Today we had an opportunity to sit down with Mr. Backup himself, W. Curtis Preston, to get his three key takeaways and trends from VMworld Barcelona last week.
After a lot of conversations and demos (and pictures with The Mountain), here are three trends that he’s seeing so far:
1) I’ve been hearing a lot about Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware. Now people and processes that are used to managing RDS can now manage RDS on VMware – with a tiny bit of work. This is the first Amazon Service offered on site. That’s a big deal.
2) People are starting to get the true concept of SaaS, where it’s 100% a service where you don’t need to manage the back end. There’s a huge difference between typical infrastructure and the cloud, and people are finally starting to get that.
3) While Druva has chosen to focus on AWS for its infrastructure, we’re happy to support multi-cloud customers. You can put a Druva agent in virtually any cloud provider, allowing you to backup those VMs to the Druva Cloud Platform.
If you didn’t have a chance to get to Barcelona for VMworld last week, be sure to stop by our booth at AWS re:Invent – there’s a lot to get excited about.