Deja Vu All Over Again..

The recent outage with Amazon might have seemed like the first real hiccup of the cloud.. but we’ve been living with the cloud for many years and over 10 years ago, DoubleClick had a cloud hiccup too.  Mehdi was there, so he remembers.  I was a customer then and remember talking with Bob Linksy on the phone afterwards.. I also remember scrambling as we took the tags down from all our publisher sites..  ahh, good times.

A great practical joke..

I wasn’t there, but wish I had been.. Apparently at todays Daily Heath Check meeting, Mehdi dialed in.. Since he’s been gone for 2+ years, it’s pretty funny; but I’m sure some folks remained nervous as he told them of the issues he needed resolution on 🙂


Catching up with Catchpoint

Mehdi.  There’s your introduction.

Last week (ok, 2 weeks ago, I’m a little behind), I caught up with Mehdi.  He was nice enough to give me a go-to meeting demo of his new company and their flagship product, Catchpoint.  Mehdi and a number of other ex-Clickers work there and advise there.  It’s a real bootstrapped operation, but Mehdi may be trying his hand at a little fund-raising too.  But Mehdi walked me through the product, and man it’s cool.  It’s feature-rich, but does the easy things easily, and, without being an expert in monitoring systems, looks like it has all the goods.  Every single use case or question or feature I threw at Mehdi, he needed 1-2 clicks and there I was – in a diganostic tool, a graph or report, a customization screen; you name it.  It’s so cool, Mehdi now has some press out there – here’s a recent interview he conducted.

I know I speak for anyone who ever worked with Mehdi, when I say that I wish him all the best in his new venture.. I’ll be passing along all the leads I can – you should too!