David Friend

David Friend

Data Centers Need to Wake Up and Compete with the Hyperscalers

Data Centers Need to Wake Up and Compete with the Hyperscalers Win Customer Hearts & Minds and Become a Trusted Technology Partner Data center operators have a choice: either they can expand their cloud offerings and become a trusted technology

David Friend

Cloud Evolution – Why Multi-Cloud Will Win

Why Multi-Cloud Will Win When I was growing up in the 1970’s, IBM ruled the roost in corporate data centers. If you walked into a typical data center, nearly every piece of gear had an IBM logo on it and

David Friend

Future Data Storage Needs Increasing At A Rate Of Nearly 25X By The Year 2021

The Future of Data Storage Data is everywhere. In the security industry, there are close to 300 million surveillance cameras churning out billions of hours worth of video. In the smartphone world, 2.1 billion users are generating a constant stream

David Friend

Egress Fees Don’t Work for Users – Unlimited Free Egress Is Here

Unlimited Free Egress All of the leading object storage vendors – Amazon, Google, and Microsoft – charge for egress (“egress” means retrieving data from storage). Even my company, Wasabi, originally charged for egress.  After taking a closer look at the

David Friend

The Coming Era of Simple, Fast, Incredibly Cheap Cloud Storage

Cheapest Cloud Storage Data storage, like other commodities such as bandwidth, electricity, or simple computer power, underpins nearly everything we do in information technology. Whether it’s a computer game, an international banking system, or a TV show, I can’t think

David Friend

De-Archiving: What Is It and Who’s Doing It?

De-Archiving I first heard the term “De-Archiving” a few months ago on a visit to a few studios in Hollywood. On that trip, I learned that approximately 500,000 feature length films exist in the world. As of 2016, Netflix had

Cloud Workloads and the Secret Metadata

Cloud Workloads Do you feel you know your cloud workloads well? Remember when those applications were running locally? You knew every quirk and cared for every surge. Now, they are in the cloud, and everything is different. Sometimes it feels

How IT Operations Can Survive and Thrive in a Multi-cloud World

IT Operations Can Thrive in a Multi-cloud World IT operations teams are contending with the reality that growing volumes of workloads are running across multiple cloud services. While multi-cloud environments are growing ubiquitous, many IT operations teams are still trying

The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

Automation and Job Creation What happens when humankind makes a machine more intuitive and efficient than itself? A wake of anxiety ensues. This phenomenon of technology overpowering humans is not a new social apprehension. The idea of man inventing a

Thought Leadership, CxO and Influencers

Senior Writer, Technology Consultant | CloudTweaks
Security and Privacy Leader
CTO, IoT and Analytics | Hitachi Vantara
Founder & CEO | Egnyte
CMO | Cisco, Webex
Director of Product Marketing | MetricStream
Field CTO | Intralinks
President and CEO | Wasabi
CEO | City Network, OpenStack Foundation Board Member
CEO | Leostream Corporation
CEO | ACUMATICA

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