Thomas Russ is a Senior Consultant for the Hewlett- Packard NSS organization delivering solutions for HP customers. Thomas has over 17 years experience in the computer industry and has been active designing and implementing management of enterprise-wide distributed Backup/Storage solutions for over 6 years. Prior to joining NSS Storage Solutions, he was a member of the OpenView Mentoring Services team and the Omniback II Product Generation Team responsible for Pre-Sales , Post- Sales and Trainings Development & delivery. His primary areas of expertise are Backup Solutions, High Availability Environments, Disaster Recovery and System Resilience. Thomas’s emphasis is to provide a total distributed Storage Management solution for his customers. As a consultant, Thomas has participated in the design and implementation of enterprise-wide Storage Solutions that include Integrations into other OpenView products and 3rd party applications and Databases. His typical planning and design activities include HP, WinNT, Sun, Novell, EMC, StorageTek, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, SAP/R3, MS-SQL, MSExchange and SAN ( Storage Area Network).

HP OpenView Storage Data Protector delivers a unique combination of data and system recovery capabilities, optimizing recovery time objectives (how long does recovery take) and recovery point objectives (how old is the data that I recover). Data Protector is the only tool that integrates disk-based and tape-based recovery in a single product across multiple applications, operating systems and storage architectures.