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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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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