Learning about Cloud Storage from Nirvanix’s Geoff Tudor

October 27, 2009

On Friday I grabbed lunch with Geoff Tudor, SVP of business development and co-founder of Nirvanix .  After they cleared the plates I talked to Geoff about what Nirvanix does and where he saw cloud storage heading.

Some of the topics Geoff tackles:

  • Providing cloud storage for the enterprise from five data centers around the world that are pooled and presented as one large global file server.
  • The Nirvanix “secret sauce”: the file virtualization layer that sits on top of pooled/virtualized commodity storage.
  • How Nirvanix’s offering is different than Amazon’s S3 (hint: one’s targeted at enterprises and one’s targeted at developers)
  • Customers such as the NASA/ASU library which is the largest cloud storage use ever and stores images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter camera.
  • Security and how Nirvanix addresses customer’s concerns.
  • What Geoff sees in the future for cloud storage.

Pau for now…

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