How was the year 2018 for Veritas? What is the focus of the company this year?
Data Management has been one of the top priorities for companies over recent years. Veritas reinvented itself adding intelligence to data protection. In 2018 we saw the drive towards big data and analytics, which is also being driven by the upsurge of machine/remote data; a greater need for compliance, driven in particular by regulations such as Europe’s GDPR, and; the emergence of mobile and the cloud as platforms operating in concert/hybrid with in-house/datacentre IT environments.
Such changes appear to have driven Veritas to focus on “broad enterprise data management capabilities”.
Focus this year will not change as such. More data is being created by more people and more devices in more locations under more regulatory requirements than at any time in the past. Knowing where your data is, how to manage it, who owns it, who has privileges to see and use it and what resources to feed it with (backup, deduplication, data quality tools and so on) has become even tougher.
Drilling into this subject we find firms now styling themselves as dedicated information management specialists. Veritas Technologies skews this tag slightly by calling itself a multi-cloud data management firm with a strong emphasis on software-defined controls. The company points to the fact that the predicament here described is also about being able to securely copy data across multiple cloud environments using data connector technologies and (where needed) being able to bring some of that data out of public cloud datacenter environments onto private cloud on premises environments.
How is Veritas protecting its customer’s data against loss from physical errors or accidental deletion during backup?
Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud office environments like Office 365. According to Gartner, “By 2021, more than 70% of business users will be substantially provisioned with cloud office capabilities.”1 As organizations begin to fully realize the numerous benefits associated with Office 365 subscriptions, it is critical they also take steps to protect their Office 365 data to help ensure it is easily recoverable in the event of a data loss. Organizations should also ensure their Office 365 files are preserved and searchable to comply with strict regulatory requirements. Veritas Data Protection and Governance for Office 365 gives organizations critical tools to manage their Office 365 data including Veritas SaaS Backup, a new cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solution designed for comprehensive Office 365 data protection and recovery, and Veritas Information Map and Veritas Enterprise Vault.cloud. Information Map software presents a real-time view of file attributes and usage across the Office 365 ecosystem, while Enterprise Vault.cloud solution helps organizations retain and discover Office 365 data in support of regulatory compliance and legal requirements. Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec solutions, customers can protect data and ward against loss from physical or logical errors, such as system failure, application error, or accidental deletion
As a Distribution Success Manager, what are your top 3 priorities for this year?
Distribution has always remained key and core to our business and partners as a true value-add. With demanding business requirements, market trends and evolving channel, our priorities stand clear in certain areas
Channel Enablement – With Veritas’s dynamic portfolio supporting customer’s most important asset….DATA, it’s important for partners to understand the value-add solution we bring to the table solving customers biggest challenge around Data Management. Our drive will be to strengthen our existing and new partner’s core competencies through enablement and showing market opportunity they have with Veritas as a solution.
Alliances alignment – Customer environments continue to get more complex with hybrid infrastructure. Veritas solution is designed to support the seamless management of data across clouds, platforms, or infrastructure, with integration to leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud. We look to enhance our focus with alliances in the region.
New routes to market – We see good interest from Service Providers wanting to sign up with Veritas especially around Data Protection solution which is core to our entire portfolio. The new VeritasTM Service Provider Program enables service providers of all sizes, to incorporate Veritas technology into their larger service offerings, in a more efficient and streamlined manner.