This week brings me to San Jose and the next Storage Field Day (number 5) from Stephen and folks on the Tech Field Day team. I previously posted some background information on the presenting companies and since then the team have announced that Scale Computing has been added to the list.
Scale Computing is one of the hyper-converged infrastructure vendors, offering solutions that bring together hypervisor and storage as part of their HC3 platform. However unlike the other startups, Scale decided to go with the open source KVM hypervisor for the virtualisation layer. The most obvious benefit here is that there are no VMware licences to be paid, which should translate to a significant cost saving. However I’m sure there are other technical reasons why Scale chose the KVM route and I’m looking forward to hearing the details.
Information on the event and presenters can be found through the links at the end of this post. Remember the hashtag #sfd5 and watch online if you can!
- Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 1)
- Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 2)
- Storage Field Day 5 (Tech Field Day Website, 19 April 2014)
Disclaimer: My travel costs and accommodation have been paid for by the Tech Field Day team as part of my SFD5 attendance. However I am not compensated for my time, nor obliged to blog on any of the content of the event. No editorial previews or control are placed on any content I choose to post.
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