Christophe Bertrand

Christophe Bertrand

Christophe Bertrand is Senior Analyst for Data Protection at ESG. Christophe has 25 years of experience in services, software and high-end storage systems as well as a deep passion for the product marketing discipline and product launches. Christophe has spent most of his career in the data storage and data protection space with companies such as Legato Systems (now EMC), VERITAS (now Symantec), Maxtor, Hitachi Data Systems, DataDirect Networks and most recently Arcserve. At Arcserve, Christophe was part of the executive team that carved out the company from CA Technologies in 2014. As the VP of Product Marketing/AR he spearheaded many product launches including its award-winning UDP software, appliances and cloud services. He has acquired an extensive global experience built on many hours in the field with customers, channel and alliance partners, and industry influencers. He has also spoken publicly at many customer and industry events, in English, French and Spanish. Christophe earned an MBA from Bradford University (England), a BA in European Business Administration from Middlesex University (England) and a Maitrise degree from the ESC Reims Business School (France).

Recent Posts by Christophe Bertrand:

Data Protection Conversations:  David Safaii, CEO of Trilio (Video)

The data protection market is going through many transitions and has never been more active. As customers face new challenges every day and look for solutions, I thought it'd be great to get perspectives from the vendors who help create these solutions. That's how this vlog was born. It consists of short interviews of executives from the vendor community in which they share their views on the market. 

In this edition of Data Protection Conversations, I speak with David Safaii, CEO of Trilio.   

Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

Data Protection Landscape 2018 - Major Disrupting Trends (Video)

We recently conducted our 2018 Data Protection Landscape Survey and uncovered some very interesting trends. In our series of video blogs on the research, we will cover several facets of the ever-changing landscape of data protection. We surveyed over 300 respondents in various market segments based on company size, allowing us to delve deeper into midmarket or enterprise trends, for example, or by company revenue bracket. We also identified not only the age of the organization, but the age of respondents. These demographic data points can be useful in further understanding the market. If you are a subscriber to ESG data protection research, please check out the 2018 Data Protection Landscape Master Survey Results.

Topics: Data Protection

Commvault Go 2018 Video Coverage

Commvault GO 2018 took place in Nashville early October. In this new ESG video, Vinny Choinski from ESG's Validation Lab team joins me in commenting on and analyzing the highlights and announcements of the event.

Topics: Data Protection

Commvault Announces New Offerings at Commvault GO 2018

Commvault GO 2018 started with a bang yesterday with some important portfolio and partnership announcements. Stay tuned for video coverage of this great event in Nashville, TN.  

The HPE Partnership expands with the full integration between Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery Software and HPE StoreOnce systems, including integration with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst. This joint solution allows Commvault to manage the full lifecycle of data management operations for HPE StoreOnce systems. StoreOnce Catalyst can be easily configured using the Commvault user interface with just a few clicks. Once enabled, Commvault manages the backups and the movement of data for HPE StoreOnce systems the same way it does for any other Commvault client. Based on the level of integration, no additional client configurations are required. Users can also move backup data natively, reliably, and cost-effectively to the public, private, or hybrid cloud. This capability is delivered by HPE Cloud Bank Storage, a feature that is scheduled to be supported by an upcoming HPE software release in November of this year.

Topics: Data Protection

Imanis Data Announces New Version

Hadoop and NoSQL workloads are pervasive in production environments and require enterprise-class data protection, yet few data protection solutions offer such capabilities. That’s the problem Imanis Data is zooming in on. Imanis Data is demonstrating that it is squarely focused on product execution and is putting its B-round of $13.5 million from earlier this year to good use. The recent announcement of v 4.0 introduces many new data protection features, including some innovative machine learning-based capabilities. More information in this ESG Brief, Imanis Data Launches Version 4.0 and Delivers Machine Learning-based RPO.

Topics: Data Protection Cybersecurity Data Management

HYCU Introduces BaaS for Google Cloud

Right on the heels of GoogleNext '18 (see ESG’s event coverage here), HYCU announced a new solution focused on protecting data assets in Google Cloud  (see HYCU's announcement here).

Topics: Data Protection Google Next

Thoughts from Google Next 2018

I was at Google Next last week in San Francisco and had the opportunity to attend a few sessions and meet with industry friends and some interesting companies. The event was packed like a major airport in a storm on the day before Thanksgiving! 

It was very clear that more than ever, Google has its sights on the enterprise market. It could be seen from many different perspectives, with its many offerings like the Chromebook enterprise product lines from multiple vendors, to sessions focused on AI in the Google cloud, cloud security, and many other topics.

Topics: Google Next Data Protection

Talking GDPR (ESG 360 Video Series)

This video series has already featured a discussion with Christophe Bertrand talking generally about the data protection market. In this video, part of ESG's 360 Video Series, Christophe focuses specifically on explaining the key points about one of the most significant contemporary DP issues - that is, the recently implemented European GDPR (or General Data Protection Regulation). He covers how it intersects with the topic of compliance, how its impact is essentially often global, and how it poses many questions in terms of execution and rigidity. He closes by speculating on the likely imminent increase in the number of Data Protection Officer roles - and explains why they would be needed.

Topics: Data Protection Storage GDPR

Is Ransomware on your Radar? Rubrik Can Help…

Earlier this week Rubrik announced the launch of a new addition to the Polaris SaaS platform: Polaris Radar. This new application focuses on the mitigation of data security incidents with ransomware squarely in its sights.  

In our 2018 IT Spending Intentions Survey, ESG identified that ransomware is on the rise and represents a concern for both business and IT leaders. Ransomware has become very pervasive and the majority of firms ESG surveyed reported experiencing ransomware last year, generating a high level of concern, with 81% of organizations reporting to be either concerned or highly concerned about ransomware.

Topics: Data Protection Cybersecurity

What's Next? Google Next!

Next week in San Francisco I will join a few thousand of my closest friends at Google Next 2018, which promises to be a fantastic event. I am very interested in learning more from Google Cloud’s data protection and compliance team and meeting with old and new industry friends. Many vendors will be at the event, and I look forward to meeting and/or catching up with a few of them, among them, in no particular order: Veritas, Actifio, Cohesity, Elastifile, SpinBackup, Spanning, NetApp, CloudLanes, Rubrik, CTERA, and more companies I look forward to discovering or re-discovering.  Stay tuned for ESG coverage of the event and post-event blog.
Topics: Data Protection Google Next