David Friend

David Friend is the Co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage at 1/5th the price and 6X the speed of Amazon S3. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world’s leading cloud backup companies. A successful tech entrepreneur for more than 30 years, David got his start at ARP Instruments, a manufacturer of synthesizers for rock bands. David has also co-founded five other companies including Computer Pictures Corporation, Pilot Software, Faxnet, and Sonexis.
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Cloud Evolution – Why Multi-Cloud Will Win

By David Friend | August 14, 2019

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

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

By David Friend | June 26, 2018

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

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

By David Friend | March 19, 2018

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

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

By David Friend | February 28, 2018

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

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

By David Friend | February 23, 2018

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