My briefing with VMware, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Rob Jenkins (Director Advisory Services, EMEA). Basically we have done a recap of some VMworld announcements and the VMware’s vision of the datacenters: Flexibile IT infrastructure Fabric of the datacenter Fully automated Was also interesting how VMware is doing a company data-mining to define and classify them by an “innovative score”.
My briefing with Quantum, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Stéphane Estevez (Sr. Product Marketing Manager EMEA/APAC). Quantum is one of the global expert in data protection and big data management solutions. Since 1980, they’ve been focused on helping IT departments address data protection and big data challenges with innovative solutions and world-class service and support. Quantum sells its branded products through a distribution network that includes more than 20 distributors and 5,000 resellers worldwide. Quantum also sells its products through leading OEMs such as Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and NetApp, as […]
My briefing with Amplidata, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Tom Leyden (Director of strategic alliances and marketing). Amplidata provides Optimized Object Storage systems for Big Data. It enables customers to deploy turnkey large-storage infrastructures that meet the highest reliability and availability requirements at the lowest possible cost. The company, founded on 2008, has a European headquarter at Lochristi, in Belgium (with also some customers in Italy). And also one in US, at Redwood City, CA. The new CEO, Mike Wall, joined the Amplidata board on November 2nd 2011, and will be […]
My briefing with Dot Hill, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Warren Reid (EMEA Marketing Director). Dot Hill is a OEM manufacture in software and hardware solutions for storing, sharing, protecting and managing data. The headquarter is in Longmont, Colorado, but they have an office also in UK and some people in other EMEA countries. Has previously produced OEM disk array and controller products and software for Dell, Fujitsu, HP, NetApp, Sun and others and has supplied over 350k arrays in its 10 year history. Currently the P2000 product for HP is […]
My briefing with Spectra Logic, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Steve Mackey (VP International). The company design and deliver innovative data protection through tape and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions. Compared to previous companies met during this event, this is one with a long history (over 30 years of experience in storage) and it well know in the US, but honestly not the same in EMEA (or at least not in Italy) and, in fact, one of their mission is increase the market share in EMEA.
My briefing with APTARE, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Nigel Houghton (Regional director of sales EMEA). 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 that focused on designing and delivering transactional database systems that were massively scalable in two dimensions: capacity and performance.
My briefing with Virtual Instruments, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Skip Bacon (CTO) and Chris James (EMEA Marketing Director). Virtual Instruments is a company focused in Infrastructure Performance Management 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 cost of the infrastructure supporting mission-critical applications.
My briefing with Avere Systems, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Rebecca Thompson (VP Marketing) and Bernhard “Bernie” Behn (Principal Technical Marketing Engineer). Avere Systems brings to the market NAS Optimization solutions designed specifically to scale performance and capacity separately and take advantage of new Flash-based storage media using real-time tiering. The company was founded on 2008 by a team of seasoned storage experts, and the President and CEO Ronald Bianchini, Jr. was a Senior Vice President at NetApp. Before it, he was CEO and Co-Founder of Spinnaker Networks, which developed the […]
My briefing with Violin Memory, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Garry Veale (Managing Director, EMEA). The company was founded on 2005, but has started with first products released on 2009 (due to the long research and development and the high standard quality reached before goes to the market). The main focus is build Flash Memory Arrays for Enterprise Data Storage (note that the target is the Enterprise, and actually not the SMB). In the EMEA region they have offices in UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain with more than 50 people. […]
So also this event is gone. This was my first 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. I will post more about them on the next weeks.
As already written, during this edition of Powering the Cloud, I have a speech: 2B5: How to increase the availability of business critical applications using virtualization Wednesday 31st October 2012 at 14:00 In this session we will discuss how is possible increase the availability of business critical applications running in a virtual environment. First we will introduce the different level of availability and different type of technical solutions. Then we will discuss the difference between VMware HA (with VM and application monitoring), VMware FT and guest clustering. We will give more technical detail on how […]