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David West has served as our Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development since April 2011. Prior to his current role, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development from September 2005 to March 2011, and as our vice president of business development from August 2000 to September 2005.
Prior to joining our company, Mr. West served as a director of strategic alliances from April 1999 to July 2000 and vice president of storage solutions in July 2000 at Legato Systems, Inc., which was subsequently acquired by EMC Corporation.
Prior to joining Legato Systems, Mr. West served as vice president of sales at Intelliguard Software, Inc., which was also subsequently acquired by EMC Corporation, from 1990 to April 1999.
Mr. West obtained his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University.
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Monday, February 25, 2013
We've been planning this day for years and it's finally here – the launch of Simpana 10.
For our customers, partners, and for us, Simpana 10 is an exponential leap forward. What does that mean?
It means that you now have access to the industry's most advanced data and information management platform that enables IT organizations to extend their focus from backup, recovery and archive to improving productivity — across the enterprise — with secure, self-service access to data. For the first time, your end users can access Simpana on their own, bypassing IT and the help desk, which enables you to reduce administrative overhead by up to 80% and lower total support costs by up to 35%.
We're opening up ContentStore to allow employees across the enterprise to quickly find information they need to improve decision making and collaboration, while controlling costs and risk. Your geographically dispersed workforce now has the ability to access data on laptops, desktops, tablets and mobile devices, anytime, anywhere, with worry-free data protection that stands up to the most stringent regulatory compliance requirements.
Simpana 10 is designed to manage the astronomical growth of your data and information that's everywhere – in the cloud, in offices around the world, on mobile devices and tablets – and provide an easier way to back it up, restore it, search it, archive it, protect it, secure it and make it available to users whenever and wherever they need it – all from a single platform.
With new ops management capabilities, customers and service providers can easily optimize, design and deliver cloud and managed services in an automated way and at massive scale, while improving quality of service. In fact, compared to our previous release, Simpana 10 can cut the time required to manage operations by up to 50% with innovations such as workflow automation, multi-tenancy protection, fourth generation deduplication, and automated reporting.
This is a transformative moment for CommVault and for the way our customers manage and use data. Simpana 10 isn't just about protecting and managing information; it's about giving it back to users. We believe the enhancements we made to ContentStore, application integration, and management are truly making data the lifeblood of every company.
We're excited about Simpana 10 and we're kicking off a 10-city "Power of 10" world tour starting today in New York City. From there we're on to:
At 11:00 a.m. EST today, you can watch the Livestream of our new Data Management Summit and roundtable from NYC. CommVault's CEO, Bob Hammer, will kick off the event, followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by Rachel Dines of Forrester and Dave Russell of Gartner, with 20 industry leaders including customers, channel partners, reporters, analysts and bloggers.
For additional information on Simpana 10, please check out the following resources:
Friday, July 06, 2012
quest/kwest/ (noun): A long or arduous search for something.
This week's news confirmed the widely speculated rumor that Dell's quest for Quest is nearly over. First of all, congratulations to Vinny Smith and his team for outstanding execution and maximizing shareholder value. Well done and well deserved.
Quest brings to Dell a portfolio of tools with a strong emphasis on Identity and Access Management, Performance Monitoring, Windows Server Management and Database Management. As one of the largest (if not THE largest) OEMs for Microsoft, Dell should be in strong position to wrap Quest tools around their Microsoft portfolio. They say the deal is expected to close in Dell's fiscal Q3, which should be perfectly timed to the upcoming, and much anticipated, release of Windows 2012.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We've said in the past that a "Magic Quadrant is worth a thousand words," but it means more than that. We believe being named to the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner Inc.'s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software reinforces our vision that the future of storage is shifting toward a singular, unified approach to data management.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
On January 9th, CommVault's chairman, president and CEO Bob Hammer rang the NASDAQ Stock Market opening bell, which was a major milestone for our company and a great way to start 2012!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
High wire acts can be nerve wracking. Being able to balance so well and get from one side to the other, while performing somersaults and other daring acrobatics, is a tremendous feat and the victory applause at the end, so well deserved. Perhaps that's why I think of IT storage pros a little bit as tightrope walkers, balancing the need to drive projects to fruition with the budget, operational and IT demands they face day to day.
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