Top Backup and Disaster Recovery Podcasts for 2018

Podcasts have been around for more than a decade and have been growing in popularity since the idea was first introduced. About 67 million Americans are listening to podcasts each month, according to

You can listen to a podcast for entertainment, research, or even best practices. If you’re thinking about utilizing this medium for your backup and disaster recovery needs, here are some of the top podcasts in this space:

1. The Open-Source Podcast

Because Bare Metal OpenStack is so vital within the enterprise and Data Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions should be in every organization’s arsenal, The Open Source Podcast created a special episode that focuses just on those topics. Guest Podcast Host Stephen Spector makes a special appearance in this episode, which shares why data backup and disaster recovery are important, why enterprises should choose OpenStack, the definition of DRaaS and how to recover from a disaster with live migration from other platforms to OpenStack.

2. What You Need to Know About Bare Metal Recovery

This podcast shares the information you need to know about bare-metal recovery and what your options are. Marc Staimer, founder of Dragon Slayer Consulting, talks with Assistant Editor John Hilliard about bare-metal recovery and how it differs from a typical restore, how to test one and more.

3. The Small Business Cybersecurity Podcast

The third episode of this podcast focuses on backup and disaster recovery. Backup, disaster recovery and business continuity are gaining popularity, making this topic even more relevant. This episode covers why it’s critical to have a proper solution in place to recover your data in the event of a disaster. It also goes over options, processes and solutions to protect your data, staff and entire business.

4. Data Protection Gumbo 

The Data Protection Gumbo podcast is a geared toward backup and recovery professionals. Now in their second season, the Data Protection Gumbo Podcast Show is sure to teach you something and entertain you at the same time. The latest episode, titled, “The Data Protection Diet” aims to explain how organizations should go about creating a solid data protection plan. The podcast promises to, “Inform, educate, and mobilize the world with millions of Chefs that are equipped with the right utensils and ingredients to intelligently understand, store and manage your important data.”

5. Datto Podcast Series

This series is produced by the Datto team and shares what’s new and trending in the space and where the world of backup, recovery, business continuity, cloud, and data protection are headed.

6. Data Protection and Disaster Recovery White Paper Discussion

Michael Fazely, Eric Malatesta, William Sellers, Jadin Kavanaugh, and special guest Felix Carballo star in this podcast from ShoutEngine. They discuss a white paper on how to protect corporate data and recover from any disaster that should plague your business.

7. Building a DR Site vs. Outsourcing Disaster Recovery

In this podcast, Paul Kirvnan talks about the benefits and disadvantages of using a third-party vendor to provide a backup DR site compared to just building your own.