Danie Marais

Director of Software Development, Redstor

Danie Marais is one of the founding partners of Redstor and our Director of Product Management. He developed the first Backup Pro Storage Platform and many of his designs are still used. Today he is responsible for the Product Roadmap and still plays a very active role as part of the Development Team. Prior to working with Redstor, Danie was a freelance developer. He comes armed with an arsenal of skills and experience around agile methodologies, cloud computing, SaaS and UX, among others.

Danie Marais will be speaking on the following topic:

How data protection can enrich your SaaS strategies

Businesses recognise the value of SaaS-based applications, with e-mail and collaboration being the highest adopted. However, the euphoric “public cloud-first” and “public cloud-only” strategies as a quick fix for modernisation have led to a haphazard adoption of cloud services.

With data now fragmented across multiple silos, many organisations lack a unified data management architecture to manage, protect and recover data across technologies. According to research by analyst IDC, cloud data management is now one of the number one priorities and challenges, alongside security.

  • How data protection can help organisations do more with their SaaS strategies.
  • What can be done now that information governance, meeting SLAs, and regulatory compliance (GDPR & POPI) are becoming increasingly complex

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