The Return of the Steering Wheel Camera Society of America

Yes!  It’s back – The Steering Wheel Camera (LG 3) is now bungee-corded to the rearview mirror of my Infinity G37 instead of the wheel of my Ford Fusion. It’s a good setup that provides minimal distractions from the pot holes and fender bending of daily driving.

It’s been a great week, starting my new job at Tegile and with the wonderful support from storage and beer-loving cronies. Look for more of these SWCSA videos throughout the summer as we explore the new realities of bay area motoring (diamond lane cheating) and the storage wilderness. Speaking of storage, I want to say congrats to Chris Wahl who just accepted a job with Rubrik – may the wind be at your back, Chris. Congrats also to my new Tegilean homies who earned Visionary status from Gartner for our all-flash arrays  in the latest MQ for Solid State Arrays. If you don’t know what an MQ is, don’t worry, you don’t need to – just don’t get trapped in the diamond lane between a Smart Car and a Tesla when you aren’t supposed to be there.

See you on 880!

 

 

The next big thing for me – Dub Storage at Tegile

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My long run of good luck just seems to keep on going. Case in point: on June 5th I was laid off from Quaddra and within two weeks I had signed on the dotted line as an Evangelist at Tegile. Woot!  I always liked their fundamentals and I am now … [Continue reading]

Rubrik in the clear: clusters, clouds and automation for data protection

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When I posted about Rubrik back at the end of March I didn't expect it to be Part 1 of a 2-part blog.  But that's blogging for you - and today Rubrik announced it's product and a big B-round of funding ($41M).   I also know a lot more about Rubrik, … [Continue reading]

Will Rubrik’s time machine fix the mess of data protection?

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A couple weeks ago on the Speaking in Tech podcast I had a deja vu experience when the topic became a statement attributed to Microsoft that "backup software deserves to die."   This came from an article by Simon Sharwood in The Register that quoted … [Continue reading]

Qumulo Emerges and Nudges the Awareness of Data Awareness

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  Last week was good for the storage universe, as Qumulo announced their data-aware NAS systems called Qumulo Core.  Qumulo stole a page from DataGravity's playbook by positioning Qumulo Core as data-aware storage, but the two products … [Continue reading]

EMC and Cisco swap DNA and divorce amicably

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Now that EMC is acquiring VCE it's clear that this was yet another Cisco-style spin-out/spin-in the same as MDS, UCS and Insieme. EMC got to partner with Cisco for compute and networking expertise, which gave credibility to its private cloud story … [Continue reading]