July 18, 2016

VMworld 2016 Q&A: Vembu Technologies Showcases Simplified Backup, Replication and Recovery at Booth 2365

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As part of VMblog's live VMworld 2016 coverage coming up next month, we're in the process of working up our schedules to make sure we can see and learn as much as possible when the show kicks off.  VMworld is the leading virtualization event, and there is no shortage of great information coming out of the keynotes, the breakout sessions, the networking and more.  But every year, one of the key places to learn a lot in a short amount of time is the Solutions Expo where valuable vendors from the VMware ecosystem and beyond setup shop to display their wares. 

Over the years, VMworld has always had a large turnout of vendors sponsoring the event.  And the expo floor always seems massive!  With so many vendors exhibiting, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your schedule?

Over the last couple of years, I've had the pleasure of interacting with the Vembu Technologies team at different conferences like the local and regional VMUGs.  This year, I plan to meet with them at VMworld to find out the latest.  Not only do they have a great product, but they have a great personal story to go along with it.  And even more exciting, they are going to be launching something new as part of their Vembu BDR Suite that you'll want to check out at their booth.  

Vembu is a leading provider of a portfolio of software products and cloud services to small and medium businesses for more than a decade. Vembu’s vision is to make software and cloud services very affordable for the hundreds of thousands of small and medium businesses worldwide.  Their flagship offering is the BDR Suite of products meant for on-premises, offsite, cloud backup and disaster recovery across diverse IT environments including physical, virtual, applications and endpoints.  Since 2004, Vembu’s industry-recognized data protection solutions have delivered tangible value to more than 60,000 businesses worldwide through a network of 4000+ partners (MSPs/VARs & Resellers).  

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Vembu to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2016 event.

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VMblog:  How can people find you at VMworld 2016? 

Vembu:  We will be exhibiting our products at Booth #2365.

VMblog:  What do you have planned for your booth?  

Vembu:  We're going to have a 10x10 booth this year, and we plan on showcasing our newly released product - Vembu BDR Suite. Please make sure to visit with us at our booth, as we'll have on hand a few of our expert representatives ready to answer the tough questions.

VMblog:  What message can an attendee take back to work after leaving your booth?

Vembu:  Simplified Backup, Replication and Recovery aided by business continuity for VMware at an affordable value, that's the message we would like to convey to our audience. We believe that this is the maximum message that anyone would like to hear and take back to their bosses.

VMblog:  Why should a VMworld attendee add you to their MUST SEE list?

Vembu:  When it comes to Backup and Recovery, we are up-to-date in the latest technologies offered by VMware. Several analysts have already tested and acknowledged the scalability of our products, and hence, this is the reason a VMworld attendee should visit our booth to see it for themselves. This will also be a platform where product experts can interact directly with our experts. 

VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth this year? 

Vembu:  We will be unveiling Intelligent Backup technology which would run automated backup verification and ‘ready to copy' V2V & V2P file formats. This will be present in our latest version of Vembu BDR Suite. 

VMblog:  If you would, please explain why you consider your product unique?

Vembu:  We offer an affordable product for small to medium sized businesses to have enterprise level data protection and a business continuity solution. We also provide 24/7/365 free standard support & maintenance to all of our customers.

VMblog:  How does your company and product fit within the VMware ecosystem?

Vembu:  Vembu VMBackup offers Agentless VMware Backup, VM Replication for High Availability with VMware Hot-Add and SAN transport mode for LAN free data transfer, CBT enabled incremental data transfer using VMware VADP (proprietary APIs) and supports VMware vSphere v6 which includes VMware Virtual Volumes and Virtual SAN. Also, a user can backup unlimited VMs thereby paying only per socket.

VMblog:  What are you guys looking forward to most at VMworld this year?

Vembu:  VMworld is an excellent platform where tech geeks come together in pursuit of relevant technologies and we are quite excited about meeting such a varied audience under one roof. We also look forward to exploring more about customer's data protection requirements by interacting with them as much as possible.

VMblog:  How many times have you sponsored VMworld? And what keeps you coming back for more?

Vembu:  We are visiting VMworld for the third time and were a silver sponsor last year. Rightly so, the enthusiastic audience who are on the lookout for best technologies encourages us to come back again and again. Educating rather than selling is our company's bottom line, and hence, VMworld helps us showcase our products and keeps the educating legacy to go on.

VMblog:  Do you remember your first VMworld event? What can you tell us about it?

Vembu:  We were able to meet a lot of representatives at that event and share the knowledge about relevant technologies. The first event has a lot of memories, but the most important one was how Vembu was recognized as a front-runner in the Backup and Recovery industry. 

VMblog:  Based on past experiences, what are you looking forward to most at this year's event?

Vembu:  This year, we aim to meet a lot of new people and would like to educate them about our products. We are never tired about hearing from different people and their tech requirements which helps us grow as a company in the long run.

VMblog:  What would you say to prospective attendees who are thinking about attending VMworld but aren't sure if it's worth it or not?

Vembu:  VMworld is considered to be the biggest get-together for a VMware audience. It recorded around 23,000 attendees in 2015 which itself shows the high level participation among the tech audience. As Virtualization technology brings in news every day, this is the great platform to stay up-to-date about everything VMware.

VMblog:  What do you think we need to do collectively as an ecosystem to strengthen the industry?

Vembu:  As technology innovators, we should aim in building business continuity to the maximum level, thereby minimizing the downtime. Nevertheless, we should strive to keep the innovation thing going on so that we build a strong technological future.

VMblog:  What do you hope to come away with from exhibiting at VMworld?

Vembu:  We hope to measure our strength and position as a technological company. Event success means that we are known to our target audience for our simple and affordable solutions.

VMblog:  Do you have any tips for first time attendees of VMworld that you'd like to share?

Vembu:  This is a great place to explore new technologies and meet new people. We would recommend you to plan your schedule and gain maximum knowledge as there are a lot of events taking place.

VMblog:  What are your thoughts about the venue moving from San Francisco to Las Vegas this year?

Vembu:  VMworld 2016 will be held at the Mandalay Bay resort, Las Vegas from Aug. 28th-Sept 1st 2016. We believe that this will be a refreshing change for audience members who have been attending these past few years in San Francisco as the change of place might be appealing to them.

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Make sure you get Vembu on your must see list at VMworld 2016 - Visit them at booth 2365 and find out what's new in their world of Simplified Backup, Replication and Recovery!

Last modified on July 18, 2016
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, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, 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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