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What an independent Veritas will look like

Matt Cain, the chief product officer of Veritas Technologies

Veritas Technologies’ chief product officer Matt Cain provided CDN with a glimpse of what an independent Veritas will look like during an interview today.

Cain told CDN the Feb. 1st date, the company’s first day as an independent company, is a milestone in many ways the first being that the company is now poised to drive growth with a level of focus it did not have in a number of years.

Cain said it was hard for him to comment on what other people’s perspectives of the separation from Symantec could be. The focus for the company was to get through the separate to become a more efficient organization, while conveying their plans with employees and the overall marketplace in 2015.

“We are focused only on what we can control,” he said.

Cain did, however, say that the independent vendor aspires to be a trusted advisor to the customer in all market segments.

There will be new products from Veritas, Cain confirmed saying Veritas has ambitious plans and announcements will be coming. For now, however, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company plans to stick to its current road map.

“The focus will be on next generation innovation. The milestone we celebrated by being independent enables us to be free to focus on the opportunities. We have different ownership and by no means did we stop innovating over the years, quite the contrary. We have an ambitious road map and expect to bring new technologies and features that align to the market and to our vision,” he said.

Speaking of vision, Cain said Veritas sees themselves as unique positioned to address two areas that are impacting the modern data centre: complexity and data growth.

It is Cain’s belief that data centre environments today are growing in complexity with cloud and legacy equipment, which is increasing the management layer for organizations.

The second factor of data growth adds to the overall complexity. “How do customers managed that? Thereby there will be large focus devoted to next generation infrastructure and the belief that bigger, better and faster will lead to overall agility is something we don’t think is efficient enough,” Cain said.

Another aspect of this double dilemma is IT budgets aren’t necessarily increasing to handle the onset of continuous data growth and the complexity. Current and future products from Veritas will work make sure customers have availability to mission critical data and be able to drive insight from that data.

“That’s the value proposition we have and it’s never been more relevant than today,” he added.

From a channel perspective Veritas current sports approximately 2,000 solution provider partners globally.

In terms of a future commitment with the channel, Cain said it will be based on customer need and with the channel’s participation he expects Veritas to drive that innovation as part of an ecosystem that ensures the customers have their demands met.

“When we sit down with partners and look how we can add value to solve business problems we do it with open eyes and the demands of customers change and the same goes with partners. We need to collaborate with them to get ahead of that curve. It’s a teamwork-based effort and they have request this as well of us. We plan to continue to think about how we can be more successful in a go to market way together with them,” he added.