VMware – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

One interesting trend for Storage Field Day 7 (SFD) is the lack of Tier 1 SAN vendors. While several of the vendors are claiming support for Tier 1 applications, none of the vendors offer a traditional Tier 1 hardware array (including all-flash). The trend continues with our next preview – VMware. EMC decided to giveContinue reading “VMware – Storage Field Day 7 Preview”

Springpath – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

Maybe the last vendor in our previews for Storage Field Day 7 is Springpath. Springpath is a hyper-converged (Server SAN) play that’s focused on delivering a data platform for all enterprise data. Since Spring Path was kinda enough to query the delegates on what we’d like to hear I put some effort into doing aContinue reading “Springpath – Storage Field Day 7 Preview”

Primary Data – Storage Field Day 7

I’m starting to feel the burn from doing so many blog posts about storage. It’s a good thing the vendors I’m previewing for Storage Field Day 7 (SFD) are staying very interesting from a infrastructure architecture perspective. Primary Data is no exception. I get to ask infrastructure pillar subject matter experts to do the impossible everyContinue reading “Primary Data – Storage Field Day 7”

Maxta – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

Up next in our previews of Storage Field Day 7 (SFD) vendors is Server SAN vendor Maxta. Maxta, founded in 2009 is a provider of software for end users wanting to build an enterprise storage array from commodity x86 hardware. This will be Maxta’s first appearance at Tech Field Day. Competitors in this area include VMware’sContinue reading “Maxta – Storage Field Day 7 Preview”

Kaminario – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

We are previewing our 4th vendor for Storage Field Day 7. If you haven’t noticed the trend, I’m not a storage speed and feeds type of delegate. As an architect, I’m all about services. I trust the smart guys on the storage side to help me understand the design considerations for each solution. With thatContinue reading “Kaminario – Storage Field Day 7 Preview”

Exablox – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

Exablox is the next vendor up on my previews for Storage Field Day 7 (SFD). Exablox is no stranger to SFD. They made an appearance during SFD3 back in 2013. The video from their 2013 session are on YouTube. Exablox’ CTO Tad Hunt goes pretty deep into the technology behind their object store. If youContinue reading “Exablox – Storage Field Day 7 Preview”

Cloudian – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

Cloudian is next up on our preview of Storage Field Day 7 (SFD7) sponsors. Cloudian’s HyperStore is a provider of S3 based storage for public or private cloud installations. If you are building a Cloud and want S3 compatibility, then Cloudian is a potential solution. I’m not going to get into specifics behind object storageContinue reading “Cloudian – Storage Field Day 7 Preview”

Catalogic Software – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

I’m going to attempt to imitate Justin Warren (@JPWarren), who does an outstanding job of providing previews of each vendor prior to Techfield Day. Since JP isn’t attending Storage Field Day 7 (SFD7), I’ll try and fill his shoes. While storage isn’t my primary area of expertise, it’s extremely valuable for me to get to talkContinue reading “Catalogic Software – Storage Field Day 7 Preview”

Does VMware Integrated OpenStack make sense?

I called for VMware to introduce an OpenStack distribution. People have consistently told me that I just don’t get OpenStack and that VMware creating a distribution simply didn’t make sense. I’d argue these same people just don’t get the needs and challenges of enterprise computing. Enterprise IT managers are battling shadow IT. End users andContinue reading “Does VMware Integrated OpenStack make sense?”