#SFD4 – Vendor 5: Virident (HGST)

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: 2006 Founders: Vijay Karamcheti (CTO), Kumar Ganapathy (VP Product Strategy) Financial Status: acquired october 2013 by HGST for $685mln (Western Digital) CEO: Mike

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#SFD4 – Vendor 4: COHO Data

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: 2011 Founders: Ramana Jonnala (CEO), Andy Warfield (CTO), Keir Fraser (Chief Architect) Financial Status: B-round CEO: Ramana Jonnala Technology The hardware are 2U SuperMicro 2

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#SFD4 – Vendor 3: Oxygen Cloud

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: 2004 (LeapFile, changed to Oxygen in 2009) Founders: Peter Chang (CEO) Financial Status: self-funded CEO: Peter Chang Technology ‘odrive’ is the new

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#SFD4 – Vendor 2: GridStore

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: 2009 (IRL) Founders: Kelly Murphy (CTO), Antony Sawicki (architect), Tomasz Nowak (Engineer) Financial Status: A-round ($12mln), B-round to be expected soon CEO:

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#SFD4 – Vendor 1: CloudByte

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: 2010 Founders: Felix Xavier (CTO) & Umasankar Mukkura (VP Engineering) Financial Status: B-round CEO: Greg Goelz Technology Elastistor are Storage Nodes that

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To all vendors sponsoring the influencers

Like a prodigal son I have wandered in darkness but I have seen the light and I am very fortunate to being embraced again by the independents community. Off course all this is merely some drama to tell you that I am very grateful to be included in the TechFieldDay delegates crew again. Although I did represent a vendor in the last year, my attitude as a PITA (pain in the ass) for every other vendor out hasn’t changed during that period. Bring the influencers to the vendor This idea of a blogpost “thanking Stephen Foskett” has been wandering in

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