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Data Protection: Reducing Risk in a World of Cloud and Big Data

StephenSpellicy ‎05-29-2014 10:02 AM - edited ‎02-19-2015 12:37 PM

Due to the “always-on” nature of most companies, there is a new standard of access and protection that has stretched the boundaries of the legacy data center and has put strains on the operation. Businesses expect a 24/7 IT experience, which challenges IT organizations large and small.  This also brings new risks and vulnerabilities for those organizations that aren’t yet leveraging modern data protection technology and approaches.  


As a result, the backup and recovery operation which is age-old and one of the most critical of all IT services, can become susceptible to the following challenges:


  • New and dynamic applications within data centers driving data growth and making traditional static “set it and forget it” complex backup and recovery approaches ineffective
  • Always-on enterprise—24/7 operations—have made the concept of “backup windows” and scheduled maintenance downtimes obsolete
  • Increased adoption of cloud and virtualization are creating unintended data silos and additional management complexity
  • Existing traditional solutions are often too rigid, complex, and expensive to handle the demands of the modern data center
  • An increasingly mobile workforce is creating and consuming business data through an array of mobile devices resulting in a sea of dynamic data building at the edge of an organization’s IT infrastructure, often in remote locations with different resources and systems

The “new style of IT” demands an adaptive approach that can address the dynamic nature of today’s data center, handle the diversity of data needed to be protected, and can provide a far greater level of business resiliency than yesterday’s backup and recovery solution.  This approach requires a new way of addressing backup and recovery, one that adapts as it performs protection at scale, making backup both smarter and more efficient. 


If you would like to learn how HP is helping organizations deploy modernized backup and recovery solutions to address the risks and challenges in their changing data center landscape, then check out my friend and fellow HP colleague Patrick Osborne’s (@patrick_osborne) session at HP Discover Las Vegas (June 10-12):


Session Title:  

IT4680 - The end of data protection as you know it: Reducing risk in a world of cloud and Big Data



Patrick Osborne, Director of Product Management & Marketing, HP Storage, HP

Carla Maier, Infrastructure Architect, UPS


Session Abstract: 

Cloud and Big Data have opened up vast new opportunities for today’s enterprises. However, first-generation disk-backup technologies simply weren’t designed for the speed or scale of this New Style of IT.


Join us at this session to learn how innovations such as autonomics, federation, and analytics are reshaping data management and risk mitigation—turning IT adversity into enterprise opportunity. You’ll also get a practical view into how UPS is leading the way by rethinking one of the largest remote office environments in the world.


Session  Type:

Innovation Theater

Session  Level:


Session  Focus:

What’s new


Enterprise Group




Note: Seats for this session will be on a 'first come, first served' basis on the day. Adding this session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat in the session.


We hope to see you at HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas, June 10-12!




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About the Author


Stephen Spellicy is known as a virtualization and data protection subject matter expert with 17+ years of experience in the technology industry. As the Director of Product Management for Data Protection within HP Software's Division, he manages a portfolio of software products that over 60k customers leverage worldwide. His expertise within the backup/recovery, storage, virtualization, and cloud technology areas have also gained him recognition with HP internally and externally, with many contributed articles published technology focused magazines & periodicals.

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