Enterprises want and need to move ahead with SaaS-based backup offerings to simplify their backup environment. However, enterprises loathe risk. This means they will make even an established enterprise SaaS-based backup provider prove itself before implementing its offering. Thanks to its latest $53 million dollar investment, HYCU may more expeditiously address their concerns so enterprises may implement SaaS backup sooner rather than later.
Many start-ups receiving a series A funding round ideally hope to convert their existing business into a well-oiled machine. On rarer occasions, Series A funding equips an already well-run company to realize its full potential. This latter scenario more aptly describes HYCU.
Two companies merging in the technology sector occurs with some regularity. However, a merger that makes sense for both providers with everyone coming out a winner occurs less frequently. Today’s announced merger between StorageCraft Technology Corporation and Arcserve illustrates this rarer occurrence. Each company’s technologies address different organizational needs that, once merged, will create a new benchmark for data protection.
More organizations than ever look to general purpose or public cloud providers to host their applications and data. As they do, they often identify and understand the type of cloud service or service they plan to procure. They also need to go one step further. They must also identify how to best back up and recover the applications and data they host in the cloud lest they fall into one of four common cloud backup traps.
Rarely do I take the opportunity to reflect on a technology provider’s earning call. In fact, I do not think I have ever done so. Rather, I focus my energy and thoughts on evaluating the technology a company provides and its merit and value. Today I deviate somewhat from my traditional stance. Some of the highlights from Microsoft’s FY2021 Q2 earnings provide organizations insights on next steps they should take in the cloud.
Every company periodically reviews the backup solution it uses to protect and recover its data. However, as companies review which backup solution they want, it also behooves them to consider new, modern ways in which to procure and deploy it.
The more DCIG covers various enterprise technologies, the more it sees the term “cloud” permeating the literature originating from vendors describing their products. In so doing, they use the term “cloud” very liberally to describe their products’ capabilities. To try to bring some sanity to all these occurrences of cloud that one encounters, here are some definitions that DCIG uses to assess each product’s cloud capabilities.
For an HCI solution to not have a clear path forward for public cloud support is almost anathema in the increasingly hybrid cloud environments found in today’s enterprises. That’s what makes this week’s CloudShift announcement from Datrium notable – it begins to clarify Datrium’s strategy for how Datrium is going to go beyond backup to the public cloud as part of its DVX solution and puts the concept of flawless DR on corporate radar screens.
Companies are either moving or have moved to the cloud with backup TO the cloud being one of the primary ways they plan to get their data and applications into the cloud. But orchestrating the backup of their applications and data once they reside IN the cloud… well, that requires an entirely different set of tools with few, if any, backup providers yet offering features in their respective products that deliver on this requirement. That ends today with the introduction of HYCU for GCP (Google Cloud Platform).
Ransomware gets a lot of press â€“ and for good reason â€“ because when hackers break through your firewalls, encrypt your data, and make you pay up or else lose your data, it rightfully gets peopleâ€™s attention. But hackers probably have less desire than most to be in the public eye and sensationalized ransomware headlines bring them unwanted attention. Thatâ€™s why some hackers have said goodbye to the uncertainty of a payout associated with getting a ransom for your data and instead look to access your servers to do some bitcoin mining using your CPUs.