Also this year I’m attending at the Powering the Cloud event (this was the report of past event). I’ve also written about the reasons to attend at this event, that remain almost the same each year. For sure it’s one of the most valuable events in Europe (after VMworld EU) and in Germany (there is also the CeBIT event, but has different target) and this year it also share the space and timing with the Data Centre World event.
In my briefing with Dot Hill, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Warren Reid, EMEA Marketing Director at Dot Hill. I’ve met him also last year during the past event so was the opportunity know what has changed in the last months. Dot Hill is a OEM manufacture in software and hardware solutions for storing, sharing, protecting and managing data. Their storage array products are really interesting mid-size market for the front-end options and in the software functions. But they have also some interesting achievements (search on Internet using DotHill and CERN […]
In my briefing with Emulex, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Shaun Walsh, SVP Marketing & Corporate Development, Emulex. Was an interesting extension of the previous meeting with SNIA and FCIA to see how Emulex is approaching the FC storage world. To be honest they are working also hard in the Ethernet and traditional network world, but the core remain the FC world. Emulex does not require too much introdution: the Company’s I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server […]
In my briefing with Tarmin, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Joseph Lynn, Director of Marketing at Tarmin. Tarmin is an agile and innovative startup delivering key advanced technologies in big data and information management, leveraging the promise of cloud computing to create a new storage paradigm. They are focusing on providing active archive, Content Addressable Storage (CAS), Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and intelligent storage software optimised for secondary storage environment.
In my briefing with APTARE, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Nigel Houghton, Regional Sales Manager at APTARE. I’ve met him also last year during the past event so was the opportunity know what has changed in the last months. APTARE is the leading independent provider of enterprise data center optimization software that helps companies maximize their storage environment, reduce TCO (total cost of ownership) and ensure that their critical data is protected. The company has a long history because was founded in 1993 by a team of enlightened computer software engineers […]
In my briefing with Virtual Instruments, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Skip Bacon Chief Technology Officer and Chris James Director EMEA Marketing. I’ve met both also last year during the past event so was the opportunity know what has changed in the last months. Virtual Instruments is a company focused in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual, and cloud computing environments. The VirtualWisdom platform provides end-to-end visibility into real-time performance, health and utilization metrics from the entire systems stack. Virtual Instruments drives improved performance and availability while lowering the total […]
In my briefing with Spectra Logic, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Steve Mackey, Vice President International at Spectra Logic. I’ve met him also last year during the past event so was the opportunity know what has changed in the last months. Compared to other storage companies met during this event, this is one with a long history (over 30 years of experience in storage) and it well known in the US, but honestly not the same in EMEA (or at least not in Italy) and, in fact, one of their mission […]
In my briefing with Actifio, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Andrew Gilman (Senior Director of Global Marketing) and Ann Karolin Thueland (Director Marketing EMEA). The company is a so-called storage “start-up”, but it already has its own story (it was founded by Ash Ashutosh in July 2009) and by the way was born in Massachusetts, rather than the “usual” Silicon Valley. Furthermore, compared to many other start-up that are building solutions similar to each other (at least from a conceptual point of view), here the founders have addressed a specific needs […]
So also this event is gone. This was my second year at this kind of event and I think that was really useful and interesting, especially for the good meetings that I’ve got during those two days. Some considerations are already available in my report of the first and the second day. But I will also post more about each vendor meeting on the next days. This is a complete list:
Also this year I’m attending at the Powering the Cloud event (this was the report of past event). I’ve already written about the reasons to attend at this event, now let’s describe how (and if) were valuable. The agenda is almost dense and structured in different paths and topics. There isn’t a real general session, so you can choose what you prefer and build your personal agenda. Of course keynotes still exists, but are just in a dedicated track. But I’ve also already had some scheduled meetings: on the first day with SNIA, DotHill, SpectraLogic. […]
Powering the cloud will be an important event organized by SNW Europe (co-owned by SNIA and Computerworld) that include three different events in a single bigger one: SNW Europe (tenth year) is the largest fully-independent conference where IT managers and professionals can attend SNIA-endorsed education tracks, get hands-on access to a wide range of technologies, and mix with industry peers. Virtualization World (fifth year) that takes a focused look at the continuing development of IT virtualization standards and solutions and the key role they play in delivering Cloud computing services. Datacenter Technologies (fifth year) that […]