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GestaltIT Tech Field Day 2: HP IBRIX (X9000) Presentation

April 14th, 2010 No comments

I really seem to like the X9000 set of products from HP (the IBRIX platform). Scale out, single name space, redundancy, elasticity, multinode are just some very unique features of the X9000 platform.

Presentation by Milan Sethi (Ex CEO, IBRIX and now part of the HP TEAM) and Patrick Osborne

HP IBRIX Presentation from storagenerve on Vimeo.

GestaltIT Tech Field Day 2010: Secure Multi Tenancy – Presentation

April 14th, 2010 1 comment

Another debated presentation by Cisco Engineer Chris Naddeo. Though the title of the presentation is quite Secure, the proposed model in the presentation seems to be very insecured. Please listen to the attached video, quite interesting.

Cisco – NetApp Secure Multi Tenancy from storagenerve on Vimeo.

GestaltIT Tech Field Day 2: Pictures

April 13th, 2010 1 comment

Here are a few pictures from GestaltIT Tech Field Day 2 in Boston, MA. (The best photo)!/pages/GestaltIT-Tech-Field-Day/209874166186?v=photos


GestaltIT Tech Field Day 2010: VBlocks Presentation

April 13th, 2010 No comments

This was surely the most debated discussion – presentation at the GestaltIT Tech Field Day 2010 in Boston, MA. Both the rock stars from the VCE team (Scott Lowe and Ed Saipetch) did the presentation and did an amazing job presenting on this topic.

Though I see a lot of value with the whole concept of VBlocks (VCE) towards the journey to the private cloud and means to compete with the Oracle’s, Dell’s, IBM’s and HP’s of the world, many in the crowd did not buy into this and thought was more of a marketing package without the necessary meat in it….

I am composing a post on VCE – Vblocks for release later this week, where will highlight many pros and cons of this technology based on what we heard and where we see the Vblocks architecture going.

Asked this same question to both Cisco and EMC during the UCS and VBlocks presentation as to how many customers are running UCS and VBlocks in production environments today, unfortunately got no answers. Three large customers I know of today, are practically using it in pre-production / test / development environments.

Here is the reaction from twitterville during and after this presentation.

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Vblock Presentation at Tech Field Day from storagenerve on Vimeo.