Flipping the switch

I'm incredibly excited to announce a new direction for me and my engagement with the EMC social community. Starting on Monday August 26th, I am now the new BRS Channel Manager for the state of Texas. What does that mean for the Gotdedupe blog? Nothing really other than some more relevant content for our thousands … Continue reading Flipping the switch

Watch your Back! (-up Appliance)

HP released an advisory stating that a patch would be available on July 7th to address a security flaw left exposed on their D2D StoreOnce appliances. In versions previous to 3.0.0, an undocumented account is open on the system and can provide elevated access to the device. The advisory is available here. The exploit was … Continue reading Watch your Back! (-up Appliance)

EMC NetWorker Reaches New Milestones

New milestones were reached with EMC NetWorker enterprise data protection software recently. First, end of support was announced for the 7.5 and 7.6 versions of the software effective January of 2014. That gives you over a year to complete your upgrade to the latest version 8 release. Second, was the announcement of SP2 for NertWorker … Continue reading EMC NetWorker Reaches New Milestones

The lastest ESRS is now available

I have discussed the EMC Secure Remote Support gateway in the past and there is a new version available bringing us to version 2.22. This release adds support for VIPR, the new VNX and VMAX CE software editions, and the Disk Library for Mainframe (DLM) products. This new release also includes support for your partner … Continue reading The lastest ESRS is now available

Millions of Exposed Files…Millions

Bloomberg provided coverage about Rapid7, a Boston based security firm, that did some research on data hosted on Amazon's S3 service. They found that millions of files were exposed because of defaults security policies that were never updated by administrators. You can't blame Amazon for not locking down the files you are hosting in their … Continue reading Millions of Exposed Files…Millions

ECN gets a new look

ECN or the EMC Community Network is a website dedicated to helping the community of EMC users connect. This site recently got a new facelift as well as a bunch of new functionality. ECN should be the first stop for any admin trying to find an answer to a question about configuration, best practices, troubleshooting, … Continue reading ECN gets a new look

Single management console – Backup and Recovery Manager

If you are running Avamar, Data Domain, or NetWorker in any combination in your environment, Backup and Recovery Manager is now available for you to install. Setup is easy and built with an OVA format for simple deployment into your virtual environment. Web access makes connecting to the console easy across any platform. Monitoring and … Continue reading Single management console – Backup and Recovery Manager

Tier into your cloud with the Cloud Tiering Appliance and Atmos

"Reclaim Tier 1 NAS Storage: Automate Tiering Data to Cloud Storage"     Learn how EMC Cloud Tiering Appliance can scan Tier 1 storage to identify inactive, stale files and automatically tier then to low cost EMC Atmos private or public cloud storage. https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/7397 Cloud Tiering : Explainer Blog Article with link to the webinar playback http://atmosonline.com/Blog/bid/90888/Tis-the-Season-to-Tier-Unused-Data-to-Cloud-Storage

EMC Customer Support Guide iBook

If you are an EMC customer, and happen to also carry an iDevice (who doesn't these days), then you should run right out and grab the EMC Customer Support Guide iBook. It answers ALL of your questions about how to engage our customer support organization in the most efficient manner possible. Faster response, faster recovery, … Continue reading EMC Customer Support Guide iBook