Gestalt IT Field Day Summary by HYCU
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Gestalt IT Field Day Summary

November 8, 2022

Showcasing HYCU Protégé for AWS

For years, Stephen Foskett and the team at GestaltIT have been serving the industry by working with leading and emerging companies, industry watchers and delegates to experience and share the latest in what technology has to offer. From the content that is produced on GestaltIT to social engagement to in-person feedback, from Tech Field Day events to Vendor and Customer Industry Events to Showcases, the industry has been made richer by the collaboration.

HYCU was fortunate to work with Stephen, Shannon Foskett, and the GestaltIT team to meet with four-industry-leading experts in the multi-cloud data protection space and share what is going on at HYCU, why HYCU Protégé was gaining interest, and what all of us at HYCU have been doing to help better protect workloads running in AWS. And, this also included more on our latest Free Tier offering.

What happens when this mix comes together in a GestaltIT Tech Field Day Showcase? You get the following four Tech Notes* from the network of influencers at leading enterprise IT companies.

Here’s a quick look at each along with what inspired the reaction.

Cloud Native Services Require Extra Care in Multi-Cloud Environments

-Calvin Hendryx-Parker, CTO, Six Feet Up

As Calvin asked, “What’s the point of operating multi-cloud environments if each cloud has its own API or shared storage compatibilities?” In most cases, cloud environments have unique ways of providing encapsulation for various applications, authentication, and authorization. Aligning these from one cloud to the next becomes more complex if you are fully invested in the cloud-native versions of the applications such as Database as a Service (DBaaS) and are leveraging AWS RDS, for example. So how do you solve this problem? You can read Calvin’s full Tech Note here.

Will HYCU’s Application Awareness Finally Make Backups “Easy”?

- Chris Williams, Multi-Cloud Consultant, WWT

As Chris noted, the importance and complications of backups are well documented throughout history. Backups are complex. Determining which environments need/should be backed up, which applications will need to be backed up first, and what SLAs does the important data have are questions worth asking.  Along with the complexity of backups, backing up data is often an afterthought until a disaster recovery event has occurred. Furthermore, backups are involuntarily funded because no one wants to pay for a “sense of security” or something that they never use. One of the biggest “holes” with most of today’s current backup solutions is the inability to modify a backup process when “there is a change” with an application. This is called “Application or App Awareness”, a function that seeks to alleviate this situation by seeing backup from the application perspective. You can read Chris’s Tech Note here.

Cross-Cloud Platforms are the Future

- Ned Bellavance Director of Cloud Solutions, IT Consulting Company

As Ned pointed out, the future of multi-cloud is now. According to the Flexera State of the Cloud Report for 2022, 89% of respondents have pursued or plan on pursuing a multi-cloud strategy. This means the remaining 11% are running multi-cloud or just don’t know it. Organizations both small and large will have to mirror running in a hybrid situation at a minimum and increasingly in a multi-cloud environment, which includes both public cloud providers and private cloud-running on-premises data centers. Cloud isn’t where you are, it’s what you do. Multi-cloud success or any cloud success is contingent on well-implemented cloud operations  So how do you make your multi-cloud strategy successful? You can read Ned’s Tech Note here.

HYCU Nailed It

- Larry Smith XaaS Sales Manager – Technology Solutions, Westcoast Limited

According to Larry, backup and migration solutions should be agnostic. As we look at our industry, how do we approach solutions such as disaster recovery (DR), backups and migrations, etc? When managing multiple cloud environments do we do that from a framework or automation perspective? In most cases, managing backup solutions is as complex as it is challenging. The complexity and challenges these backup solutions face often come from DevOps-friendly environments that spend more time on the admin look and feel functionality vs. focusing on the admin and consumer experience. For Larry, HYCU stood out because of how they chose to build a solution around each cloud and keep the nativeness of each one while providing an agnostic consumption model. You can read Larry’s Tech Note here.

The feedback Calvin, Chris, Ned, and Larry provided was based on the initial presentation from our VP Products Subbiah Sundaram. Here’s what Subbiah had to share:

Simplifying Multi-Cloud Data Protection

- Subbiah Sundaram, SVP of Products, HYCU

At HYCU, we start with the obvious question, what is multi-cloud data protection? From our standpoint, it is a comprehensive cloud protection and security solution that not only protects but prevents enterprise and customer data, applications, and assets from advanced security threats and cyberattacks across multiple cloud infrastructures and environments. A trademark of a strong multi-cloud data protection solution should be that it is purpose-built data protection for each cloud environment that in turn is “shockingly simple” to use and “designed for the people behind the data.” Intrigued? You can learn how firsthand.

A safer world is possible when data protection is effortless and accessible. Discover what makes HYCU Protégé, our visionary Data Protection as a Service platform, unlike anything you’ve experienced.

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Tech Notes are sponsored articles written on behalf of leading enterprise IT companies. These posts are written by our network of independent IT influencers according to topics selected by the sponsoring companies. Gestalt IT and these writers are paid by the company indicated in the header and sidebar.

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