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:

Going back to Miami...

...and going back to my Veeam friends to attend VeeamON. I expect to see and talk to the Veeam leadership and product teams about the roadmap and new features they have in store. I will also spend time with end-users to discuss their experience with the solution. It is great to get first-hand feedback. I am very interested in a couple of areas in particular: data compliance and recovery testing...or actual experience dealing with an actual disaster.
Topics: Data Protection

In Data Protection News Recently

Never a dull moment in the data protection market. After last week's announcements at Dell World, Unitrends (a Kaseya company), OdasevaCohesity, HYCU, and Veeam have come out with interesting news.

Topics: Data Protection

Data Protection Conversation with Dell EMC @ Dell Technologies World

I had the opportunity to catch up with Alex Almeida at Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas in the Data Protection booth to discuss the significant new announcements the company made at the event. Don't miss it!

Topics: Data Protection Dell Technologies World data protection conversations

Dell Technologies Launches New Data Protection Solutions

Dell just announced new data protection solutions at Dell Technologies World 2019. While the event is set in Las Vegas, don't take it as an invitation to gamble with your data!  Our research shows that 57% of organizations state that their tolerance for high-priority application downtime
is less than 15 minutes or 15 minutes to less than one hour. In other words, no time for protection is clearly a great business to be in!

Topics: Data Protection Dell Technologies World

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