Christophe Bertrand

Christophe Bertrand

Senior Analyst Christophe Bertrand covers data protection at ESG. Christophe has 25 years of experience in services, software, and high-end storage systems as well as a 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, Maxtor, Hitachi Data Systems, DataDirect Networks, and most recently Arcserve.

Recent Posts by Christophe Bertrand:

HYCU Doubles Down on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

The HYCU team has been busy in the past few quarters. A number of updates to its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) backup solution have taken place following the introduction of the innovative BaaS offering, with billing integration and advanced backup controls for example. HYCU has also expanded its reseller network and is actively targeting the enterprise space. 

Topics: Data Protection Google Next

Data Protection Conversation with Dell EMC

In this new edition of Data Protection Conversations, I speak with Beth Phalen, President of Dell EMC's data protection division.

Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

Unitrends' Super-Charged Appliance

I spend a lot of time in the enterprise space but there's quite a bit going on in the SMB and the mid-market too, which are the hunting grounds of Unitrends.  I recently talked to Joe Noonan about Unitrends' strategy and focus. You can see this data protection conversation here.   

This week, Unitrends, now a  Kaseya company, launched an interesting new appliance that will help SMBs, mid-sized organizations, and MSPs with their data protection mandates. One of the challenges in many smaller organizations, or decentralized offices, is having local infrastructure for quick data/application recovery. 

Topics: Data Protection

Data Protection Conversation with iland (Video)

In this edition of Data Protection Conversations, I speak with Justin Augat, VP of Product Management and Product Marketing of iland.   

iland is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS) and delivers cloud services from its data centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

Data Protection Conversation with Unitrends (Video)


In this edition of Data Protection Conversations, I speak with Joe Noonan, VP of Product Marketing and Product Management at Unitrends.  

Unitrends recently joined the Kaseya family of IT solutions and delivers high-availability hardware and software to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity.

Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

Talking Data Protection with IBM’s Sam Werner

I had the opportunity to connect with Sam Werner recently in San Francisco at IBM’s THINK 2019 event for a new data protection conversation. Check out the video to learn more about IBM’s data protection directions.

Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

Data Intelligence at the Heart of Cohesity's New Capabilities

In its most recent announcement, Cohesity introduced new capabilities that will help its customers go beyond just backup or data consolidation, crossing what I call the "Data Management" chasm.

The fundamental issue with data is that there's just too much of it, making it expensive to store, manage and truly leverage. At the same time, from a business perspective, data (within compliance reason) should be your friend, not your enemy.

Topics: Data Protection

From Backup to Intelligent Data - Introducing a New Maturity Model (Video)

The world of data protection is changing rapidly. After many years witnessing these changes as a vendor, and now as an analyst, I have developed a maturity model: the backup data transformation model. This model will help both end-users and vendors evaluate their current position and their journey from data backup to autonomous data intelligence and whether they can cross the data management chasm. Did I get your attention? Please read on.

Topics: Data Protection

Data Protection Conversation with HYCU (Video)

In our most recent edition of Data Protection Conversations, I spoke with Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU. HYCU has a very unique profile with many years of expertise in backup and recovery and a unique strategy to address some of the newest challenges in modern data protection and multi-cloud workloads. Don't miss this edition and stay tuned for our next Data Protection Conversation.

Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

More Data Protection Conversations

In my most recent data protection conversations, I had the pleasure of meeting with a few industry leaders in the space of Data Protection working in very different companies and market segments. 

Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations