"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 find all statistics on the TFSP site here.
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.
142 - Interview with Partha Seetala, President, Rakuten Symphony Cloud BU (formerly Robin.io)
Rakuten Symphony acquired Robin.io, fast growing player in Kubernetes, in 2022. Robin.io was a pioneer of Cloud Native Storage and Platform. The company just participated to the recent 48th edition of The IT Press Tour dedicated to Kubernetes and DevOps in California. It was the opportunity to discuss with Partha Seetala, founder of Robin.io, a company we met a few times during the pandemic but online, to learn more about the product line but also the new strategy now within Rakuten. We spoke about the genesis of the project, the "new" strategy of the company, how product work, Kubernetes of course, go to market and pricing and we conclude with a thing key element about the future. Enjoy this episode. Thank you Partha.
141 - Storage Unicorn from Coldago Research
Classic episode with the bi-annual Coldago Research Report about Storage Unicorn. The last report was published in December 2022 and lists 17 companies: Acronis, Barracuda Networks, Cohesity, DataCore, DDN, Druva, Infinidat, Kaseya, MinIO, Nasuni, OwnBackup, Qumulo, Rubrik, VAST Data, Veeam Software, Veritas Technologies and Wasabi Technologies. Enjoy the listening of this short episode.
140 - Interview with Philipp Reisner, CEO and founder, Linbit
Linbit, a reference in Linux HA and data replication, has participated to the recent IT Press Tour in Lisbon, Portugal, and it was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the standard in data protection for production data. So I decided to make this interview with Philipp Reisner, CEO and founder of the company, a story he started more than 20 years ago when he was a student working in the domain. So I let you imagine the expertise Philipp has developed during that period. We spoke about all, the genesis of the project, the strategy of the company, how product work, Kubernetes of course, go to market and pricing and we conclude by a bit of future directions. A very interesting episode I invite you to discover and listen carefully. Enjoy. Thank you Philipp.
139 - Predictions for 2023
First episode of 2023 and first episode of the 4th season. This time with My Predictions, some of them are a bit provocative and others are more classics and follow the market directions. We'll expect a better year, we'll see, on the technology side, it will be interesting but it will be impacted by the general business, energy and diplomatic climate.
138 - Recap of 2022
Last episode of the year and it is a tradition to recap the year. I've selected some elements to cover M&As, IPOs, Investment Rounds, Technology, Trends and Products and companies who has made some real progresses during last 12 months with also some new ones. I wish you all the best for 2023.
137 - Coldago Maps 2022
We approach the end of the year and it's the right moment to summarize the last 3 Coldago Maps 2022 related to Unstructured Data Management, File and Object Storage. This year a few new things with a NEW Map, the one about Unstructured Data Management, I follow this domain for 30 years so it deserves a Map, and the second is about the File Storage Map with a split into Enterprise, High Performance and Cloud File Storage. As you can listen, we study lots of companies, probably more than 50. For more information on these reports, please to check Coldago.com or .net. Happy listening.