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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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

Singapore updates guidelines on data breach notification, accountability

Singapore updates guidelines on data breach notification, accountability

Expected to be included as part of the upcoming amendment to the country's data protection law, the new guidelines state ...
Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google

Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google

Study finds adding a phone number to a Google account blocks all automated attempts, 99% of bulk attacks, and 66% ...
China says it’s created a facial recognition app for pandas

China says it’s created a facial recognition app for pandas

Researchers from the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Pandas have developed an app that could recognize individual pandas ...
Slack patches vulnerability in Windows client that could be used to hijack files

Slack patches vulnerability in Windows client that could be used to hijack files

On May 17, researchers at Tenable revealed that they had discovered a vulnerability in the Windows version of the desktop ...
Huawei blockade: do I need to stop using my Android phone?

Huawei blockade: do I need to stop using my Android phone?

Google has cut off Huawei from its Android services because of Trump’s blacklist, but what does that mean for your ...