It would be easy to assume that because the Veritas name has been around for more than 20 years, its products are all legacy and no longer suitable to modern data centers or IT scenarios; you would be wrong. Veritas is “back” after its divestiture from Symantec—with a laser focus on data management that very effectively narrates a comprehensive portfolio to its customers and partners.
VMworld is still “the place to be” for discussing data center modernization—and that means that there were several data protection vendors in attendance, each with something to say.
But what was most interesting is the general shift in VMware’s tone from a hypervisor or data center-centric vision to a cloud-first vision, particularly with its announcements around running VMware on AWS. As ESG often states, “When you modernize production, you must modernize protection”—because changes to production infrastructure (physical, virtual, or cloud-powered) will often require changes in data protect strategy and tools.
I’ve had the honor to participate in three very different events in the last three weeks. Each gave me the opportunity to serve, share ideas, and hopefully contribute value to the attendees. If you’d like to read more about the events, check out these blog posts:
Last week, I sat down with the folks at The Cube at VeeamON 2017 to talk about a range of topics including Veeam, the evolutions in the broader data protection market, and more.
I had pre-blogged before this event about looking for the unified narrative that knits together a breadth of DP products in a more focused way via the newly (re)formed Data Protection Division within the Dell EMC institution.