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Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide (Sneak Preview)

Over on my alter-ego, The SMB Research Blog (re-posted with my own permission…)

Data Center Infrastructure Group (DCIG,, and SMB Research are nearing completion on the DCIG Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide.

While you will have to wait just awhile longer, we don’t mind giving you a sneak peek at some of the great learnings you can expect to get from the finished product.

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November 5, 2010 Posted by | Technology | , , | Leave a comment

Thoughts and Readings on The Software Maintenance Fee Model

As I read the transcript of Oracle’s recent 1Q2010 results, and some analyst reactions to it, I am more and more intrigued by the market forces at work in the third-party support area.  As almost everyone knows, maintenance and support fees are the lifeblood of many enterprise vendors.  While maintenance and support from an end-user’s enterprise software vendor provides excellent protection for a large investment, the support comes at a price that some, if not many, consider onerous. Continue reading

October 26, 2009 Posted by | Technology | | 2 Comments

Data Domain, NetApp, EMC, and Deduplication – Where to Go To Know

Are you trying to make sense of all of the recent news on Data Domain, NetApp, EMC, and something called deduplication?

To understand what is going on, you could do worse than to check out these articles, references, blogs, and twitterers: Continue reading

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Business, Technology | , | 1 Comment


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