A few months ago I wrote about how we were preparing to launch a new product at my company, one that was built around the idea of radical innovation – the kind of innovation that changes industries by changing the very foundation of the industries themselves. Not all innovations are like this, nor should they be. They are high-risk propositions but they are the kinds of innovations I like best because, success or failure, they are rooted in a core vision. And, I am a “vision” kind of guy.
Right now, I am sitting on a flight en route to the tradeshow at which we will launch this new product. The product is called the HC3. My company is Scale Computing. It’s a product that plays in the world of information technology infrastructure – the blinking lights and humming of a server room that is full of stuff. It’s a world that most of you probably don’t give two hoots about. But to me, it’s the world I grew up in.