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Jerome Wendt

CEO and principal data protection analyst, DCIG, LLC.

Jerome Wendt currently serves as the CEO and Principal Data Protection Analyst of DCIG, LLC, which he founded in 2007. Mr. Wendt is an avid writer who has written thousands of articles that have appeared in multiple magazines, on-line publications, and websites. Mr. Wendt is recognized as one of the foremost technology analysts in the enterprise data storage and data protection industries. Mr. Wendt covers topics related to enterprise and cloud infrastructures to include all-flash and hybrid arrays, cloud computing, cloud storage, data protection, hyperconverged infrastructures, and software-defined storage (SDS).

Since founding DCIG, Mr. Wendt originated and developed the processes and methodologies that went into the creation of the DCIG Buyer’s Guides and TOP 5 reports. The first DCIG Buyer’s Guide was released in 2010 with millions of copies of the DCIG Buyer’s Guides and TOP 5 reports having been distributed worldwide. The Buyer’s Guides and TOP 5 reports have assisted decision makers in properly evaluating and classifying key enterprise data center technologies. The DCIG Buyer’s Guides and TOP 5 reports are widely recognized and used by information technology professionals who view them as the “go-to” source if looking to understand where a product best fits in their enterprise infrastructure.

Prior to founding DCIG, Mr. Wendt served as storage engineer working for First Data Corp. He also has written and contributed to leading publications to include ComputerWorld, Disaster Recovery Journal,, InfoStor, IT Central Station,, and Storage Magazine, among others. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems in 1995 from Washburn University (Topeka, KS) and a bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1990 from Ambassador University (now merged with Azusa Pacific University) in Pasadena, CA. More recently, Mr. Wendt was certified as an Amazon Cloud Solutions Architect. When away from work, he enjoys bowling, camping, fishing and playing Sudoku.

Lastest Posts By Jerome Wendt

TOP 5 2023 Most Downloaded TOP 5 Reports New

Storage Rules in DCIG’s TOP 5 Most Downloaded TOP 5 Reports of 2023

If DCIG were to solely look at the one statistic of which TOP 5 reports get downloaded the most to determine what organizations care more about – data storage or data protection – the answer would be easy. Storage Rules!

This week I took some time to review which DCIG TOP 5 reports generated the most downloads in 2023. As it turns out, downloads of DCIG TOP 5 reports focused on storage far exceeded those on data protection. In fact, only one TOP 5 report on data protection cracked DCIG’s TOP 5 2023 list of most downloaded reports. So, without further ado, here are the TOP 5 most downloaded DCIG TOP 5 reports in 2023 in alphabetical order.

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TOP 5 2023 Most Read Blog Entries

DCIG’s TOP 5 2023 Most Read Blog Entries

Here at DCIG we do what many do at this time of year: take time to reflect on the past year. We accomplish this task, in part, by examining which topics piqued reader’s interest this past year. In this case, we use a very simple metric. We look at which blog entries written in 2023 got the most views in 2023. So, presented in alphabetical order exactly like we present the winners listed in our TOP 5 reports, here are DCIG’s TOP 5 Most Read Blog Entries that were written in 2023.

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4 Shades of AWS Data Protection

Data protection providers always have a substantial presence at the annual AWS re:Invent conference. While they exhibit there for multiple reasons, one stands out. Organizations moving their production applications and data into AWS for the first time present a green field opportunity for these providers. Yet as organizations consider the various AWS data protection options available, they may find they need more than one. In fact, they may need four or more solutions to properly protect their applications and data hosted in AWS.

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More NAS Backup Targets Offer HA with Benefits

Not so long ago, using network attached storage (NAS) backup targets with highly available (HA) configurations were rarely considered. Even if a NAS backup target offered HA, it sold at a significant premium. Fast forward to today. Organizations now have multiple providers that offer affordable NAS backup targets with HA from which to choose. However, organizations must carefully consider their options as controller configurations on these NAS backup targets can vary significantly.

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