In this age when video conferencing has come to the palms of our hands, not to mention our laptops, desktops, and tablets, it is tempting to be dismissive of live events. Who wants the hassle and cost of flying across the country and staying in a hotel when we can see each other wherever we happen to be? But attending events live and in the flesh is a totally different animal from online interactions. Nothing beats meeting in person, and techies more than most should get on the plane and go to events, if only to build stronger connections with their peers!
The first episode of Raising the Floor, the enterprise datacenter podcast from Foskett Services, features thought leaders from two key cloud storage-enabling companies: Josh Goldstein, VP of Marketing for Cirtas and Andres Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of Nasuni. Nasuni and Cirtas produce storage appliances that act as gateways to public cloud storage services like Amazon’s S3. Both gateways enable conventional applications to access cloud storage without the extensive modifications sometimes required.
Raising the Floor is a series of conversations with key industry figures focused on the future of enterprise IT. We envision a talk show format with moderation and guidance from Stephen Foskett. The name comes from the raised floor that literally supports most data center environments and is intended to suggest progress in this space. We intend to raise the bar of conversation, probing serious topics rather than chatting about the industry.