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DPTIPS: Reclaiming Catalyst Space

Jim TurnerYou have Data Protector and use Catalyst stores.  Life is wonderful.  You are enjoying any desired combination of target/server/client-side inline dedupe with industry-leading technology.  Then one day you wonder:  How is the space from expired Catalyst media recovered?

 

Click the title above or the Read Blog Article link below to get the lowdown.

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DPTIPS: StoreOnce Back to Basics – Why More Than One VTL?

Jim TurnerIn my last article, I summarized most of the VTL-specific points found in our best practices white paper for StoreOnce appliances.  Some if not all merit a more broad discussion.

 

So here is the first of those deep dives.  Find out why more often than not your ingest and dedupe performance will be improved by creating multiple VTLs rather than just one.

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DPTIPS: 1 way to ensure uninspired StoreOnce VTL performance and 7 ways not to

Jim TurnerWhy do we find secrets so irresistible?  And why is it so tempting to share them even when we've been expressly forbidden to do so?  Shhhhh, come closer and I'll tell you a secret of my own -- some real juicy information on how I help customers squeeze the maximum value out of Data Protector and StoreOnce VTLs.

 

Don't tell anyone, but for the whole scoop, click on the title above or the Read Blog Article link below.

 

My secrets are safe with you, right?  Right???  ;-)

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DPTIPS: Two Data Protector tidbits for uiproxy and silent patching

Jim TurnerIn the process of addressing specific challenges with customer installations, I collect handy little tidbits of information on how to do some less than common things with Data Protector.

 

The first of two items this time involves suppressing the use of a process known as uiproxy which serves the seldom-used Java GUI.  The second item covers command-line syntax for applying DP patches without user interaction.

 

Click the article title above or the "Read Blog Article" link below to get the details and add them to your bag of tricks.

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DPTIPS: Some Handy Media Reports

Jim TurnerI recently answered a query regarding ways to summarize Data Protector media usage.  In researching my answer, I experimented with a few different forms of command line reporting.  Perhaps these report commands or some variation thereof may come in handy for you in the future.

 

Click here or the article title (above) and have a look!

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  • I graduated in Software Engineering. Joined HP family five years ago, I deliver Insight Remote Support technical consulting for HP customers, in North America, Canada and Latin America. Assist setting up, installing and configuring the solution in customers' IT environments.
  • I am an identical twin. My brother’s name is Greg Tinker and we have been extremely fortunate working similar careers within HP, known to our HP colleagues and many of our customers as "The Tinkers". Our job is to be the technical lead on major business operational outages with millions of Dollars/Euros hanging in the balance. We both have a complete background in architectural, Infrastructure and application environments from both the proactive and reactive side of HP Enterprise Service (HP ES), and HP Enterprise Business (HP EB).
  • I am an identical twin. My brother’s name is Chris Tinker and we have been extremely fortunate working similar careers within HP, known to our HP colleagues and many of our customers as "The Tinkers". Our job is to be the technical lead on major business operational outages with millions of Dollars/Euros hanging in the balance. We both have a complete background in architectural, Infrastructure and application environments from both the proactive and reactive side of HP Enterprise Service (HP ES), and HP Enterprise Business (HP EB). We have always attended the same schools, studied the same material (big surprise, as we are identical twins), and have always worked as a close team and strive to demonstrate our teaming ability’s to others. We each have more than 11 years experience supporting mission-critical enterprise customers on a broad range of technologies. We’ve both won the HP MVP award multiple times as well as coauthored books, programs, and whitepapers in our spare time.
  • More than 25 years in the IT industry, managing ITSM, service development and delivery projects in Technology Services. Specialized in end2end support for ISV based business solutions. Certified ITIL and project management expert.
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  • I have been with HP for 13 years, always in Services - first as a Services Channel Sales rep, then a Channel Services Segment Manager, and now, in WW Technology Services Marketing. These may be my formal job titles, but I'm really a Cheerleader for HP Services! I feel that HP has great services, exceptional Technical Experts and Delivery teams, and so many cool things are going on at HP Services. So, stay tuned...
  • Mr_T? Yes, but in name only. No mohawk or gold chains. In real life I'm Jim Turner, a Master Technologist with HP's Integration and Technical Services team. I leverage my 27 years of system, storage, and networking experience to ensure optimal performance with Data Protector and StoreOnce technologies. Many times the source of a problem is not where it appears to be. A broader view of the landscape and a deeper knowledge of system internals are frequently required, and that's precisely what I deliver.
  • MrCollaboration (aka Jim Evans) is an HP Global Services Alliance Manager. He has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years, 22 of which were spent with Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and HP. He works with many third party vendors and partners to develop processes to facilitate excellent support and service for mutual customers. Jim is also HP’s representative to the Technical Support Alliance Network (TSANet).
  • I've been working in Customer Service for over 20 years. During my career I've provided support services for Languages, Programming Libraries and Operating Systems. During the last 10 years I've provide support for Linux and more recently VMware. My current role is as a Technical Account Manager working in the HP Custom Mission Critical Services Industry Standard Operating Systems team. I provide both reactive and proactive operating system support for proLiant servers and blades. Our services in the Custom teams are built on statement of work contracts for large HP customers who need a customized mission critical support offering.
  • I like to listen as much as I like to talk. Why? My 25+ years in the technology industry has taught me that the key to delivering value to customers is to understand what they value in the first place! I developed this passion for customers and consultative selling during my 12 years with Accenture, and I have continued to approach customers in a consultative way during my 12+ year tenure with HP. I also have a passion for HP given my knowledge of our Product and Service Portfolio and the differentiators we possess that position us as a leader in the areas our customers are telling us they want to go. Converged Infrastructure, Converged Cloud, Big Data – and the associated Service and Support implications – all such exciting technology trends where our success will hinge upon our ability to differentiate ourselves versus others in the areas that matter most to our customers. Right up my alley, and I am proud to be part of the great HP team where I know we have the best solutions in the industry!
  • Tom Clement has over 30 years experience in the areas of adult learning, secondary education, and leadership development. During this time Tom has been a consistent champion of “non-traditional” training delivery methods, including blended learning, virtual delivery (self paced and instructor led), the use of training games and simulations, and experiential learning. Tom has spent the past 25 years of his career at Hewlett Packard, focused most recently on HP’s global Virtualization, Cloud, and Converged Infrastructure customer training programs. Tom manages the strategic direction and overall performance of these training programs, ensuring these worldwide programs help HP’s customers capitalize on the business opportunities made available by IT advancements in each of these subject areas. Tom and his global teammates utilize best in class instructors, course content and supporting equipment infrastructure to deliver these training programs to HP’s customers. The team prides itself on providing the Virtualization, Cloud, and Converged Infrastructure content customers need when and where they need it, anywhere in the world. Tom is based in the Washington, DC suburbs and can be reached at tom.clement@hp.com.
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