Data protection has never been as challenging as it is today, thanks to the continuing adoption of virtualization and private cloud architectures, unfettered growth in unstructured data, increased compliance regulations, consolidation initiatives, and aggressive service level agreements. Moreover, IT professionals are being challenged to reduce data protection-related risk, time, and expense. Data protection software and services prevent downtime, promote IT continuity, and enable system and data recovery. Data protection is best thought of as a spectrum of complementary activities that provide not only protection, but also preservation and availability of IT services to the business. From archiving, backups, snapshots, and replication, through high availability, to disaster recovery and business continuity, ESG’s coverage of the spectrum of data protection includes the myriad data center technologies and cloud-based services available to modern IT organizations.
No one could have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic and the profound impact it has had on our lives, our society, the way we now work, how we market our products, and the ripple effects on IT infrastructure and data in general. This once-in-a-lifetime event is placing data protection at the top of many lists, something that our research highlighted in 2020 and, looking ahead to 2021, will directly affect IT strategies against a backdrop of accelerated digital transformation/optimization.
The data protection market is going through many transitions and has never been more active. This video series consists of short interviews with executives from the vendor community, who share their views on a market that has customers facing new challenges every day.
Data Protection: Backup, BC/DR, DRaaS, GDPR, Ransomware
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).