Where is the EXIT route? My thoughts on Nimble Storage & PHDvirtual

I’m a technologist by nature but the way companies grow and evolve has always been a second interest in our industry. Off course it’s easy to be interested in that part knowing how much and how fast these things change. My first public thoughts on this were my Vendor Acquisition and Partnerships posts of 2010 and 2011 where I focussed on the historical relationships  of where products at Big Vendors (HP/DELL/EMC/…). It’s been 2 years since I did an update and it would make sense doing it again. Some recent acquisitions like Whiptail (Cisco) and XtremIO (EMC) definitely deserve their spot

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#SFD4 – Vendor 10: Cleversafe

This post is part of a series of 10 vendors that have presented their technology to the TechFieldDay attendees, gathered for this edition of Storage Field Day 4. You can find all background about the project here: http://techfieldday.com/event/sfd4/ – This series of blogposts were live notes, published at the end of the presentation but reviewed afterwards. Disclaimer: the attendees are not personally compensated other than our transport and lodging, nor are we obliged to write anything at all. Company Founded: 2004 Founders: Chris Gladwin (Vice Chairman) Financial Status: D-round CEO: John Morris Technology Large Scale Object Storage solution. By using Erasure Coding

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#SFD4 – Vendor 9: Proximal Data

This post is part of a series of 10 vendors that have presented their technology to the TechFieldDay attendees, gathered for this edition of Storage Field Day 4. You can find all background about the project here: http://techfieldday.com/event/sfd4/ – This series of blogposts were live notes, published at the end of the presentation but reviewed afterwards. Disclaimer: the attendees are not personally compensated other than our transport and lodging, nor are we obliged to write anything at all. Company Founded: 2011 Founders: Rory Bolt (CEO) Financial Status: B-series CEO: Rory Bolt Technology In essence Proximal Data has a caching software called AutoCache.

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#SFD4 – Vendor 8: Avere

This post is part of a series of 10 vendors that have presented their technology to the TechFieldDay attendees, gathered for this edition of Storage Field Day 4. You can find all background about the project here: http://techfieldday.com/event/sfd4/ – This series of blogposts were live notes, published at the end of the presentation but reviewed afterwards. Disclaimer: the attendees are not personally compensated other than our transport and lodging, nor are we obliged to write anything at all. Company Founded: 2008 Founders: Ron Bianchini (CEO), Mike Kazar (CTO), Dan Nydick (Director Softw Dev) Financial Status: C-round CEO: Ron Bianchini Technology Avere Systems

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#SFD4 – Vendor 7: Overland Storage

This post is part of a series of 10 vendors that have presented their technology to the TechFieldDay attendees, gathered for this edition of Storage Field Day 4. You can find all background about the project here: http://techfieldday.com/event/sfd4/ – This series of blogposts were live notes, published at the end of the presentation but reviewed afterwards. Disclaimer: the attendees are not personally compensated other than our transport and lodging, nor are we obliged to write anything at all. Company Founded: 1980 Founders: Marty Gray, Bob Long Financial Status: public (NASDAQ:OVRL) CEO: Eric L. Kelly Technology SnapScale is the NAS product line of

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#SFD4 – Vendor 6: Nimble Storage

This post is part of a series of 10 vendors that have presented their technology to the TechFieldDay attendees, gathered for this edition of Storage Field Day 4. You can find all background about the project here: http://techfieldday.com/event/sfd4/ – This series of blogposts were live notes, published at the end of the presentation but reviewed afterwards. Disclaimer: the attendees are not personally compensated other than our transport and lodging, nor are we obliged to write anything at all. Company Founded: 2008 Founders: Varun Mehta (VP Engineering), Umesh Maheshwari (CTO) Financial Status: C-round (IPO planned for 2014) CEO: Suresh Vasudevan Technology The scaling

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