The popular TV show Westworld seems like a poignant examination of what it means to be human. But W. Curtis Preston cut through that surface-level metaphor to discover the true maze, with subtle lessons about proper storage and backup.
AWS re:Invent 2019 is a huge conference, with a critical mass of enterprise vendors and IT attendees, yet cloud represents just a few percentage points of enterprise spend. There is a massive opportunity to transform both infrastructure and IT careers! My conversations with Druva at re:Invent really brought home the challenge and opportunity of the cloud.
We all know how traditional backup work, but SaaS is different. Since the software comes as a service, backup is just one of those services, right? The roundtable discusses this idea. Do current SaaS offering really provide backup? If they don’t, should that even be their responsibility? And should you always want to be doing your own backup anyway? This was a really great discussion to get you thinking on the topic.
Backups are not archives. Here’s a quick helpful way to think about the two.
At Gestalt IT, we’ve already covered that the IT infrastructure used by the Empire in Rogue One would be a personal hellscape. But it seems like it stood out to a lot of people. W. Curtis Preston took a more positive approach in this writeup, using it as a jumping off point for how to improve your archiving policies.
Curtis Preston of Mr. Backup comments: Are we breaking backup in a new way by fixing it? That’s the thought I had while interviewing Bryce Hein from Quantum. It made me think about a blog post I wrote four years ago asking whether or not snapshots and replication could be considered a backup. The interview […]