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"The French Storage Podcast" (aka TFSP) is about Data, Data Management and Storage. It is owned, hosted and driven by Philippe Nicolas, 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 contact me on Twitter via @CDP_FST. On TFSP, in addition to new episodes, you can also find all past episodes produced during the USP ("Unleash your storage passion") podcast period between April 2020 and July 2021. As a reminder USP was launched in April 2020 by Yoann Castillo and Philippe Nicolas during the Covid-19 with the idea to unify, discuss and boost the French data storage community.

"The French Storage Podcast" (aka TFSP) is about Data, Data Management and Storage. It is owned, hosted and driven by Philippe Nicolas, 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 contact me on Twitter via @CDP_FST. On TFSP, in addition to new episodes, you can also find all past episodes produced during the USP ("Unleash your storage passion") podcast period between April 2020 and July 2021. As a reminder USP was launched in April 2020 by Yoann Castillo and Philippe Nicolas during the Covid-19 with the idea to unify, discuss and boost the French data storage community.

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France

Description:

"The French Storage Podcast" (aka TFSP) is about Data, Data Management and Storage. It is owned, hosted and driven by Philippe Nicolas, 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 contact me on Twitter via @CDP_FST. On TFSP, in addition to new episodes, you can also find all past episodes produced during the USP ("Unleash your storage passion") podcast period between April 2020 and July 2021. As a reminder USP was launched in April 2020 by Yoann Castillo and Philippe Nicolas during the Covid-19 with the idea to unify, discuss and boost the French data storage community.

Twitter:

@CDP_FST

Language:

English

Contact:

0615067225


Episodes

112 - Interview with Rich Gadomski, Head of Tape Evangelism @Fujifilm Recording Media USA

7/1/2022
The 12th annual Fujifilm Summit happened last week in San Diego and it was a good moment to re-connect with many top participants in the storage industry with vendors, end-users, experts and analysts. Hypersaclers were invited and we understood some very interesting inputs from them and also from Quantum. Spectra Logic also covered its story about Ransonware and how they recovered from it. So the idea to speak with Rich Gadomski, Head fo Tape Evangelism at Fujifilm Recording Media USA, about...

Duration:00:41:29

110 - Interview with Liran Zvibel, founder and CEO @WEKA

6/17/2022
WEKA joined the 44th IT Press Tour a few days ago and it was the perfect opportunity to discuss with Liran Zvibel and record an interview. WEKA is hot and its trajectory is impressive so we needed to get an update. At the same time the company announced a major release - WEKA 4 - with key new features and capabilities. We spoke about the genesis of the company, the product philosophy and how it is different from other parallel file systems but also about the go-to-market model, the pricing...

Duration:00:27:13

108 - Interview with Glen Olsen, founder and CEO @Nexustorage

6/3/2022
Discovered a few months ago, Nexustorage develops an interesting data management solution that optimizes data placement whatever the size and the nature of the storage entity and environment. Working at a sub-file level, it then places file data chunks to the right place I mean on the right storage level. We speak about all this with Glen Olsen, founder and CEO of Nexustorage, how and why he launched the company, how the product works, how he sells the solution, at what price and a bit of...

Duration:00:23:59

107 - DAOS, une approche du stockage exascale

5/27/2022
Nouvel épisode pour ce tech talk qui m'a permis de discuter avec Johan Lombardi, Senior Principale Engineer chez Intel, qui se consacre au projet DAOS (Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage). Un échange qui nous permet de rentrer dans le détail du produit, sa philosophie, ses mécanismes de protection, ses performances et à qui il se destine. Une belle discussion pour en savoir plus sur un projet dédié aux environnements ExaScale demandant des latences très faibles, un nombre important...

Duration:00:27:18

106 - La Protection de Données dite Moderne aka MDP

5/20/2022
La MDP ou Modern Data Protection mérite bien une table ronde vue les tendances actuelles avec toujours plus de technologies pour couvrir toujours plus de besoins. On parle avec nos invités de modernité pour un sujet bien établie, des nouveaux défis et menaces, bien sûr de Ransomware, et d'autres thèmes et développements avec, vous le verrez, une vraie convergence entre 3 acteurs pourtant bien différents. J'ai invité 3 interlocuteurs pertinents: AtempoHYCUCohesity

Duration:00:59:32

105 - Interview with Liran Eshel, founder and CEO @CTera Networks

5/13/2022
Following CTera Networks for years, our recent visit in Israel during the 43rd IT Press Tour was the perfect opportunity for a company and product update but also to understand the directions of the product development. We spoke about all this with Liran Eshel, CEO and founder of the company, but also how the company started, its roots, what challenges they solve, how the product works, their GTM and pricing model and we conclude with the future. I hope you will enjoy this episode like me,...

Duration:00:23:28

104 - Interview with Uri Beitler, founder and CEO @Pliops

5/6/2022
Following the recent visit in Israel during the 43rd IT Press Tour and an impressive session we did at Pliops, having a podcast with Uri Beitler, CEO and co-founder, was a natural next step. We talked about the genesis of the project, the challenges in I/O at large scale Pliops solve again with NVMe, SSDs and PCIe today, the product itself, use cases, go-to-market, pricing and a bit of future. A very good and interesting episode about a technology company you have to follow in the coming...

Duration:00:18:18

103 - Interview with Chris Gladwin, founder and CEO @Ocient

4/29/2022
Real exclusivity and exceptional moment with Chris Gladwin at Ocient HQ in Chicago for the recording of the interview for The French Storage Podcast. We started to speak about of course the leader and one of the pioneer of object storage Cleversafe that landed finally at IBM for $1.3B in 2015, the only big acquisition in that space that triggered some dreams at others' mind but no one did this. We learn a lot of things of the Ocient story, the genesis of the project, how it get started, how...

Duration:00:24:37

102 - Interview with Gil Peleg, founder and CEO @Model9

4/22/2022
Met recently in Israel during the 43rd IT Press Tour, the idea of an interview with Gil Peleg, CEO and founder of Model9, was a natural next step. You'll discover with this interview a real good data management idea sustained by a compelling business opportunity. Listen to this episode to discover Model9 Manager, Gravity and Shield, the go-to-market strategy and a bit of future. Enjoy your listening and Thank you again Gil.

Duration:00:18:05

101 - Entretien avec Michael Ferrec, CEO @Inspeere

4/15/2022
Vraie découverte d'une jeune pousse française, Inspeere, qui développe une solution de protection de données distribuée avec les données réparties et dispersées sur les autres systèmes déployés dans un mode privé ou public. L'appliance de sauvegarde, baptisé DatisBox, qui tourne un Linux Debian, s'appuie sur ZFS, ses snapshots et Reed-Solomon pour éclater les blocs de données à protéger entre toutes les machines du réseau Inspeere. Une belle découverte qui confirme la richesse et les donnes...

Duration:00:16:18

100 - Recap of the last 3 IT Press Tour editions

4/8/2022
New episode and a new angle for the podcast with today a summary of the last 3 IT Press Tour editions we had in January, March and April in California and Israel meeting in total 29 companies playing in IT Infrastructure, data and storage management, business and IT applications. Here is the list of companies we met during each of these 3 tours: AtempoDDNFilebaseFungibleHammerspaceIodyneKalistaKompriseMinION-ableNasuniNebulonTiger...

Duration:00:24:19

99 - Interview with Simon Taylor, founder and CEO @HYCU

4/1/2022
A new interview, this time with Simon Taylor, Founder and CEO of HYCU, a Modern Data Protection vendor that addresses the recent IT challenges and needs aligned with the cloud and new workloads. In this interview we covered the genesis of the company, even if Simon didn't mention pedigree and background of the origins of the company, the surprising new meaning of the HYCU acronym, it is not the same explanation today than the one given a few years ago, the HYCU cloud strategy, of course...

Duration:00:26:36

98 - Interview with Piyush Mehta, CEO @Data Dynamics

3/25/2022
A real pleasure to talk to Piyush Mehta, CEO of Data Dynamics, about the company Data Management strategy in a very dynamic market climate. The company leverages a largely deployed product named StorageX and added more recently other key modules such as ControlX and Insight AnalytiX to provide a holistic unified data platform dedicated to orchestrate unstructured data within the enterprise residing within companies' perimeter but also in the cloud. Enjoy your listening and Thank you again...

Duration:00:24:42

97 - Interview with Boyan Ivanov, CEO @StorPool Storage

3/18/2022
Really glad I have the chance to discuss again a few days ago with Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool Storage, a Bulgarian storage software company. I identified this company many many years ago in 2014 when I unveiled the product to the world with a famous blog post. StorPool is one of the rare pure block Software-Defined Storage on the market proposing a radical new approach for high performance high resilient storage. If you don't know StorPool yet, I encourage you to test the product, you...

Duration:00:29:26

96 - Interview with Jeff Bonwick and Mike Shapiro, co-founders and co-presidents @Iodyne

3/11/2022
The volume of data explodes for everyone, from large corporations to individual users, especially pro-consumers with strict requirements such performance and resiliency. Iodyne rethinks this approach with the Pro Data, a 15" 12 or 24TB block storage array fully equipped with M.2 SSDs directly connected to Mac machines. I recorded this episode a few days ago at Iodyne HQ in Mill Valley, CA with Jeff Bonwick and Mike Shapiro, co-founders and co-presidents, to understand the root of the...

Duration:00:29:59

95 - Interview with Andres Rodriguez, founder and CTO @Nasuni

3/4/2022
Distributed enterprise is a reality and Covid period has demonstrated a new iteration of strong need for such approach. I had the privilege to speak to a technologist I respect a lot, Andres Rodriguez, founder and now CTO of Nasuni. For some of you who follow me and the industry, Andres was the founder in 2003 of Archivas, a distributed, CAS/object storage software, acquired in 2007 by Hitachi and it's now HCP. Nasuni, launched in 2009, tackles a completely different problem, how to provide...

Duration:00:46:58

94 - Sponsored - Special Atempo

2/25/2022
<< SPECIAL ATEMPO - EPISODE SPONSORISE >> Episode sponsorisé avec un entretien exclusif avec 2 membres clés d'Atempo, je devrais dire du nouveau Atempo Luc d'UrsoLouis-Frédéric Laszlo J'ai eu l'opportunité et le plaisir d'échanger avec Luc et Louis à propos d'Atempo, son histoire et sa trajectoire depuis plusieurs années, le nouveau visage de l'entreprise, ses ambitions, ses initiatives technologiques notamment avec le laboratoire d'IA NextIno, bien sûr Tina, le produit historique de...

Duration:00:19:49

93 - Interview with David Flynn, founder and CEO @Hammerspace

2/18/2022
File Storage is definitely a hot topic and today I speak with David Flynn, founder and CEO of Hammerspace, the data management company who designs, builds and develops a global file services named GDE for Global Data Environment. If you follow me for quite some time, you should see that I already wrote many times on Hammerspace, Primary Data, Tonian Systems, parallel file system and pNFS being one of my favorite topics. I invite you to listen to this pretty long interview with lots of...

Duration:00:46:32

92 - Interview with Alexander Lefterov, founder and CEO @Tiger Technology

2/11/2022
Very good opportunity to listen to Alexander Lefterov, founder and CEO of Tiger Technology, a company a bit confidential who developed for many years a very interesting solution for hybrid cloud file storage. I had the chance to record this interview during the recent IT Press Tour in California where all the team had the time to learn and understand the "On-Premises First" hybrid cloud strategy. Thus the result is a very efficient episode that goes directly to the point, discover more Tiger...

Duration:00:20:59

91 - Sponsored - Special Pure Storage FlashBlade

2/4/2022
<< SPECIAL PURE STORAGE - SPONSORED EPISODE >> Special episode with an interview with 2 key members of the FlashBlade Business Unit at Pure Storage: Amy FowlerBrian Gold I had the opportunity to discuss recently with Amy and Brian to understand the genesis of the project, internally named Iridium at the beginning, the strategy around uses cases and workloads, solutions and partnerships, a bit of product design and architecture choices made by the team and of course a zest of future. A...

Duration:00:33:22