Storage, storage, storage. It’s normally impossible to get enough of it, unless we’re talking about Storage Field Day 4 (SFD4), which comes very close to completely satisfying my appetite … at least for one week. Tune into the live webcasts of SFD4 on Tech Field Day‘s website (Nov 13~15) and engage with the team of hand picked, snarky delegates to chew on various storage solutions from a wide variety of vendors. In this fourth installment, we tackle a lot of really cool tech!
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What Is Chris Looking Forward To?
The surprise factor! I tend to sit on two sides of the fence when it comes to Tech Field Day vendors – I either know them well, through past relationships or briefings, or have no idea who they are until the event. This keeps it rather fresh and exciting.
I’ve already spent a fair bit of time chatting with:
- Coho Data: These folks were kind enough to give my work lab a product to beat up on, and I’ve been very interested in seeing their software-defined network focused solution do its thing! They are also giving away an iPad mini to those who register here.
- Nimble Storage: You can find a past Tech Chat with Dmitriy Sandler of Nimble Storage from the Chicago VMUG. I’m rather sour on iSCSI, but these folks are looking to change my mind with their hybrid-flash storage array.
- Proximal Data: Server-side cache is quickly becoming essential, I call dibs for shouting it off the rooftops! Proximal Data’s AutoCache is one solution I have been keeping a sharp eye on.
Hope to see you on the live webcast or on the Twitters.