An appliance by any other name

Today, two former industry analysts (who are now Veeam execs) discuss the trends that are shaping the data protection industry and IT landscape:

Jason Buffington @JBuff, former Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG

Dave Russell @BackupDave, former VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, lead analyst for the Backup MQ

This week, we’re talking about an appliance by any other name:

  • Are we really back in 2005?
  • What is driving the renewed interest in “appliances”
  • Contrasting “Day One” appliance outcomes vs. the “Power of Choice”

Jason and Dave are now both VPs working on various aspects of Veeam’s strategy.  If either of them, or Veeam, can help you, please let us know.

We’ll see you back here next week – thanks for watching.

Navigate through the series:

  1. The data protection landscape
  2. Tape is (not) dead
  3. Using “the cloud” as part of your data protection strategy
  4. An appliance by any other name
  5. The good, the bad, and the regulatory compliant
  6. Is backup enough for a peace of mind?
  7. The future of data protection is data management
Dave Russell
Dave Russell

A 30-year veteran in the storage industry, Russell is Vice President of Enterprise Strategy, responsible for driving strategic product and go-to-market programs, spearheading industry engagement and evangelizing Veeam’s vision for the Cloud Data Management at key events across the globe and working with the Executive Leadership team in accelerating the company’s growth in the enterprise.

Prior to Veeam, Russell held the role of Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner. His research focus at Gartner was on storage strategies and technologies, with an emphasis on backup/recovery, snapshot and replication, software-defined storage (SDS) and storage management. He was the lead author of the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup & Recovery Solutions from 2006 to 2018. Prior to joining Gartner, Russell spent 15 years at IBM in storage product development as a Software Engineer in mainframe backup/recovery and as a manager of product development, architecture and strategy teams for distributed systems backup/recovery and storage solutions.

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