Future Proofing with Cloud Backup

Data backup and recovery has been around almost as long as the data center. For the last 30 years, the idea of backing up data to a box has been the status quo, but does that logic still apply in the age of cloud and distributed databases? As enterprise data moves to the cloud, it only makes sense that cloud backup solutions should also be a top consideration to ensure alignment with the business. … [Read more...]

Filesystems vs. Databases

Originally written January 2009, updated February 2019 It’s interesting to see how databases have come a long way and have clearly out-shadowed file-systems for storing structured or unstructured information.Technically, both of them support the basic features necessary for data access. For example, both of them: Ensure data is managed to ensure its integrity and quality Allow shared access … [Read more...]

Security Is a Corporate Posture

Are you confident in your own technology? We are all quick to answer “yes,” but what about your corporate culture? Is security embedded in your company’s values and thinking? It’s worth taking a deeper look at your approach to security – challenge your own point of view, leverage external perspectives and talk through questions you may have previously dismissed. Information security is of … [Read more...]

Druva Channel Program Recognized by CRN

For the third consecutive year, Druva has been recognized by CRN as a leading channel program for its focus on empowering resellers and solution partners. Timm Hoyt, Druva’s global vice president of partners and alliances, was named a 2019 Channel Chief for his vision and commitment to building a channel partner program that embraces the cloud and makes partners a critical part of the journey.With … [Read more...]

Thoughts from Mr. Back-up: AWS Backup

Everyone has been asking what I thought about Amazon’s latest announcement: AWS Backup (I got a lot of “What does Mr. Backup think about AWS Backup?”). After reading the first sentence of the product description, I can see why they might ask that question. “AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in … [Read more...]

A Simple Definition: What is an ‘Endpoint’?

Originally posted February, 2015, updated February 2019 Jargon abounds in the technical world of IT, with obscure-but-precise language sometimes getting in the way of conceptual understanding. The term endpoint fits the bill. While it may make sense to a seasoned IT professional, the rest of us may need a little help. What exactly is an endpoint? Why does it matter?Download Executive Brief: 3 … [Read more...]

What Microsoft Won’t Tell You about Office 365 Subscription Plans

Originally published June, 2015, updated February 2019. IT managers are by nature conservative. It comes with the job. So your first reaction to the thought of replacing traditional software installations with subscription services is likely to be, “What’s the catch?”Download Analyst Report: How Druva Closes the Gaps in Office 365 Data ProtectionThat’s especially true of Office 365, Microsoft’s … [Read more...]

Protecting Corporate Data…When an Employee Leaves

Originally published October, 2014, updated January 2019 When someone leaves the company, the human resources(HR) department is quick to grab the employee’s laptop. But what about the data on other equipment? How can the organization know what’s on every employee’s mobile devices? Does anyone know to which websites and cloud-based software the employee has access to? Here’s how IT … [Read more...]

Perspective on Gartner Predictions for 2019

Gartner, Inc. recently released its top 2019 predictions for IT organizations and beyond. These predictions focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and skills, cultural advancement, and processes becoming products that result from increased digital capabilities and the emergence of continuous conceptual change in technology. In particular, four predictions stood out to me: Fast path to digital … [Read more...]

2019 SaaS Trends: What to Consider

With the new year comes new trends and in 2019, I fully expect more companies to begin adopting or converting to the SaaS model. With that said, there will be two key things this trend will trigger: not only will there be more SaaS storage vendors, but there will also be more SaaS data loss incidents. How does that make sense? Well, because the two are not mutually exclusive. The first will be a … [Read more...]