Curtis Preston

W. Curtis Preston is known as “Mr. Backup,” having specialized in backup and recovery for 25 years. He started his career as the backup admin for a $35B credit card company, and has since designed and implemented some of the world’s largest backup systems, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies. His passion for protecting everyone’s data includes founding backupcentral.com, writing the O’Reilly books Backup & Recovery and Using SANs & NAS, conducting several hundred backup seminars around the world, as well as speaking at hundreds of webinars and trade shows.

Recent Posts by W. Curtis Preston

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    DMaaS: Druva CloudRanger & Building the Bridge to the Cloud

    Companies increasing their adoption of the cloud need a unified data management system for both datacenter and cloud data....

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    GDPR Is About To Make Data Breaches A Lot Scarier

    Hilton could have paid a fine of over $400 million if its data breach had happened after May 2018...

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    Your Data Center Can’t Protect the Cloud

    Attempting to protect the cloud with your data center is like hauling a ton of manure in a sports...

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    W. Curtis Preston (aka “Mr. Backup”) Joins Druva

    Why in the world did someone like me who has never worked for a vendor finally decide to work...

  • SaaS vs Software Hosted in VMs in the Cloud

    There are two very different consumption models in the cloud: cloud native and hosted. The differences between these two...

  • The AWS re:Invent 2017 Experience

    AWS re:Invent is a show with its head in the clouds. It’s a very different show in a lot...