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Actona Acquisition by Cisco - Opinion

On June 29th, Cisco Systems announced their intentions to acquire Actona Technologies, a leading emerging player in the Wide-Area File Services (WAFS) product category, for $82 million. Taneja Group has played an early and vocal role the emergence of this market, fully anticipating eventual M&A activity to hit WAFS players. But even we are surprised with the speedy evolution of this space represented by the Cisco-Actona deal.


Publish date: 08/01/04

Restore-Illuminator from Illuminator Inc. - Product Profile

In the past year, the data protection industry has started paying attention to two areas that have been largely ignored, historically: Applications and Recovery. The simple fact is that today, very few IT shops have insight into whether or not their applications are actually recoverable, despite millions spent on backup software.


Publish date: 09/01/05

WysDM Software: Managing Data Protection - Product Profile

Today, many enterprises harbor a dirty secret: Their data protection methods have quietly slid from a state that we might term “contained inefficiency” towards a vastly more dangerous one dominated by “uncontrolled unknowns”. In such situations, a company can be very close to a disastrous backup and recovery even and not even know it.


Publish date: 11/01/05

EMC Storage Insight

In the typical large IT shop, SAN management has become massively more complex in the past 3 years. In addition to a full boat of heterogeneous host environments, we see a range of HBAs and FC switch types, increasingly complex multi-path schema, all linking into multiple types of storage arrays. Along with this SAN element complexity comes equally complex fault management.

Publish date: 04/01/06

EMC Networker Dashboard

Getting insight into backup and recovery operations has become one of the hotbutton issues in data protection over the past several quarters. Given the growth rates and complexity of backup and restore, discerning a backup group’s status, recoverability, or root failure cause is exceedingly complex. Here is the key insight: the problem is bigger than the backup applications alone. Accordingly, getting insight across the inter-relationships of servers, networks, and storage resources is now absolutely essential.

Publish date: 01/01/07

Veritas Backup Reporter

Data Protection Management (DPM), an emerging product category originally coined by Taneja Group, has emerged to address challenges around aligning backup SLAs with business requirements. DPM technologies deploy alongside the existing backup and recovery infrastructure, providing transparency into the backup process and enabling IT to match the process to business needs. Without the meaningful backup reporting that DPM potentially provides, IT lacks the ways and means of proving to the company – even to themselves – that backups are successfully completing, that service levels are being met, and that backups are serving a variety of stakeholders.

Publish date: 02/01/07

Onaro and HDS

On January 7, Onaro signed a global agreement with Hitachi Data Systems to resell Onaro’s SANscreen storage management software. In addition, HDS will include the SANscreen API with its HiCommand Device Manager. HDS is an important partner for Onaro, and is a member of Onaro’s recently launched Service Connections program.

Publish date: 02/01/07

WysDM for FileServers - Product in Depth

Gathering useful, real-time information from heterogeneous enterprise NAS environments is a complex task. Ask any NAS administrator about one of their top criticisms and it will be visibility and control over their environment. The historical challenge has been finding a means to extract real-time information from all relevant resources: filers, networks, servers, applications, and clients. Gathering all of this cross-domain data and then making predictive insights about what they mean to a NAS system requires some sophisticated software intelligence. WysDM Software has actually tackled this challenge head-on. The company that is best known for it’s cross-domain analytics engine that provides predictive analysis to data protection environments has now extended their same engine to operate on NAS and file serving environments, as well.

Publish date: 04/01/07

Akorri BalancePoint: Cross-Domain Analytics & Capacity Management for the Virtual Data Center - Prof

Enterprise data centers are getting more complex by the day. Huge data stores, critical applications, consolidation, virtualization, and complicated interdependencies make it extremely difficult to thoroughly analyze and optimize business applications across servers, network and storage. Frequently cross-disciplinary teams formed of network storage administrators, server administrators, network administrators, DBAs, and others must attempt to manage and trouble-shoot without good (or any) insight into cross-domain structure and challenges.

Publish date: 05/01/07

EMC Backup Advisor: Mastering Data Protection - Profile

The challenges of managing an effective enterprise backup environment are considered amongst the most pressing IT concerns in today’s data center. Luckily, a new category of software called Data Protection Management (DPM) has emerged to address precisely these challenges. DPM technologies deploy alongside the existing infrastructure in order to provide a range of insights and controls for backup and recovery.

Publish date: 01/01/07

WysDM 4 - Data Protection Compliance and Best Practices

Compliance issues surround data protection practices in enterprises today, yet few organizations have proactively engaged their data protection practices to address these needs.  In this product profile, we examine some of the data protection implications of different regulations, and look at how organizations are overlooking their data protection practices when it comes to compliance.  As one solution, WysDM 4 can provide a best practices data protection management framework and serve as a platform for holisitically managing data protection and ensuring that it is compliant, performant, and optimized.

Publish date: 10/07/07
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Much Sizzle At EMC WORLD 2012

I spent three days at EMC World, the longest time I have ever spent on a one-vendor show. It was exhausting. And thrilling. I know most bloggers will write about the 42 products EMC announced with fanfare at the show. As will several of my team members. And that is all good. But I was more interested in where EMC is at, relative to the market and where is it heading. NetApp recently announced good numbers for the quarter but a lower forecast for the next quarter. HP announced significant layoffs, even if it is not clear how big the impact was on the storage side (we suspect little since storage is a lonely bright spot for HP). Dell's storage numbers are down quarter over quarter. Yet EMC is showing bullish numbers all around. Why is this? What magic does EMC possess that others don't? Here is the way I see it.

  • Premiered: 06/04/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Blog
Topic(s): EMC NetApp HP Dell NAS Avamar Data Domain WysDM Kashya Greenplum EqualLogic 3PAR