John Colgrove, or Coz, is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Pure Storage, responsible for developing and executing Pure Storage’s global technical strategy.
Coz co-founded Pure Storage in 2009. Prior, he was the Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures. It was there he observed the growing acceptance of solid-state storage by enterprises. Coz was one of the founding engineers at Veritas Software, which merged with Symantec in 2005, where his 20-year career culminated as Fellow and Chief Technology Officer for the Data Center Management Group.
He was the primary architect for the hugely successful Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) and Veritas File System (VxFS) and later served in various other engineering, management, and consultative roles.
He holds over 170 patents in the areas of computer system and reliable data storage design, and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University.
Episode | September 12th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 51 mins 18 secs
coz, enterprise storage, founder, origin story, pure storage
Pure Storage is celebrating its 10th anniversary, in which time it has gone from a seed-stage start-up to a ~$4B publically traded company. It continues to be a disrupter in the storage industry. As we head into Pure Accelerate 2019 in Austin, we thought we'd step back and talk to the man behind the all-flash storage revolution, Pure's Co-Founder and CTO John "Coz" Colgrove. It's a wide-ranging conversation, from the origins of Pure, to current challenges, to the future of storage.