So, I only spent two days there but what can you say? Lots of energy went into the making of EMC World 2014. As a technologist I am impressed each year by the level of innovation that that goes into these shows. The outstanding use of video, (e.g. EMC TV, theCube, and all the interviews taking place throughout the show that would be shown later), it is… Read more »
Okay, it has been about 30 days and I am now out of IBM. It was a great run and I learned a lot. From Storage Efficiency Evangelist to Business Line Executive for Data Protection, I got to do and see a lot inside of IBM.
That said, I am a startup company guy for sure. I have started my own LLC (Storage Alchemy LLC – of course) and am now working on a few… Read more »
Say the word “infrastructure” at Strata conference and you hear people start talking mostly about software. One of the biggest lessons I learned at the conference was that no one really cares about the hardware that “big data” sits on. Now, I am probably the biggest proponent of the fact that “spinning rust” doesn’t make a company money; it is the software that can extract the value out of the data that provides insights… Read more »
So the storage sector starts off with a bang when it comes to M&A, driving more consolidation in the market with Imation acquiring disk storage vendor Nexsan. Isn’t Nexsan the ATABeast storage company? How does one market a supposed enterprise class storage system ATABeast? I have to say, it was creative. I do give Imation a lot of credit for this move. It seems like they got a bargain. They picked up the company for… Read more »
As a number of you know, I have been blogging about the merits of Real-time Compression. It may be of some interest to know that when Ed Walsh, CEO of Storwize, asked me to join and told me the company focused on "compression", I first thought he was joking. I mean the industry has had compression available for years. The reality is, there is no other technology like Real-time Compression available from any vendor, and… Read more »