This post is part of the blog series related to Storage Field Day 11. Find out the entire SFD11 content, presentations, articles, presenting companies and delegates here.
I will be participating in Storage Field Day 11 from 5th to 7th October 2016. I’m honored to be able to join the TFD crew & delegates for the third time this year (the next and last occurrence in 2016 being my upcoming participation at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona).
Storage Field Day, a part of the Tech Field Day events organized by Gestalt IT, predictably focuses on storage technologies, trends and industry actors. This eleventh edition will take place in San Jose, California – at the heart of the Silicon Valley.
The delegates will listen and interact with the following companies:
- Primary Data – If you follow my blog you should already know about this company. I’ve written about them extensively here. The last time I’ve seen news from them was at Storage Field Day 10 in May 2016. I am wondering if they will discuss about news features and/or whether the product will finally become Generally Available.
- Scality – I have followed Scality only through my peripheral vision and through the articles of storage influencers, mainly from TFD peer Enrico Signoretti. Scality focuses on Object Storage and Cloud Storage, especially with Amazon S3 storage. I’m looking forward to hear from their solution (Scality Ring), what challenges it look to resolve and why it’s worth looking at.
- HGST – I only know HGST as a purveyor of storage devices and I wasn’t aware until not long ago that they offer an Elastic Storage solution. I don’t know whether HGST will present again on this solution or if they have any other topics they want to introduce at SFD11. This will be a surprise session!
- Seagate – As for HGST, I know Seagate primarily for their traditional HDD products (shall we say legacy hard drives?). I did a bit of probing a few weeks back and found out that Seagate is not only innovating in the flash area (with SSD, NVMe and Flash Accelerator cards) but also offers Enterprise-class storage systems.
- AvereSystems – I don’t know this company yet, although they seem to be regularly presenting at Tech Field Day (TFD4, SFD4, SFD6). My bare understanding is that they want to offer and end-to-end storage experience to customers by combining on-prem storage & public cloud storage. Their own on-premises physical or virtual appliances serve as edge filers/cache systems and interface between local storage and cloud storage. I’m frankly curious to understand the concept better.
- Intel – What Intel has in stock for SFD11? I’ve no idea but we can expect it to orbit around Flash and the new emerging memory storage standards. I’ll keep this part short – Intel presentations at Tech Field Day events belong among the best I was able to watch so far. I hope Intel will deliver another world-class session at SFD11!
This said, I now have barely less than 3 weeks to watch previous sessions from these vendors and do my research before making it to San Jose.
Storage Field Day 11 will, like all Tech Field Day events, be broadcasted live (the stream will be reachable directly from www.techfieldday.com main page). Be sure to tune in when we will be live and use the #SFD11 tag to interact with the delegates, the TFD crew and presenting companies. We will definitely be on Twitter.
See you soon in San Jose or online!
SFD11 Disclosure: this post is a part of my SFD11 post series. I am invited to the Storage Field Day 11 event by Gestalt IT. Gestalt IT will cover travel, accommodation and food during the SFD10 event duration. I will not receive any compensation for participation in this event, and I am also not obliged to blog or produce any kind of content. Any tweets, blog articles or any other form of content I may produce are the exclusive product of my interest in technology and my will to share information with my peers. I will commit to share only my own point of view and analysis of the products and technologies I will be seeing/listening about during this event.