Robert Swan

Robert Swan

By Nigel Tozer In my last blog I set out how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has a growing carbon footprint, and that under normal conditions hyperscale cloud providers offer a more sustainable alternative to a private cloud in your own data center. I also said I’d be going on a trip to Iceland to look more closely […]

By Chris Powell Ever since I met Robert Swan, I have been inspired by his message of individuals doing small things that collectively can make an impact on our climate and environment.  Robert does this by raising awareness of the threats posed to Antarctica and by engaging individuals, governments and companies around the world to think […]

By Commvault This is the final blog in a six-part series. Catch up on all the previous blogs. Late last year a chief information officer laid out the very simple mission for today’s CIO. “My job is to take the company from A to B faster,” he said, placing heavy emphasis on the last word. At face […]

By Damon Robertson COOLSPIRiT is proud of our long and established ‘strategic’ partnership with Commvault, which I have personally been involved with since 2008. Partnerships are built on many elements. Of course, commercial and technical leadership are fundamental, but for what creates a truly strategic partnership is a complementary point of view on all things […]

By Chris Powell When I first met Robert Swan and learned about his efforts surrounding the protection of Antarctica and promoting sustainable technology, I knew my life would change because of him. I didn’t know that this encounter would actually take me to the Antarctic – skiing the last 60 miles of the South Pole […]

By Chris Powell Our remarkable journey has reached its final destination. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would say, “Today I stood at the South Pole.” And yet, here I am with an amazing team of people who were strangers when I met them at the beginning of the month. Now, […]

By Chris Powell With all the information I have been sending from the South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC), I realize I have not yet talked about how data is being captured from the expedition. And what exactly Commvault is doing to manage, protect and share all the valuable information being gathered by the 2041 team. […]

By Chris Powell We arrived at the 89th Parallel on Saturday. On Friday night, we were instructed to be packed and ready to go in the morning, although the planned departure was for 1 p.m. or later. But as we found out at our 9:30 a.m. briefing, you don’t tell Antarctica what you are going […]

By Chris Powell I arrived at Base Camp in Union Glacier on Wednesday after an unforgettable flight on a solid old beast of a Russian transport plane. Antarctica is a magnificent place and unlike anything I have ever seen. It’s cold, it’s dry and it’s flat. In fact, it is a desert. South African writer […]

By Commvault From previously posted blogs, Commvault is the official data partner for the South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC) and 2041.com. We are providing complete backup and data protection for the critical data captured during all of the 2041 Foundation’s history-making expeditions – including the SPEC, IAE Antarctica 2018 and the Trans America Cycle. Commvault, a world […]

By Chris Powell As we bid farewell to 2017, many people reflect on the past year and plan for change in the new year. For me, 2018 is going to be one of the most memorable years of my life (with the obvious exception of the year I married my wife and the years in […]

By Chris Powell Polar explorer Robert Swan provides details of the South Pole Energy Challenge, Commvault’s data partnership and how Commvault Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Chris Powell will join his team on the last 60 miles of the trip. Stay up to date with the South Pole Energy Challenge by following Robert Swan (@robertswan2041) […]

By Chris Powell Polar explorer Robert Swan and Commvault Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Chris Powell highlight the need to protect Antarctica via the use of renewable energy and how everyone can make a contribution by making small changes to their lifestyles. Stay up to date with the South Pole Energy Challenge by following Robert Swan […]

In this short video, polar explorer Robert Swan and Commvault Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Chris Powell provide background for the South Pole Energy Challenge, discuss Commvault’s data partnership and the importance of collecting, managing and storing data during and beyond the expedition. Stay up to date with the South Pole Energy Challenge by following Robert […]