22 Reasons to attend Connections 2022
There are many reasons to register for our Connections 22 virtual event on November 2nd or 3rd 2022 In fact, we could have added more!
With so many new additions to the Connections experience, including Virtual Exhibit Booths, a DemoZone, the Connections Challenge, and even more opportunities to network, here are our (non-definitive) reasons why you should spend a few hours with the best of data management.
1. Keynote – Innovate with Confidence
Our CEO Sanjay Mirchandani believes there has never been a better time to be in IT. His inspiring keynote focuses on how you and your team can innovate with confidence by removing complexity, going on the offensive, and embracing cloud data management.
2. Connections is THE Cloud Data Management Experience
As Gartner recently confirmed, *Commvault has the leading data protection solution for customers embarking on their cloud journey (and this was for the third time straight).
Our supported technologies and partnerships with top-tier cloud providers stand apart, and Connections 22 follows suit – no other data protection event can boast Microsoft, Oracle, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) on the bill (now that’s multi-cloud).
3. Join the #CVConnections22 Social Conversation
During and after the event, make sure you keep your socials close to track and engage in the lively #CVConnections22 conversation online. Share your highlights and key takeaways – we want to know what you think!
4. Roadmap Session
For many attendees, Ranga Rajagopalan’s roadmap session is the highlight of our packed agenda. With innovations coming thick and fast, we’re delving into what’s new for our Intelligent Data Services Platform – including our #DMaaS Metallic solutions.
5. Take the Connections Challenge
Did someone say SWAG? Yes – we did, loud and clear. Points mean prizes at Connections 22, and by participating in the **Connections Challenge, you could win some awesome giveaways, including a $5,000 AMEX vacation voucher (and you can relax with the knowledge that your data is safe and sound with Commvault).
6. The Experience (no Zoom here)
Connections 22 is a Zoom-free zone – and it’s definitely NOT death by slideware. As well as our keynote sessions, you will have access to DemoZones, Exhibit Booths, and a Networking lounge.
7. Fending Off Ransomware Track
While they may be inevitable, breaches, leaks, and losses don’t have to be disasters. Go on the offense with our proactive and responsive data protection capabilities that keep your data safe and your company out of the headlines. From cyber deception to recovery, see the most comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio available in the industry today.
8. Investing Wisely Track
Innovation may be priceless, but budgets aren’t endless. We can help you find the right balance, gaining value from your data while managing your costs to protect it on your journey to the cloud.
9. Modernizing Data Management Track
When your business dreams it, you need to deliver. Take charge by embracing a modern data management strategy that intelligently and quickly scales, supports new workloads, and enables you to use your data in creative ways.
Customers are a huge part of our Connections 22 agenda and take a starring role throughout the day’s sessions. As well as our top-rated customer panel starring leaders from Oral Roberts University, customers are featured throughout our technical track sessions, including CHS Inc. and Swinerton.
Sometimes there is nothing better than a good demo. At Connections 22, you’re in luck! Our DemoZone shows off our Commvault portfolio in a selection of customer use cases, including Unified Data Management and Protection and Defending Data with Cyber Deception.
12. Exhibit Booths
Another “first” for Connections 2022, make sure you visit our Exhibit Booths where our sponsors Microsoft, Oracle, and AWS are ready and waiting to engage and answer any questions you may have.
13. Networking – Engage with Peers – Community Hub
There is so much to explore at Connections 22, including our new Customer Networking area, where you can meet and rub virtual elbows with fellow attendees. Available from the home screen – it is a key destination (and where the cool kids hang out). See you there!
14. Customer Innovation Awards
Also new for this year is Commvault’s first-ever Customer Innovation Awards! The finalists are set – but who will take home the spoils? Tune in to find out!
15. Three Time Zones, One Virtual Event Experience
Connections 22 is an experience best consumed live to take advantage of all the networking and engagement opportunities we offer (see reason no. 13). To help everyone get that opportunity, we have three time zones optimized for our U.S., APJ, and EMEA attendees. Go to the agenda page here and select your preferred time zone to see what works best for your schedule.
16. First look at new Commvault Portfolio additions
Where can you get a first look at the latest Commvault Portfolio additions? Connections 22, of course. We can’t give the game away just yet, but let’s just say that you don’t want to miss our Roadmap session and our “Control Storage Costs and Lower Risks using our latest SaaS-delivered Data Service” session in our Investing Wisely Track.
17. The Modern CIO’s Journey to the Cloud
During this must-see session of Connections 22, our CMO, Isabelle Guis, interviews Michele Buschman, CIO of American Pacific Mortgage. Michele describes the ups and downs of cloud transformation within an enterprise and leaves you with a clear, five-step checklist you can use for your own cloud journey.
18. Microsoft Session – Protect Your Critical Assets with Azure
Businesses use multiple applications running their day-to-day operations, with every minute of downtime negatively impacting customer trust. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans ensure that services can continue to operate during maintenance, failure, and large-scale outages.
Join Saurabh Sensharma of Microsoft and David Ngo, CTO of Metallic, for this session to learn about Azure and Commvault solutions integrated with and built on Azure that help customers protect their critical assets, including VMs, databases, PaaS and SaaS services (like M365). Check out the latest product releases, customer examples, product experience, and much more.
19. Oracle Session: Protecting Against Ransomware in a Multi-Cloud World
Multi-cloud environments bring customers options, efficiency, and price performance. They also increase complexity and the potential for security breaches. Join Joe Corvaia of Oracle and Commvault’s Alan Atkinson to discover how cloud infrastructure hyperscaler Oracle is optimized for the expanding multi-cloud universe – and how they are working with partners like Commvault to provide ransomware and security solutions for enterprise customers.
20. AWS Session: Transforming and Modernizing Your Data Strategy
Our decades-long relationship with AWS is built on a shared customer obsession. Join AWS’ Jake Burns, IDC’s Archana Venkatraman, and Commvault’s Vidya Shankaran for their Connections session on Transforming and Modernizing Your Data Strategy, where they will discuss recent trends in data management and digital transformation. You will also gain valuable insight into how your organization can be more efficient, more resilient, and better prepared should disaster strike – and do it all with minimal impact on your bottom line.
21. Celebrate three years of Metallic, our DMaaS portfolio
Our award-winning Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) portfolio, Metallic, has just turned three years old. And in that time, we’ve quadrupled offerings, geographically grown to over 33 countries, and have over 2,500 customers worldwide. Discover the latest innovations, including the recently announced Metallic® ThreatWise™ Data Security Service.
22. Getting clued up on Kubernetes with Nigel Poulton
Missing (or missed) KubeCon?
Whether you are a Kubernetes aficionado or just interested in upping your knowledge, we have the go-to trainer for Docker and Kubernetes as part of our Modernizing Data Management track. Learn about stateful containers, what efficiencies you can gain from Kubernetes adoption, and why your DevOps colleagues should become your best friends.
Ready to join the fun? Register today for Connections and hold your place for a truly unique integrated experience!
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