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On-premises data protection is still necessary and will still see adoption in the foreseeable future, but there’s an undeniable push to the cloud, said Krista Macomber, senior analyst at Evaluator Group. Data protection companies see this and are trying to carve out a niche in the container and cloud-native space as it emerges, which is what’s happening with Catalogic.
“Containers and Kubernetes are coming down the pike — if they aren’t already a reality — for enterprises, so there needs to be a focus here on the part of data protection vendors,” Macomber said.