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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Guest post by Gerry Sillars, Vice President, CommVault Asia Pacific & Japan
It has been a busy period for the CommVault team across the Asia-Pacific and Japan region, with participation in both vForum events in Sydney and Singapore, as well the VSS event series in the ASEAN region.
CommVault has been a committed partner of the VMware events across the region for several years, but the 2011 events were some of the most successful to date. The VMware showpiece in Sydney set a new standard both in terms of the number and calibre of attendees, with over 550 visiting the CommVault booth during the show. In Singapore, that figure rose to over 600.
One key theme dominated conversations across all the events. The fact that the implementation of virtual environments is a genuine business critical element and one which is being used by CIOs, right now, to deliver material cost and manpower efficiencies to their management.
"In the past, discussions around virtualised infrastructure were primarily focused on development and test environments or perhaps how to support tier 2 and 3 applications only. This year a majority of conversations were about the challenges of genuine Enterprise production implementations. The capability of Simpana software to deliver these with minimal disruption to the business means our solutions are now more relevant than ever," said Paul McClure, Product Manager, CommVault Asia-Pacific & Japan.
This trend was further illustrated when Paul presented on 'modern back-up approaches for VMware and vCloud Director deployments' to a packed auditorium on the first afternoon of the vForum Australia show. You can check out Paul's video interview from vForum for key takeaways from the show.
Bryan Stibbard – ANZ Country Manager, CommVault added, "I think that the CommVault capability to protect 500 VMs in 17 minutes resonated well with attendees at the shows, as we see more Enterprises expanding their virtualised environments to support more business critical applications. Aspects such as speed and security are essential, and really highlight the competitive differential of the Simpana single platform approach".
In Singapore, CommVault's Technology Specialist, ASEAN - Lee Poh Wah's presentation on managing data growth in virtualised environments was equally well received, with many attendees visiting the CommVault booth directly afterwards to book in more detailed consultations.
"The association with these VMware events across the ASEAN region is a critical part of our commitment to educate both end-users and our partner community on the differentiated value that we can bring to their business," explained Koh Eng Kheng - ASEAN Regional Director, CommVault. "Over the course of these events we have spoken to many hundreds of potential customers, and that is of huge value to our brand and business across the entire region."
We will continue to partner with VMware around the world and hope to see you at our next event. You can stay up to date on our modern approach to data management and how we're helping customers protect virtual servers by following @CommVault on Twitter and joining us on Facebook. For vForum news, follow the #vForumCV hashtag on Twitter for updates about upcoming conferences, demos and booth activities.
Gerry Sillars is Vice President, CommVault Asia Pacific & Japan.
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