Dennis Martin is the founder and President of Demartek (www.demartek.com), an analyst organization focused on validation and performance testing of data center products. Demartek has its own fully equipped and up-to-date test laboratory with the features required to emulate today’s data center environments. Its widely recognized published reports cover products and technologies from both well-known vendors and startups such as Brocade, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Emulex, Fusion-io, HP, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Nimbus Data, and QLogic. Demartek is also the source for popular industry references, including its “Storage Interface Comparison” covering every interface used by storage systems and its “SSD Deployment Guide” that explains everything you need to know to deploy flash-based storage systems in the datacenter.
Dennis’ commentary “Horses, Buggies and SSDs” is a must-read for getting the long-term view of flash and other non-volatile storage technologies. Dennis is frequently quoted in the press (in such outlets as TechTarget, Market Watch, and Street Insider) on such topics as best practices for deploying SSD technologies and analyzing performance claims for all-flash arrays.
A 30-year veteran of the technology industry, Dennis was previously a Senior Analyst with Evaluator Group and a marketing and engineering executive with StorageTek. He has been a Microsoft storage MVP since 2005.