August 25, 2022

VMware Explore 2022 Q&A: Veritas Will Showcase Three Key Pillars: Reduce Risk, Eliminate Uncertainty, and Maintain Control

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VMware Explore 2022 will be here before you know it, taking place August 29 - September 1, 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Get started by reading this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Gary Garcia, Sr. Mgr. Strategic Alliances at Veritas Technologies.  Veritas is a leader in multi-cloud data management.  Enterprises are facing the unparalleled challenge of managing unprecedented data growth across increasingly complex multi-cloud environments, leading to larger attack surfaces and increasing ransomware threats – one of the biggest business risks today. Veritas is uniquely positioned to address this challenge.  The company continues to drive innovation as it executes on its vision for delivering Autonomous Data Management, where data is protected invisibly and automatically without sacrificing human oversight.

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VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a quick overview of Veritas Technologies?

Gary Garcia:  Veritas Technologies is a leader in multi-cloud data management. Over 80,000 customers-including 95% of the Fortune 100-rely on us to help ensure the protection, recoverability, and compliance of their data. We have a reputation for reliability at scale, which delivers the resilience our customers need against the disruptions threatened by cyberattacks, like ransomware. No other vendor is able to match our ability to execute, with support for 800+ data sources, 100+ operating systems, 1,400+ storage targets, and 60+ clouds.

VMblog:  What kind of message will a VMware Explore attendee hear from you this year?

Garcia:  This year at VMware Explore, Veritas will be discussing our three key pillars: REDUCE RISK, ELIMINATE UNCERTAINTY, and MAINTAIN CONTROL. As organizations continue to drive their cloud first strategies, these elements are crucial to strengthening their cyber security readiness. Veritas also aims to take the stress out of application modernization, and you can expect to learn more about the tools we offer to help with this.

VMblog:  What does the Veritas / VMware partnership look like?  Where do you fit within the VMware ecosystem?

Garcia:  Veritas and VMware have a 20-year partnership providing data protection and availability solutions that meet customers' needs including Agentless, automated protection, Instant Access to VM data, Tanzu support, and efficient recovery at scale. Together we are strategically focused on modern application protection, data protection for the multi-cloud enterprise and intrinsic security solutions.

VMblog:  What problems does Veritas solve for a VMware shop?

Garcia:  VMware provides a great abstraction layer for infrastructure.  But most businesses also have physical and cloud services as well.  NetBackup protects all workloads for business.  One set of training, one set of data protection policies may be applied to every workload. VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid is great- but the gap between managing ephemeral containers and persistent data leaves disaster recovery operations with long RTO/RPO possibilities.  Veritas InfoScale is the solution.  Low RTO-RPO operations with non-disruptive fire drills that ensure your operations are safe from disaster.

VMblog:  How can attendees of the event find you?  What do you have planned at your booth this year?

Garcia:  Veritas is proud to be a Gold Sponsor at VMware Explore 2022 in San Francisco. We have many exciting opportunities for attendees to connect, engage, and learn. Attendees can visit us at booth 1501 to meet with our technical experts and see for themselves why Veritas is the industry leader in multi-cloud data management. Additionally, they can:

1)      Book a meeting: Schedule time with a Veritas Technical Expert to learn how to ensure their organization is ransomware resilient

2)      Join our live theater presentations including:

  • Multi-Cloud Enterprise Data Protection
  • Go Beyond Data Protection: Dual Defenses
  • NetBackup AI-Based Anomaly Detection: Demo and Discussion
  • Enterprise Ready Application Modernization
  • Automating Discovery and Protection in Virtual Environments

3)      Enter our daily drawing for a pair of Ray-Ban - Stories Wayfarer Smart Glasses

VMblog:  Do you have any speaking sessions during the event?  If so, can you give us the details?

Garcia:  We have three Breakout Sessions and one virtual session that will be available on-demand:

Simplicity in a Complex World - App Modernization without Stress for IT Ops (Session 1513)
Tuesday, Aug 30 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT | Moscone South, Level 2, Room 208

In a complex, hybrid multi-cloud world with a heterogeneous mix of applications, it is more important than ever to leverage enterprise scale platforms to build, run and manage resilient applications. Whether you are a VM Admin working within a vCenter/vRealize construct, or a Backup/Storage Admin looking for one platform to support traditional, virtual and container-based workloads both on-prem and/or in the cloud, Veritas NetBackup can provide you with the operating environment you need. Just as Tanzu Mission Control provides a centralized hub for simplified multi-cloud, multi-cluster Kubernetes management for DevOps, NetBackup provides a single platform for data protection - including ransomware resiliency - enabling consistent data governance for IT Ops across a hybrid, multi-cloud, regardless of where you are in your application modernization journey. Let us show you how.


Protect ALL Applications, Data, and Infrastructure with ONE Partner (Session 2421)
Tuesday, Aug 30 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT | Moscone South, Level 2, Room 216

Despite much of the rhetoric in our industry, most enterprise IT environments are not well suited for a one-size fits all data protection and resiliency solution. The diversity of workloads as well as their business criticality more often requires a strategic partner to help address the individual needs of your applications and services, regardless of their RPO or RTO. So, stop by to learn how Veritas can not only protect your applications but automate the recovery of your entire enterprise whether it's part of a hybrid cloud or simply on-prem. Our demonstrations will include the following: 1. Automated application recovery 2. Migration from on prem into the Azure VMware solution 3. Protection of K8s namespaces with integrated malware scanning Any RTO, RPO, any workloads, any location, Veritas has your back!


One Partner, ALL Your Multi-Cloud Data Management Needs (Session 2420)
Wednesday, Aug 31 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT | Moscone South, Lower Level, The Expo Theater 2

Multi-cloud data management weighing you down? Looking for a one stop shop to help simplify how you manage multi-cloud data? Are you navigating an application modernization journey? You need to stop by and hear how Veritas' innovation in hybrid multi-cloud data management can help you! Gain insights into future technologies and how Veritas is leading with autonomous data management.


Data Protection for Kubernetes and Modern Applications on VMware (Session 2050)
Virtual Session | On-demand

Enterprises across different industries are rapidly adopting containerized applications in their on-premises data centers as well as in the public cloud. Many of these enterprises are looking for a unified solution for data management functions, such as backup and disaster recovery for containerized applications, regardless of where they are deployed. In this session hosted by experts from VMware, Veritas, and Dell EMC, you will gain a good understanding of:

  • Various data management approaches at each layer of a cloud native application, including storage and databases
  • VMware's portfolio of solutions, ranging from Velero to ecosystem partners such as Dell PowerProtect and Veritas
  • The pros and cons of various data management approaches across several attributes, including consistency, storage requirements, and performance

VMblog:  VMware will be covering big topics in their keynote, but what big changes or trends do you see taking shape in the industry for 2022 and heading into 2023?

Garcia:  Hybrid-Cloud is last year's problem. Hybrid container orchestration is the new challenge in 2023. Every public cloud and every private cloud Kubernetes distribution is a little different. NetBackup has you covered across the hybrid container enterprise.

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, And co-founded, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.








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