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Data Protection Impressions from the Dell Analyst Conference 2014

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Dell Annual Analyst Conference (DAAC), where Michael Dell and the senior leadership team gave updates on their businesses and cast a very clear strategy around four core pillars:

  • Transform — to the Cloud
  • Connect — with mobility
  • Inform — through Big Data
  • Protect

Protect?! YAY!!  As a 25-year backup dude who has been waiting to see how the vRanger and NetVault products would be aligned with AppAssure and the Ocarina-accelerated deduplication appliances, I was really jazzed to see “Protect” as a core pillar of the Dell story.

But then the dialog took an interesting turn:

As always, thanks for watching.

[Originally posted on ESG’s Technical Optimist.com]


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