Woman in Tech of the Week (8/30/17)
Beth Phalen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Protection and Availability Solutions, Dell EMC & Yanbing Li, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Storage and Availability at VMware Inc.
A large majority of enterprises have rejected the dichotomy of an either/or, on-premises data center versus public cloud. Today, 85 percentembrace a hybrid or multicloud strategy, according to RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud Survey.” They are employing both public clouds and private clouds, including virtualized on-prem environments.
This shift to multiple clouds is presenting new data protection and disaster recovery problems that many information technology professionals are ill-equipped to solve. Some wish they could simply transfer their tried-and-true on-prem methods over to cloud. VMware Inc. and parent company Dell Technologies Inc. are stepping in with virtualized data protection that aims to provide such hybrid compatibility.
“Because the industry is changing so dramatically, it’s requiring data protection to change just as dramatically,” according to Beth Phalen (pictured, left), senior vice president and general manager of data protection and availability solutions at Dell EMC.
Phalen joined Yanbing Li (pictured, right), senior vice president and general manager of storage and availability at VMware, for a live interview at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They spoke with John Furrier (@furrier) and Dave Vellante (@dvellante), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, about how Dell EMC and VMware are collaborating to develop new data protection and DR solutions suited to hybrid environments.
This week, theCUBE spotlights Yanbing Li and Beth Phalen in our Women in Tech feature.
Read more about Beth and Yanbing here.