This week, I had the privilege of being part of Veritas’ global Sales Conference (VSC), which Veritas themed as ‘Right Now FY18.’ Much of my early career was in pre-sales engineering and field enablement, so I always enjoy “internal” conferences, as much if not more than “external” trade shows, because:
The Dell acquisition of EMC is complete. Most of the leadership shifts and organizational realignments have happened. The previously Dell Software data protection solution components have moved on under the Quest banner. In short, now that the dust has settled, Dell EMC’s data protection story is ready to move forward.
As ESG often tries to do, here is a short summary video of ESG’s impressions from a major industry event – Microsoft Ignite, held in Atlanta over September 26-29, 2016 – from a backup perspective. In the video, I suggested that Microsoft is a leader in Windows data protection. Certainly, this is not to disparage … Read more
This week, the newly unencumbered Veritas (from Symantec) relaunched its premier user event – Veritas Vision. There was a palpable energy that resonated around “we’re back and ready to resume our leadership mantle,” starting with an impressive day one from main stage: Bill Coleman (CEO) started the event by making “information is everything” personal by … Read more
There are a lot of things to like about EMC World this year, especially if data protection is important to you. Kudos on the day two general session with Jeremy Burton and Guy Churchward. Some notes from the event: It is hard to imagine doing an inside-an-appliance component-level tour from main stage, but the Fantastic Voyage miniaturization … Read more