Storage Field Day 5

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Storage Field Day 5 April 23-25, 2014
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

Bob Plankers


A hardcore IT generalist, virtualization expert, blogger, and vocal end user of technology.

Chris M Evans


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

Enrico Signoretti


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

Howard Marks


Storage Analyst Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Justin Warren


Justin is a consultant and freelance journalist who enjoys coding in Python and words that are fun to say, like 'llama' and 'shenanigans'.

Keith Townsend


Keith Townsend is the founder of and is an IT management consultant with more than 15 years of related experience.

Lauren Malhoit


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

Phoummala Schmitt


Just trying to survive in IT as a (woman) Sr. Systems Engineer with a focus on Messaging , Virtualization, Storage.

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.

Rob Koper


Storage and SAN (performance) specialist. Love cats. Play volleyball. Ride motorcycle when there's any time left. Home improvement specialist.

Robert Novak


Writer, Photographer, System Administrator, Team Builder, Cat Herder, Comedian, Part-Time Shopkeeper

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 23 09:30-11:30 X-IO Presents at Storage Field Day 5
Wednesday, Apr 23 13:00-15:00 PernixData Presents at Storage Field Day 5
Wednesday, Apr 23 16:00-18:00 Scale Computing Presents at Storage Field Day 5
Thursday, Apr 24 08:00-12:00 EMC Presents at Storage Field Day 5
Thursday, Apr 24 13:00-15:00 SolidFire Presents at Storage Field Day 5
Thursday, Apr 24 16:00-18:00 SanDisk Presents at Storage Field Day 5
Friday, Apr 25 08:00-10:00 Veeam Presents at Storage Field Day 5
Friday, Apr 25 10:30-12:30 Diablo Technologies Presents at Storage Field Day 5

Event Staff

Benjamin Freedman


Claire Chaplais


Stephen Foskett


Tom Hollingsworth


Links with Tag #SFD5

  1. #VFD4 Live – Scale Computing
  2. VFD4 Prep: Scale Computing
  3. Diablo Technologies at SFD5 and Updates
  4. SanDisk at SFD5
  5. VeeamOn, man ;-P
  6. What’s in PernixData FVP’s secret sauce
  7. Storage Vendors to check out at #VMworld 2014 (SFO)
  8. Episode 276 – PowerScripting Podcast
  9. Hyper-converged systems: What you need to know about this hot virtualization topic
  10. MCS, UltraDIMMs and memory IO, the new path ahead – part 2
  11. SanDisk’s organic growth (and flash commoditization)
  12. SanDisk Announces Acquisition of Fusion-io
  13. Justin Warren on SolidFire
  14. Justin Warren on EMC XtremIO
  15. GreyBeards talk backup with Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam
  16. What’s is Software Defined Storage – Techtalk 42
  17. MCS, UltraDIMMs and memory IO, the new path ahead – part 1
  18. Is Solidfire the Symmetrix of the cloud era?
  19. Greybeards talk all-flash arrays with Dave Wright, CEO and founder of SolidFire
  20. X-IO makes hardware-defined storage exciting
  21. Hyper convergence for the rest of us? Scale Computing
  22. Upcoming Veeam V8 Virtues
  23. Flash Shipment Bragging Rights
  24. XtremIO Offers Xtrem Tradeoffs
  25. Why abstraction (software-defined) is important – TechTalk 40
  26. Software-Define alternative to Hyper-Convergence
  27. SFD5: Full Disclosure
  28. These 3 hot new trends in storage will blow your mind! Okay, maybe not quite. (2/2)
  29. Scale Computing In The Goldilocks Zone
  30. RAM and Flash are the key for effective general purpose scale-out infrastructures
  31. vSoup Single Glass of Pain #46
  32. X-IO: Software-defined what?
  33. Nutanix and Scale: Two ends of the hyper-converged market
  34. The Good and the Bad of EMC at SFD5
  35. X-IO and Hardware Defined Storage
  36. PernixData FVP Introduces new features: In-Memory, NFS, Network compression and Topology awareness
  37. Is the software defined data center a VMware only concept?
  38. Re: SFD5 event and negativity / respect
  39. SFD5: Home Again
  40. Dispelling the FUD around iSCSI
  41. Two Big Vendor Takeaways from Storage Field Day 5
  42. News: New PernixData FVP Features: NFS, In-Memory Support
  43. How do you solve a problem like Invicta? PernixData and external high performance cache
  44. What just happened at Storage Field Day 5? An open letter to all
  45. The SolidFire Storage System: Reducing Complexity at Scale
  46. PernixData feature announcements during Storage Field Day
  47. PernixData announced NFS support and adds RAM to FVP
  48. Get Your #SFD5 On! SanDisk Enterprise to Present at Storage Field Day
  49. SolidFire Releases Element OS Version 6
  50. Storage Field Day 5 – Scale Computing Present
  51. SFD5 Journey Begins
  52. Storage Field Day 5 – what’s happening?
  53. SFD5 Prep Work: Veeam
  54. SFD5 Prep Work: Scale Computing
  55. EMC and VMware are disrupting Server SAN
  56. SFD5 Prep Work: X-IO Storage
  57. SFD5 Prep Work: Diablo Technologies
  58. SFD5 Prep-work: PernixData
  59. SFD5 Prep Work: Sandisk
  60. SFD5 Prep Work: EMC
  61. Interop Las Vegas 2014 – Highlights, Lowlights, Footlights
  62. Wet your VMworld whistle with this SDDC symposium
  63. Storage Field Day 5: What a storage show!
  64. Wet your VMworld whistle with this SDDC symposium
  65. Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles Part 2
  66. Hey! Join us at the SDDC Symposium
  67. Storage Field Day 5 Vendor Preview
  68. All-flash and Garbage
  69. Software-Defined Data Center Symposium 2014
  70. Labworks #1: Building a durable, performance-oriented ZFS box for Hyper-V, VMware
  71. Announcement: I’m Going to Storage Field Day 5!
  72. Man Alive! PernixData Unleashes FVP 1.5
  73. Join the Tech Field Day family

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