"The French Storage Podcast" (aka TFSP) is about Data, Data Management and Storage. Hosted on Podcastics, the dedicated web site is TFSP.fr.
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 find all statistics on the TFSP site here.
You can contact me on Twitter via @CDP_FST.
199 - Talk with Mark Broadbent, CTO, XenData
A new episode this time with the CTO of XenData, Mark Broadbent, to discuss archiving and more precisely Active Archive, a few weeks following The IT Press Tour organized in Madrid in December 2023. The company founded more than 2 decades ago designed and developed the X-Series and the E-Series, a solution that combines disk space and tale storage to store massive amount of files data. The product is well deployed and recognized in some verticals such as Media & Entertainment. Mark told me that they plan to add Generative AI to make some additional processing on metadata but also they wish to extend the disk capacity of these products and will soon release a media browser. I let you discover this new episode, it was a real plessure to record, so I hope you will enjoy it. Thank you Mark.
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, SVP Products at HYCU. We talked about R-Cloud of course, its last iteration with the integration with Anthropic Cloud Generative AI service in the module development process launched during the last IT Press Tour in January in California and of course all other aspects of it like R-Graph, the marketplace... I hope you will enjoy it, thank you Subbiah.
197 - Interview with Donpaul Stephens, CEO, AirMettle
I invited AirMettle, a company I discovered a few quarters ago, for the recent 53rd edition of The IT Press Tour in California, as I identified a real compelling story. 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.
196 - Recap of the 53rd IT Press Tour
The 53rd edition of The IT Press Tour 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, Cerabyte, CloudFabrix, Graid Technology, Groq, Hammerspace, HYCU, Rimage and StorageX. 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.
195 - Interview with Christian Pflaum, CEO, Cerabyte
Cerabyte joined us recently for the 53rd edition of The IT Press Tour in California and it was the right time to record an interview with its CEO, Christian Pflaum. 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.
194 - Interview with Christopher Rence, CEO, Rimage
Rimage chose the 53rd edition of The IT Press Tour 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, 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.