The French Storage Podcast podcast

The French Storage Podcast

" [The French Storage Podcast] (https://tfsp.fr/) " (aka TFSP) is about Data, Data Management and Storage. Hosted on Podcastics, the dedicated web site is  [TFSP.fr] (https://tfsp.fr/) . It is owned, hosted and driven by [Philippe Nicolas] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/phnicolas/) , observer of the storage industry for more than 30 years. As an international podcast, TFSP has the mission to cover the industry as a whole with interviews, debates, round tables and technical talks, and the wish to keep some french aspects and episodes when needed. TFSP publishes a new episode every Friday at 12pm Paris time. You can find all statistics on the TFSP site [here] (https://TFSP.fr/stat) . You can contact me on Twitter via  [@CDP_FST] (https://twitter.com/CDP_FST) .

" [The French Storage Podcast] (https://tfsp.fr/) " (aka TFSP) is about Data, Data Management and Storage. Hosted on Podcastics, the dedicated web site is  [TFSP.fr] (https://tfsp.fr/) . It is owned, hosted and driven by [Philippe Nicolas] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/phnicolas/) , observer of the storage industry for more than 30 years. As an international podcast, TFSP has the mission to cover the industry as a whole with interviews, debates, round tables and technical talks, and the wish to keep some french aspects and episodes when needed. TFSP publishes a new episode every Friday at 12pm Paris time. You can find all statistics on the TFSP site [here] (https://TFSP.fr/stat) . You can contact me on Twitter via  [@CDP_FST] (https://twitter.com/CDP_FST) .

 

#198

198 - Talk with Subbiah Sundaram, SVP Products, HYCU

New talk and new format with an exchange with a product or technology executive and this time I invited [Subbiah Sundaram] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/subbiahsundaram/) , SVP Products at HYCU. We talked about [R-Cloud] (https://www.hycu.com/platform) of course, its last iteration with the integration with [Anthropic Cloud Generative AI] (https://www.anthropic.com/product) service in the module development process launched during the last [IT Press Tour] (http://www.itpresstour.net/) in January in California and of course all other aspects of it like [R-Graph] (https://www.hycu.com/platforms/hycu-r-graph) , the [marketplace] (https://www.hycu.com/platform/as-a-service) ... I hope you will enjoy it, thank you Subbiah. ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

17 MINS

17:51

23 Feb 2024


#197

197 - Interview with Donpaul Stephens, CEO, AirMettle

I invited [AirMettle] (https://airmettle.com/) , a company I discovered a few quarters ago, for the recent 53rd edition of [The IT Press Tour] (http://www.itpresstour.net/)  in California, as I identified a real compelling story. [Donpaul Stephens] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/donpaul-stephens) , CEO and co-founder of the company, has founded Violin Memory in 2005 to put things in perspective. The presentation was impressive, the team has built a very good solution and thus it was obvious for me to continue to talk with its founder so this interview. We spoke about many different things starting with Violin of course, the trigger that invited him to think about AirMettle with the identified pains at customers' sites not solved yet by the industry, how the product works, its values and key differentiators, a bit of the go-to-market strategy and the pricing model and what is coming. A very interesting talk with Donpaul, indeed, I hope you all will appreciate. Enjoy your listening. Thank you Donpaul.   ... Read more

16 Feb 2024

35 MINS

35:08

16 Feb 2024


#196

196 - Recap of the 53rd IT Press Tour

The 53rd edition of [The IT Press Tour] (http://www.itpresstour.net/)  took place a few weeks ago in San Francisco and the bay area. We visited and met 9 innovative companies all playing in IT Infrastructure, Cloud, Networking, Security, Data Management, Storage and I added AI. By alpha order it was [AirMettle] (https://airmettle.com/) , [Cerabyte] (https://www.cerabyte.com/) , [CloudFabrix] (https://www.cloudfabrix.com/) , [Graid Technology] (https://www.graidtech.com/) , [Groq] (https://groq.com/) , [Hammerspace] (https://hammerspace.com/) , [HYCU] (https://www.hycu.com/) , [Rimage] (https://www.rimage.com/) and [StorageX] (http://www.storagex.ai/) . Some of these companies are recent, others more established and all address modern IT challenges via key innovations. This tour edition was, once again, a very good one and I hope you will really enjoy listening to it. ... Read more

09 Feb 2024

45 MINS

45:13

09 Feb 2024


#195

195 - Interview with Christian Pflaum, CEO, Cerabyte

[Cerabyte] (https://www.cerabyte.com/) joined us recently for the 53rd edition of [The IT Press Tour] (http://www.itpresstour.net/) in California and it was the right time to record an interview with its CEO, [Christian Pflaum] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-pflaum-448132/) . We spoke about the genesis of the idea even before it was a project and then covered multiple aspects of the under development solution with the media of course, its nature, the writing and reading process and even tried to speak about the business model, go-to-market and pricing approaches even if we understand it is very early. Very interesting talk with Christian and above all, the project is initiated in Europe by a European company. I hope you'll like it, it was a real pleasure to meet and discuss again with Christian following several talks we had int he past, the tour session and even the recent visit of the prototype in December in Germany. Thank you Christian. ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

20 MINS

20:56

02 Feb 2024


#194

194 - Interview with Christopher Rence, CEO, Rimage

[Rimage] (https://www.rimage.com/) chose the 53rd edition of [The IT Press Tour] (http://www.itpresstour.net/) in California to launch their Digital Asset Management solution, Sophia. It is a big shift and news for Rimage who was a pioneer and reference of the CD, DVD and Blu-Ray disk publishing. With [Christopher Rence] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherrence/) , CEO of Rimage, we spoke about the genesis of the company, the market, the evolution of Rimage, users' challenges and needs and cover in details Sophia. We also covered the go-to-market and pricing model and we spoke about the future directions for the company and the product. With the launch in mind, recording this episode in California was a real pleasure and I hope you'll like it. Thank you Christopher. ... Read more

26 Jan 2024

12 MINS

12:00

26 Jan 2024


#193

193 - Coldago Research Gems 2024

2024 will continue the classic release of the  [Coldago Research] (https://www.coldago.com/)  with its Gem list and its 5 companies to watch in the coming months. I select Arcitecta, Nyriad, Tiger Technology, Tuxera and XenData. Enjoy the listening of this short episode. ... Read more

19 Jan 2024

04 MINS

04:21

19 Jan 2024


#192

192 - Predictions for 2024

2024 just started and it's time to share my predictions for 2024 as I will continue what I mentioned for my retrospective for 2023. We'll see if this year will be more dense especially on the technology and products side but also on IPOs, M&As and funds raising. It should be a good one. Enjoy. ... Read more

12 Jan 2024

07 MINS

07:41

12 Jan 2024


#191

191 - Storage Unicorn from Coldago Research

Twice a year, [Coldago Research] (https://www.coldago.net/) produces its [Storage Unicorn] (https://www.coldago.net/stunicorn) note, a dedicated report covering the market climate and its selection of storage unicorns. Last December, like in June 2023, the 14th edition of this report listed 17 companies without any changes. By alpha order they're Acronis, Barracuda Networks, Cohesity, DataCore, DDN, Druva, Infinidat, Kaseya, MinIO, Nasuni, OwnBackup, Qumulo, Rubrik, VAST Data, Veeam Software, Veritas Technologies and Wasabi Technologies. Enjoy the listening, it's a very short episode that invites you to dig into the topic. ... Read more

05 Jan 2024

03 MINS

03:10

05 Jan 2024


#190

190 - Retrospective 2023

As a usual exercice, I tried at the end of each year to summarize what have happened during the last 12 months on our market. I cover company news, technology aspects, product announcements, M&A, VC rounds or IPOs. A pretty rich year again and 2024 should be even more dense. Enjoy the listening. ... Read more

29 Dec 2023

16 MINS

16:25

29 Dec 2023


#189

189 - Coldago Research Map 2023 for File Storage

[Coldago Research] (https://www.coldago.net/) has announced recently its 5th edition of its annual  [Map for File Storage] (https://www.coldago.net/mapfs) , a classic annual rendez-vous for the industry. The 2023 report analyzes 29 distinct companies among 3 Maps: Enterprise, High Performance and Cloud. We elect various leaders in each category and we invite the reader to listen to the episode to discover all of them. Enjoy. ... Read more

22 Dec 2023

03 MINS

03:58

22 Dec 2023


#188

188 - Recap of the 52nd IT Press Tour

The 52nd edition of [The IT Press Tour] (https://www.itpresstour.net/)  took place early December in the magnificent city of Madrid, capital of Spain. In this innovative 2 days format, we met 6 companies playing in IT Infrastructure, Cloud, Networking, Security, Data Management, Storage and a few key other areas. By alpha order it was [DataCore] (https://www.datacore.com/) , [Disk Archive] (https://www.diskarchive.com/) , [Inspeere] (https://www.inspeere.com/) , [Tiger Technology] (https://www.tiger-technology.com/) , [XenData] (https://xendata.com/) and [ZettaScale Technology] (https://www.zettascale.tech/) . Some are already famous and established and others more recent and young and it is in our mission to promote innovations and leaders especially this time from US and Europe. This tour was, once again, a very good one and I really enjoyed producing this episode, happy listening. ... Read more

15 Dec 2023

24 MINS

24:45

15 Dec 2023


#187

187 - Interview with Philip Storey, CEO, XenData

  [XenData] (http://www.xendata.com/) joined the recent [IT Press Tour] (http://www.itpresstour.net/) in Madrid, Spain, and it was the perfect opportunity to record this podcast with [Philip Storey] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-storey-39b34917b/) , CEO of the company. We discussed about the genesis of the company, the market, the role of tape, their active archive solution and also their recent object storage product. We also covered the go-to-market and pricing model and we spoke about the future directions for the company and the product. I enjoyed recording this episode in Madrid and I hope you'll like it. Thank you Philip. ... Read more

08 Dec 2023

15 MINS

15:34

08 Dec 2023


#186

186 - Coldago Research Map 2023 for Object Storage

[Coldago Research] (https://www.coldago.com/) has unveiled its 5th edition of its annual  [Map for Object Storage] (https://www.coldago.net/mapobj2023) . The 2023 report analyzes 13 companies: Cloudian, DataCore, Dell, Hitachi Vantara, Huawei, IBM, MinIO, NetApp, Pure Storage, Quantum, Scality, Spectra Logic and VAST Data and elect 9 Leaders. I let you listen to this episode to discover who are the winners. Enjoy. ... Read more

01 Dec 2023

04 MINS

04:24

01 Dec 2023


#185

185 - Recap of SuperComputing 23

SuperComputing 23 took place last week in Denver, Colorado, and once again it was a very good edition with the best ever number of attendees with 14,000+. The topic was about Acceleration in various domains such a HPC, AI, Storage, Memory or Network. I insisted on key trends, some technologies and products I saw very present on the floor. Enjoy the listening. ... Read more

24 Nov 2023

12 MINS

12:10

24 Nov 2023


#184

184 - A Few New Products

SuperComputing is always a good moment to announce or refresh products and several vendors did this. there is also coming the AWS Re:invent in a few days. It is the case for DDN with Infinia, Qumulo with ANQ and its Global NameSpace, Arcitecta, Hammerspace, Huawei, HYCU and GRAID. A short episode that invite our listeners to check vendors web site to learn more about these solutions. Enjoy. ... Read more

17 Nov 2023

03 MINS

03:34

17 Nov 2023


#183

183 - The Western Digital Split Saga

Western Digital has imagined a split of its business, between HDD and Flash/SSD, but it didn;t go through due to external stakeholder pressure. We analyze these facts, put things in perspective with Toshiba and Kioxia story, spoke about Elliott and obviously cover as well Seagate. It is a very interesting story that should land somewhere very soon. Enjoy the listing of this special Tech Talk. ... Read more

10 Nov 2023

21 MINS

21:08

10 Nov 2023


#182

182 - Object Storage On-Premises Limitations

Object Storage is hot for many years and we see several trends and waves in its development and maturity journey. [Coldago Research] (http://www.coldago.com/) has produced and published the only available timeline in the domain and helps users to identify players and directions. Beyond that, AWS S3, introduced in 2006, became a de-facto standard and provides impressive data durability levels. On-premises tried to mimic and clone this but failed to deliver the same level as it is essentially one site solutions. I explained all this in this episode, I hope you will enjoy it like others. ... Read more

03 Nov 2023

08 MINS

08:51

03 Nov 2023


#181

181 - OpenZFS Update and Directions

[ZFS] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS) and his companion [OpenZFS] (https://openzfs.github.io/openzfs-docs/) are largely adopted and present in various products on the market. It offers a strong foundation for storage services and products with very advanced features. I wish to give an update on current release, developments and future directions following the last [OpenZFS Developer Conference] (https://openzfs.org/wiki/Main_Page) in San Francisco mid-October. We'll see soon dRAID and Fast Dedupe. Enjoy this short episode about one of the famous disk file systems on the market with VERITAS File System aka VxFS or SGI XFS aka eXtended File System. ... Read more

27 Oct 2023

07 MINS

07:17

27 Oct 2023