It has been an exciting fiscal year close for Symantec with the launch of two new products this March Quarter: Symantec BackupExec™ 2012 and Symantec Netbackup™ 7.5. We have focused much of our marketing efforts this past quarter around the launch. We offered over 25 “Backup Exec Boot Camp” full day trainings for our partners which focused on the new Backup Exec 2012, Backup Exec 3600 Appliance, and Virtualization against Veeam. In February, we hosted a LIVE simulcast event with close to 500 partners in attendance. The event was a formal dinner for our partners in 20 cities across the US and Canada. At the dinner, we had a LIVE broadcast delivered by Symantec’s top executives. The feedback was tremendous and our partners seemed to really enjoy learning firsthand about these new products and how to grow their businesses. And in addition, we had a LIVE HD2PC component that allowed Partners outside of the 20 cities to watch this launch from their computer or mobile device and be a part of this announcement.
In case you didn’t get a chance to see the video, please go to Better Backup for ALL- On Demand Video and see for yourself. Once you download the video, it is broken out into chapters which allow you to easily scroll through the video for the information you want to hear. You may also download the Q & A document that addresses all the questions that were asked during the simulcast and after. In addition, you can view the “Backup Exec 2012: Overview” video on SymantecTV.
As always, I’d like to encourage you to go to our partner portal for the most current information Symantec has to offer.