Data Unpacked 003 – Protecting the Cloud for Free with HYCU Protégé

Chris EvansCloud, Data Protection, Data Unpacked Podcast, Guest Speakers, HYCU Inc

In this episode of Data Unpacked, we talk to Subbiah Sundaram (Senior VP of Products) and Andy Fernandez (Director of Product Marketing) from HYCU. The company recently announced a free tier of the HYCU Protégé service for developers working in Amazon Web Services. Users can quickly get started and protect data, with the option to upgrade later to paid features.

Why is the company doing this and what problem is it solving? It turns out that many developers don’t realise that data protection isn’t turned on by default in the public cloud. The Shared Responsibility Model means AWS takes care of hardware management, but data becomes the customer’s resource to protect. HYCU enables developers to install a free version then try advanced features for a limited time before choosing to buy (or not).

To learn more, follow and scroll down to the free trial offer.

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  • 00:00:00 – Intros
  • 00:01:20 – Data protection in the cloud is your responsibility
  • 00:01:50 – Developers moving to the cloud don’t realise there’s no backup
  • 00:02:40 – Vendor’s commitment is to the hardware
  • 00:03:40 – Only the application owner knows the backup requirements
  • 00:04:40 – What do developers expect from infrastructure?
  • 00:07:01 – Agility is important in cloud, backup should be the same
  • 00:10:43 – How does a backup company engage with developers?
  • 00:12:06 – Try and buy (or try and use) is the new way of working
  • 00:13:15 – Who wants to wade through a 1” thick manual?
  • 00:14:25 – Could you do self-managed backup?
  • 00:15:22 – Snapshots work but are difficult to manage at scale
  • 00:16:55 – What is HYCU offering developers?
  • 00:19:30 – What does “free” mean for HYCU Protege in this instance?
  • 00:20:40 – How did our test-drive work out?
  • 00:21:30 – HYCU wants to protect customer’s data within 20 minutes
  • 00:22:40 – Customers can upgrade at ay time
  • 00:23:52 – Developers don’t need a credit card to try features out
  • 00:26:00 – How can listeners try this out?
  • 00:27:16 – Wrap Up

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