If you're curious about how to best protect your data and what's going on in the backup and recovery market, you've come to the right place.
We've recently launched a podcast series, Back Up to Basics, led by editor Paul Crocetti, covering lots of ground in the increasingly important field of data protection and backup. We've spoken with executives from major vendors, including several CEOs, as well as noted industry analysts.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of threats out there. One of the biggest threats to data protection and backup continues to be ransomware, so we devoted an entire podcast to protecting and recovering from an attack. It's often been said, "It's not if you'll be hit, but when." That's not a scare tactic from vendors that want you to buy their products. It's often noted by experts in the field, and it's a case of being safe rather than sorry. As analyst George Crump said in the podcast: "Don't be complacent. Get out in front of this."
And that's a key element of data protection and backup in general: being proactive, rather than reactive. One way that you can become more proactive is listening to these podcasts and gaining more knowledge of backup and recovery trends, products and best practices. It's always better to plan ahead and test your plans so you know you're ready in the event of an unplanned incident.
You'll even get a short history of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), courtesy of expert Paul Kirvan. He asked, "Will automation eliminate the need for BC/DR specialists?" That's a loaded question but an important one for the field and one he tried to answer in the podcast.
Each podcast comes with a transcript, in addition to the audio recording. We hope you enjoy listening and reading about these important issues. And we're planning to add more podcasts on data protection and backup, so stay tuned.
1Tips and trends-
Experts detail best practices and technology developments
Do you have what it takes for proper backup and BC/DR planning? These podcasts provide background on important elements to consider, historical pieces of the data protection puzzle and techniques for being ready for threats.
2Vendors and products-
Explore the data protection and backup market
In this group of podcasts, you'll hear from some of the biggest names in the industry, including the CEOs of Veeam and Carbonite. Products are only the tip of the iceberg, though, as these company representatives detail challenges in the market, risks to consider and key developments.
With SaaS applications such as Salesforce and Office 365 increasing in popularity, users need to protect their data, just as they would other workloads. Mat Hamlin, vice president of products at Spanning, dishes on cloud-to-cloud backup and restore, as well as his company's roadmap. Continue Reading
Cloud backup is a strong element as part of your overall data protection platform. CloudBerry Lab's Doug Hazelman details best practices and his impressions of the cloud backup field. Continue Reading
Important terms discussed in the podcasts
Improve your base of knowledge with these definitions of key data protection and backup words and phrases.