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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thoughts on IBM Think[ing] 2019- includes video

IBM’s Think 2019 event was made to do just that – make you think. Unlike many vendors, whose events can be like giant market stalls, Think was more more like a visit to your old college; and that's  not a pejorative, it’s a compliment.

Sure, it could get a tad calculated or even over-earnest at times, but overall it was a refreshing take – stopping and thinking...though in San Francisco last week it was advisable to undertake your contemplations inside the Moscone Center, as it poured with rain on the main mid-week days! Weather aside, the move from Vegas to San Francisco was a good one.

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Carbonite Buys Webroot – Why You Should Care

Cloud data protection player Carbonite just agreed to acquire cloud endpoint security player Webroot for $618M in cash.

My first immediate concern is that I’ve seen this before. Symantec bought Veritas – same logic: marry endpoint security with data protection – because that makes sense – except it didn’t work. It failed spectacularly.

Having said that, times are different, so I won’t immediately write it off. But I do have big concerns.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Salesforce Backup and Recovery Secrets Revealed...

There is a fundamental misunderstanding in the market that SaaS providers will take care of backup and recovery, archiving, and compliance for you. While there are some exceptions…they pretty much won’t. It’s your problem as an end-user. You are in charge of your data but you are not in control. Someone used the term “Russian roulette” to describe this situation…it may be exaggerated, but you get the idea!

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