On Wednesday 7 October, HubStor took part in ActualTech Media’s megacast – a multi-vendor webinar. The megacast was on the topics of data protection, disaster recovery, and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). HubStor’s presentation was titled “HubStor – Your Data Protection Secret Weapon”. For more background on the event, you can read a preview here.
I got to have all the fun of presenting for HubStor (no sarcasm – I enjoy doing these events). Here’s a short recap and the video recording of our presentation.
I started out with a brief introduction to HubStor since sometimes it feels like we’re the best-kept secret in IT. I emphasized one of my personal favorite things about the company, the fact that we’re a tech startup with exactly zero outside investors – no loans, no angel investors, no venture capital.
Next, I explained our “secret weapon” analogy. Whether in comic books or spy movies, all secret weapons have three things in common:
- They’re a secret. No one walks around showing off their secret weapon.
- They are remarkably single-purpose.
- They do the one thing they do extraordinarily well.
In this analogy, HubStor does one thing – protect your data – and we do it extraordinarily well.
Then I dove into the main part of the presentation, explaining HubStor’s cloud data platform and what we can do for you. HubStor provides fully-managed and fully-automated backup and archive as a service. Using our platform as a foundation, we’re able to provide advanced features such as automated tiering, data retention policies for compliance, automatic enforcement of data sovereignty policies, and advanced rapid search capabilities across multiple datastores. We offer all of this through a single unified management console.
Next, I gave a more detailed walk-through of what HubStor can do for your organization, giving specific examples. For full details, watch the recording below. The short version is that HubStor can provide full data protection across your on-premises data centers, and your public cloud services whether you’re using Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and/or software as a service (SaaS). HubStor does this according to configurable policies set by you and does it all through a single unified console, regardless of the number and location of data sources. As an example, I talked about data protection for Microsoft 365, including our full backup and archiving support for Microsoft Teams.
I spent a little bit of time on our Software Development Kit (SDK), built upon our API-first architecture, talking through some examples of how some of our customers are using it.
Lastly, of course, was the open questions and answers portion of the event. Participants were able to submit questions through the webinar client. The audience had a lot of good questions. I answered as many of them as I could live in the time allowed, and then went back and answered the ones we hadn’t gotten to in the questions chat.