In this week’s episode, Chris and Martin have a great conversation with David Ngo, CTO for Metallic at Commvault, and Ranga Rajagopalan, VP Product Management for Commvault and Metallic. Commvault is celebrating 25 years in data protection, while Metallic, a SaaS data protection solution from Commvault has been available for nearly two years. In this discussion, David and Ranga explain the background to Metallic and how customers have quickly adopted the SaaS model.
With 25 years of product development, Commvault has a suite of solutions to call upon, including traditional data protection software, appliances and now SaaS. The “Power of And” provides Commvault the capability to offer customers more than just one way to protect their data. These solutions integrate to form a package or framework from which Commvault can address specific data protection needs, such as a SaaS model, with on-premises restore capability.
Where does the market go next? Data management figures heavily in future customer requirements. We can expect to see Commvault expanding its existing data management capabilities, both in visualisation and for data reuse.
For more information on Metallic and to try out the solution, go to https://metallic.io/.
Elapsed Time: 00:41:11
- 00:00:00 – Intros
- 00:03:30 – Commvault is 25 years old!
- 00:07:15 – Data Protection is by nature multi-generational
- 00:08:45 – What is Metallic?
- 00:11:15 – Delivering a SaaS solution has different technical requirements
- 00:14:00 – Data Protection and SaaS needs careful attention
- 00:16:00 – SaaS is a “shared service responsibility”
- 00:18:00 – Where will Commvault & Metallic evolve in the next 25 years?
- 00:19:45 – The Power of AND provides customers with choice
- 00:23:15 – Customers need a single, unified view of their data & backups
- 00:26:00 – Multi-cloud and data mobility demands a single protection solution
- 00:30:15 – SaaS is a natural backup solution, but where do we go next?00:34:20 – Commercial models make SaaS more attractive
- 00:36:00 – Data is the new oil – what the data equivalent of an oil spill?
- 00:38:00 – How will Commvault develop tools for ethical data reuse?
- 00:39:30 – How can end users try Metallic today?
- 00:40:20 – Wrap Up
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David Ngo is a 22-year veteran of Commvault and serves as the CTO of Metallic, the SaaS division of Commvault. David joined Commvault after graduating from Rutgers University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and has held roles in Development, Office of the CTO, and Professional Services. He started as a developer and led the Windows development group, during which time he was granted a number of patents. He went on to leading engineering alliances with strategic partners, such as Microsoft and NetApp before joining the Office of the CTO and leading cloud and virtualization efforts. Prior to joining the Metallic group, David established the Remote Managed Services group.
As Vice President of Products, Ranga Rajagopalan manages end-to-end software design services for Commvault’s suite of intelligent data service platform. He has been leading product teams through Commvault’s ongoing transformation to hybrid cloud solutions, and is collaborating across Commvault to shape the future of its product strategy. Prior to joining Commvault, Ranga held multiple positions at Dell EMC, including managing business strategy, planning and operations for Dell EMC’s Data Protection Division. He also led product management for Dell EMC’s data protection appliances, including Data Domain and IDPA. Before Dell EMC, he worked at organizations including Veritas and HP.
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