Post EMC World 2009 I thought I would offer a couple of observations on what I saw, and what customers were asking about.
The show was very well attended, and we were busy in the backup and dedup booth.
Two key trends emerged.
The first is that Avamar is becoming more and more mainstream. I saw interest in the technology from companies both small and large. Moreover--and this is just a subjective impression--I would saw interest was as strong in Avamar as it was in target based deduplication solutions. People are absolutely considering making the transition from their current backup application to Avamar where it makes sense (ROBO, VMware environments, and file servers primarily).