Jason Carolan, organizations are grappling with big data challenges
1219_ 6/7/12 - One of the things we've noticed is that Roy Dimoff and Nancy Phillips, co-founders of ViaWest are constantly announcing new things coming up. Jason Carolan is CTO for ViaWest and we've worked with ViaWest for a number of years. We asked Jason if he had something new to announce, and of course he did. "Sure, just this last week we launched our new storage offering - storage as a service offering. It's an extension to our 'connected storage platform'. We have it both here in Colorado and in Utah. So for customers grappling with the 'big data challenge', and we all know that data is growing faster than ever before. We've got the right platform for that." We wondered if this had an impact on the Cloud services. Jason told us, "Absolutely! It's one of the reasons we have GlueCon with APIs and how all these systems talk together and integrate together - it's about the resources. i.e. Cloud, getting to that data, processing it, real time analytics, doing something with it to change your business. So we see Cloud and storage and data being very much linked together." Larry asked Jason what was coming down the road that he could talk about? Disaster Recovery (DR) Services is something they are launching later this year, so DR is between our Colorado and Utah facilities. Really lowering the cost of entry into that platform." Jason said the time is over for customers to go build a bunch of additional hardware at another data center where they pay full price for it and it just sits there idle most of the time. We asked for Jason's advice to businesses today. He said, "Constantly look what's out there because it a very dynamic landscape. If you're not looking at SaaS, you should be. If you've got your own exchange servers, how do you move that to the cloud? There's just a great portfolio of offerings that are out there to really lower your costs and probably to make your employees much more productive at the same time.
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