#128 – Reflections on Commvault GO with Glenn Dekhayser

#128 – Reflections on Commvault GO with Glenn Dekhayser

Chris Evans Commvault, Data Management, Data Protection, Guest Speakers

This episode was recorded live (as you can tell from the background noise) at Commvault GO, held in October 2019. Chris talks to Glenn Dekhayser, Field CTO at Red8 about his reflections on the announcements from the event. The biggest news from the show was arguably the release of Metallic, a SaaS data protection offering for midrange customers. You can learn more about the specifics from the links at the end of this post. Glenn walks us through his opinion on how Commvault is adapting to change and releasing new products like Metallic to an …

#124 – Initial Thoughts on Commvault Metallic with Chris Mellor

#124 – Initial Thoughts on Commvault Metallic with Chris Mellor

Chris Evans Data Management, Data Protection, Guest Speakers

This episode was recorded “live” at Commvault GO in Aurora, Colorado, close to Denver airport. Chris Evans and Chris Mellor discuss the announcement of Metallic, a new SaaS data protection solution from Commvault targeted at mid-market customers. Metallic has been advertised as a Commvault “venture”, establishing a separate brand and website for the platform. Initially, Metallic will support Office 365, endpoint, file and on-premises virtual machine data protection. Prospective customers can choose to keep data for on-premises backups onsite as well as creating a copy in the public cloud. Chris & Chris talk through what …

#112 – Introduction to NetApp Data Availability Services (NDAS)

#112 – Introduction to NetApp Data Availability Services (NDAS)

Chris Evans Data Protection, Guest Speakers

NetApp has developed a new backup service called NDAS or NetApp Data Availability Services. NDAS is based in the public cloud and provides the ability to run analytics against secondary data in AWS S3, without having re-hydrate through a backup platform. Chris met with Charlotte Brooks (Technical Marketing Engineer) and Joel Kaufman (Director of Technical Marketing) to discuss how NDAS works and what customers are doing with their cloud-based data. NDAS provides some interesting features that make the product slightly different from existing backup software. The solution runs in AWS using the customer’s account. This …

#111 – The Cohesity Marketplace with Rawlinson Rivera

#111 – The Cohesity Marketplace with Rawlinson Rivera

Chris Evans Data Management, Data Protection, Guest Speakers

This week Chris is in Silicon Valley and catches up with Rawlinson Rivera, Field CTO at Cohesity. The company recently released a new feature called Marketplace that enables customers to run data-focused applications directly on the Cohesity platform. The idea of running applications on data protection hardware has some benefits and potential disadvantages. Naturally, the focus is to provide a single point of truth for secondary data, reducing the risk of having many teams and departments storing their own data copy. But is DataPlatform capable of delivering the performance requirements of AI and ML? Rawlinson …