The Transformation Gap Emerges
For many enterprise customers, the ‘new normal’ we live in has forced digital transformation efforts to accelerate in unprecedented ways. In some cases, 3-year strategies were forced into 3-month executions.
Even as we look to turn the corner on the pandemic the new normal of more remote work, and thus more remote data and systems, is continuing.
As a result, the pace of transformation will likely continue to accelerate, but this is not without risks. We’ve learned that when digital transformation outpaces your ability to manage data risks efficiently and cost-effectively, a transformation gap emerges.
The longer the transformation gap persists, the more risk you’re exposed to.
So, what are these risks?
First, operational inefficiencies emerge:
Second, effects of a ransomware attack:
Finally, hidden costs:
Having discussed the risks the transformation gap exposes, the real question then becomes, HOW DO WE CLOSE IT (or at least narrow it significantly)?
Point Product or Platform to Close the Gap?
I believe the question of ‘how’ brings us to an important crossroad every IT leader needs to consider:
Both approaches offer pros and cons, but what makes the most sense going forward?
Our enterprise customers heavily favor a platform, but one that is open, flexible, and accommodating to the dynamic nature of their IT environment—inclusive of edge, core, and cloud:
This is where Veritas is extremely well-positioned to deliver value.
When we launched the Enterprise Data Services Platform a year and a half ago, we laid out the promise of uniting the areas of availability (for mission-critical applications, data, and services), protection (against ransomware and other disasters man-made or otherwise), and insights (to drive down costs and ensure compliance).
Since then, we’ve continued to deliver against that strategy. In the last 6 months alone, we:
All of these announcements were yet additional proof points of us executing against our strategy, aligned to the needs of our enterprise customers’ changing expectations.
And that’s why I’m so excited to announce yet more proof points against our EDSP vision:
First, I’m happy to announce today the next evolution of the most powerful and widely adopted data protection solution in the world: NetBackup 9. NetBackup continues to streamline data protection management, ensure business-critical resiliency, and deliver customer choice with a single platform supporting any workload, any cloud, and any architecture at any scale.
What’s new in NetBackup 9?
Taken together all of the innovations we have released for NetBackup provide the first real opportunity customers have to reject point products that only address a piece of the puzzle and standardize on a platform optimized to handle the diversity of needs in today’s multi-cloud enterprise, without the tradeoffs; to Conquer Every Cloud.
Whether you prefer build-your-own, software-defined data protection and resiliency; data protection cost/performance-optimized for edge environments; scale-up or hyperconverged, scale-out for modern apps, we have you covered, It’s all ONE NetBackup.
In addition to NetBackup 9, we’re also making considerable advancements in our overall EDSP strategy to deliver enterprise-grade data protection, security, and management capabilities for any workload, via any consumption model.
To that end, I’m also happy to announce the acquisition of HubStor, significantly expanding our abilities to address SaaS-based workloads and to deliver a complete BaaS solution built entirely on Microsoft Azure Cloud.
Enterprise-grade technology, freedom of choice, and operational simplification has been at the core of Veritas for many years. And we continue to push the limits with today’s announcements.
To learn more about these announcements and the technology innovations we’re driving, I invite you to check out the ‘Conquer Every Cloud’ virtual conference.