Welcome to this week’s episode of PopUpTechTalks, the show by and for technologists. What’s on your mind these days? Tell us and we’ll help share your inner tech voice.


In this week’s episode, Swiftstack’s VP of Marketing, Mario Blandini, explains how storage is “bringing sexy back” and losing its image as the under-appreciated part of the stack. Mario also reveals how OpenStack finally hitting “prime time” is making it easier and easier for the community to figure out exactly how to tackle its real world storage challenges.

Watch below for all of Mario’s observations and, of course, the zany pop-ups!

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Mike Turner

Mike Turner is an influence marketing manager and social media strategist located in RTP North Carolina. A Mike of all trades and master of none, he has worked in the fields of auto maintenance, sales, IT, marketing, operations, and communications. If he is not riding a bike or playing with new tech you can find him on twitter @1andonlymiket.