#128 – Reflections on Commvault GO with Glenn Dekhayser

#128 – Reflections on Commvault GO with Glenn Dekhayser

Chris EvansCommvault, Data Management, Data Protection, Guest Speakers

This episode was recorded live (as you can tell from the background noise) at Commvault GO, held in October 2019. Chris talks to Glenn Dekhayser, Field CTO at Red8 about his reflections on the announcements from the event.

The biggest news from the show was arguably the release of Metallic, a SaaS data protection offering for midrange customers. You can learn more about the specifics from the links at the end of this post. Glenn walks us through his opinion on how Commvault is adapting to change and releasing new products like Metallic to an evolving customer base.

How will Commvault use products like Activate to move to true data management? Some of this comes from features like the ability to delete data from existing historical backups.

With ESG claiming 56% of respondents in a recent survey indicating that they are considering or actively planning to change their data protection solution, vendors like Commvault need to keep evolving and adapting their solutions to customer needs. Data protection continues to be an active space and one in which that vendors simply can’t sit still and rest on their laurels.

Finally, thanks Glenn for the most succinct wrap up of the year…

Elapsed Time: 00:20:04


  • 00:00:00 – Intros
  • 00:01:00 – What was announced at Commvault GO?
  • 00:03:20 – Perceived complexity or  a lot of technology?
  • 00:03:50 – Metallic as an idea to expand the TAM
  • 00:06:20 – Why use partners to deliver Metallic?
  • 00:08:44 – Metallic allows for an on-site copy of backup data
  • 00:10:40 – How does Activate fit in?
  • 00:11:30 – Yes it’s GDPR, Glenn!
  • 00:14:30 – How is Commvault’s data management strategy evolving?
  • 00:17:10 – What can customers expect to see?
  • 00:18:00 – 56% of people intending to change out their backup system in 2019
  • 00:19:50 – Wrap Up

Glenn’s Bio

For over 25 years, I have been a technical and business process consultant to our clients, with a particular expertise focus in Enterprise Storage, Disaster Recovery, Holistic Data Management and IT Security. My varied background as a developer, DBA, network engineer, infrastructure architect, and CTO allow me to not only understand the need from the client’s particular perspective, but to be able to make the client understand his/her solution options . I find great joy in developing comprehensive yet simple technical solutions to complex business requirements, and having clients tell me years later that the solutions I recommended still apply to their evolved needs. I post thoughts on the industry at http:\\thedatamachine.wordpress.com

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