Flash Forward with CrossRealms All Flash BC/DR Backup

CrossRealms- in partnership with Cisco Systems, Pure Storage and Cohesity- will be completing the build out of our new all flash Business Continuity services on April 29th at our Lone Mountain data center location in Las Vegas. For the past few years, we’ve been offering Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for our customers, and the […]

What Recourse Do I Have In Case of Failure of Recovering my Backups from the Cloud?

This continues to be a touchy subject and I want to start opening the discussions around it because in many ways, I feel that business owners make some assumptions about the cloud that are simply not true. For me, a client asked me whether they should host their backup solution or not (the software vendor […]

COHESITY FROM THE TRENCHES – part 6 – Full Throttle

We pushed the Cohesity system to the limits in the past two months in two different scenarios: the first was backing up a large litigation support environment that had in excess of 160TB of storage and 400 million plus small image files and in the second scenario we activated a business continuity service for one […]

Business Continuity as a Service – How it’s Done – Part 3

To continue the momentum we’ve created from the first Business Continuity (BC) blog, I’d like to explore some of the main concepts that were briefly touched upon. This is my 23rd year working in the field, so my earliest experiences are literally old enough to drink legally. I can tell you without a doubt that […]

Business Continuity as a Service – Part 2

As the activity around Business Continuity increased all last week at CrossRealms especially with existing and new clients, we realized that we needed at least four levels of Business Continuity, starting with simple backup all the way to sub 1 hour recovery point/time objective. In addition, we decided that from an engineering perspective, we needed to […]

Business Continuity as a Service: For what you own and for your cloud – Part 1

For the past few months, I’ve been having sidebar discussions with C-level executives around Business Continuity and whether it should/shouldn’t incorporate resources in the cloud. Traditionally, we’ve been programmed to build backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity plans for all resources that we own; and we assumed that cloud providers would do the same as […]

Cohesity From the Trenches – week 4 – Incredible Data Reduction Results

For this blog, I want to report on the status of migrating our myriad of storage hardware, backup software, and media servers at our data center to our new Cohesity unit. First of all, let me describe the current environment. At our data center, we have around 70+ TB of primary storage and around 200 […]

Cohesity From the Trenches – week 3 – Remote and Large vmdk Backups

Many updates have happened since my last blog post back on March 31st. Code 2.7.2 is out with many new features that I will address shortly, and I met with Mohit, the founder of Cohesity, and with his brainiac team at the user conference here in Chicago. What a fun and unique opportunity. But let’s […]

Cohesity from the trenches – week 2 – Migration, Cluster backups and Deduplication

Last week, I discussed the disruptive nature of Cohesity’s software mostly from the perspective of “copy data management” and how that can transform the way CrossRealms develops Backups and Business Continuity solutions for its customers. In the following series of blogs, I’m going to share with you how things are progressing from a deployment and […]

Copy Data Management: An Innovative Approach to Business Continuity

I attended a recent class on Copy Data Management by Cohesity and I was intrigued by the instructor Damien Philip. He came from Cisco Systems, where he was working on the UCS chassis, then joined Nutanix to work on their converged Infrastructure platform. I was wondering why he moved to Cohesity? And how Mohit (founder […]