The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

I have been in the storage business since 1997 when my good friend Steve Duplessie asked me to come work for him. At that time, I joined Invincible Technologies doing product management. Here we are almost 20 years later and what a ride it has been. I have watched this industry transform itself a number of times, met some pretty incredible people, and I am happy to call this industry my career.

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Data Protection Innovation? - I Hardly Think So!

Data Protection Innovation? - I Hardly Think So!

The other day I read yet another blog about the “old” ways vs. a “new” way to do data protection. The post was from startup Rubrik. Each post I read like this has great intentions. They start out with a bunch of new buzz words – the new one they talk about in this particular post, which I hadn’t heard yet, is “SLA Domains”.

As you read blog posts by companies who provide data… Read more »

Test/Dev or DevOps – Making Flash More Valuable

Test/Dev or DevOps – Making Flash More Valuable

Two weeks ago at EMCWorld, Josh Goldstein, Marketing and VP of Product Management for Extreme IO was on the Wikibon/SiliconAngle #theCube talking about the value of Copy Data Management for all flash systems. Listen to what Josh had to say here (this video has been cut down to the important copy data management segments):

Data deduplication is about how many bits per square inch can be stored to represent as much data as possible… Read more »

Copy Data Management – A Data Protection Solution for the 10% Who “Get It”

Copy Data Management – A Data Protection Solution for the 10% Who “Get It”

I read a blog post the other day entitled “Is Copy Data Management a Replacement for Backup?” One of the big reasons this topic has popped up is because 90% of revenue from the “vendors” the author talks about comes from backup. This article comes on the heels of Microsoft coming out saying ‘backup software is dead’. In addition, in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant ‘Strategic Planning Assumptions’ they said:

By 2016, 20% of the… Read more »

#Snaponomics

#Snaponomics

A while ago I was participating in a CrowdChat™ where John Furrier coined a term “Snaponomics” (#Snaponomics). This is an interesting topic. This term was generated during a CrowdChat on Copy Data Management with Catalogic Software (though many other thought leaders in the storage space were on the chat). The premise is that companies buy expensive storage arrays that have a number… Read more »