Evan Powell

Evan Powell
CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell has been founding CEO of three successful enterprise infrastructure software companies, Clarus Systems (RVBD), Nexenta Systems, and most recently StackStorm (BRCD). As founding CEO of StackStorm, Evan helped to create the event-driven automation category. He built a vibrant open source community leveraging and improving upon approaches used by the largest operators such as Facebook. As founding CEO of Nexenta Systems, he helped to re-imagine the storage industry as one in which the value of software and freedom from vendor lock-in would predominate. Under his leadership, Nexenta became the leader of the OpenStorage movement and the software-defined storage sector, with thousands of customers and hundreds of millions of dollars of annual partner sales. To relax away from work, Evan runs Spartan races and tries to keep up with his family’s adventures.
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OpenEBS 1.0 and the promise of Kubernetes Native Storage

In this short post, I’d like to share an entrepreneur’s perspective on what achieving OpenEBS 1.0 means, first in terms of the evolution of use cases, and...

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
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Lessons from KubeCon EU: Storage for K8s is an opportunity

Storage for Kubernetes — Not a Problem, but an Opportunity

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
6 min read

KUBEMOVE: Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons

Extending Kubernetes to Cross-Cluster Data Mobility

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
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Inspired by SCale17x: A Short History of Data Storage

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending SCale 17x in Pasadena, just outside Los Angeles. Whether it was Robert Treat’s excellent talk on logical...

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
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Beyond the Strip Mining v. OSS License Debate: the Rise of the Best

I had the privilege of attending the Keybanc Emerging Technology Summit this week in San Francisco as a member of their Mosaic group of technology experts....

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
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HA vs. DR and “Extra” HA for Your DB

Steps to prevent cascading failures.

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
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Run your DBaaS - DBs, Kubernetes operators and containerized storage

Why would you want to do that?

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
8 min read

Performance Tuning, CAS, and OpenEBS

Now and again — actually almost every day — we get a question from the community or from our commercial users about performance.

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
6 min read

5 Non Obvious Trends in Cloud Native Data for 2019

Thanks for reading. Here I try to make 5 specific predictions that we can look back on in a year. Hopefully, along the ways, I leave some breadcrumbs that...

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
9 min read

vSAN vs. OpenEBS based MDAP

One of the most exciting things — at least to me — in evolutionary biology is the concept of parallel evolution — for instance, the Aloe and Agave plants.

Evan Powell

Evan Powell

CEO & Chairman of OpenEBS/MayaData, Evan Powell...
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