The discussion centers on the pressing need for standardizing backups within hybrid cloud environments. As systems continually transition to the cloud, they often result in hybrid or multi-cloud scenarios. This evolution brings both opportunities and challenges, especially concerning data protection. The focus is on leveraging Veeam's trusted data platform to safeguard both on-site and cloud-based workloads effectively.
The conversation delves into the stages of cloud maturity from a data protection perspective:
- Legacy Model: Firms operate predominantly on-premises with no immediate plans to adopt cloud technologies.
- Opportunistic Approach: There's irregular use of cloud services, primarily for storage purposes, and tools such as Microsoft 365.
- Systematic Approach: Regular and defined utilization of the cloud is observed, with many transferring their on-premises operations to the cloud.
- Optimized Approach: Organizations operate mainly on the cloud, developing cloud-native applications, and using serverless models and platforms like Kubernetes.