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Next Generation Storage Symposium – 7th November 2012

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Last week I attended the Next Generation Storage Symposium (NGSS) in San Jose.  This was a forerunner to the second Storage Field Day, which I didn’t attend, however.  In the NGSS I moderated a panel discussion on next generation storage architecture, with Dave Wright from SolidFire, Jason Collier from Scale Computing, Matt Kixmoeller from Pure Storage and Tom Isakovich from ... Read More »

Storage Field Day – 26th & 27th April 2012

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The time has come around quickly and yet again I find myself attending another Tech Field Day.  However this will only be my third event; it’s also the very first Storage Field Day – an event dedicated to storage companies.  Over the course of the two days we will see a range of companies, some of whom have presented before ... Read More »

Travel in April: Storage Field Day

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At the end of April I will be attending the first Storage Field Day, part of Stephen Foskett’s Tech Field Day events.  It seems a little odd to be having a dedicated storage day, as most or a majority perhaps of the preceding presentations have been storage focused.  However there’s been a theme going on with Networking Field Days and a Security ... Read More »

Solid State Arrays: SolidFire

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One of the attendees at TFD#8 was SolidFire Inc, another startup company focusing on selling entirely solid-state disk arrays.  As you’d expect, they have their own niche and part of the market they are targeting with their all-flash drive product.  So how do they compare to the competition and what’s their “unique selling point” compared to the likes of Violin ... Read More »

Solid State Arrays: Pure Storage Inc

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A clear focus of the recent Tech Field Day #8 event was the use of flash storage (or SSDs) for storage arrays or within hybrid solutions.  Pure Storage offers an all flash storage array, which they say can be delivered at the same cost or less than traditional solutions.  It’s a big claim, bearing in mind the cost per GB ... Read More »

Travelling Again – West Coast Trip

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Next week I’m travelling again and will be in the San Francisco area for the week.  For Tuesday & Wednesday I’m at the Intel IDF (http://www.intel.com/idf/) and for Thursday & Friday I’ll be attending Tech Field Day #8 (http://techfieldday.com/2011/tfd8/). I’ve not attended an Intel event before, however I’m interested to see their views on Storage and Cloud Computing futures as ... Read More »