Author: Enrico Signoretti

My last work as independent analyst has been published

This week, my last work as an independent analyst was finally published. The title is: “Sector Roadmap: Object storage for enterprise capacity-driven workloads“. It was completed in December, before knowing I was going to join OpenIO. But It took some time to see the light because of Gigaom’s publishing schedule. It’s about Object Storage (of course, what else could it be about? 😉 ), but it’s not about webscale installations or S3. It covers traditional enterprises, how they use object stores, and the trends for use cases that are surfacing right now in these types of organisations. I put...

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The S3 outage showed how relevant object storage is

How important is object storage? Too important to fail! A few days ago, a problem with AWS S3 caused major issues over the entire internet. We could say that it shouldn’t happen… but, you know, it does. And, in this particular case, even the “design for failure” approach to application design wasn’t enough… because most applications have always taken S3 as being infallible (and that particular AWS region hosts some critical services for Amazon). Clouds bring rain To be fair, it’s not only storage that fails. In the last two/three years, thanks also to the growing relevance of cloud...

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My first week at OpenIO

I’m back home after my first week at OpenIO office in Lille where I received the warmest of welcomes from the team, friends and from all over the internet! I spent the week getting to know the team and planning the first steps for the work we want to do this year. A lot of things will be happening… And I’m really excited about what we’ll be showing in 2017! This morning I also published my first blog on the company website. I did so to answer one of the questions that many of my friends have asked: “why?...

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Changes…

The first version of this blog was like “War-and-Peace” lengthwise! So I thought I’d better taper it down and here I am with some news about the changes I’m undergoing in my professional life.   Job change No, I won’t bother you with the story of my work experience. I’ll keep it short, I promise!  Being a part-time blogger and a part-time analyst has been amazing, but in 2016 I started thinking about the next stage of my career. Not that it was necessary from the income standpoint… but I was looking for new challenges and, if possible, having...

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Simplivity could be the next 3PAR for HPE

According to this morning’s news, it would seem that HPE is buying Simplivity at the bargain price of $650M. I’m not sure Simplivity’s investors have the same opinion but for HPE, if well managed, this could be another 3PAR-like success. Simplivity did good… Simplivity holds the number 2 position in the HCI market, after Nutanix. In fact, it’s somewhat lagging behind from the features point of view, it doesn’t have its own hypervisor and vision but, on the other hand, I found the company strategy less intrusive and having a much more pleasurable attitude. Don’t get me wrong, Simplivity...

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The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not (necessarily) those of any current, future or former client or employer. As I reserve the right to review my position based on future evidence, they may not even reflect my own views by the time you read them. Protip: If in doubt, ask.