can keep a Disaster Recovery Solution working before, during, and after an online data migration. 

 

She gave me details on how it works and I decided it would make a cool ChalkTalk.  So I set off to do that ChalkTalk yesterday and I think it does a really good job of explaining what this is and how it works.

Which 5 IT areas look to prosper in 2013?

By Andre Carpenter, senior solutions architect

 

Here’s to 2013! It’s a very exciting time to be in IT—and especially in the storage, cloud and virtualisation space. Last year saw a massive shift in the IT landscape as CIOs really started to show interest in this thing we call cloud computing. More focus on how things can be done better and more cost effectively was one of the prominent drivers behind this surge in interest.

 

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I’ve never deemed myself to be a fortune teller of any kind, but I guess in some wacky kind of way it is part of my role: possessing a grasp of what’s happening now and an ability to translate this and interpret the market to foretell what might be happening 6 months, 12 months, 18 months down the track. This is always a beneficial skill for any IT professional to have. This time of year, we see a number of predictions on market trends that appear to be obvious for 2013. Then there are some that may come as a surprise. So let’s take a look at some of the areas that I think will prosper.

Your biggest issue with information protection - get free t-shirt

I'm down to my last question as we get ready to head to HP Discover in Frankfurt.  I'd like you to leave a comment below on what is your biggest challenge around information protection.  If you leave a comment (and follow a few other rules I'll have below), I'll have an HP Storage t-shirt sent to you.  Easy, no?

 

As we continue to get ready for HP Discover (yes, I'm just a little excited about it!), you can stay in touchMark your calendar.png with what is happening at our hp.com page: www.hp.com/go/storage/NextEra.  You can also register for our announcement webcast by clicking on the "Mark your calendar" graphic.

 

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