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Pluribus Networks Netvisor & Adaptive Cloud Fabric @ VMworld 2017 – Tech Field Day Extra

I had the chance to get a Netvisor And Adaptive Cloud Fabric Overview by Pluribus Networks at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2017.

 

White box Networking has been main stream in the service provider world for some time. Plurbus has been strong in that space, but now more and more enterprise’s are looking for SDN, and exploring the White Box Networking Space. Pluribus Netvisor and Adapter Cloud Fabric is a product that can sit on these devices.

 

Below are the slides, and below that the video.

 

EDIT : Updated Slides.

 

Video of the Presentation.

 

Thanks

 

Kingston – NVMe Overview at VMworld 2017 – Tech Field Day Extra.

Today I’m at Tech Field Day Extra at VMword. I had the chance to sit in on a presentation by Kingston.

Overview of NVMe by @kingstontech at #TFDx #VMworld #vmworld2017 ‬

 

Kingston has developed and released a couple NVMe products with a read focus. Below are the slides highlighting the products.

Kc1000 card

DCP1000 SSD Datasheet.

 

These products are focused on Read Intensive use cases like VDI.

 

Below are the Slides from the Presentation. Edit : Updated Slides. Videos are below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston can be found on:
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingstontechmemory
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kingstontechnology
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KingstonTech
Instagram: https://instagram.com/kingstontechnology/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/kingston

 

Thanks

 

Roger Lund

 

Deltaware Data Solutions Presents: Our First Annual Emerging Technology Summit

Exciting news! We have a even more of a amazing lineup for our ETS that is being hosted by Deltware Data Soluions. I will say that this event has been a huge undertaking for us, and that it will be the first of our Annual events around emerging technology. I ask that you please support the vendors by attending, and showing support for our event.

The event:

At Deltaware Data Solutions, we’re celebrating the new movie with a Star Wars themed Emerging Technology Summit to make sure all of our Jedi’s are ready for upcoming changes in IT. Join us for an educational forum showcasing emerging technologies and meet keynote speakers Stephen Foskett and Greg Schulz! You’ll also hear from three industry experts and visit vendor booths to meet companies with emerging technology one on one. Learn how emerging tech can make your data center environment better, faster, and ready to take on the future of IT. Attendees have a chance to win real lightsabers and R2-D2 droids so your IT environment will be ready for anything and you’ll be ready for The Force Awakens!

Keynote Speakers:

Greg Schulz – Founder of Storage IO

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Greg has been in the IT business for over four decades and has many areas of expertise ranging from services, storage, networking, and hardware & software development. He is also the author of two books, “Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking” and “The Green and Virtual Data Center”, and contributor to several other projects.

Stephen Foskett – Founder of Tech Field Day

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Stephen Foskett is a vendor-independent IT/business consultant to end users, managing services at companies like Contoural, Nirvanix, and now as Foskett Services. He is a contributing editor, columnist, and feature writer for industry publications, most notably Storage magazine. He often speaks at industry conferences and was awarded Microsoft MVP status in the area of File System Storage in 2008.

Guru Chahal – Vice President of Product at Avi Networks

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On board with the founding team since the inception of Avi Networks, Guru helped define the product, drove initial customer development, product messaging, and technical partnerships. Prior to joining Avi Networks as the Vice President of Product, Guru was an investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, where he focused on networking, security, cloud, data analytics, and infrastructure management. Before his work with LSVP, Guru was the Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems for the Unified Computing System product line – a multi-billion dollar business for Cisco.

Guru joined the UCS team before it shipped, helped define the product strategy and roadmaps, and was ultimately instrumental in ramping UCS traction. Before his time at Cisco, Guru held operational roles at Nuova Systems (acquired by Cisco Systems), and Tropos Networks (acquired by ABB). An alumnus of Harvard Business School and Purdue University, Guru holds several patents in networking.

Scott Davis – Chief Technology Officer at Infinio

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Scott Davis is Chief Technology Officer at Infinio, a venture-backed storage startup company where he drives product and technology strategy and was formerly CTO of VMware’s End User Computing Business Unit. He was instrumental in driving product and technology strategy spanning the breadth of VMware’s product lines and also served as VMware’s Chief Data Center/Storage Architect and Field CTO. A recognized expert in virtualization, clustering, operating systems, file systems, storage, and end-user computing technologies such as VDI, graphics protocols and mobility/EMM, Mr. Davis has held senior engineering and business management roles with both startup ventures and established industry firms. Prior to joining VMware, he was President, CTO and Founder of Virtual Iron Software, which was acquired by Oracle and became the core of OracleVM. Prieviously, he was CTO at Mangosoft, an Internet software and storage company with pioneering peer-to-peer clustering, caching and file system products.  Scott began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was Technical Director for the industry-acclaimed VAXCluster and VMS Volume Shadowing products, as well as DEC’s Windows NT clustering technology (later sold to Microsoft as the genesis of Microsoft ‘Wolfpack’ Cluster Server). Scott holds 17 US patents for clustering, storage and virtualization technologies and his products have won awards at Comdex, Demo and LinuxWorld.

Jeremiah Dooley – Principal Architect of Technology Solutions at SolidFire

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Jeramiah Dooley is a Principal Architect, focusing on VMware, OpenStack and SolidFire converged infrastructure solutions. He brings more than 17 years of technology and design experience to his industry efforts.

He was most recently part of the VCE Office of the CTO, working with technology executives around the world on strategies to converge and transform IT infrastructure and operations. Previously, he was the global SME for Service Provider business development, multi-tenancy and vCloud Director design as part of the Field Enablement team within the VCE Corporate Engineering Group. He also developed Service Provider and Vertical Solutions for VCE, helping customers by providing pre-tested and validated guidelines for running different applications on Vblock platforms, including Cisco Unified Communications, VMware vCloud Director, and ESRI ArcGIS Server among others.

Prior to joining VCE, Mr. Dooley was the Director of Engineering for Managed Services at Peak 10, a regional service provider based in Charlotte, NC. He directed the overall strategy, design and development of Peak 10’s Managed Services platform, which included the company’s Cloud Services, Data Protection, Managed Storage, Managed Security Device Management and BC/DR divisions. He has also held technology positions in the healthcare, legal and telecommunications fields during his career.

Event Agenda and Schedule

7:30 am – Registration begins

8:00 am – Keynote – Greg Schulz, Founder of Storage IO

          Topic: Bridging the IT Emerging Technology Gap 

8:45 am – Scott Davis, CTO at Infinio

           Topic: Disruptive Innovations in Enterprise Storage 

9:30 am – Jeremiah Dooley, Principal Architext, Technology Infrastructure at Solidfire

           Topic: Storage Architecture and Data Services: The Real Flash Revolution

10:15 am – Guru Chahal, Vice President of Product at Avi

           Topic: The network is NOT the problem! Deploy fast and debug faster with Avi

11:00 am – Open hours where attendees can visit vendor booths, attend breakout sessions, and eat lunch

  • Vendor booths open from 11 am – 2 pm
  • Lunch Served 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • 11:00 am – Marco DiPasquale, Nexenta
                Topic: Data Armageddon and How Object Storage is Attempting to Address it. 
    • 11:30 am – Sirish Raghuram, Platform9
                Topic: Not-So-Extreme Makeover: Uncovering the Private Cloud Hidden in Your Existing Virtualized Infrastructure
    • 12:00 pm – Leo Leung, VP of Corporate Marketing at Scality
                Topic: Software Defined Storage: Myths and Realities
    • 12:30 pm – Krishna Subramanian, COO at Komprise
                Topic: Learn how to get infinite capacity with your storage
    • 1:00 pm – Jay Holzkamp, Micron
                Topic: Using flash effectively in a virtualized environment
    • 1:30 pm – Stephen Foskett, Founder of Tech Field Day
                Topic: The Four Horsemen of Storage System Performance

2:00 pm – Keynote Speaker – Stephen Foskett

           Topic: Out of the Lab and Into the Datacenter – Which Technologies are Ready?

3:00 pm – Wrap-Up

 

Event Time and Location 

November 10th at 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Westin Edina Galleria Hotel

3201 Galleria | Edina, Minnesota, 55435

Directions | Parking

 

Register 

 

Additional Vendors that will have booths:

Micron

Scality

Xangati

Silverpeak

Nutanix

Raritan

Nexgen

BigSwitch

Data Dynamics

Gridstore

Rubrik

Nexenta

Komprise

Platform9

Coho Data

 

I’m a Delegate at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015

I’m excited to announce that I am a Delegate for Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015

I will be on Monday’s Delegate Panel.

 

What is Tech Field Day?

 

http://techfieldday.com/about/

Our Field Day events bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, speakers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived and by IT practitioners. The world of media has changed, with social media and blogging gaining special importance. Our Field Day is an opportunity for tech companies and independent writers to meet, update and discuss products and form new communications.

We provide a valuable forum for engagement, education, hands-on experience, and feedback for vendors. And the attendees get access to the best information, high quality resources that lead to informed, more nuanced discussion about the marketplace.

I have been lucky to been a part of Tech Field Day for a couple years, and find it an increasingly valuable event to be part of.

Below is the Agenda for Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015

Below Content is from http://techfieldday.com/event/evmwu15/

TFD Extra VMworld-300
Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015 August 31–3, 2015
Who: Virtualization
What: Extra
When: Future
Where: San Francisco

 

“For Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015, we will have three different delegate panels, one per day.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Delegates

Delegates are selected by the Field Day Delegate community. For more information on our selection process, please see our page about becoming a Field Day Delegate.

Alastair Cooke @DemitasseNZ
Trainer, Writer, Consultant, Geek. From New Zealand.
Amit Panchal @AmitPanchal76
Technical IT Manager and blogger at apanchal.com.
Amy Manley @WyrdGirl
12 years in IT, vExpert and an automation junkie
Andrew Mauro @Andrea_Mauro
IT Architect with focus on virtualization, cloud and storage
Chris M Evans @ChrisMEvans
Chris is a UK-based consultant with an interest in all technologies, focusing on storage, virtualisation and cloud.
Christopher Kusek @cxi
CTO at @Xiologix – EVP of Engineering, Technology Evangelist, vExpert, EMC Elect, BDA, CISSP, MCT, Cloud, Ninja, Vegan, Single, Father, Cat, Humorist, Author
David Davis @DavidMDavis
David Davis is a well-known author, speaker, and trainer covering datacenter technologies.
Enrico Signoretti @ESignoretti
An IT consultant, entrepreneur and passionate blogger at juku.it (not necessarily in that order).
Eric Shanks @Eric_Shanks
Independent Blogger for theITHollow.com, technical consultant, and Chicago VMUG Leader.
Howard Marks @DeepStorageNet
Storage Analyst Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Joep Piscaer @JPiscaer
Joep Piscaer is an IT architect at OGD ict-diensten, VMware VCDX #101, vExpert 2009, 2011 – 2013, member of the NL VMUG Customer Council and actively involved in the international VMware community. He writes on his blog, VirtualLifestyle.nl.
Keith Townsend @CTOAdvisor
Keith Townsend is the founder of Virtualizedgeek.com and is an IT management consultant with more than 15 years of related experience.
Larry Smith @MrLESmithJr
19 yrs. in IT | 11 yrs. VMware virtualization | VMware NSX Nut
Marco Broeken @MBroeken
Dutch Virtualization Admirer and DaaS Lover, Blogger at www.vClouds.nl
Mark May @CincyStorage
Storage expert, unix curmudgeon, IT nerd, and sporadic blogger
Matthew Leib @MBLeib
Phoummala Schmitt @PhoummalaSchmit
Just trying to survive in IT as a (woman) Sr. Systems Engineer with a focus on Messaging , Virtualization, Storage.
Roger Lund @RogerLund
Roger evangelizes virtualization by night, and is a Sr. System Administration for a call center in the
day.
Scott D. Lowe @OtherScottLowe
Scott D. Lowe is an independent consultant, blogger, and author focusing on issues that affect the CIO and on the virtualization and storage markets.
Shane Williford @coolsport00
Stephen Beaver @SBeaver
Stephen Beaver is the co-author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center and Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration.
Theresa Miller @24x7ITConnect
Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), MBA and Microsoft Exchange geek. Enjoying blogging and technical speaking.

That’s an impressive list of delegates!

Presentation Calendar

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at TechFieldDay.com, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

August 31, 2015 12:00-13:00 Data Gravity Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Amit Panchal, Enrico Signoretti, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May,Matthew Leib, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe
September 2, 2015 14:30-15:30 Datto Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Alastair Cooke, Andrew Mauro, Chris Evans, Christopher Kusek, Enrico Signoretti, Keith Townsend, Marco Broeken, Theresa Miller
August 31, 2015 13:30-14:30 Platform9 Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Amit Panchal, Enrico Signoretti, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May,Matthew Leib, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe
August 31, 2015 15:00-16:00 Cirba Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Amit Panchal, Enrico Signoretti, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May,Matthew Leib, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe
August 31, 2015 16:30-17:30 Velostrata Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Amit Panchal, Enrico Signoretti, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May,Matthew Leib, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe
September 1, 2015 12:30-13:30 Primary Data Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: David Davis, Howard Marks, Joep Piscaer, Justin Warren, Phoummala Schmitt, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver, Theresa Miller
September 1, 2015 15:30-16:30 SanDisk Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: David Davis, Howard Marks, Joep Piscaer, Justin Warren, Phoummala Schmitt, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver, Theresa Miller
September 1, 2015 17:00-18:00 Reduxio Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: David Davis, Howard Marks, Joep Piscaer, Justin Warren, Phoummala Schmitt, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver, Theresa Miller
September 2, 2015 13:00-14:00 Violin Memory Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Alastair Cooke, Andrew Mauro, Chris Evans, Christopher Kusek, Enrico Signoretti, Keith Townsend, Marco Broeken, Theresa Miller

 

I’m looking forward to it! And you can look forward to me having some upcoming posts from me on the presenting companies.

Roger L

See the data, not just the storage with DataGravity

DataGravity @DataGravityInc has revealed what the announced secret gravity sauce is all about. Be sure to check out the press release ” DataGravity Unveils Industry’s First Data-Aware Storage Platform”

“NASHUA, N.H., August 19, 2014 – DataGravity today announced the launch of the DataGravity Discovery Series, the first ever data-aware storage platform that tracks data access and analyzes data as it is stored to provide greater visibility, insight and value from a company’s information assets. The DataGravity Discovery Series delivers storage, protection, data governance, search and discovery powered by an enterprise-grade hardware platform and patent-pending software architecture, enabling midmarket companies to glean new insights and make better business decisions.”

We often see new storage Array’s, with a impressive list of new features. Lets see how this stacks up.

From http://datagravity.com/sites/default/files/resource-files/DataGravity-DiscoverySeries-Datasheet-081714.pdf copyright Datagravity

Looks fairly standard, a nice sharp looking box. But what makes this unique?

Why the fuss? why do we care what is on our storage? With the increasing costs of data, many are looking to what what is taking the space, and using the disk.

“The unstructured data dilemma is growing, and IDC has been predicting technology would catch up to provide an answer to the market demand,” said Laura Dubois, program vice president of storage at IDC. “The DataGravity approach is transformational in an industry where innovation has been mostly incremental. DataGravity data-aware storage can tell you about the data it’s holding, making the embedded value of stored information accessible to customers who cannot otherwise support the cost and complexity of solutions available today.”

Source http://datagravity.com/datagravity-unveils-first-data-aware-storage

“The Digital Universe in 2020″ report, IDC estimates that the overall volume of digital bits created, replicated, and consumed across the United States will hit 6.6 zettabytes by 2020. That represents a doubling of volume about every three years. For those not up on their Greek numerical prefixes, a zettabyte is 1,000 exabytes, or just over 25 billion 4-TB drives.” Source http://www.networkcomputing.com/storage/2014-state-of-storage-cost-worries-grow/a/d-id/1113476

Today companies often lavage things like Hadoop, EMC ESA or new offerings like CloudPhysics to learn what people are using storage for in their environment, or to get data out of the system.

This becomes more complex with Big Data

That’s all great, but how does DataGravity change things?

From http://datagravity.com/sites/default/files/resource-files/DataGravity-DiscoverySeries-Datasheet-081714.pdf copyright DataGravity

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: End user role-based access

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: Analyze your file shares

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: Find Experts and Collaborators

Great, I See some neat features. But what about standard storage features, like data protection? And Data Protection?

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: Preview, download and restore files

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: Provision and protect your storage

I’m excited to see this at VMworld. VMworld attendees can see it in action at the DataGravity booth, #1647, August 24 through 28 in San Francisco.

I will be attending VMworld, and Tech Field Day. Make sure to check back to the DataGravity page. http://techfieldday.com/appearance/datagravity-presents-at-tech-field-day-extra-at-vmworld-us-2014/

Lets check out what others are saying about DataGravity

DataGravity – First Look

“Perhaps you’ve heard of DataGravity (@DataGravityInc), or perhaps you haven’t. They’ve been staying pretty quiet about what they’ve been working on. Today, however, they’re dropping the veil. Read on for a look into what you can expect from this exciting announcement!”

by James Green

Why is DataGravity Such a Big Deal?

“DataGravity just released their embargo and my little techie corner of the Internet is on fire. There’s a very good reason for that, but it might not be obvious at a glance. Read on to learn why DataGravity is a Big Deal even though it might not work out.”

by Stephen Foskett

Make sure to check the full articles out.

I hope you enjoyed the write up.

Roger Lund