David Friend

David Friend

Cloud 2.0 will not be Ushered in by AWS or other Cloud Giants

March 31, 2020

Cloud 2.0 Trends Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are all pursuing similar business strategies: they want it all. ‘It,’ in this case, means the entire IT infrastructure in their cloud. Furthermore, they want you to buy their SaaS products, such as

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David Friend

Data Centers Need to Wake Up and Compete with the Hyperscalers

October 17, 2019

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

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David Friend

Tech Evolution – Why Multi-Cloud Will Win

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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David Friend

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

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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David Friend

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

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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David Friend

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

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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David Friend

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

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

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