This is the third and final blog in the series looking at how NetApp and Commvault jointly solve the biggest issues relating to cloud data management. In the first piece, I looked at public cloud, then Jeff Leeds from NetApp did a really thought-provoking guest blog that looked at hybrid cloud and multi cloud approaches to data. This time, I turn my sights to on-premises cloud.

There has never been a better time to be in IT. With so many compelling, new technologies simultaneously converging, IT professionals have endless choices to advance their modernization initiatives and multi cloud strategies. However, they must first rein in the sprawling infrastructure, applications and environmental chaos they endure today. I get it – I’ve sat with you on the other side of the table when I was a CIO.

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.