The Next Wave of Data Protection(?) Access!

The Next Wave of Data Protection(?) Access!

So, it’s been a little bit of time since the last post. As you may have seen, I have taken on a new role as the VP of Marketing and Strategy at Catalogic Software, so things have been a bit busy here the last few weeks.

First, Catalogic Software is a private equity buy out of the larger entity Syncsort who has been around since 1968 – the year I was born. During their life… Read more »

2014, The Year of the Undead, the Year of Tape

2014, The Year of the Undead, the Year of Tape

I don’t know about you all, but I am really tired of hearing about tape being “dead”. As the picture shows, folks have been trying to kill off tape since 1984, that’s 30 years ago. I know for a fact that customers have tapes that are 30 years old that they can read data from. Bring me a HDD that is 30 years old and “show me the data”. You can’t!

In reality, the… Read more »

The Business End of Storage

The Business End of Storage

Last week I presented at an event for Storage Magazine in the famous London Tower Bridge (shown here) It was a fabulous venue. Dave Tyler, Editor of Storage Magazine for the UK gave a presentation that talked about the "buzzword bingo" vendors play with clients when trying to sell them storage arrays. His main point was customers should not be "baffled by the bull$h!%" (and yes, he did say bull$h!%).

It got me to thinking… Read more »