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.
Compliance, “dumb” versus “intelligent” data, automation, cloud, traditional vendors that won’t go down without a fight, and many more factors are converging to make 2019 a turbulent and exciting year for the enterprise data protection market.
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).
Edwin Yuen is a senior analyst covering Cloud Platforms & Services, Data Protection, Systems Management, and DevOps. Edwin covers Cloud Platforms, from hyperscale public clouds to on-premises private cloud technologies, as well as Management solutions, including automation and orchestration technologies. Data Protection covers both traditional backup and recovery products as well as the emerging, data management products covering data compliance and security. For DevOps, Edwin has worked on projects such as OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Stackato, and helped create Softricity/Microsoft App-V.
Edwin has been part of creating, marketing, and selling some of the top cloud, management, and DevOps solutions in the market today and has been a leader for almost 25 years at key IT vendors, including Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.