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[S2E4] Tape Sucks

Inside Data Domain, A Silicon Valley Growth Story

Data Domain was an innovator in the data backup market, and Frank Slootman was its CEO from 2003 until its acquisition in 2009 by EMC. Data Domain used a technique known as data deduplication to make hard disks a viable backup medium for replacing traditional tape based backup solutions. Slootman wrote Tape Sucks as a series of short advice vignettes from one successful startup CEO to others managing high growth ventures. In each short chapter Slootman tackles one subject and tries to get his point across with an anecdote from Data Domain. In this episode we discuss Tape Sucks, Data Domain, and Slootman's advice.

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