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