Mike Thompson Jan 19, 2016
2016 is going to be the year where companies think differently about and deploy disaster recovery – and OneCloud is going to be the driver of that change. The reality is that every company wants some level of DR capabilities. Those that have deployed DR have realized first hand the inherent costs and complexities – and many have failed in establishing a reliable, cost-effective DR capability as a result. The high cost and “heavy lifting” required in deploying and maintaining a DR strategy has also kept many companies from even attempting to implement a needed solution. Technological advancements, such as the public cloud, have enabled us to take a new approach.
Here at OneCloud, we are beginning a new chapter – one that was made possible by the work of some really talented, innovative and forward-thinking people. Imagine deploying a complete, fully capable DR solution with the “touch of a button”. Well it’s not quite that easy yet but, as a current customer mentioned to me, with the OneCloud product, it’s close!
I’m thrilled to be a part of this great company. We are focused on a large market opportunity ($5B DR market) with a truly innovative product. We have an outstanding team as well as world-class investors.
The next chapter
With such a solid foundation at my feet, as CEO of OneCloud I will be focused on three areas:
Customers. We have a solid product, and now it’s time to help educate companies across industries about the new opportunities for disaster recovery in 2016.
Partners. As we look to expand awareness for our solution (and the accessibility of DR), strategic partnerships will be incredibly important.
Scale. We will be hyper-focused on creating an infrastructure that will allow us to easily scale the business.
The opportunities that lie ahead of us are vast and exciting. As I step into this new role, I am most passionate about helping companies see that disaster recovery no longer has to be complex and prohibitively costly, and they can finally begin to plan for the future – and build a (manageable) infrastructure where their most important applications will be safe in the event of a disaster.