The Six Five Podcast
On this episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition hosts Daniel Newman and Patrick Moorhead welcome Clumio CEO Poojan Kumar to discuss top considerations for IT leaders in 2020 as well as new announcements from Clumio.
In the conversation, Daniel, Patrick and Poojan explored data’s changing role in business. Data no longer just lives in a data center. Thanks to cloud and SaaS applications, data is everywhere. In some cases, data is crucial to business operations. In other cases, data truly is the business. Businesses need to know where the data is at all times and how to access it. And then they have to make sure, in case of a cyber security attack, that the data is secure.
The new economics of IT. Poojan shared thoughts on how cloud is changing the economics of IT specifically moving to from a capital expenditure to an operating expenditure. Cloud is a very expensive proposition if you don’t know how to work it. Companies can be paying for storage, compute, and network — this is where moving to a cloud native solution can help. Building in the cloud provides a better opportunity to control expenses and take advantage of cloud economics.
Building on application deployment speed, iterations, and time to value. Poojan, Daniel, and Patrick discussed how building and running in the cloud can allow continuous innovation and development. Clumio has developers constantly working on updates to applications that get pushed live to customers once a week. Customers only have to refresh the application to see the difference.
Implications of SaaS applications on data protection. The trio also discussed how spread out data actually is now in an organization. Most orgs have public clouds, multiple SaaS applications, and maybe a private cloud too. We’ve seen greater productivity from all of these apps, but data protection has become even more challenging. Fragmented back-ups and current data protection strategies won’t cut it anymore. Clumio’s cloud native strategy combines all data into one place that’s easy to view and back up — a game changer for CIO’s everywhere.
Cloud security and compliance. Poojan shared thoughts on Clumio’s take on security and compliance issues for data storage in the cloud. Most companies today have built strategies to comply with the GDPR and CCPA. In specific industries you have HIPAA and PCI compliance standards that need to be met. Clumio has built in encryption features and key management features that secure data no matter where it is — in the cloud or in flight.
Introducing Clumio’s RDS Support. Lastly, Poojan shared that Clumio is introducing support for RDS. Clumio has developed a new service that will essentially add a layer of protection and compliance to the data in a database like AWS. Clumio is really showing signs and promise of a data management service in the public cloud — a really exciting prospect for the future. You can learn more about this launch from the press release from Clumio.
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