Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.
Mark Jow, EMEA Vice President - Sales Engineering, Commvault, talks through the success of the company’s Metallic Software-as-a-Service Backup offering, a year on from the European launch, as well detailing the AWS availability of Commvault Backup & Recovery, and providing some great insight into a recent customer win at Syncreon.
Richard May, Managing Director of virtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the virtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.
Spectra Logic’s Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, David Feller, shares the company’s own experience of dealing with a ransomware attack, explaining how this has shaped the development of recently launched attack-hardened, hybrid, multi-cloud data management and storage solutions.
DW talks to Asger Pedersen, Technical Lead MLOPs at DataRobot, about the emerging opportunity around MLOps. The conversation covers everything from the MLOps basics, MLOps implementation best practices and the benefits this relatively new technology offers. Asger also explains DataRobot’s approach to MLOps as well as sharing his views on how he sees the market developing over time.
DW talks to Ken Steinhardt, Field CTO at Infinidat, covering the company’s recently launched InfiniBox SSA solid state storage solution, as well as the role that AIOps has to play when it comes to delivering Infinidat’s Storage-as-a-Service, flexible consumption model. Ken also provides some fascinating insights into the company’s future plans and the storage market in general.
Ciaran Bolger, Sales Director Strategic Business - Europe - Acronis, talks through the company's Cyber Protect Cloud solution, and how cloud distributors like Resello support MSPs to meet their clients' security requirements.
Ahead of the SDC Channel event, DW talks to James Mundle, Global Channel Chief at Quantum, a leading storage vendor, about the ever growing importance of the Channel as the best, trusted source of the hybrid IT solutions demand by today’s dynamic, digital enterprises.
Recently, Commvault carried out a survey looking at storage in relation to Kubernetes. DW discusses the findings with Geeta Vaghela, Head of Product Management at the company, looking at the data protection implications for containerised workloads for organisations already trying to manage their physical and virtual storage environments.
DW talks with Phil Bullinger a few months in to his new role as Infinidat CEO and excited about the company’s future. Phil shares plenty of insights into those storage technologies designed to both combat the threat of malware and enable the opportunities of a hybrid IT world, as well as recent customer success stories.
Deloitte is expanding its cloud observability practice, encompassing DevOps principles, AI/ML, cloud complexity management and software engineering. The practice will leverage the Dynatrace® Software Intelligence Platform’s extensive observability and advanced AIOps capabilities and is charged with developing targeted solutions for clients, with the goal of accelerating digital transformation for the world’s largest organizations.
Nutanix has published the financial services findings of its global 2022 Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption in the industry. The research showed that fewer financial services organisations have adopted multicloud than any other industry surveyed, trailing the global average by 10%. However, adoption is expected to nearly double from 26% to 56% in the next three years, in line with the global trend of evolving to a multicloud IT infrastructure that spans a mix of private and public clouds.
NetApp® has announced the general availability of Spot PC, the managed cloud Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution — with security, automation, observability and optimization designed for the public cloud and for the needs of today’s remote and distributed working environments.