How the Next Generation of Flash Storage is Changing the Economics Of SaaS Businesses (Recorded Webinar)

SaaS Webinar

This week I had the opportunity to record a webinar on a subject very close to my heart, the Software-as-a-Service industry. From 2003 to 2007 I managed the production infrastructure for a global SaaS company through the transition from startup to acquisition (partly by Salesforce.com). At the time, SaaS was a relatively new phenomenon, predating any concept of “Cloud”, but the challenges we faced then are still very relevant today.

The company was run by charismatic American entrepreneur Mark Suster, now a well known venture capitalist and blogger. Looking back, it was an incredible learning experience – but I do also remember that I spent a lot of time trying to coax more performance our of multi-tenancy database platform, which was constantly being held back by … yes, you guessed it… disk performance.

The webinar was hosted by Kaminario (my employer) and co-presented by myself and Jeff Kaplan of ThinkStrategies. Here’s the synopsis and the link (registration required). Enjoy!

http://info.kaminario.com/how-flash-storage-is-changing-saas-businesses

Advances in all flash storage are reshaping infrastructure strategies for the modern data center. SaaS businesses are on the leading edge of adopting all flash storage as they build application delivery infrastructure that supports the performance, scalability, and agility required to deliver high quality business apps to users around the world.

Join Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of ThinkStrategies and Chris Buckel, author of the FlashDBA Blog and Technology Evangelist from Kaminario for this webinar discussion of infrastructure strategies for modern SaaS Businesses.