Risk Management Show

Using a SaaS service for data protection and resilience with W. Curtis Preston (Risk Management Show)


W. Curtis Preston appeared as a guest on the Risk Management Show, hosted by Boris Agranovich. Here’s what Boris had to show about Mr. Backup’s time on his show:

In this episode you will hear Curtis’s insights on the current status of the Backup and Recovery industry.

Curtis is an expert in backup & recovery systems; a space he has been working in since 1993. He has written four books on the subject, the fourth of which is Modern Data Protection from O’Reilly was published in May 2021. He is the “fellow” host of the Restore it All podcast, and the founder and webmaster of backupcentral.com, a website dedicated to backup and recovery.

  • He is now the Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, a data protection as a service company.
    • – We discussed the following topics among others:
    • – What are the challenges/risks of backing up data using a traditional on-premises backup system?
    • – Does migrating a company’s backup to a cloud provider mitigate those risks?
    • – How does a SaaS-based data backup and recovery system different?
    • – Do all backup-as-a-service vendors offer the same risk level?
      • – Isn’t backing up and recovering a large datacenter to/from the cloud difficult?


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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

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