This is DCIG’s first ever attempt at doing a bit of live video blogging that we’re publishing on our YouTube channel. What we’re doing at the end of each of our weekly DCIG analyst meetings is sharing some thoughts about some of the topics that are on our mind, or research we’re working on, and what we’re doing this week. Two of my colleagues are on our weekly analyst call, and we’re going to share some of the specific research we’re working on for upcoming analyst reports we’re producing.
Author: Jerome M. Wendt
Every so often, an architecture emerges that forces providers to change how they must design and deliver their products going forward. Its impact becomes even more pronounced when it stands to shorten product life cycles and hasten customer adoption. HYCU’s R-Cloud release represents such a moment in DBaaS, PaaS, and SaaS data protection. It now makes centralized enterprise data protection solutions for all these as-a-service platforms an affordable, practical, and viable option.
Every now and then a phrase shows up in the tech industry that may hurt more than it helps. ‘Instant restore’ represents one of those terms. In my mind, the word ‘instant’ implies ‘occurs in a moment.’ In practical terms, from a technical perspective, that translates into a few seconds or perhaps up to a minute or two. However, too many deduplication appliance providers use the phrase ‘instant restore’ to describe a feature of their product. Unfortunately, the use of this term may leave organizations with the impression these products instantly restore more swiftly and robustly than they do.
Most organizations already use general-purpose clouds in some form. Microsoft represents one such cloud provider that has taken a market leading position in providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Its IaaS offering, Microsoft Azure, now represents one of the top three general-purpose clouds while Microsoft 365 may well be the #1 SaaS offering used by organizations worldwide. Yet as enterprises utilize these cloud offerings, they still must protect the applications and/or data they host in these Microsoft clouds.
In June 2022 seventeen companies in the infrastructure, data, and storage management space got some good news. Coldago Research recognized them as Storage Unicorns with valuations of more than $1billion. However, DCIG also took some good news away from that analyst report. DCIG is proud to call thirteen of those seventeen companies (over 75%!) current or past clients.
Enterprise caliber cyber security and resilience products that meet the needs of managed service providers (MSPs) and/or small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) remain in short supply. They need centrally managed, integrated solutions that deliver these functions. In response, Acronis has developed its own in-house, integrated Cyber Protect solution to meet them.
Too many enterprises deploy data protection technologies and processes thinking they can now withstand a cyberattack attack. Only after a ransomware attack occurs do they find these technologies and processes fail them at the most critical moment. To avoid this, enterprises must objectively assess the effectiveness of their existing data protection infrastructure. To help, Cobalt Iron and DCIG have partnered to create a free survey that nicely assesses their data protection maturity.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2022-23 DCIG TOP 5 SME AWS Cloud Backup Solution report. This DCIG report evaluates the features of twelve solutions across five different categories that provide backup for AWS. This report provides guidance on the TOP 5 solutions that small and midsized enterprises (SME) should consider for protecting applications, data, and workloads hosted in AWS. The report is available at no charge with registration by following this link.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its 2022-23 TOP 5 report on AWS Cloud Backup Solutions. This TOP 5 report provides small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) guidance on the best backup solutions for backing up and recovering applications, data, and workloads they host in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Perhaps nothing dominated the conversation at this year’s VMware Explore more than Broadcom’s pending acquisition of VMware. Whether I spoke with other analysts or end-users and vendors on the show floor, the topic inevitably came up. In almost every case, they expressed concerns about the counterproductive actions that Broadcom may take that would derail VMware’s future.