Frankly, content delivery seems pretty far outside my wheelhouse.
I am, after all, an infrastructure marketing guy. Sure, I have created or
helped to create my share of new market categories – managed storage
services, continuous data protection, file virtualization, application
delivery networking, and even multi-vendor storage itself, way back in the
early days. But, my forte’ has always been selling infrastructure to
IT-heads. What the heck do I know about content delivery?
As marketing leader, my job is to ensure my companies excel in two critical
areas – demand generation and brand awareness.
I know a hundred CMOs and VPMs who share similar objectives.
In order to achieve those two objectives, I push my teams to ensure that our
online presence – our website, mobile, social, community, email, every
touch-point we have with the market – is the coolest.
Been thinking about justice lately.
Left sees injustice in the fact that some people are wealthy and others are
Right sees injustice in the government taking away their property and giving
it to others.
Healthcare Reformers see injustice in wealth determining access to medical
Kanye West sees injustice in Taylor Swift winning an award instead of
When we sense the order of things is out of whack, we get a visceral mental
reaction. We hate injustice! We are even willing to fight wars to right
injustices if they are menacing enough.
But what is injustice, exact... (more)
Service Providers at Cloud Expo
Here's an important reminder for cloud service providers: character counts.
Ethics, Values, and Trust are table stakes – for anyone who wants to
succeed in business long term – but especially for cloud service providers.
As a cloud customer, I am not simply buying/renting your hardware and
software. I am grafting my company onto yours. We are intermingling our
corporate DNA. I am loading my databases on your disk drives. I am modifying
my internal processes to map to your services.
If you suddenly grow 3 heads, I cannot easily cut and run. Who you are... (more)
Storability 10 year Reunion
Years ago, a few buddies and I started one of the first cloud storage
providers. Of course, we didn’t call it cloud storage back then, but we
merry band of brithers (and sisters), we first generation Storage Service
Providers (1gSSPs) were cloud storage way before the cloud was cool.
All the 1gSSPs – StorageNetworks, ScaleEight, StorageWay, Sanrise, and
others – failed. The core problem was and still is that renting raw
capacity over the network is a lousy business model.
1gSSPs couldn’t sustainably buy their storage cheaper than their retail
customers ... (more)
I made the mistake of turning on Home Sharing in the iTunes version 9.1.3
(don't do this...).
The OSG family has about 10 computers lying around the home network, just
waiting to pounce. In no time, my poor iTunes library was flooded with
multiple copies of musical bilge - seriously what in heaven's name are those
kids listening, too? (and Watching!!! - but that's another blog for another
I found I had 12 versions of Dream On, , and Paperback Writer was written is
18 places on my drowning disk drive - I was Suddenly Numb (17
I started to manually remo... (more)