I am working on the following articles, which will appear in Computer Weekly in October:
Cloud DR: DIY or Disaster Recovery as a Service
The cloud is now the main backup destination for a growing number of businesses. And the range of businesses offering disaster recovery as a service is growing too.
But is disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) always the best option? Or is it better to develop a solution in house, using off the shelf (cloud) technologies?
The piece will look at the benefits of DIY approaches, and the drawbacks, and compare these to the benefits (and drawbacks) of DRaaS. The piece will also summarise the range of DRaaS services on the market, and set out the best use cases for each.
I’d welcome analyst comment and/or industry case studies for this piece. Deadline for leads: Thursday 16th September.
Where next for the data warehouse, and what might replace it?
Has the conventional data warehouse had its day? And what could replace it? Conventional, on-premises data warehouse technology now competes with a range of emerging technologies, including data virtualisation, “data lakehouses”, and cloud data warehouses.
What role will these newer technologies play? Are they likely to supplant the conventional, on-premises, datacentre approach, and if so why?
I am keen to speak to analysts and consultants in order to form a market overview, but also CIOs whose preferences are either for the new, or indeed the conventional, technology. The deadline is Wednesday 22nd September.
For either article please get in touch in the first instance by email.