So today, it is with both excitement and sadness that I announce my transition from Avnet to a new role as Senior Product Marketing Manager at CommVault.
I am astounded by the changes to the storage and data management industry in just the last decade: scale-out NAS, unified storage, flash, converged, and hybrid cloud have evolved from buzzwords to real-world implementations. In fact, I am convinced that we are in the middle of a transitional period that will result in a completely software-defined datacenter by the next decade.
Yet one thing remains the same: data protection.
It is no secret that unrelenting data growth is wreaking havoc upon the conventional approach to backup and recovery. I often see organizations challenged with faster recovery requirements, end-user computing, and the increased adoption of cloud computing.
But where others see challenges, I see opportunity. And that's what progress is all about.
It is this vision that leads me to CommVault. My primary focus will be to create and promote Simpana solutions for protecting, recovering, and optimizing enterprise applications from Oracle, SAP, VMware, Microsoft, and IBM. Of course, CommVault is also a strategic alliance partner of NetApp, so I am equally excited about the upcoming releases of NetApp SnapProtect.
Again, it has been an incredible journey as the #1 NetApp Advocate. Here’s to an exciting future ahead for each and every one of us!