As you might have noticed, I have been saving up notes for this blog during the week then posting them as a blast over the weekend. This is due to some hectic workload and travel right now.
Last week, I was in Boulder – then Denver – Colorado. First, I visited Spectra Logic to chat about next step developments with their story. T-Finity, one of the best library products I’ve ever seen, is doing well in the market after an unveiling at SuperComputing 09 last Fall. CTO Matt Starr and VP Marketing Molly Rector did a series of interviews for the C-4 Summit in Cyberspace to brag about the technology and to promote the future of tape in contemporary IT. Worth a listen.
Our conversations this week covered a lot of ground and some promising initiatives by the company that will be making headlines in a couple of months. Watch this space.
In Denver, I hooked up with the Advanced Systems Group at Hitachi Data Systems and gave a talk to a group of healthcare companies that was well received. Thanks to Michael Wolf of HDS and Amy Besoushko of ASG for inviting me and making the event a success. A splendid time seemed to be had by all.
This week, I am traveling to Dallas, then Austin. First, I am meeting up with Mike Linett and meeting some of his clients in order to understand better the rationale behind the moves that they are making — away from expensive, brand name storage and service/support contracts, and toward commodity storage infrastructure. This is fascinating stuff.
Then, I am going to spend four days at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa, participating in FujiFilm’s Global Executive IT Summit. I want to learn more about their tape innovation and to hear what’s on the minds of leading CIOs today. I will be presenting and participating in panel discussions while I’m there.
So expect another brain dump next weekend.