Summary:

EqualLogic founder Paula Long talks about how storage could be so much better; why all-flash storage ain’t all that and why folks who put all their work on Amazon’s cloud shouldn’t expect miracles.

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Paula Long has a knack for talking common sense in a world where many just talk smack. Long, who co-founded  EqualLogic, the iSCSI storage company which Dell bought for $1.4 billion a few years ago, is now working on DataGravity, a stealthy storage startup.

Paula Long, co-founder of DataGravity

Paula Long, co-founder of DataGravity

In this week’s Structure Show, Long talks a bit about what DataGravity is up to. And why she thinks using flash for all your storage needs is just dumb unless you’re lighting cigars with hundred dollar bills. Also, why putting all workloads in Amazon Web Services is no panacea for IT woes. That’s like parents sending their problem child to a boarding school in hopes that his bad behavior will disappear if he’s out of sight.

But she says all this better than I write it, so pull up a comfy chair, plug in and give her a listen. Derrick Harris and I also try to sort out the news from Oracle OpenWorld and recap Structure:Europe.

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