Data protection is critical to any enterprise storage device, and should certainly be a top-priority when evaluating storage vendors and their products. That’s because losing data is almost always directly equivalent to losing money for the business.
NetApp, in addition to RAID-DP, and the high availability architecture of our storage devices, also has a bevy of software that provides application integration for data protection. This software coordinates quiescing the application and taking Snapshots at the NetApp array level to ensure that the data is consistent and maintains it’s integrity.
This week, John Spinks (@jbspinks), aka Mr. SnapCenter, joins us in the studio to discuss the new features in SnapCenter 1.1. We talk about backups, restores, and Oracle, as well as Justin’s visit to Storage Field Day at NetApp headquarters.
John Spinks is a Technical Marketing Engineer employed at NetApp for over 7 years. He has spent his time at NetApp focused on Enterprise Application backup, recovery, and cloning. He started as the resident expert for IBM Domino and Lotus Notes, then picked up the Snap Creator Framework and associated Plug-ins, and even helped develop it from a professional services tool to a fully supported product. John has spent the last year and a half helping to bring NetApp SnapCenter Software to market, focusing on usability and simplicity in NetApp’s newest data protection software.
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