Vendors under the radar: Syncplicity

Next up in my under-the-radar series is Syncplicity. I went back and forth about whether or not to include Syncplicity as an under-the-radar vendor. Certainly they wouldn't have qualified a year ago. But do they now?

An emerging product in an emerging market fighting for budget within EMC is a difficult position to be in. And one of the big story lines from the investors that took Syncplicity private is that Syncplicity has huge potential, but couldn't thrive in EMC because the sales models weren't aligned properly and they couldn't invest for growth. When it came to budget allocations, the products paying the bills got more investment (or Syncplicity's tactical integration with those products was prioritized versus more strategic development efforts).

Topics: Hybrid Cloud Storage Storage EMC Syncplicity cloud storage file sharing EFSS enterprise file sync and share

Vendors Under the Radar: Avere

One of the best benefits of this job is that I get to meet with very early-stage companies and work with them as they go to market and mature. Avere is one of those companies that I've been working with since it was a glimmer in CEO Ron Bianchini's eye. I recently had the good fortune to catch up with my friends there.

I like the Avere technology (and team) a lot, so it's exciting for me to see how far the company has progressed. And it has progressed further than I had realized.

Topics: Storage NAS file sharing Avere

Data Protection in a BYOD World (video)

One of the most complicated areas of data protection in IT today has to be around securing the data on endpoint devices (laptops and tablets). Frankly, most IT organizations weren’t able to do an effective job of protecting that data when the devices were corporate-owned, but with the myriad devices that are now in use, it is even harder.

But the reality is that, regardless of who purchased the device, it has corporate data on it !!

Topics: Cloud Computing Backup Data Protection Information and Risk Management BYOD Jason Buffington BaaS file sharing Public Cloud Service