Double Take gets fresh Vision look

Double Take Software has been participating at GITEX for five years but this is the first in which it has appeared as a subsidiary of its new owner, Vision Solutions.

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Double Take gets fresh Vision look Vancoppenolle sees a growing presence.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 21, 2010

Double Take Software has been participating at GITEX for five years but this is the first in which it has appeared as a subsidiary of its new owner, Vision Solutions.

Wouter Vancoppenolle, Regional Sales Director for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Double Take explains that the company is exhibiting solutions from both companies as part of a combined portfolio.

“We are quite similar to what we had last year. We have some new products including Double Take Cloud. We have also some new products from Vision – we have created a single portfolio for the two companies, with all the Double Take products for Windows and Linux and also the Vision products for AIX and AS/400,” he says.

Much emphasis has been made at this year’s event on Cloud Computing, but Vancoppenolle says there is still much confusion about what the term represents: “There is a lot of demand, but there is also a lot of questions being asked. A lot of companies don’t really know what it is. They just want to see what it can do and what it means for them and their infrastructure. We see a lot of requests for information. So far there’s been a lot of interest.

“From a Double-Take viewpoint, there’s not too much business in the region yet. We see here in the Middle East that people are still very much into the classic infrastructure. They have their own datacentre and servers in-house. People are still a little worried about security and remote management. So here in the region, people are interested in cloud, but we don’t see the adoption yet,” he continues.

Though the firm’s presence in the region is still fairly slight, Double Take’s Vancoppenolle says that it has a major impact on how the firm is perceived.

“We still do not have a very big office here, but we are growing. Now we have around five people onsite. We have sales people, marketing, technical. We have a lot of roles which people have to fill,” he says.

“The fact that we are local here is important for the end-user. When the customer knows that we have a local office here, local presence and support, it makes a huge difference for sure,” he states.

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