This week Chris and Martin debate the future of on-premises storage infrastructure companies in light of announcements and events from IBM, Dell and NetApp. IBM is splitting in two, while Dell and NetApp have recently held virtual versions of their annual conferences. Is the on-premises infrastructure business shrinking and becoming too low-margin to be worthwhile? Martin … [Read more...] about #181 – Is There a Future for Storage Infrastructure Companies?
This week Chris and Martin review the idea of storage unicorns, companies that have a valuation of one billion dollars or more. What exactly is the basis or justification for a billion dollar price tag? Is this something invented by the VC industry or is there a real degree of science behind the assumptions? The list in question comes from a Blocks & Files article … [Read more...] about #168 – Storage Unicorns
In this week's episode, Chris talks to W. Curtis Preston. Curtis is a long-time and well-known industry expert in the backup area and now Chief Technologist at Druva. Data protection in a multi-cloud world introduces new challenges compared to traditional on-premises backup. As a result, Druva has developed a cloud-native platform that protects on-premises, … [Read more...] about #108 – Druva Cloud-Native Data Protection with Curtis Preston (Sponsored)