Peter Eicher

Peter Eicher is director of marketing at Catalogic Software, a provider of in-place copy data management solutions. Founded in 1996 and with thousands of customers worldwide, Catalogic helps the IT organization modernize its infrastructure, delivering significant reductions to CAPEX and OPEX while providing superior services to the business. For enterprise IT teams, Catalogic delivers a centralized software-only data management platform that leverages heterogeneous storage and delivers significant improvements to mission critical IT functions - such as automated disaster recovery, test/dev, and data protection - while enabling newer use cases like Hybrid Cloud and DevOps. Catalogic has a state-of-the-art partner program, and its products are sold exclusively through its global network of distributors and value-added resellers.

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Articles by Peter Eicher

Gone are the days of 2-year software development projects. Now organizations are striving for code updates that drop monthly, weekly, even daily. A developer will say, "I need a workable copy of Oracle today." And IT responds, "OK, we'll have that in about 2 weeks." What's a developer to do? Sometimes this leads to the use of synthetic datasets (one might also refer to this simply as "fake data"). These never work as well as real data, and the result is more bugs and slower software development. Other times the Dev/Test side of the house will expense spinning up a bunch of systems in the cloud, so-called "shadow IT."

Posted June 16, 2017