More than 500 IT professionals attended the Veeam Solution Day 2019 Kuala Lumpur. The premier event is designed to deliver the latest insights on Cloud Data Management. Filled with innovation and networking opportunities, the event brought the essence of Cloud Data Management to key local markets by combining technology, applications and data to advance the agility, availability and intelligence of modern businesses.
In his executive keynote address, Effendy Ibrahim, Vice President of Veeam South East Asia and Korea, spoke about the state of cloud data management in the world today and how organisations can have a better journey to a more intelligent business.
With data growth expected to be 175ZB by 2025, companies are going to need solutions that can effectively manage their data wherever it sits. Companies are beginning to face the challenge of managing data growth and having access to their data whenever they need it. At the same time, they need their backup services to ensure that their most valuable data can be recovered quickly and effortlessly as and when required.
Effendy pointed out that legacy technologies in organisations are holding them back from making the right choices when it comes to data management. As for backup, cost and connectivity are some of the biggest pain points that concern many organisations today.
But over the years, backup has definitely changed. Backup is now the main remediation against a complete infection by ransomware or other cyber threats. At the same time, it can be leveraged for business transformation via instant access for DevOps and analytics as well as for compliance and security.
When compared to other service providers, Effendy said that Veeam is recognised as an industry leader and the only storage vendor to achieve the “Magic” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Veeam has also moved up against model with built-in headwinds to move vendors down and to the left.
In the technology keynote session, Raymond Goh, Head of Systems Engineering, Veeam Asia and Japan, highlighted how cloud data management is shaping the future of data management. He explained the five stages of cloud data management. The first stage being backup to protect workloads followed by the second stage which is cloud mobility, focusing on cloud portability and recovery. Next is visibility for a full breadth view of data. The fourth stage is orchestration to automate DR plans, and the fifth stage is automation whereby data becomes self-managing.
Raymond then explained the Veeam Availability Suite and how it supports cloud tier, NAS backup, direct restore to VMware and data integrations. He also shared demo sessions on backup, direct restore and data integration processes to the attendees.
Outside of the keynote addresses, the event saw live classroom sessions at the Cloud Pavilion, where attendees were given previews from partners of Veeam, in addition to the various breakout sessions on data centre modernisation, cloud data services and emerging tech.