This Wednesday morning I had the pleasure to speak with Michael Tso at breakfast in an Amsterdam city-centre hotel.
Born in mainland China, Michael was raised in Shanghai and Hongkong, finished high school in Melbourne and graduated at MIT in 1993. In his 20 years business experience he not only lead companies commercially, but also accumulated 32 patents.
He’s the CEO of Cloudian, a company I only recently became aware of.
On-premise Amazon S3 cloud
Cloudian allows you to build your own Amazon S3 compatible cloud on-premise, they have built a software stack that is compatible with any application you run on Amazon. Cloudian offer their customers either a software-only offering or a software + HW appliance that comes pre-installed.
Their current claim is that they can offer enterprises their software + hardware appliance product at $1ct per GB per year.