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It’s Your Box That’s Dead, Not the Storage Industry

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It’s Your Box That’s Dead, Not the Storage Industry
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Every now and then I run across something in a blog that is so aligned with what we are thinking, it feels like I couldn’t have written it better myself. It happened two weeks ago, when no sooner had we finished our session with Steve Herrod about the future of storage (“Is Storage Dead?”) that I read a post by storage guru, and aspiring rock guitarist, Steve Duplessie, who seemed to be reciting from a very similar hymnal.

For those of you that missed it, Steve Herrod (managing partner at General Catalyst Partners and former VMware chief technology officer) and I recently had a lively webinar chat and Q&A session where we decided that the storage industry is alive and well, but that the current model of acquisition – i.e. buying and caring for boxes – is most certainly on the road to oblivion. It is gratifying to read that Steve Duplessie is seeing the same thing from his end of the data universe. His money quote is below:

Read the entire article here, It’s Your Box That’s Dead, Not the Storage Industry

via the fine folks at ClearSky Data.

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ClearSky Data ClearSky Data’s global storage network simplifies the entire enterprise data lifecycle as a managed service. IT is now liberated from the treadmill of managing primary, backup and disaster recovery storage infrastructure, and empowered to use data with on-demand scaling and agility. ClearSky delivers data where it’s needed, enterprise-ready and fully optimized to eliminate the cost and data center footprint of traditional storage solutions. Led by experienced entrepreneurs with track records in cloud computing, storage and data management, ClearSky is based in Boston and backed by top-tier venture firms General Catalyst, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners, as well as Akamai Technologies, the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services.

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