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Data Protection: Training the team on HP Backup Navigator 9.0 in Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia.jpgMany of HP Data Protector team were in Slovenia last week for a Train the Trainers tech session. A beautiful country, Slovenia remains a hidden treasure of Europe (though more and more people are becoming aware). I’d highly recommend planning a trip within the next couple years before the word spreads. There is no bad time to visit. Ljubljana, easier to pronounce than it looks (loob-ul-jana), is a breathtaking quaint European city surrounding a small mountain where the castle overlooks the town.


Keep reading to learn more about the beautiful Ljubljana and get a sneak peek at the new features of HP Backup Navigator 9.0. 

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Data Protection: HP Backup Navigator vs. Backup Related Information Collector and Keeper (BRICK)

HP Backup Navigator vs. BRICK.jpgIn May 2014, HP released HP Backup Navigator, an integrated web-based solution for analyzing, trending, troubleshooting and reporting on HP Data Protector backup and recovery for both physical and virtual infrastructures. 


Prior to this, a non-HP and independently created tool called Backup Related Information Collector and Keeper (BRICK) was available, which statically collected information using a command line interface and presented the information graphically.


Keep reading to see how HP Backup Navigator and BRICK compare. 

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Data Protection: Don’t forget your backup app

Read the fine print.jpgWhen IT admins get asked to protect a new application or change the protection strategy for a newly critical application, they need to be able to leverage any and all capabilities they have to ensure they can provide maximum business assurance for their organization. With a gamut of options available, there are plenty of vendors who like to promise that you can obsolete a core technology, such as backup.


Read more to learn why you should be wary of those promises...

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Data Protection: Things I get asked at conferences – Agent vs. agentless backup?

Agent Backup.pngHP Data Protector, our backup and recovery solution, offers the ability use both agent and agentless backup for your virtual machines. For VMware, our hypervisor-based integration uses VAAI and VADP APIs to coordinate VM consistency during the snapshot and backup process. For Hyper-V, we rely on integrations with Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to address virtual machine consistency during the snapshot and backup process.


Continue reading to learn the difference between agent and agentless backup.

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Data Protection: Newly Released - HP Data Protector Quick Tip Tutorials

HPDPQuickTips.pngNew to blogging, so I’m expecting some interesting (if any!) feedback. Feels a little like shouting out at the abyss. Though I’m used to that - my kids don’t listen to me. Why would anyone else?


Although I do like banter. Heckling is allowed. After all, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Hmm… someone should tell my pee-wee league coach that.


Read more to learn about our new HP Data Protector Quick Tip Tutorials.

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Data Protection: How to manage your Connected Backup accounts from an iOS device

AppScreenshot1.jpgWhile Connected Backup isn‘t a product I’m primarily focused on, I am deeply passionate about it having started with Connected Corporation back in 2004, way before HP acquired the technology. One of the things I love about the product is its extreme flexibility and configurability.


Read more to learn how to manage your Connected Backup accounts from an iOS device.

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Data Protection: Join us for HP Data Protection seminars in Los Angeles, New York, & Dallas

dp9focusdays.jpgIn my last blog post, I highlighted two core capabilities of HP backup solution that positioned HP a Market Leader in Ovum Decision Matrix. Join us next week for one of our data protection seminars and learn more from our subject matter experts about HP Adaptive Backup and Recovery solution, built for today’s dynamic, diverse, and always-on data centers.

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Data Protection: Things I Get Asked at Conferences - Staged vs Non-Staged Recovery?

NonStagedvStagedRecovery.pngI attend a lot of conferences, and now that I work for HP, I’m pulling booth babe duty now. While working in the booth, I get asked various questions on a multitude of topics. Recently I came up with a good analogy to explain the difference between Staged and Non-Staged Recovery capabilities that are included in HP Data Protector software...


Read more to learn about the difference between Staged and Non-Staged Recovery.

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Data Protection: HP Data Protector’s Integration with Data Domain

Client-side-deduplication.pngImagine a data protection solution with the ability to prioritize which backup target features to use based on the path of the backup set....


Keep reading to learn more about why HP Data Protector 's integration with Data Domain is a win-win for customers.

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Data Protection: The Latest Ovum Report: HP Data Protector Takes a Market Leader Spot

Ovum_Report_HP.pngThe recently published 2014/15 report by Ovum, “Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Backup and Recovery solution,” names HP a Market Leader. If you haven’t had a chance to read the report, you can get your copy here.


Scalability. Performance. Analytics. Read on to see why HP was rated a leader and get information on an upcoming webinar!

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Data Protection: 10 Tips to Clear Information Clutter from your Backup and Recovery Process

Edited Data Clutter Image.JPGIt is estimated that only about 10% of files stored in a typical organization are ever read more than once.  Sure, a few more important documents and logs need to be kept for audit or compliance purposes, but these won’t change that figure significantly. What this means is ....

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

Data Protection_hand and Lock.jpgDue 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...


Read on to learn how companies can overcome backup and recovery challenges in today's changing data center.

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Data Protection: How Insightful Analytics Makes Backup and Recovery Smarter, More Efficient

Backup&Recovery Flow - Image 1.pngAre your IT data protection processes adaptive or reactive? If you think your IT environment is closer to being reactive, or somewhere in between, you’re not alone...


Read on to learn about 4 core capabilities needed to move from legacy to adaptive backup and recovery.

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Data Protection: 4 steps to configure your new LiveVault TurboRestore Appliance (TRA)

LiveVaultImageResized.JPGYou’ve received your shiny new LiveVault TRA, but misplaced the documentation that shipped with it — whoops! This happened to me, so don’t feel too bad. Configure your new LiveVault TRA by following 4 easy steps...

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Data Protection: Connect. Collaborate. Share. Get Predictive Insights with HP Backup Navigator

HP Navigator _Image 1.pngToday, I want to focus on HP Backup Navigator, a revolutionary product that is built to enhance your backup and recovery experience by providing an interactive and intuitive dashboard, real-time predictive analytics…


Read more for details on downloading the trial version of HP Backup Navigator.

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Data Protection: Re-discover how cool backup is…at HP Discover

HP Discover Logo.pngOnce again, I have the pleasure of speaking at this year’s HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas, June 10-12. Discover happens twice a year and provides the perfect opportunity for HP customers and partners to learn more about new products...

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Data Protection: HP LiveVault 7.75 cloud backup and recovery service is here!

LiveVault.pngAfter a long and eventful winter, the warm weather is finally here.  To boot, we just announced the general availability of HP LiveVault® 7.75 on April 28, 2014!


You can check out the HP LiveVault backup solution here.



Keep reading to learn about  LiveVault's exciting enhacements.

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Data Protection: The end of an era - 7 things every Windows XP user should know

XP Migration.jpgBy now, everyone must have heard that support for Windows XP ended on April 8, 2014.


This means, Microsoft will no longer offer the security upgrades that protect XP users from newly emerging viruses, spyware, and other malware.  


Experts, including those at Microsoft, warn that consumers who failed to migrate to a newer OS before the deadline will expose...

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Data Protection: Why technology giants collaborate – because it’s good for customers!

DP1.jpgI am pleased to announce that HP Data Protector now supports EMC Data Domain Boost.  The feature is available to customers using...


Keep reading to learn how HP is helping customers win through collaboration.

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Data Protection: Back to Basics -Virtual machine format considerations for backups

banner-640x300.pngHave you ever stopped to consider how a virtual disk layout (thin versus thick) is defined and the type of guest operating system format you choose affects the backup operation?  Thick versus...

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Data Protection: Petabytes of data - That's cute!

petabytes.pngCloud services are taking off, and vendors are shouting proudly about the size and scale of their operations in the attempt to prove success and attract customers, drawing them away from smaller suppliers. But the thing that gets me—is that the advertisings’ boastings...

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Data Protection: SAP certified HANA backup with HP Data Protector

SAPWe are excited to announce that the HP Data Protector solution to backup and restore SAP HANA databases is now SAP certified. If you have currently deployed or are planning to deploy SAP HANA in your environment, this post will help you understand the benefits of using Data Protector for SAP HANA backup.

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Data Protection: It’s really not luck at all - Why HP is your trusted source for backup and recovery

ItsNotLuck.jpgThere’s a beautiful quote by Denzel Washington and it describes my definition of luck. He says, “I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.” If this statement also rings true for you then today is your lucky day, because...

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Data Protection: Application or Hypervisor - Who should own the backup operation?

post-banner-640x300.pngAsking a direct question should result in a direct answer.  With a market like IT, offering an answer that’s anything other than “it depends” is a challenge...

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Data Protection: How long can you live without your backup server?

data protectionI often hear from customers and partners that it’s all about the restore—trust me I get it. Restore is where it’s at: It’s all about achieving a successful recovery in the shortest amount of time.  When we talk about...

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Data Protection: 3 considerations your cloud vendor forgot to mention

server-data-protection.jpgCloud is on the move—big time.  According to IDC, the cloud market will reach $107 billion in 2017, with an over 23.5% of compound annual growth rate - that’s 5 times as fast as the IT market worldwide. 


Clouds are like snowflakes, no two are alike.  Yet, everyone claims...

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Data Protection: 4 Steps to Configure Mobile Device Access for HP Connected Backup

1.pngHP Connected Backup provides endpoint protection for Windows PCs and Mac OS X devices. Because users are constantly on the go and may not have their primary machine on-hand, Connected Backup also provides mobile device apps for both iOS and Android to enable...


Keep reading to learn how you can configure mobile device access for HP Connected Backup.

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Data Protection: A heart-warming winter story

HP-dp-blog.jpgIt’s been such a dreary winter, and yet another catastrophic storm is at our doorstep, even with the memory of “Polar Vortex” still fresh in our minds.  When I reluctantly got out of bed before sunrise for an early meeting this morning, I received a heart-warming email from a colleague in Switzerland.  The overwhelming warm-and-fuzzy feeling I got took the biting cold right out of me...

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  • With over 15 years’ experience in product marketing and sales with enterprise software companies, Becky brings considerable expertise to HP’s Information Archiving product marketing team. In her role, she is responsible for cultivating go-to-market strategy, messaging, and content. Becky enjoys working with clients, partners, and prospects to gain a better understanding of the information archiving needs, priorities, and issues affecting enterprises
  • Beth Demirjian leads HP Autonomy's digital strategy including search, social, mobile and email and has 15 years experience in enterprise software. She resides in San Diego, CA.
  • Chris Surdak is a Subject Matter Expert on Information Governance, analytics and eDiscovery for HP Autonomy. He has over 20 years of consulting and technology experience, and holds a Juris Doctor from Taft University, an MS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a CISSP Master's Certificate from Villanova and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. Chris is author of the Big Data strategy book, "Data Crush," which was recently nominated as International Book of the Year for 2014, by GetAbstract. Chris is also contributing editor and columnist for European Business Review magazine.
  • Claire Dominy is a Digital Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy and is currently based in Houston, TX.
  • Da Hye Huh serves as the Director of Product Marketing for Autonomy IDOL.
  • Dan Burke serves as a vice president of HP Software. He is in SME within Power and Emerging technologies, focused on HP Autonomy Explore and IDOL based solutions, such as multi-channel analytics and knowledge management.
  • David Brown is a Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for several of HP’s Information Governance solutions.
  • David Humphrey, CTO of Video Surveillance for HP Autonomy oversees operations for Video, pioneering intelligent video-analytic technologies for international installations. Mr Humphrey has over twenty years experience in advanced video-analytics, with seventeeen years on security applications, as a leading provider of security and surveillance solutions to defense agencies, governments and major corporations around the globe.
  • David Roy has over 27 years of experience in Software Engineering, with expertise in the areas of Digital Asset Management, Image Science and Image Processing. David led the HP MediaBin Development Team for over 15 years and now works in the HP Autonomy Professional Services group.
  • Dominic Brown is Vice President, Meaning Based Governance at Autonomy, Inc. At Autonomy, Brown employs his 15 years of legal and IT experience, along with Autonomy’s unique technology, to help organizations address challenges with eDiscovery, compliance, and records management.
  • Fernando Lucini has been with Autonomy since 2000 and serves as Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, based at Autonomy’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK, Mr Lucini is responsible for defining the overall technology vision and strategy for HP Autonomy including the long term product roadmap and evangelising to customers and to the rest of HP, overseeing and sponsoring some of the world’s largest and most complex information systems across a range of industries.
  • Gagan Bhatia serves as WW product marketing manager for Enterprise Data Protection software within HP Autonomy business unit. He has over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing enterprise software including archiving, data protection, and information management solutions. He is based in San Francisco Bay Area.
  • George Tziahanas leads product management and strategy for HP Autonomy’s Legal and Compliance Portfolio, including its Compliant Archiving, eDiscovery, Legal Hold, and Supervision/Surveillance solutions. George also works closely with HP Autonomy financial services clients, overseeing deployment and ongoing management of solutions designed to meet regulatory requirements.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • Henry Eakland joined HP Autonomy in April 2012 and currently works as Director Product Marketing for HP WFO Software, which provides workforce optimization solutions for enterprise contact centers. He works out of our San Francisco, CA, office.
  • Jeff Westover is VP & GM of HP WFO Software for contact centers. He blogs about HP Qfiniti & HP Explore.
  • Jeff Veis is Vice President of Solution Marketing for HP Autonomy responsible globally for product, partner and field marketing initiatives. Jeff has been in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years and has experience in marketing, strategy, sales, and partnerships. During his time at HP Autonomy, Jeff has founded the Liberty Alliance Project, a first-in-class standards organization with a global membership that provides a holistic approach to identity.
  • Joe Garber is Vice President of Information Governance at HP Autonomy. In this role, he leads product messaging and go-to-market efforts for the organization’s eDiscovery, information archiving, and ECM market offerings. Garber has more than 10 years of experience in information governance and eDiscovery.
  • Joe has over 13 years of experience in technology marketing and is currently focused on the analytics solution portfolio. Prior to this role, he was responsible for product marketing of the enterprise application data management solution.
  • Delivering subject matter expertise in the area of financial services compliance and product marketing for HP’s eDiscovery and Supervision/Surveillance products. John has been a legal and compliance professional in the financial services industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining HP Autonomy, John was a compliance officer, auditor, and consultant for major banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, hedge funds, and asset management firms.
  • Luis Romero is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for HP’s Information Archiving solutions. Luis has over 12 years of experience in enterprise software and information archiving.
  • Martin Cuéllar, Director of Product Marketing for HP Software, is a Subject Matter Expert within HP Autonomy Emerging Technologies. Martin’s career includes work with public sector, private sector, government, and non-profits implementing new analytics, CRM, ECM, and search solutions. He works with existing and new HP customers using Autonomy Explore Cloud for multi-channel analytics and social engagement.
  • Michelle is the Global Product Marketing Manager for HP Records Manager and HP ControlPoint within the Information Governance portfolio. Responsible for solution messaging, positioning and GTM strategy, Michelle works closely with the product, sales, marketing and channel organisations within HP to develop these. Michelle has 13+ years experience in the Information Management space having worked closely with customers, industry and business partners over this time.
  • Randy manages worldwide public relations, analyst relations, social media, and employee communications for HP Autonomy.
  • Robert Brennan is a senior client director at HP Autonomy with seven years’ experience in marketing optimization. He specializes in A/B and multivariate (MVT) testing with HP Optimost, working directly with key clients on strategy, execution, and analysis. Robert also serves as a valued thought leader for HP by educating new employees, streamlining departmental processes, and developing highly effective client deliverables.
  • Scott speaks, blogs, writes articles and specializes in driving competitively differentiated integrations for storage and virtualization. VMware Certified Professional, recognized as a vExpert, VMWorld speaker, VMUG keynote speaker, and a contributing author of the book Virtualization Changes Everything.
  • Shabih Syed is a seasoned technologist possessing 9+ years in technology leading SaaS, mobile and consumer web development teams. He is currently serving as a Product Manager within the HP Autonomy Marketing Optimization organization and is the Agile Product Owner for the ongoing development of TeamSite.
  • Responsible for Cloud Server Data Protection products, including LiveVault and Data Protector. Based in Boston, MA. Twitter: @sraldous
  • 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.
  • As chief technical architect for HP Autonomy’s Contact Center Management solution, I drive the overall strategic direction and product management for the HP Qfiniti product suite. In this capacity, I collaborates closely with research and development, sales, and the senior management team to plan and implement the product roadmap as well as HP Qfiniti’s integration into the overall portfolio of related customer experience management products. I am considered by my peers to be a pioneer in the quality monitoring market with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, and my unique expertise comes from having installed and supported many Call Center products such as ACD, CTI, VRU and AutoDialers. I began my career in 1983 as a service engineer for New York-based Datapoint Corporation, which was eventually spun off as Teknekron Infoswitch. In 1993, I launched an internal entrepreneurial group to create the first quality monitoring product – an industry changing and evolutionary technology. I then became the general manager of the quality monitoring group which developed the AutoQuality product line, Teknekron’s core product offering. With the acquisition of Teknekron Infoswitch by HP Autonomy in 2006, and its further development as the Autonomy etalk product, I have continued to pursue my entrepreneurial drive through the management and development of internal business units.
  • Sunil Menon is CTO and heads up Product Management for Marketing Optimization at HP Autonomy. Sunil has over 17 years of technical and business experience in the areas of Digital Marketing, Content Management, Marketing Automation and Marketing Optimization. In his current role, Sunil leads Product Management and Strategy for HP Autonomy's Marketing Optimization portfolio covering web experience management, digital marketing, optimization, marketing analytics and contact center solutions.
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