Geoff Bourgeois

Geoff Bourgeois is the CEO at HubStor, the leading cloud archive service on Microsoft Azure. Geoff co-founded HubStor with his long-time friend and colleague, Greg Campbell. Geoff has 18 years of experience delivering enterprise software to assist with the management, search, protection, and compliance of unstructured data. His focus in recent years has been centered on reinventing enterprise archiving for the cloud era through Azure-based storage and data management.
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Office 365 mailbox backup versus email journaling

March 11, 2020

When IT teams need to satisfy both message journaling and backup of Office 365 mailboxes, we often hear the question, “do I need one or the other, or both… what’s the difference between journaling

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Which SaaS model is better for backup and archive? Single-tenant vs. multi-tenant

February 13, 2020

The shift in the market is clear: Companies across all verticals and of all sizes, are stampeding into Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to solve core business needs.

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Guide to getting approval to use HubStor at your organization

January 30, 2020

Let’s say you fall in love with HubStor as the choice for modern backup and archive in the cloud.

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Recapping HubStor product developments in late 2019

January 21, 2020

In the final months of 2019, the development team at HubStor released several major features into the HubStor platform that are worthy of a recapping, as follows: 

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Announcing pricing updates that benefit new and existing HubStor customers

October 08, 2019

I am happy to announce an improvement to HubStor’s consumption-based pricing model: We now exclude all storage operations and network egress costs from the HubStor markup calculation!

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The definitive guide to cloud storage pricing

October 03, 2019

It’s no secret the cost of ownership model for on-premises storage is nothing like the way enterprise cloud storage pricing works.

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Optimizations for keeping your backups in HubStor

August 27, 2019

The cloud offers distinct advantages for enterprise backup and disaster recovery strategies, such as convenient offsite storage that is both economical and reliable.

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One example of how HubStor delivers a better SaaS customer experience

August 15, 2019

If there’s one thing we can all agree on with enterprise software, it’s that upgrading to newer versions can be an arduous and time-consuming strain on resources.

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Assign geographic location to control where your data resides with HubStor

July 26, 2019

There’s a growing list of compliance regulations that outline increasingly stringent requirements for handling data, including the geographic location where data is stored.

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The no-venture-capital approach to success in tech

March 28, 2019

Does a software company need venture capital (VC) backing to be successful?

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Tape vs. cloud? Or tape and cloud? (And why tape sucks)

March 14, 2019

Recently, George Crump at Storage Swiss wrote about tape vs. cloud and it sparked me to share my perspective on this fun storage industry debate.

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UPDATED: Azure File Sync vs. HubStor, or Both?

September 17, 2018

UPDATE: This post has been updated to provide more details on Azure File Sync (AFS), its strengths gaps, and limitations, and how it compares to HubStor. 

Azure File Sync (AFS) was announced at

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How to Use Azure Archive Blob Storage for Long-term Data Retention

December 13, 2017

Long-term retention is a hard problem to solve for multiple reasons. First, it is a real challenge to find a cost-effective storage medium that is convenient to maintain. Secondly, it is not easy

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Your Business Needs Office 365 Backup

December 04, 2017

More businesses are using SaaS applications like Microsoft Office 365 to save money on upgrades, infrastructure, and management. But, should you invest in an Office 365 backup?

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Thoughts On Ignite 2017

October 07, 2017

Microsoft Ignite is my favorite conference. And Orlando is my favorite destination for conferences. 

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What is Microsoft Azure Archive Blob Storage?

September 06, 2017

Microsoft Azure Archive Blob Storage (AABS) and Blob-level Tiering are now in public preview!

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HubStor Gets Evicted from NetApp Alliance Program

August 14, 2017

... And Responds with Universal Seamless Storage Tiering Innovation!

NetApp has punted HubStor from their Alliance Partner Program.

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WORM Storage in Microsoft Azure

July 05, 2017

Write once read many (WORM) storage is an essential capability for compliance requirements such as SEC Rule 17a-4.

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