VMblog: As a VMworld 2019 sponsor, how can people find you this year?
Veniamin Simonov: This year we have a 10' x 10' booth, which is more than enough for our team of 4-5 people. Our booth number is 1869. Make sure you don't miss out on the chance to meet last year's VMworld Gold Award winners!
VMblog: Is there anything unique about this year's booth setup? Do you have a theme?
Simonov: As is the case with our solution, we strive for simplicity and cool blue colors in our booth setup. Overall, the design corresponds to our corporate style and gives a quick presentation of what you can expect from our product. We are seriously proud of the #1 Backup & Site Recovery title that you'll see at our booth. Our team hopes you'll find our style to your liking.
VMblog: What should VMworld attendees be looking for in a backup and recovery solution this year? What questions should they be asking?
Simonov: Each company has its own unique environment. What people should be asking is whether the solution is reliable, quick, and easy on IT resources. They should enquire into which environments the solution can protect, how easy it is to integrate with hardware, whether it helps achieve high availability and maintain business continuity, etc. We are pretty sure attendees will find everything they need in NAKIVO Backup & Replication and they will be surprised to learn that all of this is available at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions. Don't hesitate to ask us about our pricing, too.
VMblog: Can you give readers a few reasons why your product or service is considered unique?
Simonov: If you are interested in an integrated solution that offers enterprise-grade data protection for physical, virtual, and cloud environments at the price of an SMB solution, come visit us at booth #1869. Our solution boasts a uniquely affordable price tag while offering the best data protection value for your money. Improved performance, reduced storage space requirements, high backup reliability, and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface can tremendously simplify your data protection processes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is built for quick and easy automation of your backup and disaster recovery operations. What's more, this is just a small sneak peek of what we can show you.
VMblog: Why should a VMworld attendee add you to their MUST SEE list?
Simonov: Getting to see the lightweight, highly scalable, and tremendously cost-efficient software that can protect your data across different environments in action is a sight to behold. Getting the hands-on experience is really important, too, so we are planning on providing our visitors with such an opportunity.
VMblog: How does your company and product fit within the VMware ecosystem?
Simonov: VMware was the first platform that our solution supported at its launch. We have the complete package of features for backup, replication, and recovery of VMware environments, and the list of features keeps growing rapidly. We are always working tirelessly to add support for the most recent version of vSphere shortly after its release.
VMblog: What are you looking forward to most at VMworld this year?
Simonov: Meeting new and old friends, networking, exploring new ideas and trends, getting to know what's coming next in IT, and letting the world know about the new version of our solution, of course. Bringing together more than 21,000 attendees, VMworld is definitely the best place to make all of these exciting things happen.
VMblog: This isn't the first time you've sponsored VMworld. How many times has it been?
Simonov: It is definitely not our first one. This is our 4th time visiting the VMworld, yet we are definitely as excited as the first timers here because we are about to showcase the new version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, which we've been working on all these months.
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?
Simonov: It is definitely worth it. Between the chance to meet the experts of the industry, getting first-hand knowledge on the new trends on the market, and acquiring invaluable experience in general, VMworld is the best event to do so. It is, after all, the biggest and the most important VMware-related event in the world!
VMblog: What do you hope to come away with from exhibiting at VMworld?
Simonov: During the previous VMworld in US, NAKIVO won "Best of VMworld 2018" Gold Award for Data Protection. It's not a secret we are hoping to get another one this year.