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Monday, Feb 29, 2016

Geminare CEO & President, Joshua Geist, speaking at AGC 2016 Information Security Conference

 

 

Panelists:

Joshua Geist, President and Chief Executive Officer, Geminare
Dave Elliot, Global Product Lead, Enterprise Cloud, Google
Steve Mitzenmacher, Vive President, Corporate Development, NetApp
Don Jaworski, Chief Executive Officer, SwiftStack
Nelson Nahum, Chief Executive Officer, Zadara Storage
 

Moderator:

Tarkan Maner, Chief Executive Officer, Nexenta
 

Topic:

Cloud-Based DRaaS Business Models and the Evolution of "Software-Defined" Storage Architectures
 

Date:

Mar 1, 2016 3:30-4:30pm PT
 
 
Abstract:
Cloud Computing has rapidly risen to the forefront of the IT landscape, given the inherent flexibility, elasticity, and scalability it can provide to end users and IT organizations. Given the continued explosion in digital content that is being created, consumed and distributed globally, data storage and protection is a logical component to move along with applications and infrastructure into the Cloud.  
 
The Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market originally emerged to address IT organizations’ need to support increasingly aggressive recovery-time targets and more frequent and lower-cost testing while understaffed, or without requiring a significant time commitment by existing IT staff. The current state of DRaaS constitutes a significant inflection point between the more traditional DR management (which was typically very inwardly focused) and the world of digital business in which outwardly focused managed availability will become a critical success factor. This is especially true for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders who already are, or soon will be, tasked with supporting digital business and the Internet of Things (IoT).  
 
Cloud storage/data protection options have also been gaining increased traction because enterprises want to maintain sensitive data in-house, and push other non-mission critical data into “cheap & deep” Cloud storage. Hybrid storage options also have the inherent advantages of lower latency and lower bandwidth usage given that the “hot” data can reside within the enterprise with high levels of performance. Regardless of where the data resides, appropriate levels of protection and recoverability remain among the biggest concerns for IT in today’s environment. Both enterprises and Cloud service providers must maintain proper backup and recovery solutions for data when it is in motion, in process or at rest.  
 
   Market, Sizing / Growth:  
  • Gartner estimates the size of the DRaaS market to be approximately $1.3 billion, with a CAGR of approximately 30%  
  • By 2018, Gartner estimates that the size of the DRaaS market will exceed that of the market for more traditional subscription-based DR services  
  • Larger organizations are now increasingly adopting DRaaS, though penetration into very large businesses (with 5,000 or more employees) is only 13%—half that of the second-smallest segment (businesses with between 1,000 and 5,000 employees)  
 
Discussion Topics:  
  • How are businesses approaching data protection for the various types of data that they control—block, file, object, full VMs, etc.? How do DRaaS vendors and strategies address these various needs?  
  • What does the DRaaS business model look like? More like on-demand, or a managed hosting model? Does the need to recover physical servers/storage devices complicate this?  
  • Will data protection solutions be provided by emerging standalone businesses, or will these solutions be integrated into on-premise storage solutions or Cloud services from the large vendors?  
  • As the storage tier becomes increasingly virtualized, will the resulting solutions be able to provision storage across both enterprise IT environments and the Cloud? How will “Software-Defined” storage architectures evolve as it relates to hybrid Cloud environments?
  • How are businesses using DRaaS now to achieve high availability (i.e., selective failover of production applications), and not just true disaster recovery? Does this increase the market?  
  • When will we see cloud-based DR transition to managed data center resilience across the premises and the cloud, with recovery and availability managed by the infrastructure or applications themselves?  
  • What are current customer requirements for data security as it relates to backup/recovery in the Cloud? Are additional products/solutions required to truly secure data in these environments?
 
 
About AGC Partners:
AGC is a leading investment bank with a focus on providing strategic advisory services to technology companies. With more than 50 investment banking professionals across the Americas and in Europe, we provide global coverage across all products and sectors, from software and digital media to tech-enabled services and mobile communications. Since our inception in 2003, AGC Partners has completed more than 200 investment banking transactions for emerging growth companies.
 
 
 

1st  - Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare, Recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief
6th  - Resiliency Management Platform Winner of TMC’s 2016 Cloud Computing Backup & Disaster Recovery Award
11th  - Resiliency Management Platform Named Finalist and Runner-Up in 2016 SVC Awards
10th  - Geminare Secures Key Innovator Position in DRaaS MarketsandMarkets Research Report
20th  - TierPoint Debuts as a Challenger in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service
21st  - Geminare’s CMP Announced as Finalist in 2016 CIR International Business Continuity Awards
29th  - Geminare CEO & President, Joshua Geist, speaking at AGC 2016 Information Security Conference
22nd  - Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief
2nd  - TierPoint and Geminare Expand Partnership to Deliver Best in Class DRaaS
10th  - Geminare and Google Cloud Platform Winner of TMC’s 2015 Cloud Computing Backup and DR Award
29th  - Geminare Launches Global Availability of DRaaS Fully Certified with HP Helion OpenStack®
6th  - NTT Communications launches DRaaS solution in Europe
31st  - Geminare and VMware Collaborate to bring DRaaS Solutions to VMware’s vCloud Air
5th  - Geminare Partners Prominent in Gartner’s Inaugural DRaaS Magic Quadrant
20th  - Geminare CEO & President, Joshua Geist, speaking at AGC 2015 Information Security Conference
16th  - Geminare Recognized at 2015 CIR Business Continuity Awards
9th  - Geminare Awarded Patent for its DRaaS Platform
11th  - Geminare collaborates with Google to deliver DRaaS
1st  - Geminare Recognized at 2014 CIR Risk Management Awards for Best Use of Technology
12th  - Geminare Named HP 2014 AllianceOne Partner of the Year
2nd  - Geminare Wins 2014 Most Innovative Solution Award from CIR Business Continuity
30th  - Geminare Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc.
8th  - Geminare Recognized at 2014 CIR Business Continuity Awards for Most Innovative Product and Solution
17th  - Geminare Enables Recovery as a Service Solutions for HP Partners
24th  - Geminare’s CEO, Joshua Geist, Named as 2014 CRN Channel Chief
10th  - RaaS Market Explodes in Latin America
11th  - Cosentry brings Recovery as a Service to the Midwest market
9th  - NTTCom Recognized with Highest Score for Product in Gartner’s 2013 Critical Capabilities RaaS Report
13th  - RaaS Market to Hit $5.7 Billion by 2018, Dominated by Geminare, TechNavio Reports
26th  - Recovery as a Service Patent Highlighted Among Top 10 Telco Patents
7th  - SUITS - Synopsis Under IP/Patents Telecom Sourcing Conference - 2013
3rd  - Nearly 3 out of 4 Enterprises Evaluating Recovery as a Service, Reports ESG Geminare Product Brief
27th  - Geminare Recognized at 2013 CIR Business Continuity Awards for Most Innovative Product of the Year
25th  - Geminare’s CEO, Joshua Geist, Named as 2013 CRN Channel Chief
3rd  - NTT Communications Presents Cloud Recovery at Gartner Data Center Conference 2012
3rd  - Geminare’s myVault Email Archive Finalist for Windows Azure Platform ISV Partner of the Year Award
26th  - Geminare CEO & President, Joshua Geist, speaking at TMC Cloud4SMB Expo 2012 in Austin, TX Oct 2-5
29th  - NTT America Expands Recovery as a Service Portfolio with Geminare’s Cloud Recovery Solution
14th  - Geminare Recognized at 2012 CIR Risk Management Awards for Risk Management Product of the Year
13th  - Geminare Addresses Rapid Growth Adding VP Global Channels and Alliances Veteran Steven Wagner
2nd  - THINKstrategies StrategicThinking Profile: Geminare’s myVault Email Archive powered by Windows Azure
9th  - Geminare Redefines Global Email Archiving Landscape through Microsoft’s Windows Azure
13th  - Geminare Extends Patented CORE Platform to Microsoft Azure Marketplace
24th  - Geminare Recognized at 2012 CIR Business Continuity Awards for Most Innovative Product of the Year
19th  - Recovery as a Service Platform Patent Issued to Geminare
19th  - Geminare Strategic Alliance with Microsoft Brings Recovery as a Service to the Windows Azure Cloud
7th  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, hosting Arrow Fusion Webinar. Dec 13, 2011
31st  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, hosting Arrow Fusion Webinar. Nov 17, 2011
28th  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, hosting Allstream Webinar. Nov 16, 2011
27th  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, speaking at Cloud Channel Summit 2011 in Mountain View, CA. Nov 7, 2011
24th  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, speaking at ComputerWorld SNW Fall 2011 in Orlando, FL Oct 10-13
24th  - Connect In Private Corp. Chooses Geminare Global Cloud Recovery Standard for Latin America, Europe
18th  - Geminare Appoints Industry Veteran Robert Sandie as Vice President Corporate Development
2nd  - Geminare Empowers Online Backup Industry with Introduction of Virtual Server Rapid Recovery
2nd  - Geminare Revolutionizes DR Market by Integrating Rapid Recovery & BC with Iron Mountain’s LiveVault
6th  - Evaluator Group Report Identifies Geminare as Rapid Enabler of Higher-Value Cloud Solutions
4th  - Geminare Short-Listed for 2011 CIR Business Continuity Awards
17th  - Government of Canada embraces Nisha’s Cloud Recovery product, powered by Geminare
7th  - Geminare and Hosting.com Leverage the Cloud to Revolutionize the BC/DR Industry
3rd  - Allstream and Geminare partner to change the economics of business continuity and disaster recovery
4th  - ESG Report Concludes Geminare is Changing the Economics of BC/DR
16th  - LexisNexis Canada Partners with Geminare to Deliver Managed Cloud Services
12th  - Geminare Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award
21st  - Storage Strategies NOW: “Geminare Leads Recovery as a Service Market”
14th  - Geminare Delivers Recovery as a Service to the Enterprise
26th  - Qwest Expands Cloud-Based Services with Introduction of Real-Time Application Recovery
27th  - Geminare Launches Cloud Storage Assurance 2.0
20th  - Geminare adds iPhone integration to its Cloud Recovery services with launch of iCloudRecovery
6th  - Enomaly and Geminare partner to deliver strategic Cloud Infrastructure and Recovery as a Service off
15th  - Geminare adds Recovery as a Service to Amazon’s Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
18th  - Geminare vaults the Recovery as a Service market forward:  Geminare Server Replication 2.0 for Cloud
29th  - Bechtle AG adds Geminare’s hosted Business Continuity Service to direct sales division
7th  - Synergy Global Solutions selects Geminare Incorporated for First Cloud-Based Storage Service
29th  - Bell brings Geminare Incorporated’s hosted business continuity solution to the Canadian SMB market
4th  - Geminare’s SaaS Business Continuity Service Foundation for Ingram Micro’s New SMB Channel Offering
15th  - CA & Geminare Short-Listed for 2009 CIR Business Continuity Award
10th  - Geminare Announces the First Cloud-Based Storage Solution to Deliver Continuous Server Availability
25th  - Geminare Incorporated Signs IT Giant Bechtle AG to Provide Geminareʼs Hosted Business Solution
17th  - CA selects Geminare as its Worldwide Go-To-Market Provider for Hosted SaaS-based Business Continuity