Storage Field Day 3

SFD3 Group Photo-400
Back row, L-R: Lauren Malhoit, Arjan Timmerman, Claire Chaplais, Rick Schlander, Chris Wahl, Ilja Coolen
Middle row, L-R: Brandon Riley, John Obeto, Roy Mikes, Howard Marks, Matt Simmons, Luca Dell'Oca, Marco Broeken, Justin Paul
Kneeling: Stephen Foskett, Enrico Signoretti
Storage Field Day 3 April 24-26, 2013
Who: Storage
What: Field Day
When: Past
Where: Denver

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Presenting Sponsors

Presenting sponsors are selected by the Field Day organizing committee. For information on becoming a Field Day presenter, please see our page about presenting at Tech Field Day.

Delegate Panel

Delegates are selected by the Field Day Delegate community. For more information on our selection process, please see our page about becoming a Field Day Delegate.

Arjan Timmerman


Virtualization lover by day, Storage admirer by night

Brandon Riley


Storage focused virtualization guy

Chris Wahl


Social media adventurer, virtualization whisperer, and global event speaker. Author of Networking for VMware Administrators.

Enrico Signoretti


An IT consultant, entrepreneur and passionate blogger at (not necessarily in that order).

Howard Marks


Storage Analyst Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Ilja Coolen


Independent Storage Contractor, husband and father of two

John Obeto


I like SMBs and Windows

Justin Paul


VMware vExpert and EMC Elect recipient who works for a VAR focused on Storage and Virtualization

Lauren Malhoit


I'm a post-sales engineer focusing mostly on VMware, EMC and Cisco.

Luca Dell’Oca


Virtualization Architect, vExpert, Data Protection preacher, Geek to the core. Blogger at

Marco Broeken


Dutch Virtualization Admirer and DaaS Lover, Blogger at

Matt Simmons


Small Infrastructure IT Administrator in Academia

Rick Schlander


Virtualization Architect & vExpert, Minneapolis & Rochester VMUG Leader, NetAppEMC Storage & Cisco UCS Engineer-Blogger.

Roy Mikes


Expertise in EMC SAN, NAS, EMC Avamar, Networker, virtualization, Cloud, backup and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions

Presentation Calendar

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.

Wednesday, Apr 24 08:00-10:00 Exablox Presents at Storage Field Day 3
Wednesday, Apr 24 10:30-12:30 Cleversafe Presents at Storage Field Day 3
Wednesday, Apr 24 13:30-15:30 Marvell Presents at Storage Field Day 3
Wednesday, Apr 24 16:00-18:00 Cisco Presents at Storage Field Day 3
Thursday, Apr 25 08:00-10:00 Fusion-io NexGen Storage Presents at Storage Field Day 3
Thursday, Apr 25 11:00-13:00 Starboard Presents at Storage Field Day 3
Thursday, Apr 25 13:30-15:30 PernixData Presents at Storage Field Day 3
Thursday, Apr 25 16:00-18:00 SanDisk Presents at Storage Field Day 3
Friday, Apr 26 09:00-10:00 Tech Field Day Roundtables at Storage Field Day 3
Friday, Apr 26 10:30-12:30 NetApp Presents at Storage Field Day 3

Event Staff

Andrea Perry


Benjamin Freedman


Claire Chaplais


Stephen Foskett


Links with Tag SFD3

  1. Exablox: (smart) object storage for the SMB
  2. Veeam and PernixData: vPower on steroids!
  3. Reflections on VMworld 2014
  4. Object storage bods Exablox: RAID is dead, baby. RAID is dead
  5. Man Alive! PernixData Unleashes FVP 1.5
  6. SanDisk FlashSoft 3.1 for vSphere: tests
  7. A closer look at SanDisk FlashSoft 3.1 for vSphere
  8. Configure an HP server to use SSD and PernixData
  9. Marco Broeken, January Virtualization Pro of the Month
  10. Add a Flash storage in an existing environment
  11. Storage – Served-side caching: Holy grail or mere feature?
  12. Starboard Storage Shuts Down
  13. VMware-Integrated Caching? Not So Fast!
  14. NFR Licenses of PernixData FVP
  15. #SFD3: Exablox launch
  16. #SFD3: An analysis of NexGen Storage
  17. #SFD3: Fusion-IO acquires NexGen Storage
  18. New Nutanix models 1000 and 6000: different formats, same idea!
  19. A Bad Combo: PernixData’s FVP and VSAN
  20. Storage – Some thoughts about flash storage (and why 150$M!)
  21. Cloud computing – HDS, Cleversafe and Private clouds
  22. PernixData Launches FVP 1.0
  23. PernixData FVP general availability announcement
  24. PernixData FVP 1.0 is arrived
  25. PernixData FVP 1.0 Has Arrived At GA
  26. PernixData announced General Availability of FVP 1.0
  27. Nutanix Update: New NX-1000 and 6000 Series, NX-1050X NX-6050X NX-6070
  28. Women with Flashy Companies
  29. Ease of Troubleshooting : Meet Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director
  30. Scaling Storage Is Hard To Do
  31. Cloud based storage management is cool
  32. Server Side Caching Is Quickly Becoming a Necessity
  33. You CAN be a SFD4 delegate
  34. Storage Field Day delegate potential
  35. Fusion-io Leaders Step Down in Executive-Suite Turmoil
  36. SFD3 Launch of ExaBlox « Ilja Coolen ICSS
  37. Busy, Busy, Busy
  38. What do you think the rôle of hard disk storage will be in 5 years?
  39. An analysis of NexGen Storage
  40. Building a Monster SAN with the Cisco MDS 9710 Director
  41. If it sounds too good to be true, it can still be true – PernixData FVP
  42. NetApp’s Flash Game: Do They Hold Pocket Aces?
  43. SanDisk’s FlashSoft Paints a Bullseye on Server Side Caching
  44. When flash and cache are synonyms!
  45. Flash Cache Acceleration with Pernixdata & SANDisk FlashSoft
  46. Fusion-IO acquisisce NexGen Storage
  47. Storage Field Day 3 / Day One
  48. Storage – Object storage is the platform, gateways are the solution
  49. Frank Denneman leaves VMware for PernixData – Eric Sloof – NTPRO.NL
  50. Storage Field Day 3: NexGen Storage & Fusion-IO
  51. Storage Field Day: Cleversafe
  52. Storage Field Day 3: Exablox
  53. Exablox: simple scale out storage for SMB
  54. Storage FIeld Day 3 Recap
  55. Storage Field Day 3
  56. Seriously, watch Storage Field Day from your desk, because this is fascinating
  57. Fusion-io Buys Hybrid Startup NexGen
  58. New startup Exablox announced at Storage Field Day 3
  59. il lancio di Exablox
  60. Storage Field Day 3 / Day One
  61. Storage Field Day 3 Preview
  62. Storage Field Day 3rd edition, Arrival day
  63. Storage Field Day 3 awesomeness
  64. Storage Field Day 3 Is Here!
  65. Preview of Cleversafe
  66. SFD3 Preview 1: Starboard Storage
  67. Storage Field Day 3 is just one week away!
  68. Tune In For Storage Field Day 3
  69. Next trip to US: Storage Field Day #3
  70. Storage Field Day 3 in Denver
  71. Storage Field Day 3 Next Month
  72. Storage Field Day 3, I’ll be there!
  73. Storage, Flash, SSD – PernixData: the Cache Area Network
  74. An Early Look at PernixData’s Server-Side Flash Virtualization Platform
  75. Storage Field Day 3: Coming up

More Information

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

This is a Past Storage Field Day in Denver