The Tech Field Day team has a full roster of events for 2017. They will host two main events, starting in Austin from February 1st-3rd. The second comes on September 27th-29th in Silicon Valley. In between, there will also be three Tech Field Day Extra events at Intertop, Cisco Live US, and VMWorld US.
In 2017, Gestalt IT presents three Storage Field Day events, bringing together our independent delegates with industry-leading companies. The first will be held March 8-10 in Silicon Valley, followed by June 14-16 in Denver, and November 8-10 in Silicon Valley. Video from all of our events is live-streamed for anyone to view, and comprehensive recordings are posted and shared for later consumption or review. The Storage Field Day community also has a thriving presence on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to continue conversations throughout the year.
Dave Henry of GeekFluent comments: Today, at EMC World, EMC announced their new mid-range unified storage platform, called Unity. Some time last summer, I remember thinking that it was weird that we hadn’t seen a “Mega-Launch” event announcement from EMC. VNX2 seemed due for a refresh, but nothing happened. Now I know why — the […]
Ray Lucchesi of RayOnStorage Blog comments: Just got back from EMCWorld2016 this week but on the way there and back I was perusing the FAST’167 papers. One of the papers I read (see Slacker: Fast Distribution with Lazy Docker Containers, p. 181) discussed performance problems with initializing Docker container micro-services and how they could be […]
Chris Evans of Architecting IT Blog comments: There’s been a bit of conversation recently on the intention of EMC to put drivers for their ScaleIO platform into the VMware ESXi hypervisor kernel. The discussion was triggered by an article published in LeMagIT on 25 November 2014 by Christophe Bardy and subsequently picked up by The Register. It implied […]
Steve Beaver of The Virtualization Practice comments: While attending VMworld this year in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to sit in on a briefing with EMC about its XtremIO flash storage array at Tech Field Day Extra. In my humble opinion, flash is going to be the way forward in the world of storage, […]
Dave Henry of GeekFluent comments: Today, as part of their “MegaLaunch”, EMC announced updates to the Isilon scale-out NAS platform. The updates include two new hardware nodes, expanded Flash capabilities, and new data access methods. I’ll walk through the updates below. Read on for Dave’s look at the EMC announcements from last week. Read more […]
Justin Warren of Eigenmagic writes: XtremIO ‘X-bricks’ are dual-active controllers connected to 25 eMLC flash SSDs in a separate drive shelf. The logical path to the SSDs has two logical lookups: firstly its metadata (such as the ultimate location of the data block) and the data itself. Data (and metadata) is stored on the SSDs […]
Chris Evans of Architecting IT Blog comments: One of the interesting announcements from the recent EMC World event in Las Vegas was the news that EMC are acquiring stealth startup DSSD. Not a great deal is yet known about this company, as they are not currently shipping any product (and presumably don’t have any existing […]
Chris Evans of Architecting IT Blog comments: One of the more interesting announcements from EMC World 2014 last week was a new platform from EMC called Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS). ECS is the “productisation” of the previously announced Project Nile, which I discussed last year. At the time, the indications were that Nile was some […]