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Andres Rodriguez

Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage

March 11, 2014

Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and DropBox. Everything is connecting. Cheap, portable computing combined with the sprawling reach of the Internet is breathing new life into even the most mundane artifacts. Look at Nest, which transformed the thermostat into a… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

Nirvanix’s Exit from the Cloud Storage Provider Market

September 18, 2013

In an Information Age story this week, Nirvanix’s CEO told employees that the company had “hit the wall” and is now giving customers just two weeks to get their data off the service before it shuts down completely. This is a sudden and impactful move in the market, but not completely unexpected based on our experience…. Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

High Speed Chase – Hard Drives are Heading to the Cloud

January 10, 2013

Amazon deployed more storage capacity last year than any other single storage company. Conservative estimates put Amazon at close to an exabyte of data under management.  AWS S3 is not only the largest single storage system ever deployed, its capacity dwarfs the shipping capacity of any one of the traditional storage companies: EMC, NetApp, HDS,… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

GDrive: What It Could Be. What It Shouldn’t Bother Being. What It Won’t Be.

April 19, 2012

Google’s long-anticipated GDrive might finally be here. The original concept was to extend the capabilities of Google Desktop with personal, searchable storage but, alas, innovation has since shifted away from the Desktop. The new world is mobile. It is a world dominated by smart phones and tablets. Dropbox has become an overnight juggernaut by being… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

The Great Margin Divide

March 20, 2012

Selling raw cloud storage is a business perfectly suited to an online retailer Amazon reigns supreme selling raw cloud storage. The biggest technology infrastructure system companies in the world keep trying to replicate Amazon’s success, only to find themselves hoping Amazon will go back to selling books. The bad news for companies like EMC, HP,… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

Turtles All the Way Down

March 15, 2012

Building storage systems that scale forever After giving a public lecture on astronomy a brilliant English scientist was challenged by an old lady, “What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.” The scientist, using a superior scientific tone asked, “What is… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

The File Sharing Trap

February 28, 2012

Unencrypted cloud storage makes providers liable for copyright violations When the FBI shut down Megaupload, one of the Web’s most popular file sharing sites, it sent a clear message to service providers that they will be held liable for any digital rights violations perpetrated by their user communities. Megaupload provided sharing services that allowed users… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

Amazon AWS Storage Gateway

January 26, 2012

What It is and What It Isn’t Yesterday Amazon introduced the AWS Storage Gateway. This move further legitimizes the general approach to provide infrastructure as a service. Cloud storage is an essential component in providing storage services to business and we should expect that Amazon, being the 800 lbs. cloud, will try to make it… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

Goodbye, Raw Storage

December 8, 2011

Storage services are putting an end to the complexity of storage pricing The storage you buy should be the storage you use. Imagine the simplicity of paying a price based not on raw storage guestimates but on the storage capacity your organization is actually using, and included in that price is everything you need to… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

Introducing Nasuni’s Global Multi-Site Access

October 24, 2011

Multi-site access is an exciting new capability from Nasuni. Watch Nasuni CEO, Andres Rodriguez explain how multi-site access expands upon Nasuni’s Data Continuity Services. 

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