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EMC Avamar Install   Leave a comment

Well, the EMC Avamar install is underway.

We’re installing a production 2+1 configuration at our production site, and a matching 2+1 configuration at our DR site. Couple this with the inherent deduplication and replication technology and you realise that together with VMWare and other EMC technologies various infrastructure options lay before us.

In essence, the Avamar equipment will replace our tape backup regime, give us the flexibility to plan a “warm” DR site, and open up the possibility of implementing our own private cloud. The result is lower operational costs and greater recovery certainty and efficiencies. Plus, it releases some IT staff’s time to higher-value work.

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Posted March 8, 2011 by terop in Cloud Computing, Current Role, EMC, ICT Strategy, VMWare

EMC SourceOne Email Management Policies   Leave a comment

Recently had a good day with the EMC SourceOne technical guru. Now recommending the archiving, stubbing, and deletion policies. Also designing the architecture and how it will sit within our VMWare farm (vSphere) and EMC SAN (CX4-120).

Posted February 15, 2011 by terop in EMC, Policies, SourceOne

Securing the VMWare Management Network   Leave a comment

Finally! Secured the VMWare ESX Host farm (management network) behind a firewall. EMC’s Replication Manager working a treat through the ASA. VMare notifications, in-house time source synch, etc all OK. Now to get ready for SourceOne and Avamar.

Posted February 15, 2011 by terop in EMC, Firewall, Network, VMWare