Chuck DeLouis

Chuck DeLouis is Vice President of Product Management at Intronis. Chuck is responsible for all product decisions including strategy, requirements, and roadmap. He brings with him more than 30 years of software management experience and has a deep technical expertise in databases and data security. More than ten years of that time was spent in PM, driving innovation, disruption, and revenue growth.

Recent Posts

The Intronis ECHOplatform: Giving MSPs the power of choice

Posted by Chuck DeLouis on Jun 10, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Today we launched the Intronis ECHOplatform, which is available to partners on our U2 Plan pricing.

The launch is a major milestone for Intronis, as it’s the culmination of years of product planning and development.

We’ve expanded our data protection footprint significantly over the past few years, and most recently added support for physical system images and Hyper-V virtual machines this spring.

All of those improvements have enabled what we’re launching today. With Intronis ECHOplatform, you get the full range of our data backup technologies for a flat rate.

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Topics: Intronis Support Center

Intronis Spring Release ’14: Grow your data protection footprint

Posted by Chuck DeLouis on Apr 16, 2014 11:23:09 AM

We’ve reached general availability for the Intronis Spring Release ’14, which is currently rolling out to partners as you read this post.

The new release could be the most transformative product announcement in our company’s history for several reasons.

Not only does it introduce great new functionality to our platform, but it’s also the first in a series of exciting announcements this year that will transform how our partners manage the data protection needs of their clients.

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Topics: Intronis Support Center

Why security is a driver of data protection

Posted by Chuck DeLouis on Feb 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

The current threat landscape SMBs face today is scary to say the least. The bad guys – many of whom are part of organized crime units backed by serious funding – are well ahead of the pack. It’s not really a fair fight, because some of the smartest people in the world are attacking people who have other priorities – business owners.

Where do you think computer security would rank on a list of an SMB owner’s daily priorities? Probably not high, because they have to worry about running their business.

This is why they hired you, the MSP, to manage these sorts of things for them. As far as the SMB owner is concerned, whether it’s a virus, a deleted file, or a busted server, all business interruptions are the same. They just need you to stay on top of this stuff and keep them protected.

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Topics: IT Security

Apocalypse Now: Your Windows XP clients are at risk, 2 ways to help

Posted by Chuck DeLouis on Jan 17, 2014 12:05:00 PM

By Chuck DeLouis, VP of Product Management

Mark your calendars: April 8 is a date you won’t want to forget.

That’s the day that Microsoft will end all support for Windows XP, the operating system it first released way back in 2001. It’s also what I would call “Christmas in April” for cybercriminals. That’s because, once Microsoft stops releasing hotfixes and providing support, a surprising number of PC users will forever be vulnerable to huge waves of security exploits and infections.

How many consumers and businesses will be affected? As of January 2013, Microsoft reports 29% of all PC users in the world use Windows XP. That number drops every month, but it’s still shockingly high for an operating system that is very old and very susceptible to infection – XP computers are infected at a rate 6 times higher than Windows 8.

Even so, almost 13 years after its release, XP is still the second-most widely used operating system going, ahead of Windows 8 and 8.1, Vista, Linux, even Mac OS X. Shockingly, about 95 percent of the world’s ATMs are powered by Windows XP, according to the ATM supplier NCR.

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Topics: Intronis Support Center

3 reasons why cloud backup and recovery beats out hardware appliances

Posted by Chuck DeLouis on Dec 9, 2013 1:19:00 PM

Talk has resurfaced about a major consumer/direct-to-small business cloud backup provider launching their long-awaited hardware appliance in an effort to win more channel-focused cloud backup business. This has been in development for a very long time. 

The bigger question is: why did they bother?

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery