AiThority Interview with Paul Scott-Murphy, VP of Product Management, Big Data/Cloud at WANdisco

January 06 2020

"There is no doubt that the Cloud is really one of the most fundamental shifts in information technology over the last decade, and it's going to continue to be a fundamental shift and driver behind a lot of the change that we are seeing."

Tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at WANdisco?

My childhood coincided with the emergence of the personal computer. My father, who was a Civil Engineer by trade and was familiar with all things technical, brought home a PC – giving me my first introduction to technology. Growing up in Western Australia meant that I lived in a relatively remote environment. But, like most things with technology, particularly in the IT industry, you don’t need much in the way of resources to establish yourself, build up an interest and learn about what’s going on.

After graduating from the University of Western Australia, I worked for a variety of technology firms in Australia, when I first started working for WANdisco out of their Sydney, Australia office. I then had the opportunity to work within Product Management at their headquarters in San Ramon, CA. So I took the leap and moved to the U.S. to work there.

What is WANdisco and how does it empower businesses with real-time Cloud analytics?

WANdisco makes data transfer secure and seamless by enabling enterprises to automate the movement of huge volumes of data to the Cloud without any disruption of usual business operations. Any changes made to data sets on-site are replicated within Cloud environments consistently and at scale. The core of WANdisco’s intellectual property brings together distributed systems to enable applications or environments that would otherwise be incapable of working with one another to coordinate their activities and work toward a shared outcome.

Our LiveMigrator reduces the risk of migrating applications and data to the Cloud, particularly where those applications are at scale, using petabytes of data. LiveMigrator addresses the challenges around replicating and keeping data at scale consistent. Unlike any other product on the market, WANdisco’s solution enables organizations with access to large volumes of data to take advantage of multiple environments, and bring their data at scale to the Cloud.

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