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About Ryan McKinney
Ryan McKinney has been a Social Media and Communities Advisor for Dell Software since 2014.
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VMWorld 2016 is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! With over 400+ unique breakout sessions and panels, there’s something for everyone. This year Dell Software will be attending the event and we asked our Data Protection team some questions about what they’re looking forward to at VMWorld and what attendees can expect. Take a look, meet the team, and we’ll see you in just a few short months at VMWorld 2016!
I’m Kay Benaroch, Product Marketing Manager for DR series at Dell DSG. Been in the technology marketing field for 30 years – lots of experience with storage products, backup and industry solutions.
I’m a solution architect for Dell Data Protection products. I help customer’s protect their most critical business data with complete data protection solutions. I’ve been with Dell for about 12 years now, most of that time I’ve been working with Data Protection. Before Data Protection, I worked with our performance monitoring products.
My name is Nick Herbst and I am a Data Protection Regional Manager (handling the Southeast).
I manage the West Regional Inside Sales Team. We have Business Development Reps, Inside Sales Reps and Systems Engineers working together to deliver solutions to customers.
What was your favorite part of last year's conference?
Aaron - I haven’t been to VMWorld for a few years now. Prior to that, I went for probably 8 years straight. I also attended some very early VMWorld conferences, when the industry was much younger. My favorite part of the conferences is learning about all the latest VMWare innovations, new products and roadmap. I also spend a good deal of time understanding the 3rd party products that vendors are building around VMWare technology.
What are you looking forward to most this year?
Kay - Looking forward to seeing what new data protection and storage products are on the market this year
Nick - I am excited to attend this event and provide in depth knowledge about the Dell DP suite to those that are interested.
Spencer - Brainshare on the newest and best solutions with some of our most exciting prospects and customers.
What sessions or events are you looking forward to at VMWorld?
Nick - I am looking forward to the hands-on labs and some of the more specific breakout sessions.
Aaron - When I’m not on the showroom floor talking to customers, I’ll be in technical sessions getting a better understanding of cloud strategy as well as the latest software defined datacenter innovations.
What benefits do our solutions or products provide our customers? / What questions do you get asked most from customers?
Kay – The benefits of our solutions include economy, efficiency, low total cost of ownership and flexibility.
Nick - Our solutions cover the entire spectrum when it comes to backup and disaster recovery.
Spencer - We save time and money and most importantly scale with our customers as they grown and evolve. We are unique within the marketplace with this ability.
Aaron - Dell is unique in the data protections space. We make the hardware, the software and provide the services for a complete end to end solution. Many of our data protection customers are also Dell server and storage customers. Many of them see great benefit in a single vendor solution. The question I get most from customers is “How can Dell’s data protection solution improve over what I already have”.
Check out more of the Data Protection Solutions that Dell will be showcasing at this year’s event and don’t forget to visit us at VMWorld 2016.
Imagine a company with a disaster recovery plan that depends on cell phone coverage along the Kona-Kohala coast.
How is that possible?
Because the one person in the organization who knows how to bring back critical systems — his name is Eddie Ray — is vacationing in Hawaii on the mellow beach of Makalawena when disaster strikes.
The person who enables near-zero downtime is down himself — for a suntan.
Eddie’s company needs digital data to run its systems, launch its marketing campaigns, interact with customers, and maintain regulatory compliance.
But its business continuity ran aground in the golden sand of Makalawena. Disaster struck during his honeymoon.
Emergency calls to his cell phone generate “call failed” messages.
Bye bye data! Aloha!
Documenting the process of data recovery
Eddie’s employer could have avoided the emergency calls. The company had the good sense to create a virtual standby and the critical machines should have been back up and running in only a matter of minutes.
But it didn’t document the steps to be taken during a disaster recovery.
Here’s how it’s done:
It is also extremely important to test your virtual standbys ahead of time to ensure that you are familiar with the process.
A frank self-assessment
It’s time for Eddie’s company to engage in some frank self-assessment and review its data protection strategy. Is it relying too much on the heroics of longtime employees like Eddie?
Running backup jobs is the easy part. Knowing exactly what to do in the event of an outage makes Eddie an IT hero. It’s all too human to depend on him.
Data protection and recovery is the classic triad of people, process, and technology and, despite the wonders of automation, many companies struggle to get it right. Downtime adds up to at least 1.6 hours per week at 59% of Fortune 500 companies (Dunn & Bradstreet).
Our tech brief will help you plan, document, implement and test your virtual standby so that you will have a bulletproof disaster recovery plan when disaster strikes.
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About Carol Anne Buckley
Carol Anne Buckley is a Product Marketing Manager for AppAssure and vRanger at Dell Software, Inc.
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