September 2019

September 2019

Just like an all-you-can eat buffet, there are endless choices of infrastructure modernization sessions at Commvault GO, the premier data readiness event. In fact, there are more than 120 sessions. The best part is you will hear from your peers as more than 70 percent of the sessions are led by Commvault customers, industry analysts and technology partners.

This past week, my 14 year-old daughter participated as part of the Global Climate Strike in Philadelphia. It was inspiring to see her and so many people around the world mobilizing in advance of this week’s UN’s Climate Action Summit. It is a sign of what’s possible, a show of solidarity, and gives us hope that together we can be a force.

For us in the northern hemisphere, September is bittersweet. Bitter because it marks the end of summer, at which point many of the local attractions around headquarters close for the upcoming cooler months. However, for us vaulters it is also very sweet indeed, as we saw the third major Commvault product release of the year ushered in with Service Pack 17.

As a former CIO turned CEO, I can’t help but be excited about the rapidly shifting technology landscape. For years, IT leaders have tried everything to compress and minimize the cost, footprint and complexity of managing the ever-increasing deluge of data. I know, I was one of them.

There has been a significant increase in the number of ransomware attacks and payments by organizations in 2019. Businesses of all types have been adversely affected by ransomware crippling productivity and consumer confidence. Technology leaders have now begun to plan for ransomware attacks, understanding that a paradigm shift from “If we get hit by ransomware” to “When we get hit by ransomware” is required.