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In 2012 I did a blog post on Facebook going public. The premise of the piece wasn’t about the fad that surrounds social media or that a social media company was going public, it was that the group of IT practitioners that manage Facebook’s storage infrastructure had deployed something pretty amazing.
In 2009 I quoted a few simple stats:Facebook had about 1 billion users - remember, each user has a mailbox for messagesUsers were… Read more »
So, I spent yesterday at the Needham Next-Gen Storage and Networking Conference. First, it was a great day. The Needham folks, especially Richard Kugele, created a fabulous opportunity to listen and speak about the storage market, technology and products. I spent all my time in the storage track, but can only imagine that the networking track was as insightful.
I wanted to point out some of my observations from the conference. I wont… Read more »
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.
As… Read more »
A few weeks ago I attended a presentation on data protection. The presentation talked about “5 things to think about when building out your data protection solution”. The presentation talked about the typical things:Classify your dataRPORTO
and then they talked about two other things I had not heard of:VRO (version recovery objective)GRO (geographic recovery objective)
My first reaction was, okay, here is another vendor trying to pain a picture of something only their… Read more »