Managing and Reducing Costs of Enterprise Data Protection

Sponsor: Symantec
Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: Dave Russell, Brian Dye
Type: Audio (29 minutes)


Accelerated data growth, virtualization and tighter service-level agreements have pushed traditional backup to its breaking point. Unrelenting 24/7 data growth has caused backup windows to disappear, storage capacity to bloat and SLAs to be out of reach.

But new alternatives have emerged, fragmenting data protection by splitting up de-duplication, VM protection and snapshots as well as tape, disk and cloud-based backup. But which solution is right for you?

In this program, leading experts from Gartner and Symantec break down the information management challenges that organizations like yours face and, more importantly, offer solutions to address them.


About Dave Russell, Research VP, Gartner
Dave Russell is a research vice president at Gartner, where his research focus is on storage, with an emphasis on backup/recovery (including data deduplication, virtual tape libraries [VTLs] and continuous data protection [CDP]), replication and storage management. Mr. Russell covers both distributed and mainframe storage solutions. In addition, he covers the overall storage strategies and portfolios of many of the industry's top providers.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Russell spent 15 years at IBM in storage product development as a software engineer in mainframe storage and as a manager of product development, architecture and strategy teams for distributed systems storage solutions.


About Brian Dye, VP Product Management, Symantec
Brian Dye serves as Vice President of Product Management for Symantec's Information Management Group. In this role, Brian is responsible for business strategy, product planning, go-to-market strategy and field enablement for the enterprise market, specifically the NetBackup and Enterprise Vault product families.

Brian has been with Symantec for six years and has led several businesses for Symantec, including Security (both Infrastructure Security and Compliance) and High Availability. Brian joined the company in the Alliances team, where he managed the corporate relationship with PeopleSoft, Siebel, and SAP. Prior to joining Symantec, he worked in various engineering, program management, and business development roles at Procter and Gamble, E Ink, and Xerox PARC.

Brian holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.