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Why Founders Should Use a SaaS Service For Data Protection & Resilience with W. Curtis Preston # 185
Episode 1855th August 2022 • SaaS District • Akeel Jabber | Horizen Capital
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W. Curtis Preston aka “Mr. Backup” is the Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, a data protection as a service company. He's an expert in backup & recovery systems, a space he has been working in since 1993, designing data protection systems for some of the largest organizations in the world.

He is also the host of the Restore it All podcast, founder and webmaster of, a website dedicated to backup and recovery and has written four books about backup and recovery.

In this episode we cover:

  • 00:00 - Flying Cat Marketing - Content-Led B2B SEO Agency
  • 01:08 - Intro
  • 02:20 - SaaS Applications And Higher Risks Of Data Loss
  • 07:59 - The Basic Features That SaaS Data Protection Companies Includes
  • 11:05 - Difference Between Protecting Privacy & Data Security
  • 12:57 - Challenges & Risks Of Backing Up Data Using A Traditional System
  • 18:27 - What You Should Be Aware Of When Choosing A Backup Service Team
  • 25:20 - Does Migrating A Company's Backup To A Cloud Provider Mitigate Risks?
  • 30:53 - How Often A B2B SaaS Should Be Backing Up
  • 33:20 - Curtis' Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
  • 34:08 - Curtis' Piece Of Advice For His 25 Years Old Self
  • 34:52 - Curtis' Biggest Challenges at Druva
  • 37:10 - Intrumental Resources For Curtis' Success
  • 38:38 - What Does Success Means for Curtis Today
  • 40:08 - Get In Touch With Curtis

Get In Touch With Curtis:

Curtis' Twitter

Druva Website

W. Curtis Preston's Book "Modern Data Protection" Free Copy On Druva's Website


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