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Coldago Research is a research and analyst firm founded in 2009 in Paris, France. Coldago is specialized in Data Management and Storage Technologies sector thanks to the 30 years of expertise of its lead analyst Philippe Nicolas.

Philippe Nicolas







Navigating between Paris, France and San Francisco, CA, Philippe Nicolas observes the storage industry for 30+ years. Recognized for his market expertise, he belongs to the top analysts in data management and storage. He is the founder and analyst at Coldago Research. His mission is to create knowledge with the goal to distribute and share to a wide audience and thus increase the understanding of technologies and market by the masses.


He’s often invited to provide advices to IT enterprises and investors and produces events such The IT Press Tour, The Innov Tour and others.


He has previously collaborated to the development of several companies at key moment of their growth, for instance at Scality, Brocade, Symantec, Veritas Software, SGI and Compaq.


He also drove the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) in France for almost 10 years and was European board director 4 years. He’s the author of 4 reference tutorials for the SNIA.


He shares his analysis and opinions frequently in StorageNewsletter, writes for Le Monde Informatique and in his 2 famous dedicated blogs File Storage Technologies and Continuous Data Protection launched in 2005 with more than 3000 posts as of today.


He’s reachable via his twitter handle @CDP_FST.

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