Mandeep Arora is a Pure Storage Data Protection Solutions Architect responsible for defining data protection solutions partnered with various backup applications. He is responsible for defining solutions and reference architecture for primary workloads such as Oracle, SQL, and VMware based on the company’s products, and performance benchmarks. Mandeep has spent over 12 years of his career with the data protection industry, he has the flavor working with various data protection products meant for small and medium businesses as well as large enterprises. He started his career with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in the core software development and test team, followed by Isilon Systems, where he was responsible for delivering the NAS backup solution to enterprise-class customers. He was also a part of the Veritas storage solutions team and Quorum one Click recovery solutions, and was responsible for technical relationships and advising partners on data protection for VMware.