Tintri is a storage vendor and, as we all know, storage has traditionally been seen as one of the most boring parts of our industry. I mean, nothing ever really happens in storage, and those storage geeks seem to get excited about the weirdest of things — big spinning disks and tall racks with far too few flashing lights on them.

But in recent years, things have changed — the dual trends of rapidly reducing costs of flash storage and the move toward software-defined storage (SDS) has meant that this formerly sedentary part of the industry has suddenly become hot. Storage conversations have, without resorting to hyperbole, become kind of sexy for a change.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.