Dez Blanchfield gets up close & personal with Janet Giesen, Vice President of Operations and Programs for Metallic, a Commvault venture, to talk about SaaS Data Protection and considerations for remote workers.
This conversation begins with a quick 30,000 foot point of view introduction to Metallic, what it is, where it fits with data protection & what drove the decision for Commvault to develop & launch Metallic.
Also covered are the three key market focused offerings Metallic was launched with, and insights into why those three initial service offerings in particular, which included:
1 - Metallic Office 365 Backup & Recovery, to protect SaaS office automation tools & data
2 - Metallic Core Backup & Recovery, focused on Virtual Machines & their data
3 - Metallic Endpoint Backup & Recovery, focused on laptop & desktop backups
Janet outlines their strategy regarding the global roll out, from Metallic initially being launched within the American market in the USA, and which regions will follow with great insights into the challenges of deploying any SaaS offering, esp. one where data protection is the key offering, and how data privacy, encryption etc play into this.
Another key highlight from this conversation is a walk through what the first six months so far has been like, since Metallic.io was first launched at the Commvault GO event in Denver in the USA late 2019, and some of the key highlights and learnings from those exciting first six months.
An interesting key insight also discussed is that as with the ever important issue of Endpoint Protection, the current COVID19 global pandemic, and the huge increase in remote work and "work from home", the trend of mission critical data moving to the edge has become even more critical now that we have seen people, our human resource, literally "moving to the edge" as it were - in effect tipping the traditional Enterprise data protection model on its head.
Janet talks about how she and the team at Metallic have seen the Business & IT community react to the dramatic changes brought about by the COVID19 global pandemic, and whether or not organisations were fully prepared to handle the broad challenge of remote data protection for laptops, and what organisations should they be thinking about as they continue to address this challenge, and how Metallic is supporting organisations in meeting this critical business & technology challenge.
Also discussed is the topic of security, which is always front and centre in any conversation around Data Protection - Janet shares how and why this has been a key consideration from day #1 for Metallic, and how security is built into Metallic across the portfolio - from encryption, security certificates, access controls & data policies, to anomaly detection and more.
Another key insight discussed is a remarkable finding that more than two thirds ( 66% )of I.T. security professionals say their company experienced one or more endpoint attacks which compromised their critical data assets or IT infrastructure in 2019. Janet shares insights into what Metallic is doing to support companies to avoid this happening to them.
Janet also highlights that when Metallic was launched they offered a free trial period, and that now, as part of their response to supporting organisations through the COVID19 global pandemic, they have extended the Endpoint Protection offer, and shares details of how organisations can now take up this amazing free offer.
The conversation wraps up with views on what the next 12 to 18 months might look like regarding key challenges around data & endpoint protection, in particular the next big challenge we’re about to face - the transition from a global pandemic “lockdown” WFH model, back to “normal”, and what that new “normal” might look like.
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