Jason Buffington

Data Protection Dude
3 3 1

Jason (@JBuff) is currently the senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) covering the Data Protection aspects of IT

Some in the Windows IT Pro world may recall him from his years Microsoft, where he was a voice for System Center and Windows Server storage technologies. He’s been in IT for over 25 years, mostly doing data protection, but also dabbling in virtualization and Windows Server management.

When not writing/speaking about data protection, you’ll usually find him doing Boy Scout stuff or on an Xbox.

A Retrospective on Microsoft VSS and System Center Data Protection Manager
For the first ten or so years that Windows Server was backed up, most backup vendors had to figure out their own ways to access the SQL databases, the Exchange mail stores, and the Windows file system.
How will you back up Office 365? 6
There are a lot of great reasons to embrace SaaS, including not only Office365 but also GoogleApps, SalesForce, etc. but something that many folks don’t realize until too late is that those platforms do NOT provide backup/recovery functionality -- really!
Virtualize Everything 4

Okay, maybe not everything. I would offer that there are only a few reasons left for some servers to remain as physical devices:

Is there an Xbox One in Your Private Cloud's Future?
August 9, 2013

This got me thinking about Home Server ... running inside a VM within the x86 powered XboxOne.


Microsoft Stack Master Class

Master-Level Microsoft Stack Class with John Savill
Online Class: Thursdays Oct. 12th-Dec. 21st
30 Hours of Training for $995!

Understand the complete Microsoft solution stack, how the products work together, and how to implement and maintain for a total datacenter and desktop solution. This course covers the latest technology updates including Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 and will enable the new capabilities to be leveraged in your organization.


Join the Conversation

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×