Rob Strechay

Rob Strechay

Senior Analyst Rob Strechay covers cloud and DevOps at Enterprise Strategy Group, drawing upon more than 20 years of industry experience across a broad range of cloud, infrastructure, and data products and markets. Rob has experience building companies and products in the cloud, data management, storage, and analytics space. Most recently, brought to Amazon Web Services to build a new analytics service, gaining PR/FAQ approval through MVP service definition and architecture. Previously as the SVP of Product for Zerto, making hybrid-cloud DR a reality and providing a SaaS-based analytics platform to help customers deploy cloud-based DR with confidence. Prior to joining Zerto, Rob held executive product, sales, and marketing positions, in addition to IT operational positions at multiple Fortune 500. Rob has written and been quoted in many business and technical press, such as Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CRN, CIO, and eWeek.

Recent Posts by Rob Strechay:

An AWS re:Invent Recap: Key Services to Watch

Wrapping up the cloud convention year, with this year's re:Invent conference -- followed by a massive outage in AWS' US-EAST-1 region -- I decided it was time for a deep dive on a few of the cloud provider's recent announcements, particularly from an IaaS and PaaS perspective. See the quick-hit video with myself and Scott Sinclair below and the link to the longer blog over on TechTarget.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

Thanksgiving with a Side of AWS

As many of you know, I recently left AWS. We are just a few days away from AWS re:invent getting started. The flood of announcements that have been coming out has been fast and furious this week. Honestly, I look forward to the announcements from the week before and the week after re:invent. This might surprise you, but my feeling is that the true innovation coming out of AWS is from some of the smaller services that don’t get the airtime of an Amazon S3, EC2, or EBS.

You might be asking, so what is going to be announced that gets you excited? Unfortunately, I cannot go into any of that till after next week or they will kill me (or at least sue me). But here are a few things, call them trends, that were talked about in the last two weeks that are interesting to me. You also might be very surprised that some of these “features” did not exist before. Many IT organizations can be surprised by assuming these features exist already. AWS definitely needs to “raise the bar” when it comes to explaining a few of these services and what's on the truck.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Unpacking Multi-cloud Adoption with ESG’s new Cloud Infrastructure and IT/DevOps Analyst

Did you know: Almost 90% of organizations leverage multiple cloud service providers?

Having just joined ESG from Amazon Web Services, this is not surprising to me. Did it surprise you? It shouldn’t be a surprise at all. Talking with 1000s of enterprises of all different sizes, different verticals, and different application stacks over the past, I have heard many legitimate reasons for using more than one cloud service provider (CSP). But I am getting ahead of myself, let me introduce myself.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration