A Podcast highlighting companies doing Great Things with Great Technology
August 18, 2022
Episode 50 - Wasabi

In this episode I talk with David Friend, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder at Wasabi. Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and access an unlimited amount of data at a fraction of the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. David a…


In this episode I talk with David Friend, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder at Wasabi. Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and access an unlimited amount of data at a fraction of the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. David and I talk about his vision of making cloud storage affordable and accessible for all without compromising on performance, reliability and support. Wasabi has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date to not only grow their global storage footprint, but also to embark on a campaign to educate the world that there is value beyond the public clouds. This is a great conversation about the state of data today, and how the mindset needs to shift to get more out of stored data as the cost of storage becomes almost irrelevant. 

Wasabi was founded in 2015 and is Head Quartered out of Boston.

☑️  Technology and Technology Partners Mentioned: Object Storage, Veeam, Rubrik, Commvault, DELL, AWS, Azure, Google, S3, Amazon S3

☑️  Raw Talking Points:

  • Cloud Scale and growth Elasticity Needs of the given moment instead of expectation of growth
  • Value and Risk in cloud - supply chain systems analogy - what was needed
  • DATA DATA DATE Data growth rates everything generating data
  • Making Data Storage a Commodity
  • 80% cost reduction
  • No EGRES/API
  • Fast S3 API compatible
  • Durability 11 9s
  • Immutable Buckets
  • Cloud Storage as a Utility
  • Simple Pricing
  • State of data today and where is it going?
  • Ease of consumption vs method of consumption
  • Simple interface/control panel/APIs
  • Trusted by 43,000+ Companies Worldwide!
  • Partnerships how is it navigated in a competitive sense?

☑️  Web: https://wasabi.com/

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