#47 – Enterprise Storage is Not Boring

#47 – Enterprise Storage is Not Boring

Chris EvansGuest Speakers

This week Martin and Chris talk to Stephen Foskett, chief organiser at Tech Field Day.  The team refute the concept that enterprise storage is boring, as posited by good friend Keith Townsend, also known as The CTO Advisor.  To be fair, Keith was putting a positive spin on storage, however we thought it would be good to expand the conversation and look at why storage is so innovative.  It’s clear that products are driven by a need to constantly improve the status quo, whether that be reducing costs, increasing capacity or performance.

The discussion touches on hardware, software and the quality of management products in the market today.  At the end of the conversation we ask how data is handled in Quantum Computing.  If you can help answer this, drop us a line and you could be on the show!

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  • 00:00:00 – Intro
  • 00:01:30 – Keith claims Enterprise Storage is boring
  • 00:02:00 – Why is there so much happening in the storage industry?
  • 00:04:00 – $7 for 32GB thumbnail-size storage
  • 00:05:15 – Do storage innovations reach us in waves?
  • 00:06:20 – Trade-offs – do they introduce diversification?
  • 00:07:00 – What observations can we see from Storage Field Day companies?
  • 00:08:30 – Storage gestation period – Storage Developer Conference
  • 00:10:10 – Storage has an important job to do!
  • 00:12:00 – What did Dell use Ocarina for?
  • 00:12:30 – People, that recycling and improvement of ideas
  • 00:15:30 – Hardware still drives software
  • 00:17:00 – Mass Storage Subsystem!
  • 00:19:00 – SRM software is rubbish! (says Martin)
  • 00:22:30 – What storage product hasn’t been successful and never made it?
  • 00:26:30 – Has Stephen become any better at detecting good companies?
  • 00:29:04 – Talk about interesting, how is data managed in Quantum Computing?
  • 00:30:50 – Wrap Up
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