Build vs. Buy: The Hidden Costs of DIY Data Protection
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Managing effective data protection in AWS is increasingly challenging, especially as data volume grows, data sources expand, and budgets tighten. It’s tempting to build your own solution for customization and control. But it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of a DIY approach versus leveraging a purpose-built solution, including the final TCO when all the costs are considered.

Join ESG Economic Validation Analyst Nathan McAfee and Clumio Director of Technical Strategy Ryan Smith as they share their data protection and cost optimization expertise. They will also discuss ESG’s findings on the value of protecting data and uncover some key considerations when making the decision to build vs buy. Nathan and Ryan will address:

  • Data protection challenges found throughout the industry
  • Typical air-gapping methods and their costs
  • How Clumio achieves up to 35% savings over other cloud solutions
  • De-risking your data


Nathan McAfee
Economic Validation Analyst with ESG
Ryan Smith
Director of Technical Strategy at Clumio
Nathan helps companies understand and quantify the economic impact of change. Nathan uses a value-based approach, which considers the entire decision-making process. With over 20 years experience in economic validation, his work has provided guidance and clarity to companies of all sizes. Prior to joining ESG, Nathan held a variety of roles which helped hone his focus on the decision-making process. His background includes marketing, product, and engineering roles with over 20 years of enterprise storage systems working for some of the largest players in the industry such as Hitachi Vantara, Samsung Semiconductor, and Xyratex.

Join for a chance to win an iPad or a Clumio mug!

One lucky attendee will receive a 9th generation iPad 10.2, and 50 attendees will receive a Clumio mug and bag of premium coffee! Must use a valid business email address and be a resident of the United States to be eligible.