TechFieldDay Extra at VMworld US

Oh yes, I’m honoured to be included in the TFD crew yet again. I previously was included in Storage Field Day 1 and Storage Field Day 5 but also at several of the smaller RoundTable events at VMworld, Cisco Live and Interop New York. TechFieldDay is by far the most interesting event for an independent blogger like myself. This for two major reasons: You get to see the newest of new technology (or newest iterations) explained by the smartest brains of the respective companies The team of likeminded delegates brings the best out of yourself and each other. This is

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is VSAN more affordable?

I was very pleased to see actual results coming on the VMware blog concerning VSAN 5.5 GA benchmarks in the lab. First of all please read the blogpost first before going to my analysis/questions. Secondly if you are looking for answers, this is not going to be the place as I am just going to ask more questions. That being said let’s have a look at the actual results. If we simplify the results of the benchmark these are the finding: VSAN does scale lineair, up to 1600 heavy duty VDI’s on a 16-node cluster response times scale linear as

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Where is the EXIT route? My thoughts on Nimble Storage & PHDvirtual

I’m a technologist by nature but the way companies grow and evolve has always been a second interest in our industry. Off course it’s easy to be interested in that part knowing how much and how fast these things change. My first public thoughts on this were my Vendor Acquisition and Partnerships posts of 2010 and 2011 where I focussed on the historical relationships  of where products at Big Vendors (HP/DELL/EMC/…). It’s been 2 years since I did an update and it would make sense doing it again. Some recent acquisitions like Whiptail (Cisco) and XtremIO (EMC) definitely deserve their spot

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#SFD4 – Vendor 6: Nimble Storage

This post is part of a series of 10 vendors that have presented their technology to the TechFieldDay attendees, gathered for this edition of Storage Field Day 4. You can find all background about the project here: http://techfieldday.com/event/sfd4/ – This series of blogposts were live notes, published at the end of the presentation but reviewed afterwards. Disclaimer: the attendees are not personally compensated other than our transport and lodging, nor are we obliged to write anything at all. Company Founded: 2008 Founders: Varun Mehta (VP Engineering), Umesh Maheshwari (CTO) Financial Status: C-round (IPO planned for 2014) CEO: Suresh Vasudevan Technology The scaling

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Solid State Storage Symposium | vendor presentations wrap

So this morning we had 10 presentations between 9 and 12. We have been listening, we have reacted. Here’s my wrap-up as it came out of my fingers live. You’ll notice by the amount and the content of the tweets how interesting they were. SOLIDFIRE PERMABIT NIMBLESTORAGE NIMBUS DATA VIOLIN VIRIDENT VELOBIT STEC #EMC @StorageMoJo keynote Be Social and Share:

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