Announcing the HP Windows Storage Server 2008 appliances – X1000 and X3000

This is a very good day to be in storage and a Windows network administrator – because HP just announced that they are shipping storage appliances that are powered by Windows Storage Server 2008.  For more on the WSS08 release last month, check out these blogs: May 5 – Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 –…


Two Webcasts Today – Storage Server and DPM Disaster Recovery

As an updated reminder, we have two TechNet Webcasts today from Storage Solutions:   Introducing Windows Storage Server 2008 8AM Pacific / 11AM Eastern US time: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032410705 For background – check out my blog on WSS08 from earlier this week. In this webcast, I am joined by one of those scary-smart but all-around-nice-guys, Scott Johnson,…

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DPM Disaster Recovery Webcast – April 15th

           What better day to talk about ‘disasters’ than tax day in the US !?! On Wednesday, April 15th, I’ll be giving a TechNet Webcast on ‘Disaster Recovery with Data Protection Manager and Iron Mountain’. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032410562 It is 1PM Pacific, which makes it kind of late in the evening for my non-American friends – and…

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Are you looking for a DPM server — try a Data Protection appliance from Dell

One of the common questions that we hear around DPM is “What hardware should the DPM Server be run on?” I can offer a couple different answers.  Start with the Official Answer — please consult the hardware requirements list on the DPM website There is also the “engineering” answer – which is “It depends …”…


DPM 2007 in the heterogeneous enterprise

One question that I hear frequently is “I love what Microsoft is doing for backup of my Windows servers.  But what about my non-Windows servers?”  Similarly, one might ask “What about heterogeneous environments?” A different question that is often confused with these is “Is DPM enterprise-ready?”  To separate these questions, let me address the latter with the…

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Resellers and Integrators – back up your customers !

Last week, I spoke at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.  It wasn’t my normal 60-90 minutes on “Protecting SQL” or “Protecting Exchange” or even just an overview of DPM.  This time, I was just 15 minutes of a “Business Opportunities in Windows Virtualization” – specifically, teaching Microsoft Partners how to provide a service of backing…

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