Join me at VMworld with Tech Field Day Extra!

Sean Thulin is heading out to the desert for VMworld in Las Vegas. He has a full schedule of presentations available, including Tech Field Day Extra presentations from NetApp, Druva, Pluribus Networks, and Kingston! Make sure to mark your calendar and follow along.

VxRail – One Year Later

VxRail has been on the market for about a year, and Sean Thulin got an update from Dell EMC about the HCI solution at Tech Field Day. So far, sales of VxRail have been strong, with major revisions even in the first year. Sean thinks that’s a good sign that Dell EMC is really listening to consumers. Unfortunately, the company had to admit that this lead to a dearth of professional services, creating a bit of a backlog for some customers. Sean is excited to see the next iteration of VxRail which will have options heavy on NVMe and NVDIMMs.

StorMagic SvSAN – Scalable Virtual HA Storage for the Masses

Sean Thulin looks at StorMagic’s SvSAN solution, as seen at Tech Field Day earlier this month. As a virtual storage solution that sits inside your existing VM infrastructure, it’s already interesting. But Sean thought SvSAN really shined by being extremely lightweight, requiring only 1 vCPU, 1GB of RAM and only 2 nodes initially. It can also be used to help protect against large scale location failures, with mirroring that can operate on low bandwidth and even the most humble hardware requirements. StorMagic looks to have a solution that’s powerful but only needs lightweight requirements.

I’m heading to Tech Field Day 13!

Sean Thulin is going to Tech Field Day next week in Austin, and he’s excited for another event! He attended Storage Field Day last October, but this is first first event with a more general data center focus. He really enjoys the format of the events, especially the technical questions the delegates can ask directly to the presenting companies. He’ll be tweeting during the event, so keep your eye out for #TFD13 for all the latest updates while you’re watching along live!

The Future of NAS is Object Storage

The Future of NAS is Object Storage

I’m headed to Storage Field Day 11!

I’m headed to Storage Field Day 11!

Sean Thulin

Advanced Virtualization Consultant based in New England.