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- Acquisitions cause angst
- Staffing gaps were exacerbated
- The cloud is expensive at scale
VergeIO (Yan Ness, CEO)
Mass digitization still accelerating (and will continue to do so)
- Data creation, data consumption, staff and Opex costs, and cost of capital will create significant pressure on CIOs and, ultimately the bottom lines of everyone. It’s the data’s fault.
- No one has less data or computing needs than last year, never has or ever will. When does it plateau? Has anyone heard of Metaverse? The need for more compute, and more data will accelerate.
- Cost-of-capital constraints may limit investment, but the rapid consumption and distribution of data will not. The rate of data created is no longer dependent on economic conditions.
Computing will be more and more distributed
- Latency will require we spread the ability to run workloads as we spread peanut butter on a piece of bread – easily and evenly to the Edge, Core Data Center and cloud.
- Your phone will do more of the work than the cloud. It’ll have to because the sum of 1 billion phones will out-compute all the data centers.
Capital constraints will continue, and CIOs will seek more cost controls
- Capex is expensive as ever, and so are staff. Organizations need something that runs on cheaper hardware and requires less staff. This will be especially true as workloads need to run further and further away from a data center.
Complexity will come to a head for public cloud (big one)
- We will need new, innovative ways to better leverage software to deliver cloud-like capabilities, everywhere, in a much simpler way. The new FinOps career path is evidence that the cloud has become too complex. It’s ironic that FinOps salaries, overhead, and tools will need to be added to the cost structure of the public cloud for an accurate TCO analysis.
- Microsoft Windows commoditized computing and put it on the laps and in the hands of everyone. Before that, only hobbyists and experts used computers. Ken Olsen, the former CEO of Digital (DEC), famously said, “why would anyone need a computer in a home?” The cost of computing entered a paradigm shift with Windows and the PC. It’s time for the same disruption to “cloud computing”.
Storage Newsletter reports on industry veteran George Crump joining VergeIO as Chief Marketing Officer
Chris Mellor reports on George Crump joining VergeIO as Chief Marketing Officer
Brings over 30 years IT industry experience to rapidly growing technology innovator
Ann Arbor, Mich, January 10, 2023 — VergeIO, the Ultraconverged Infrastructure (UCI) company, today announced that veteran industry analyst George Crump is joining the team as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer, evangelizing VergeOS software as a better alternative to legacy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and the public cloud.
For 14 years, Crump was the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, a premier independent IT research firm covering the storage, backup virtualization, and cloud markets. As a writer, speaker, and strategic thinker, he focuses on giving IT practical insight into the solutions to data center problems. He has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, holding executive engineering, sales, and marketing positions. Before joining VergeIO, he was Chief Marketing Officer and then Chief Product Strategist at StorONE, an enterprise storage software provider.
Crump’s appointment follows an expansion of VergeIO’s sales and technology advancements that have generated strong results.
“There is no one in our industry with George’s reputation and credibility when it comes to identifying the right products and technologies for organizations looking to improve IT operations and reduce total cost of ownership,” said Yan Ness, VergeIO CEO. “The IT community has long valued George’s experience, insight, and clarity. As our CMO, he can continue to help IT professionals address their most critical issues, like controlling cost, scaling to meet performance and capacity demands, and simplifying IT.”
“VergeIO and its VergeOS software embody what I’ve been advocating for years: organizations must find ways to reduce the cost and complexity of virtualization, storage, and networking infrastructures,” said Crump. “The root cause of the ever-increasing data center cost and complexity is today’s solutions are too niche and don’t address the scale problem. I believe VergeIO is the company that has broken through these challenges.”
George and Yan will host a live webinar, “How to Eliminate the Data Center Scale Problem,” this Thursday at 11:45 AM ET / 8:45 AM PT to explain how the VergeOS architecture eliminates the scale problem and leads to a far simpler and more cost-effective IT infrastructure.
The VergeOS software goes beyond HCI and converges the entire data center (virtualization, networking, and storage) into a cohesive data center operating system. The result is an ultraconverged infrastructure (UCI), that unifies the underlying hardware into a highly scalable global resource pool.
Its simplicity of operation enables IT generalists to create virtual data centers (VDC) and assign specific resources from the global resource pool to deliver complete workload consolidation without risking performance integrity. VergeOS dramatically reduces IT spend and operational complexity compared to traditional three-tier architectures, HCI, or public cloud. VergeOS provides global inline deduplication, virtualized workloads with bare-metal performance, and comprehensive data protection.