Known for his pull-no-punches commentary on the storage industry, analyst Steve Duplessie is the founder of the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), considered the industry's premier independent authority on the enterprise-class mass storage market. His role as advisor to the "A" list of storage vendors gives him unique insight into how to sort through the claims of competing vendors to create an effective multi-vendor storage solution. Prior to ESG, Duplessie founded Invincible Technologies Corp., a high-end NAS and clustering vendor, which he sold in June 1998. Before that, Duplessie held senior management positions with other storage companies, including Clearpoint Research and EMC Corp., where he began his career.
Although EMC looks to TwinStrata technology to turn the cloud into a storage tier from inside a SAN, one customer proves CloudArray has value without a separate SAN for primary, backup and disaster recovery storage.