Dave Vellante

David Vellante is co-CEO of SiliconANGLE Media, as well as co-founder and Chief Analyst of The Wikibon Project, the world’s leading open source IT research community. Dave is a long-time tech industry analyst, entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is co-host of theCUBE – “The ESPN of Tech.” He is also a co-founder of Crowdspots, an angel funded startup based in Palo Alto using big data techniques to extract business value from social data. Prior to these exploits Dave ran a CIO consultancy and spent a decade growing and managing IDC’s largest business unit. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and four children where he serves as the President of his town’s local “Kiddie Sports” association. Dave holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Union College.

Latest from Dave Vellante

Federated Storage: What the Hell?

Next week is EMC World and we’re going to hear a lot more about Federated Storage. In March, EMC put Pat Gelsinger in front of the analyst community and he unveiled the vision of a virtualized, global, federated, cache coherent storage infrastructure…for the cloud. Wow – that’s a mouthful. I hit the Twitter crowd to […]

Emulex March Quarter Earnings

Summary While Emulex reported better than expected EPS results, the tone of its earnings call was not upbeat. Weak demand in Unix markets, combined with revenue of $102.2M, which was at the lower end of expectations, and weakness in HBA markets has Wall Street analysts concerned. As is often the case in Emulex’ core markets, […]

Inside Ten of the World’s Largest Data Centers

Data centers touch all our lives. Businesses rely on data centers to house mission critical information and run operational initiatives across the organization.Today’s largest data centers feature state-of-the-art technology, operation rooms spanning thousands of square meters, and are required to hold billions of pieces of customer and business information. As demand for cloud services increase […]

Iron Mountain: Not Your Daddy’s Information Management Firm

I attended the Iron Mountain Analyst Event last night and today. It’s being held at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. The theme of the event is transformation and the venue is appropriate because it’s a very cool hotel, which is situated at the site of the old Charles Street Jail…and of course the world famous […]

LSI’s OEM Playbook

Why does LSI exist? In 2007, Bill Zeitler, former head of IBM’s Systems and Technology business said something to me that summed it up perfectly: “Industry revenue is growing at 9% and R&D spending is growing at 12%– we can’t afford to fund everything.”Bill retired a couple of years ago and the numbers have obviously […]

March Madness – Shifting Tides in the Data Center

It’s been an interesting first quarter. Cisco and HP dumping on each other last month, 3PAR turns up the heat in automated storage tiering and then HP’s two-day analyst event in March, followed up by EMC’s grand vision for federated storage and then LSI’s analyst event in NYC. Next week is Iron Mountain in Boston […]

HP Storage Play? My HP V8 Moment

Wow—HP is finally getting its act together in storage. For years HP has talked about leveraging the systems and storage business but that vision has never materialized as a serious differentiator. Guess what? It’s finally happening. And there’s an added bonus, HP’s move to compete with Cisco makes it the only company on the planet […]

EMC Does the Vision Thing: Federated Virtualized Storage

Last October I wrote: “By late 2012, federated storage will be the architecture of choice for large new storage deployments. These capabilities will dramatically improve IT’s ability to respond to business needs with minimal disruptions. IT organizations should plan to aggressively adopt federated storage as it becomes commercially available.” Around that same timeframe, Nick Allen […]