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I'm a little slow on the uptake here, however, I thought it interesting to point out a few high level points for the Data Protection Service soon to be offered with VMware vCHS (vCloud Hybrid Service).



Prasenjit Sarkar posted some really detailed information about the Data Protection Service here: Data Protection Service for vCloud Hybrid Service.


Very exciting things for Backup-as-a-Service, VMware and EMC Data Protection!


What is Platform 1-3?

Posted by mikuszed Jan 6, 2014

I've been hearing the terms, 'platform 1', 'platform 2', and 'platform 3' being tossed around recently. A Google search didn't turn up anything so I did some digging. Platform's 1 through 3 are shorthand for technological paradigm shifts and here they are broken out:



1Mainframe era with mainframe application workloads
2Client-server and virtualized x86 traditional application era
3Big Data era with new applications and new workloads built for cloud, social, and mobile


Now we can search those on those platform types .


1/21/2014 Update:



VSPEX is a partner driven solution that offers an architecture of both software and hardware for use in the datacenter:




One differentiating factor I’d like to focus on is leveraging EMC Powered Backup, as shown above. Many other vendors offering Reference Architecture Platform’s do not contain backup as part of the holistic solution. This post will be focusing on vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5 (VDPA 5.5) in regard to some of the features and capabilities offering when using VSPEX.

In December 2013, VSPEX now includes VDPA 5.5. Please note that vSphere 5.5 is also required. Here is an overview of how VPSEX works with VDPA 5.5 and also Data Domain (DD)!






A typical implementation of VDPA 5.5 with DD:




Here is that same implementation with VSPEX:







Note the level of Microsoft application integration with Sharepoint and Exchange: