Carl for President in 2016 — Making Storage Great Again!

To the good people managing storage in the data centers of America, let’s face it — our industry is in serious trouble and it has been for the past few years. I’d like to have an honest discussion with you about this year’s election. There are so many candidates in the running who are promising a better world, but no one is talking about the real pain points you’re feeling within the data center. And one thing I know for sure is this: you deserve more. You deserve to be heard and to feel like your issues matter.

Today, I’m officially announcing my run for the President of the Unites States of America. Why? Because four-score and seven years ago LUNs and volumes were created to manage physical workloads. And, back in the day, it was the right solution. But times have changed — workloads are 80% virtualized. Why are we using an archaic storage solution to support our virtualized world? The conventional storage candidates just don’t get it; and their solutions are the exact same technology that created this trouble in the first place.

So, I’m running for President to highlight the fact that we need to see storage differently. But I’m not doing it for myself. I’m running for you. I hear firsthand from your peers on what issues matter most. I speak openly and freely to each and every one of you to understand where you’re coming from. You’ve spent too many hours tweaking and tuning LUNs and volumes. You’ve spent countless nights capacity planning just to find out six months later that your needs have changed after you’ve already been locked in by the “other guys.” It’s time for this nonsense to stop.

I know you’ve got a lot to consider. But at the end of the day only one question matters: Are you ready to make storage great again? If your answer is yes, then I humbly ask for your vote in the upcoming primaries. Because I believe that I’ve got what it takes to turn this country around — and it all starts at the VM level.

I encourage you to follow along as my campaign unfolds. Throughout the next months I’ll reveal my plans to get storage back on the right track. In the meantime, feel free to check out my campaign website. Together with your help, we can truly make storage great again.