Storage Field Day 4

SFD4 Group Photo
L-R: Enrico Signoretti, Lauren Malhoit, Ray Lucchesi, Scott D. Lowe, Joep Piscaer, Hans De Leenheer, Luca Dell'Oca, Stephen Foskett, Claire Chaplais, Tom Hollingsworth, Howard Marks, Arjan Timmerman, Ed Grigson, Rick Schlander, Chris Wahl
Storage Field Day 4 November 13-15, 2013
Who: Storage
What: Field Day
When: Past
Where: Silicon Valley

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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

Chris Wahl


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

Ed Grigson


I'm an infrastructure professional with a keen interest in cloud, virtualisation and storage.

Enrico Signoretti


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

Hans De Leenheer


Rental Evangelist & Enterprise Clown. Sometimes referred to as Technical Marketer.

Howard Marks


Storage Analyst Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Joep Piscaer


Joep Piscaer is an IT architect at OGD ict-diensten, VMware VCDX #101, vExpert 2009, 2011 - 2013, member of the NL VMUG Customer Council and actively involved in the international VMware community. He writes on his blog,

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

Ray Lucchesi


Ray Lucchesi is president of Silverton Consulting, blogs at, co-hosts podcast and has worked in data storage for over 30 years mostly in marketing and engineering new disk and tape automation products.

Rick Schlander


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

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.

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, Nov 13 09:30 CloudByte Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Wednesday, Nov 13 13:00 Gridstore Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Wednesday, Nov 13 16:00 Oxygen Cloud Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Thursday, Nov 14 08:00 Coho Data Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Thursday, Nov 14 10:30 Virident HGST Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Thursday, Nov 14 13:30 Nimble Storage Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Thursday, Nov 14 16:00 Overland Storage Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Friday, Nov 15 08:00 Avere Systems Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Friday, Nov 15 10:30 Proximal Data Presents at Storage Field Day 4
Friday, Nov 15 13:30 Cleversafe Presents at Storage Field Day 4

Event Staff

Claire Chaplais


Stephen Foskett


Tom Hollingsworth


Links with Tag SFD4

  1. Coho Data: SDS and SDN working as one
  2. Coho Data, one year later
  3. Hands On With Coho Data’s DataStream Storage Architecture
  4. CloudByte’s multi-tenancy enables vMotion-like storage flexibility
  5. Gridbusters Made Me a YouTube Star
  6. Nimble Storage’s New CS700 Adaptive Flash Array Gets Moar Power
  7. Time for Next-Gen Data Protection?
  8. you startups challenge my basic knowledge
  9. Throw More Storage At It
  10. Securing sync & share data-at-rest
  11. AdaptingIT : Women With O Drive
  12. Storage Glory at 30,000 IOPS
  13. Boot storms and VDI storage
  14. The Dropbox for SMB is here!
  15. The technology behind Oxygen Cloud’s odrive file sharing solution
  16. CIOs Should Require Analytics As Part Of Vendor Infrastructure Support
  17. Business Needs Dictate The Importance Of Scale Up Vs Scale Out Storage
  18. Storage – Why I love Coho data
  19. Where is the EXIT route? My thoughts on Nimble Storage & PHDvirtual
  20. Time files when you’re having fun
  21. Why Nimble should open up InfoSight to the community (like vOpenData)
  22. Proximal Data, server SSD caching software
  23. Storage Field Day 4: Avere Systems
  24. Add a Flash storage in an existing environment
  25. Cloudbyte Solution Overview: ElastiStor & ElastiCenter Components
  26. SDN and Appeal of Abstraction
  27. Oxygen Cloud’s oDrive Seeks To Empower User Controlled File Sync
  28. Storage – QoS, the next feature you’ll be asking for
  29. Scale-Out Storage For Hyper-V
  30. GridStore, a storage dedicated to Windows
  31. Nimble’s scale-out looks a lot like EqualLogic’s, and that’s a good thing!
  32. Storage – Served-side caching: Holy grail or mere feature?
  33. Coho Data Brings Software Defined Networking to SDS
  34. Overland Storage SnapScale Scales Out But Falls Short
  35. How To Not Suck at Technical Presentations
  36. Scaling Storage At The Client
  37. Product to watch: DataStream 1000 scale-out storage
  38. Avere’s Edge-Core Architecture Beefs Up Tired, Hoopty NAS Storage
  39. Coho Data Deep Dive: the future of storage, now
  40. Avere your Cloud
  41. Storage specifically designed for Hyper-V? It does exist!
  42. Storage Field Day 4: CloudByte
  43. Scaling Storage In Conventional Arrays
  44. What I learned at Storage Field Day
  45. #SFD4 – Vendor 10: Cleversafe
  46. Scale-Out Storage Field Day?
  47. Why you need to be watching Tech Field Day
  48. Storage – Beyond NAS (again)
  49. #SFD4 – Vendor 8: Avere
  50. #SFD4 – Vendor 9: Proximal Data
  51. Determining Storage Performance Needs is Part Science and Part Art
  52. Nimble Storage’s Scale To Fit and Proactive Wellness Features Simplify IT
  53. #SFD4 – Vendor 7: Overland Storage
  54. #SFD4 – Vendor 6: Nimble Storage
  55. Hybrid Flash Array From Nimble Storage Makes iSCSI Sexy Again
  56. #SFD4 – Vendor 3: Oxygen Cloud
  57. #SFD4 – Vendor 4: COHO Data
  58. #SFD4 – Vendor 5: Virident (HGST)
  59. #SFD4 – Vendor 2: GridStore
  60. #SFD4 – Vendor 1: CloudByte
  61. Live stream and Agenda for SFD4
  62. Storage Field Day 4 – Overland Storage Preview
  63. Storage Field Day 4 – More Storage Talk Than You Can Shake a Rake At
  64. I Guess I am A Big Shot – Storage Field Day Edition
  65. Reality check – Storage Field Day agenda and live streaming
  66. Proximal Data to Present at Storage Field Day 4, a Tech Field Day Event
  67. Storage Field Day 4: a quick preview of the vendors I will meet
  68. Storage Field Day 4: It’s going to be a storage blast!
  69. Coho Applies SDN To Scale-Out Storage
  70. Object-defined storage (it’s not about object storage)
  71. Storage Field Day 4 Delegate
  72. VMware-Integrated Caching? Not So Fast!
  73. Storage Field Day #4 – who will you see?
  74. To all vendors sponsoring the influencers
  75. My VMWorld CEO Tour
  76. You CAN be a SFD4 delegate

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 Silicon Valley