Almost a year and a half ago, I wondered aloud how much EMC would pay to acquire technology similar to what I had already developed and had working in-house. Well, EMC never pulled the trigger, but Cisco did. In a year by myself I had implemented the core functionality for something like this, and it’s kind of amusing to think that Cisco thought something roughly equivalent (if not inferior) to what I’d have by now if I’d stayed at EMC is worth $82M. It’s also interesting that Cisco seems to get the idea of being able to access your data from anywhere more than “storage king” EMC does.