World Backup Day PSA: No one cares about (or relies upon) your data more than you do

Meme: Batman Slapping Robin -- It's Still Your Data !!

Happy #WorldBackupDay ! In COVID-times, we often hear about “the New Normal” to remind us that things won’t entirely go back to the way that they were. But for World Backup Day (WBD), I’d like to remind you of an “Old Normal” that has not changed – your data is still YOUR DATA. I’ve been in … Read more

Which cloud should you use for data protection and why

Last week, we discussed how there is no such thing as “the cloud” — but instead, there are multiple types of cloud-based services that affect both your production and your protection strategies. Even if we just focus on Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) or Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), or the use of cloud-based storage in complement to an on-premises backup … Read more

Why ‘cloud’ & ‘reliability’ are driving IT changes into 2020

For the last three weeks, we covered “the problem” which is a reality gap between what business units are expecting and what IT is able to deliver in terms of IT systems’ uptime and assurance against data loss. We covered that from both a technical solutions perspective and a business perspective. For the next two weeks, … Read more

Midyear Check-in on Data Protection Initiatives in 2017 (Animated Infographic)

At the halfway point in 2017, it seems appropriate to revisit the continued momentum around investing in better, more agile, more reliable, likely cloud-enhanced data protection. Early each year, ESG publishes its IT Spending Intentions report, where we look at where organizations are intending to invest their budgets.

In each of the six years that I have been at ESG, “Data Protection” in one or more forms is among the top of one or more priority lists. 

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WHAT Products or Services Might you Consider when Using Clouds Within your Data Protection Strategy – Part 4 in Series

cloud_in_hand.jpgEach Wednesday in June, I explored an aspect of utilizing cloud services as part of your data protection strategy through a series of videos and blogs – based on ESG’s Data Protection Cloud Strategies research report.

Part 1 – WHY use clouds as part of your data protection strategyJune 7

Part 2 – WHICH clouds to use within your data protection strategyJune 14  

Part 3 – HOW to ensure security when using clouds within your data protection strategyJune 21

Part 4 – WHAT products or services might you consider when using clouds within your data protection strategy … June 28

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