Summer C-Level Series: Victor Yodaiken, FSMLabs
What have been the main themes of your business so far this year?
Self-healing time networks, cross-check and manageability. Our customers are increasingly wanting to build out clock synchronization networks that can survive equipment failure or deliberate compromise and that will detect and alert on problems instead of silently failing. They are also deeply concerned about manageability: how many engineers will it take and what management and analysis tools are available to them. Customers are transitioning from just worrying about performance numbers (how precise) to making sure they have enterprise level working systems to synchronize time.
What has surprised you in 2014?
That regulators in the US and Europe have both suddenly become interested in time synchronization and time-stamped data integrity. We expected this development to take a little longer.
What are your expectations for the duration of 2014?
Increased regulatory interest, corporate governance requirements and cost cutting are pushing larger firms to finally clean up clock synchronization and buy working solutions. As a result, we’re expecting our business to continue to scale with the increased need for and attention to our offerings.