I was somewhere near Everest Base Camp the day the news came out that NetApp was buying Solidfire for close to $1 billion, so it took a few days before I caught up on the fact. On the one hand, I was kind of stoked — I first met Solidfire’s founder Dave Wright back in the very early days of his company and recorded a video interview with him (see below). Since then I have followed the company closely, been to their analyst summits a few times and run countless miles in the socks they give away as conference swag.

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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.