In this ESG On Location Video, ESG's Jason Buffington discusses his impressions from Dell EMC World 2016 vis a vis Data Protection.
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Jason: Hi, I'm Jason Buffington, Principle Analyst at ESG, covering all things data protection. So let's do wrap-up on backup from Dell EMC World 2016, Austin edition. So hopefully you've already seen the compilation from ESG on what all the ESG analysts thought about the event itself, let's talk about why EMC is very quickly becoming a data protection in the cloud dominator. Now the announcements actually came out last week, but we had several new things that came out.
They had some new additions to the data domain family, Where they continue to rationalize that portfolio and uplift it as needed, we saw, what I think is the coolest thing, the innovations around Data Domain Virtual Edition. This is not only going to open up new markets for them downstream, it's certainly also a solution provider of scenarios as well, but this week they also are adding cloud tier, where that data domain that you're already using for optimized capex on-prem can now use clouds behind the scenes as for their colder sets of data.
So you get data survivability and archiving capabilities simply by better integration with that, and of course the best integration's going to come from using that in combination with Avamar or NetWorker, but data domain on it's own already enables a broad ecosystem, and DDVE, new addition to that, and cloud tier, new capabilities in that, continue to make that something to watch. Now along with that they also announced support for Azure as an additional cloud on the back-end, along with some of the ones they already are doing.
On the spanning side of things, so how do you back up SASS? Well spanning has been EMC's answer for a while, and backing up Office 365 in sales force, etc. Well in the Office 365 area there's a lot of sensitivity around the sovereignty of data, so they made some announcements around a new data center capability over in Europe, in order to protect that data set. There's a lot of different arrows in the quiver that ought to make EMC as much of the one to beat in cloud based data protection as they have been in enterprise data center based data protection, and that's going to be fun to watch in 2017.