Category Archives: General

On-Premises to Cloud-Native Storage

While I’m teaching the course “Architecting on AWS,” one of the central themes is that the highest value comes from using the specific capabilities of AWS services. Directly uploading your software into EC2 instances is unlikely to give you a … Continue reading

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Protect Cohesity Views

In my last blog post, I took a look at using your Cohesity cluster to host file shares, which are called Views in Cohesity. I finished with the point that these file shares might hold valuable data and need to … Continue reading

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Creating file shares on a Cohesity cluster

If you had built a scale-out storage cluster, why would you not make it usable as a filer? One thing that we know for sure is that data storage requirements will keep growing. A scale-out storage platform that allows you … Continue reading

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Computer, Prepare My Report

Early in my career, many years ago, I was the sole IT person for a small call center business. As the only IT person, I was also responsible for some of the phone system, and everything else that plugged into … Continue reading

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Does Data Governance Drive Your Data Protection?

Is your data protection driven by your data governance? You do have data governance policies, don’t you? Data governance policies should come from the business that generates data and identifies how that data needs to be cared for and protected. … Continue reading

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Starting Out With the Cohesity PowerShell Module

The best automation is definitely one that is built into the platform or product. However, each business is unique, so there is also a need for custom automation. Today I will dig into the beginnings of writing PowerShell automation against … Continue reading

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Tech Field Day 19, Next Week

It has been over a year since my last full Tech Field Day event, and I’m delighted to be going to Silicon Valley next week for Tech Field Day 19. I am particularly looking forward to a mix of old … Continue reading

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The Best Automation Is One You Don’t Write

Business process automation is an essential part of what IT delivers, and central to allowing IT to deliver business automation is using IT automation. You may recall lots of vBrownBag content around “Automate all the things” a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Simply Zerto, It Just Works.

I had a great chat with a Zerto customer while we were eating lunch at ZertoCon last week. The customer is an MSP that offers Backup and DR as services to their customers. The DR as a Service (DRaaS) is … Continue reading

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Cohesity Adds Imanis for More Cloud-native

Hopefully, you understand that cloud-native applications have very different architecture and different databases compared to traditional enterprise applications. There are now modern enterprise applications, which use cloud-native services and databases alongside traditional application constructs. We also see more enterprises having … Continue reading

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