As some of you may have heard, I’m leaving Joyent. I’ve learned a lot along the way and enjoyed the experience immensely. Jason Hoffman and the team there have been incredible to work with. We accomplished quite a bit while I was there including building a channel, starting an adoption program, deploying SmartDataCenter in major enterprises as both green field non-legacy clouds and internal IT clouds. Telefonica just stood up their public cloud offering which is based on Joyent’s SmartDataCenter. It’s been a great run.
So where am I off to now? I’m headed to Inktank. What does Inktank do? Inktank delivers support and professional services for Ceph which is an opensource scale-out storage technology that provides object, file and block services. Ceph is cloud platform agnostic as well. Yes, I’m headed a bit back towards the storage world. I’ll be working with customers and alliance partners to help them build and deploy solutions based around Ceph. They’re based in LA and opening up an office in Sunnyvale so you’ll still see me around the Bay area a bit.