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Data Management in Multi-Cloud Environments

Faction's John Drake and Brian Hoekelman on Improving Visibility, Security
John Drake, senior vice president of alliances and partnerships, Faction; Brian Hoekelman, vice president of product, Faction

Many enterprises over the past three years jumped from "dipping their toes" into the cloud to being immersed in multi-cloud environments. How has data management changed as companies distribute data across cloud, data centers and on-premises? John Drake and Brian Hoekelman of Faction share insights.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Drake and Hoekelman discuss:

  • Unique challenges and unsuccessful approaches to data management;
  • How to simplify multi-cloud data management;
  • How to improve data security and access control.

Drake joined Faction in 2012. He is responsible for developing go-to-market strategies, spearheading product integrations, aligning joint-services offerings and driving marketing and enablement initiatives with Faction's strategic alliance partners. Prior to Faction, Drake served as commercial account manager, senior technical consultant and senior systems engineer at EMC Corp., where he managed all commercial accounts for the Rocky Mountain region. He has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry.

Hoekelman joined Faction in May 2018. He oversees the company's product portfolio across on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Prior to Faction, he held numerous product leadership roles at organizations including Level 3, Time Warner Telecom and Qwest Communications. Hoekelman created the cloud-networking portfolio at Time Warner Telecom and led multiple joint development efforts with AWS, Microsoft and Google.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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