Thanks to Mr. Chuck Hollis for the inspiration on this one. If you haven't already, you can check out Chuck's well considered and wide ranging thoughts here.
In my case, the acronym NGB refers to Next Generation Backup. Hrmm. Not very sexy is it? Well it is better than RAT. (Which is a real acronym for something I can't talk about yet. I kid you not. I hope marketing comes to their senses on that one!)
Anyway, NGB is about what is going on in backup. It is about change. It is about being willing to question everything and rethink it all. It is about new beginnings. It is about making backup better.
Just like Chuck, I think it might go either way. Revolution or Evolution. Either way, I think that we (that is EMC for those of you who haven't read the disclaimer!) have you covered. But I don't want this to be a promo or an "aren't we great!" speech. If you want one of those, call up your favorite sales rep. Just don't blame me if you regret it later! So lets stick to some big picture thinking, shall we?