On Thursday, December 10, HubStor was part of ActualTech Media’s Megacast. Their Megacasts are webinars where multiple vendors present on the same topic. It can be interesting to see the different perspectives and approaches.
The topic of the Megacast was data protection, disaster recover, and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) – similar to the October Megacast we presented for. Our presentation was “HubStor – a smart play for data protection”.
This Megacast was another great experience. The ActualTech Media folks are real pros and had all the details covered from the start. Below you’ll find a quick recap of our presentation and a video recording of it.
I started out with the mandatory brief intro to HubStor and a quick snapshot of our business. Then I spent a while talking about how enterprise IT has evolved over the recent years. Before, data centers were all about monolithic hardware running huge applications and databases, and IT was viewed as a cost center.
These days, however, enterprise IT is focused on application delivery. Enterprises have adopted “virtual first” and “cloud first” policies. There has been a big increase in the adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. IT – used correctly – can now provide a value-add to business processes.
With these changes, enterprises need a data protection solution built for the modern data center. HubStor’s Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Archive-as-a-Service (AaaS) are exactly that. I walked through the data flow in HubStor’s BaaS, spending some time on our content indexing and advanced search enablement. Next, I presented four different categories of HubStor’s data protection capabilities for adding value to the data center:
- On-premises data – servers, shared storage, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere
- Public cloud IaaS and PaaS – Azure Blob Storage, Azure File Storage, Azure virtual machines, AWS S3 storage
- SaaS applications – Microsoft 365 – including full support for Teams, Box, Google Drive, Slack, and several other chat services
- Software development kit – useful for using our API-first architecture to build connectors for applications developed in-house and for integrating HubStor directly into other applications
I spent a little while talking about how HubStor can automate compliance enforcement, but we do so much here that there just wasn’t time to cover it fully.
We closed with a Q&A session – no presentation would be complete without one. We didn’t have enough time to answer all of the questions live, but I stayed online after the presentation and did my best to answer the remaining questions in the chat. If you have questions I didn’t answer, please contact us and we’ll get you the information you’re looking for.
You can see the recording of the presentation below. Hopefully, it shows the value of our Backup-as-a-Service solutions – if it does, reach out to us to speak with a Solutions Engineer who can help determine the solution that is the best fit for your data protection requirements.