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Podcasting Is The New Blogging, Introducing Data Driven Talk!

Yes, true, I'm not blogging anymore. But, you know, podcasting is the new blogging! This is why I launched a new podcast, Data Driven Talk. A new weekly show on which I'm joined by industry experts, vendors and end users to talk about data and data storage in all its...
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It’s Time for Another Rollercoaster Ride

When I joined OpenIO in January of this year, I did so because I trusted the team and the technology. But, to be fair, it was a leap of faith. Even though the technology and team were both mature and robust, OpenIO, as a company, was still young. It had lots of ideas...
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40TB Hard Drive in 2025? Too Much, Too Late

After their recently launched technology, WD claims it will be able to bring a 40TB drive to the market by 2025. I went through their announcement and a few articles pertaining to it, but it's still unclear to me if these drives will be able to handle a higher number...
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Let’s Meet Up at AWS Re:Invent

I know it’s a bit early; two months before the event, you might wonder why I'm already writing about it. I consider Re:Invent the most important event of the year, not just for cloud computing but for IT in general. Amazon is expecting 45,000 people, who will be...
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It’s Time for Another Rollercoaster Ride

When I joined OpenIO in January of this year, I did so because I trusted the team and the technology. But, to be fair, it was a leap of faith. Even though the technology and team were both mature and robust, OpenIO, as a company, was still young. It had lots of ideas...

40TB Hard Drive in 2025? Too Much, Too Late

After their recently launched technology, WD claims it will be able to bring a 40TB drive to the market by 2025. I went through their announcement and a few articles pertaining to it, but it's still unclear to me if these drives will be able to handle a higher number...

Let’s Meet Up at AWS Re:Invent

I know it’s a bit early; two months before the event, you might wonder why I'm already writing about it. I consider Re:Invent the most important event of the year, not just for cloud computing but for IT in general. Amazon is expecting 45,000 people, who will be...

Back at work… and traveling!

This is my first work day back after a few weeks of vacation... fully recharged for what I'm expecting will be the most interesting period since I've joined OpenIO! In the next four months, between now and the end of the year, we'll be announcing a lot of new stuff:...

Should I go to VMworld this year?

Last February I started working for OpenIO (an Object storage startup) and a lot of things have changed in my working life. One of the most interesting differences is that I need to stay closer to my potential customers, hence I've been attending different industry...

Siri sucks because of the lack of data

One of the many announcements at last Apple WWDC was around a home speaker that looks very similar to Amazon Echo or Google home. Shape apart, it's been positioned as just a music speaker with limited AI functionalities. This has disappointed many people, but there is...

The storage industry needs Linux-based Hard Drives

It could sound weird, but I think this is the best way to make the Hard Disk great again! At the end of last year, my company launched a hardware appliance called SLS4U-96. It is built out of what we call nano-nodes (a small computer with a dual core ARM CPU, RAM, a...

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"...

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