Ahead of the company’s launch of Kaseya 7.0 portfolio of IT management software, A/NZ MD Dermot McCann outlined his vision of the company’s future across 2014.
Kaseya has been working to a renewed 3-5 year business plan with an increased focus on its channel partners under new CEO Yogesh Gupta.
Gupta joined Kaseya last year from CA Technologies where he was CTO, and his first major appointment was former Salesforce SVP of Cloud Engineering, Prakash Kott as CTO.
McCann believes the new Cloud-centric, partner focus these two have brought to the company has seen it boosted.
“We have a very solid and real future – we have some real talent here,” he said.
Kaseya’s 10,000 customers will be happy with the its renewed focus on the Cloud in particular, which also sees the company rebranded as “The IT Management Cloud Company”.
“We want to be the defacto IT management Cloud platform – that’s our goal.”
The ‘majority’ of the company’s Cloud infrastructure remains in the UK, with some local, which will help with data sovereignty laws when they come into effect.
The specific updates as part of Kaseya 7.0 are under embargo until Wednesday next week, but will be rolled out progressively over the next few months. Partners will start receiving download links this weekend.
McCann said that the problems that blighted version 6.3 of the company’s software portfolio had been repaired, and the criticism taken on board. The company is actively working to rebuild the trust behind the Kaseya brand via version 6.5, and 7.0 when it rolls out.
“6.3 was too late and had too many modules,” he said.
“It was buggy software.”
The company also had some problems with vulnerabilities which saw some machines taken over and used as Bitcoin miners, an issue McCann said was quickly patched for Cloud users, but required more work for offline clients.
Despite Kaseya’s software being used on some major level clients, such as Cisco and Playstation Network, McCann said the company remains focused on the SME, midmarket, services space, which fits in with the Australian market well.
He vowed to keep the company as agile as possible, and that Kaseya works to a “innovate or die” methodology.
The company has made three acquisitions in the last year, but doesn’t expect any more, despite the injection of cash from venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners.
“We don’t want to do any more acquisitions, but if we feel we’ve missed something, we have the money to go out and fix it.”