ESG Brief: Spotlight on GDPR and Its Effects on Data Protection

Abstract:

The deadline for organizations to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has passed, and many organizations still don’t feel that they’re ready. The regulation has many implications for organizations’ data protection and security policies and procedures. The process of bringing your organization in line with the regulation will have many benefits beyond mere compliance, allowing you to improve your data classification, security, data privacy, and customer relationships.

This brief is free for download, compliments of the data protection team at ESG.

Topics: Data Protection GDPR

ESG Brief: Veeam Announces Hyper-availability Vision Supported by Intelligent Data Management Platform

Abstract:

At its recent VeeamON user conference, Veeam unveiled its new vision and strategy based on the concept of “hyper-availability.” Veeam’s hyper-availability vision is supported by its “intelligent data management” architecture, designed to help the company attack the enterprise market while simultaneously continuing to grow its SMB and midmarket business.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Channel Survey: Modern Partner Enablement Trends

Abstract:

The objectives of this channel survey were to identify current trends and needs for effective partner enablement today, and determine how IT vendors should modernize their partner enablement programs and delivery from the ground up. ESG surveyed channel partners that sell into mid-size and enterprise organizations--38% IT value-added reseller, 36% managed services provider, 20% cloud services provider, 4% national or global systems integrator, 2% local or regional systems integrator. Survey respondents represented small, midmarket, and enterprise companies.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity channel Data Protection Networking Data Management Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Systems Management Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Master Survey Results: Real-world SLAs and and Availability Requirements

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on real-world SLAs, metrics, and availability methods in order to quantify the perceived business impacts of downtime and data loss.

Topics: Data Protection Systems Management

ESG Brief: Blockchain - Appearing on IT's Ledger

Abstract:

Research conducted by ESG reveals that a healthy number of IT organizations are at least testing the waters of blockchain technology, especially in verticals like financial services, telco, and transportation. As organizations look for ways to leverage blockchain to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs by leveraging a secure, decentralized platform that can help eliminate the middle man of transaction-based aspects of their business, continued proof points across verticals will go a long way to simplify the core concepts and clarify the benefits that organizations can achieve through the disruptive technology in their specific businesses.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Management Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Systems Management Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: The Cloud’s Connection to Copy Data Management

Abstract:

As enterprise organizations continue to expand how they use their data to maximize its potential value, they are increasingly looking to leverage data management and enablement (DM&E) or copy data management (CDM) solutions. The growing use of public cloud infrastructure, especially by those organizations leveraging services from multiple cloud providers, is driving the use of DM&E/CDM capabilities. ESG’s research indicates that the majority of businesses are using data management technology to orchestrate copies or re-use of data, and that cloud-based services and management are the leading drivers when it comes to these solutions.

Topics: Data Protection Data Management Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Master Survey Results: Copy Data Management Trends

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the business and technology drivers and obstacles with regard to copy data management, as well as feature and buying differentiators.

Topics: Data Protection Data Management

ESG Research Report: 2018 IT Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 651 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2017 IT spending as well as their 2018 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Management Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Systems Management Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: Perspectives on Readiness for and Impact of GDPR

Abstract:

With the May 2018 deadline a mere four months away, are organizations ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? According to ESG research, there is still work ahead. Many firms aren’t completely prepared and may have to make incremental technology purchases for GDPR compliance over the next few months. Furthermore, organizations need to button down their incident response plans so they are prepared to report breaches to supervisory authorities within 72 hours as stipulated by GDPR. To address the many GDPR challenges ahead, ESG recommends focusing on areas like data discovery/classification, identity and access management, encryption, and IR planning.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Management Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Systems Management Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: Why and How to Protect VMs within Hyperconverged and Converged Infrastructures

Abstract:

Many of the most compelling hyperconverged and converged infrastructure solutions boast built-in data protection capabilities. For the purposes of this paper, the two architectures will be collectively considered and referred to as “HCI” unless specifically noted. Built-in data protection capabilities within some HCI offerings are often seen as differentiators and additional benefits of consolidating IT solution components versus using self-built and protected infrastructure. But does this mean that as organizations embrace HCI, traditional DP solutions’ relevance will fade? Not necessarily.

Topics: Data Protection Converged hyperconverged