Next-Generation Storage Symposium

Next-Generation Storage Symposium November 7, 2012
Who: Storage
What: Symposium
When: Past
Where: Silicon Valley

Enterprise data storage is changing, and storage architectures must change as well. Hot storage startups are making a splash with new ideas, but the existing players aren’t slow to respond. This makes storage one of the most diverse and interesting areas of IT today!

On November 7, 2012 the industry will come together at the Next-Generation Storage Symposium! This all-day in-person event features panelists from key enterprise storage companies and will be moderated by independent experts, including Stephen Foskett, Robin Harris, Chris Evans, Howard Marks, and Scott D. Lowe.

The Next-Generation Storage Symposium will be followed by the invite-only Storage Field Day on November 8 and 9. Both events will be streamed live at and will include many of the Field Day delegates.

Claim your free ticket now!

  • When: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Where: DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, CA, Donner Room
  • Who: Anyone with an interest in enterprise storage (end users, press/analysts, and vendor employees welcome!)
  • How: Claim your free ticket at our EventBrite page!
Free lunch will be served, courtesy of Permabit!

Note: We have multiple ticket types. Please select “General Attendee” unless you were specifically invited by one of our sponsors.

The Next-Generation Storage Symposium is an all-day conference with a single “track” so our guests can take everything in!

  • Introductory presentations by our sponsoring companies
  • A free buffet lunch for everyone
  • Keynote speech by Robin “StorageMojo” Harris
  • Panel discussions on key topics in enterprise storage

Join us Tuesday evening for Storagebeers at Faultline Brewing!

About the Organizers

Tech Field Day is a regular event that brings together vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived and by the general public.

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Event Sponsors

Moderators and Speakers

In addition to the sponsors listed above, we are pleased to have independent influencers moderating and participating in panels. The event also features a keynote speech as noted above!

Chris M Evans


Chris is a UK-based consultant with an interest in all technologies, focusing on storage, virtualisation and cloud.

Howard Marks


Storage Analyst Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Robin Harris


Scott D. Lowe


Scott D. Lowe is an independent consultant, blogger, and author focusing on issues that affect the CIO and on the virtualization and storage markets.

Stephen Foskett


Stephen Foskett is a writer and speaker on enterprise IT topics and organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series.

Order of the Day

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

10:00-10:30 Meeting and Registration
Featuring: Stephen Foskett
10:30-12:15 Introducing the Next-Generation Storage Leaders
Featuring: Dave Wright, George Symons, Matt Kixmoeller, Rob Commins, Tom Isakovich

Our panelists are driving the transformation of enterprise storage for the next generation. Join leading companies Nexsan, Nimbus Data, Pure Storage, SolidFire, and Tegile as they reveal the future of storage!

12:15-13:00 Lunch with Permabit
Featuring: Jered Floyd
13:00-14:00 Next-Generation Storage: Robin Harris Keynote
Featuring: Robin Harris

Robin “StorageMojo” Harris will present his vision for the future of enterprise storage in this special keynote address.

14:00-14:45 Next-Generation Array Architecture Panel
Featuring: Chris Evans, Dave Wright, Jason Collier, Matt Kixmoeller, Robin Harris, Tom Isakovich
14:45-15:30 Solid State Tiering and Caching Panel
Featuring: David Floyer, George Symons, Howard Marks, Lee Johns, Rajesh Nair
15:30-16:15 Scaling Storage for the Future Panel
Featuring: Dave Wright, Dheeraj Pandey, Jason Collier, Scott D. Lowe, Stephen Foskett
16:15-17:00 Engineering Storage for Virtualization and Cloud
Featuring: Dave Wright, Matt Kixmoeller, Rajesh Nair, Stephen Foskett, Tom Isakovich
17:00-17:30 Next-Generation Storage: Stephen Foskett’s Closing Remarks
Featuring: Stephen Foskett

Event Staff

Claire Chaplais


Stephen Foskett


Links with Tag #NGSS1

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  10. Storage Field Day 2 Approaches

More Information

If you would like to sponsor these events, please contact Stephen Foskett, Gestalt IT Community Organizer, at [email protected] or call +1(508)451-9532.

Join Us!

Tickets for live attendance are available as indicated above, and the entire event is live streamed over the Internet.

This is a Past Storage Symposium in Silicon Valley