Drobo CEO Mihir Shah and Nexsan CTO Gary Watson take time out from a busy schedule to tell us about the acquisition of both companies by StorCentric. What this means for customers of both entities is a sharing of expertise and technology that will benefit all levels of storage customers. Mihir and Gary talk us through the roles they will play, how the two brands will remain in place while being part of a larger whole, and how the cloud will figure into their future plans.
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Mihir Shah is the CEO of Drobo. He has held positions at BlueFin Technologies, Brocade and iBM before coming to Drobo. He has served as advisor to a number of startups, and is a football fan. You can follow him on Twitter.
Gary Watson co-founded Nexsan in 1999, and has over 35 years of storage engineering experience. He held engineering and engineering management positions at Trimm Technologies, MDB Systems, and Rianda Electronics. His skills include microcode and firmware development, high speed electronic design using discrete components and FPGAs, PCB layout, computer security, and test engineering. A prolific public speaker, Gary has presented at dozens of public and thousands of private meetings. Follow him on Twitter.