Data protection is evolving to adjust to new IT infrastructure driven by digital transformation, cyber threats, legal mandates, and the risk of data loss.

Data protection software and services are essential for preventing downtime, ensuring IT continuity, and facilitating system and data recovery. They are also crucial in the fight against ransomware.

Enterprise Strategy Group’s Data Protection analysts and demand-side research cover the technologies and services available, both in the data center and in the cloud, including:

  • Backup
  • Business continuity/Disaster recovery
  • Cloud data protection
  • Compliance
  • Cyber resilience/Ransomware
  • Data privacy regulations
  • Data protection
  • Data replication
  • DRaaS
  • E-discovery
  • Intelligent data management

Research Report

Cloud Data Protection Strategies at a Crossroads

The broad adoption of public cloud services and containers as sources and repositories of business-critical data puts the onus on data owners to deliver on data protection SLAs for cloud-resident and container-based applications and data. Users are confused about the data protection levels that public cloud and Kubernetes environments deliver and about the changing protection options (DIY in the cloud, cloud-native third-party solutions, hyperscalers’ built-in features, as-a-service, etc.).

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Analysts Covering Data Protection

Christophe Bertrand

Practice Director, Data Protection

Areas of Expertise

  • Backup
  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
  • Cloud Data Protection
  • Compliance
  • Cyber Resilience
  • Data Privacy Regulations

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Brian McKenna

Senior Analyst, Business Applications & EMEA Analyst Services Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Business & Technology Strategy
  • Business Applications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Contact Center
  • Customer Data Platforms (CDP)
  • Customer Experience/CRM

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Recent Data Protection Insights