Data Protection Conversation with Matt Waxman of Cohesity (Video)

In this Data Protection Conversations video, I talk with Matt Waxman of Cohesity about:

  • The latest and greatest from Cohesity
  • How customers can "unlock value" from data through intelligent data management
  • What topics are top-of-mind for customers and partners
Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

Data Protection Conversation with Joe Noonan of Unitrends (Video)

In this video, I talk data protection with Joe Noonan of Unitrends. Our topics of discussion included:

  • Recent changes to the data protection landscape
  • How the Unitrends strategy has adapted
  • Recommendations for end-users

For more from my Data Protection Conversations series, please visit: https://www.esg-global.com/coverage/data-protection-conversations

Topics: Data Protection data protection conversations

Insights from VeeamON 2021(Video)

In this video, I share my perspectives on VeeamON 2021. 

 

 

Topics: Data Protection

The Next Chapter for Commvault Is Intelligent Data Management

Commvault is celebrating its 25th birthday and what a ride it has been so far! I have to admit that Commvault has a special place in my heart because I pretty much started in this space at the same time and have known the company as a partner and then as a (fringe) competitor for many years when I was on the vendor side.

The past couple of years are really the most important, in my view, as they totally changed the game for the company. I blogged about this a few times in the past. (Check out my blogs here.)

Commvault’s strategy was revisited by CEO Sanjay Mirchandani, with the effect of fundamentally changing the company’s portfolio, but more importantly its future prospects for many years to come in line with what I see as the fundamental market trend of intelligent data management.

Topics: Data Protection

The Upside Down of Data Protection

Big data estates, advanced analytics and insights, and the democratization of artificial intelligence (AI) are accelerating digital transformations aimed at harnessing the value of data across the business landscape. It is especially prominent in financial services, healthcare, and consumer services where customer experience reigns (and an unfortunate feeding ground for fraud and abuse).

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection

Congratulations, HYCU!

I have been tracking the progress and success of HYCU for the past 3 years or so. The company has consistently delivered on its roadmap and expanded its platform well beyond the original focus on Nutanix. Its leadership team with Simon Taylor at the helm resisted the (I am safely guessing) many temptations for an equity event these past few years—until recently with last week's announcement of an $87.5m series A round. This is significant.

Topics: Data Protection

Veeam V11:  Mission Accomplished

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote about Veeam's V10 and how it was positioning the company to better compete in the very contested enterprise space. It was a strong release and a turning point. 

V11 is the release that places Veeam more squarely in the coveted enterprise space. The product team has executed on their strategy and roadmap (although there is always more work ahead) to beef up the platform in several areas: snapshots, backup, replication, and continuous data protection. 

Topics: Data Protection

Keep an Eye on IBM Cloud

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the IBM Cloud team on a couple of projects and met with some great professionals with significant expertise in disaster recovery and data protection in general. The IBM Cloud team leverages a number of partners in its ecosystem and IBM services.  As the title of this short post indicates, keep an eye on IBM Cloud, as they have built and are working on furthering a great platform for BC/DR. 

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

Dell Tech World - an ESG Conversation (Video)

It bears repeating that events like Dell Technologies World cover way too much ground to ever cover everything in a brief post. So we won't try! Instead, my ESG colleagues and myself are talking the "bite-sized-chunks" approach, dipping into various topics in reports, blogs, and videos as appropriate. One of the biggest announcements at this year's digital event ("big" as in likely impact rather than elapsed time on the virtual "stage") was Apex - Dell's as-a-service umbrella commitment - and we've already chatted about that in another single-topic video. 

Topics: Storage Channel Data Protection Networking

HYCU Does It Again

I wonder when people sleep at HYCU! I have been tracking the company for 2.5 years, and it's been innovating and introducing new solutions at a very nice clip, demonstrating focused execution.

Topics: Data Protection