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Sad and Excited….

January 21st, 2012 10 comments

A hot summer afternoon about 10 years ago is when I first met a few folks at CDS (Computer Data Source), in a small conference room, the guys wanted to make a difference, do something great to expand the business, they were so passionate about what they did for living. In my mind I was thinking what would it take me to get a job here……. Fast forward a few days and I found myself working there.

 

Started there as a Network/System/Infrastructure Engineer, managing IT for them. Business was expanding, so we all wore multiple hats to make things happen in the organization. Business was growing in the US and the UK, new individuals were coming in with different backgrounds, we shifted our focus on Storage services, Systems support and ramping up on Sales/Marketing efforts. More innovation started happening around the core support services model.

 

Fast forward a few years, I found myself in midst of running all Storage Ops for our customers, still managing IT, supporting the pre-sales efforts, the responsibilities were growing and so were the teams. One of the successes we had was not only expanding the business in US but focus largely on North America and EMEA. Building diversity in the organization was very important, as the business expanded we focused on expanding the international ops, more diversity brought better risk management and resiliency in the business.

 

Then out of the blue, we had some opportunities that came up in the APAC market place, after several international trips and long nights of work, now our Asia Pacific operations were all on the way of expansion. I am glad I was part of our APAC ops from day one to the last day.

 

About 3 to 4 years ago, I started StorageNerve blog primarily focused on Storage Technologies. As much as it was a knowledge sharing platform for me, I learned so much more from other bloggers and  engineering folks that I met through the blogging effort. Attending Tech Field days, Geek Days, Blogger Days, Analyst Days, new product launches and private NDA sessions, the reach and networking with individuals in the industry really started expanding.

 

Last couple of years, I primarily spent a lot of my time with our top customers, learning about their business issues, needs and working up solutions strategies for them. At the tail end of these amazing 10 years, I was managing internal IT, Innovation, Services R&D, Storage Pre-sales and APAC Ops within the organization. Started as an engineer, moved to become a manager, Director of Storage Ops and eventually the CTO in the organization.

 

I am very sad to leave and the decision making process was very hard. But this amazing group of people, I guess i can never forget my 10 years here.

 

Well everything good comes to an end someday……

 

………. Fast forward to today, i will now be working with some amazing customers, some 96 of them out of the Fortune 100. Some amazing technologies from EMC, NetApp, Brocade, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, HP and many others in customer DC’s.

 

Discussions started a while ago, decision making took a while, but the set of interviews and technology experts I met during this process got me sold on why I should make the change, the learning I will get to see here, cutting edge technology, independent viewpoint and exposure to some great customers.

 

This new position with Accenture as a Senior Manager, Datacenter Technologies – Storage, would help expand my skills and reach well beyond the Storage market place to some really kool technologies surrounding Storage. This DataCenter practice is part of a much larger IT Strategy Infrastructure and Security group. I am so much looking forward to finishing up the required training and hit the ground running.

 

Business Strategy, Solutions, Architecture, Evangelist, International business, Organic growth, Operations, Innovation and Technology have always been my strength, I really hope I get a chance to wet my feet here.

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As it stands today, I should be able to continue blogging, be independent and keep an unbiased viewpoint about datacenter technologies, though time will say….. :-)

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HP Blades Day 2010: Final Thoughts

March 3rd, 2010 1 comment

This is my 5th consecutive post on HP Blades day.  So far no videos have been uploaded, just the coverage of the event and pictures. This post primarily focuses on what I feel we saw at HP in terms of things that will help them, challenges in the market and where all this may go.

There has been at least 6 to 8 hours of video recording on my flip camera; starting tomorrow I will upload these videos only of the most interesting sessions on the blog.

Satellite View of HP Facilities in Houston, TX

The coverage of the event can also be found on Greg Knieriemen’s Infosmack Podcast on Storage Monkeys, here.

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Positives

This event was a very smart move by HP and as far as I can see they have exceeded their expectations with this event. Though I felt the twitter activity with HP Tech Day (Storage, #hptechday) was much higher than what we saw with this event HP Blades Day (Blades, #hpbladesday). Though the after discussions have taken over the blogging, twitter and the Internet press by surprise with the number of tweets, blogs and press articles written about this event.

Clearly for me this was a good platform to learn, understand and share some visions and technologies related to HP Blade products. I have been a storage focused individual, but only with a shallow knowledge of the blades architecture and infrastructure. This was a great event for myself to understand the depth of these products and take a deep dive into the interworking of converged infrastructure. An Event like this helps understand and connect the dots together with future products and emerging technologies. As this was a non-NDA event, we didn’t have preview to the next generation of HP Blade products.

One thing that is pretty visible and positive is that HP has managed to mobilize resources in the direction of integrating internal resources relating to converged infrastructure. Though its obvious and again visible that at places, they have not been able to fulfill that dream entirely.

There were some awkward moments where the engineering teams were asked to not do a deep-dive on other vendor technologies. The marketing folks spoke about some strategy related to these technologies and painted an overall picture. The mix of people involved with the presentations and demos seem to accomplish the agenda. Marketing pitches by social media and marketing teams along with engineering details by the architecture teams seemed to accomplish their goals.

The highlight of the sessions were a 45 min talk with the CTO of StorageWorks, Paul Perez and the competitive intelligence session that was hosted my Gary Thome and his team to compare HP Blades products with Dell, IBM and Cisco UCS. Discussions around CEE and Virtual Connect were pretty interesting.

HP emphasized the 250 million dollar investment with Microsoft over and over during the HP Blades Day. This proves that they value this partnership heavily and possibly have a roadmap associated in the future with great integration with Microsoft products.

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Challenges

HP emphasizes a lot on converged datacenters and the products it’s gearing for the next generation. But an integration vision from a convergence management was still lacking, a direction or a strategy on how these pieces of puzzle will be joined together and managed. HP clearly owns all the stacks of the next generation products, but again the orchestration and integration is one thing that is not very clear yet. Say too big and too much to manage!!!

With Networking products and the focus on Virtual Connect, HP seems to be moving in the right direction, but again when it comes to FCoE and CEE (Converged Enhanced Ethernet) the direction is pretty unknown. It’s sort of wait and watch as to where the market goes and drives demands, a lack of vision in real terms. HP clearly has a big competition from Cisco when it comes to the Networking stack.

With Storage products, HP clearly has a very big competition with already proven Vendors and their technologies like EMC, NetApp and IBM. Also technologies that are strong and emerging would largely cause market nuisance or focus disruption for HP.

With the Blade products, HP is a market leader, but truly considers Dell, IBM and Cisco as the biggest threats and sort of prepared to fight against it. Seems the next generation Rack and Blade products might seem to have a lot of integration with storage and networking.

The services story, with the acquisition of EDS, HP made a move in the right direction being the first in the market to do so. With the latest acquisitions from Dell of Perot Systems, from Oracle of SUN Microsystems and by Xerox of ACS, large vendors are all trying to fulfill the services gap. HP clearly has a big competition with IBM and Oracle in the space.

The VCE (VMware, Cisco, EMC) coalition: What are your thoughts. It’s pretty amazing to see HP not mention the word ‘cloud’ these two days. Focus has been virtualization and the partnership with VMware, but really no focus on moving toward utility market and integration of all next gen products for converged datacenters with the underlying virtualization layer. May be the Microsoft partnership may fulfill this.

VMware or Microsoft: They didn’t say this, but seems something is cooking. The partnership with Microsoft and the investment of 250 million dollars will create some friction with VMware, at least my guess. Next gen products may utilize Hyper-V as an underlying virtualization layer rather than using the default VMware Hypervisor.

HP still needs a very strong storage technology in the Enterprise space that is their own and not OEM’d. The truth is, eventually the HP – Hitachi relationship has to come to an end with HP’s new product that may compete in the same market space. This strategy will enable HP to be very unique in terms of the markets they serve, which may include their own in-house storage products for SMB, Midsize and Enterprise customers.

So other lacking things from HP were the Cloud Strategy (if they ever plan to enter that space), FCoE discussions, Procurve and Storage Management as it relates to Insight Software.

It may have been very hard to cover all these platforms in a day and a half with giving all the technology details behind it. Also remember this was a non-NDA session, so we were not preview to all the future products and technologies.

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Summary

Overall HP did hammer us for 2 consecutive days with HP Blades Technology. Coming out of it, I can truly say, HP had so much focus on datacenter convergence. Their move to hire Dave Donatelli was a smart one many of his strategic moves and direction in the ESSN (Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking) are pretty visible now.

Apart from GestaltIT Techfield Day, HP is still the only OEM to arrange Bloggers Invite Only Event. The ratio of Bloggers to HP Personnel was 1:2, giving everyone a lot of attention.

Now the question is who will be next OEM to do a similar event and what will they do to prove themselves different. Already hearing some buzz in the industry about some the effects of HP Blades Day and some possible events from other OEMs.

But I clearly see an advantage of an event like this and the after effects of it, good move HP Marketing Team! Along with Ivy Worldwide!!

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Disclaimer: This event is sponsored by HP and hosted in Houston, TX. HP paid all the flight, living and mostly food expenses. This is a bloggers – invitation only event. No products have been given by HP.

The Who’s Who of Storage Twitters

March 11th, 2009 2 comments

Twitter…Twitter…..Twitter…..that is all we hear these days….Time Magazine has been following it and recently published a big article on Twitter.

Many of our co-bloggers, co-workers, friends, family and now our better half’s are following us on twitter these days…..

Brian Henderson has an interesting blog article he just posted as I started writing this article. Here is the link.

There was a good post by David Spencer: Seven People to Follow on Twitter, here is the link.

On this post I do not want to talk about the advantages, disadvantages, etc, but rather focus this towards a list of Storage Centric Folks that are using twitter today.

This post is a continuation of my previous blog posts about various Storage Bloggers in the Blogosphere and about LinkedIn and the Storage/Virtualization Groups.

Twitter these days seems to be one of those social media outlets where Storage folks are spending a lot of time and energy to learn and push some new products and technologies. Here is a link to my previous post on Twitter (A micro blogging platform)

A blog post from Stephen Foskett from Dec 2008 and another one from Christopher Kusek from Feb 2009 discussing some storage folks using Twitter…


To follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/storagenerve
There are some additional links that are pretty kool to get more information about your twittering habits.

To register on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com

TwitterSheep: http://twittersheep.com/ (This is funny, you should read it)

TwitterCounter: http://twittercounter.com (Good way to get your twitter stats)

TwitterFeed: http://twitterfeed.com (To Automate your blog post for Twitter)

TwitterGrader: http://twitter.grader.com/ (Get your twitter Grade, see your twits practices)

Twitter-Friends: http://twitter-friends.com/(Get a 360 about you and your twitter connections)

Twitter-Search: http://www.twittertroll.com/(To search topics on twitter, this is good search engine)

Twitter Wheel: http://www.tweetwheel.com (To see your tweet wheel, very interesting….)

Twitoria: http://twitoria.com/ (Great site to find your inactive twitter friends)

Twesents: http://twesents.com/ (Send a Twe to a friend….)

TwitterGroups: http://twittgroups.com/(Dont forget to check out the storage groups on TwittGroups)

Here are the Storage Twitters…….enjoy and add to your list..

Twitter Name Associations Name Notes
3parfarley 3Par Marc Farley aka. Storagerap, interesting twits..
abhinav_joshi NetApp Abhinav Joshi Rare twits, Technical
Akorri Akorri Lisa Crewe official
AnueSystems Anue official
astorrs Andrew Storrs
bensons Savvis Benson Schliesser
bgracely NetApp
bhendu EMC Brian Henderson Windows/EMC
bjgreenberg Brain Greenberg
BlueArc BlueArc official
bwahacker Mitch Haile Virtualization
bwhyte IBM Barry Whyte SVC Technology
Callero Calle
carlig HDS Carli seems to be the boss….
centernetworks Center Networks official
Chris_Mellor The Register Chris Mellor Interesting twits…
chrisgeb NetApp Chris Gebhardt
chrisjones77 Chris Jones You want to recover your data
chrismevans Chris Evans aka The Storage Architect
ChuckHollis EMC Chuck Hollis Recently joined and disappered
CimaMan John Alday
ckranz NetApp Chris Kranz
clifftrapp
Compellent Compellent Compellent official
contemplatingIT HDS (50%) Tony Asaro
ctnco EMC Edward Newman Active, good twits…
CXI NetApp Christopher Kusek he is up all night twitting…..
damienstevens Damien Stevens Cloud Com links every evenings
DaveGraham EMC Dave Graham Very Active, good twits…..
DavidKSpencer EMC David Spencer Happy Guy….
dell_storage Dell Dell Storage official
DellServerGeek Dell Scott Hanson Active twits…
dexin Could Computing
EdSai Ed Saipetch
embedded_guy Emulex Chris Hoffman
EMC EMC EMC Corp official
eric_sherrill Eric Sherill
esignoretti Enrico Signoretti
GestaltIT Gestalt IT Never miss
GlassHouse_Tech GlassHouse Rare Twits
gminks EMC Gina Minks
Gregorydwhite Dell Gregory White
HDSCorp HDS Hitachi Data Systems every new blog post, HDS twits.
IanHF Active user with broken toe???
ibmstorage IBM Raj Subramaniam
irsanw EMC Irsan Widarto
jdowson EMC Jim Dowson CTO, Global Services
JoleneHajj Emulex Jolene Hajj Emulex PR….
kccowan EMC Ken Cowan
Kostadis_Netapp NetApp Kostadis Roussos Opinionated….
LenDevanna EMC Len Devanna
Matt Povey HDS Matt Povey English guy in Australia….
menielsen Michael Nielsen
Moesch NetApp Michael Moeschler
mozy Mozy Mozy Online Backup official
mozybackup Mozy Mozy Backup official
NetApp NetApp NetApp official
nigelpoulton Nigel Poulton Technology….
onStorage NetApp Eric Pederson
Openrsm Openrsm OpenRSM Cloud official
optimizestorage Ocarina Networks official
Padmasree Cisco Padmasree Warrior CTO, Cisco Systems
PariseauTT Search Storage Beth Pariseau Good Tech Post
Polly Pearson EMC Polly Pearson EMC HR…
PSteege Seagate Pete Steege
qlogic Qlogic Qlogic official
SamMoulton NetApp Samantha Moulton
scott_lowe Scott Lowe Virtualization
scummins EMC Sean Cummins
SFoskett Stephen Foskett Active twitter…
sharney / Scott Harney Scott Harney
simon_elisha Simon Elisha
sshottan CTO, Storage Company
StarWindSAN StarWind StarWind official
SteveTodd EMC Steve Todd Opens up twitter during lunch
storageanarchy EMC Barry Burke MAN behind today’ Symmetrix
Storagebod Martin Glassborow Active twitter…
storageio Greg Schultz I see Green….
StorageMonkeys Tim Masters
StorageNerve Devang Panchigar Myself…..
storageswiss George Crump Active twitter…
storagewarrior
Storagezilla EMC Mark Twomey Active user he doesn’t sleep either
Stu EMC Stuart Miniman
sunmicrosystems SUN Sun official
sunshinemug Ocarina Networks great blog post these days….
tatat / tyler yuniarto Tyler Yuniarto
techmute Matt Davis
TheSANTechBlog Dell Steven Schwartz where are you now??
timbo_baggins IBM Tim Biller I am starting a band soon…
tracker619 EMC Mike Fishman CTO, Backup Platforms
valb00 NetApp Val The NetApp Agenda….
Vaughn_Stewart NetApp Vaughn Stewart
VicenteM EMC
VirtuallyNetapp NetApp Jack McLeod
virtualtacit Joe Kelly Recover Point…
virtualTodd Vmware Todd Muirhead The Guy who runs and runs….
vramaswamy HDS Vijay Ramaswamy
Wandster EMC Rich Wand
zorian StarWind Zorian Rotenberg CEO, StarWind

emulex Emulex     Official

cingulus Emulex                           VP Corp Marketing

msarrel Technologist
If you are an enterprise storage blogger or twitter, and your name is not on the list, please email me or DM me on Twitter @storagenerve, will get you added to the list. At all times want to keep this listed updated.

The Who’s Who on LinkedIn – Storage / VMware / Cloud Computing Groups

March 10th, 2009 No comments

Continuing the efforts to put together a list of various different Social Media channels for networking with Storage Folks, here is some additional information for Storage Related Groups on LinkedIn.

In the previous posts, we discussed different Storage Bloggers in the Blogosphere.

LinkedIn is another great place to network with fellow storage experts, colleagues, customers, vendors and other professional contacts.

Below are 3 categories of Groups: Storage, VMware and Cloud Computing on LinkedIn. As you join the groups below (all or just a subset), you will see the benefits of it as you can now communicate to a large group of people and get a larger set of audience for blogs, news, etc.

Being part of a group allows you to start and respond to discussions about a technology, topic within a group. With the news section a group member can take advantage to post latest news, topics, articles, post, etc. There is a Jobs section that is used by group members to post new job opening. As you join a group, you can freely communicate via email or LinkedIn to all group members. For example the Storage Professionals group has more than 3200 Storage and VMware experts throughout the world and you can communicate with any of them.

Below is a list of at least top 10 Groups within Storage, VMware and Cloud Computing. Please use the links below to join any of these groups.

Since I initially started the Storage Professionals Group, I will take this opportunity to further promote it…. Below are the group details (On an average this group is growing by 30 to 40 storage & virtualization experts a day).

Storage Professionals: Group of Data Storage Specialists – SAN, NAS, CAS, DASD, Cloud Optimized Storage (Cloud Computing), Storage Virtualization that follow trends and products from leading manufacturers like EMC, HDS (Hitachi), HP, NetApp, 3Par, Data Domain, Pillar Data, VMware for Service, Support, Product Features, Networking, Jobs, Message Board, Discussions, Blogs. Storage Engineers, Storage Architects, Data Center Managers, SAN Implementation Specialist, Storage Managers join to discuss issues and projects related to Storage. If you are Certified on EMC, VMWare, HP, HDS (Hitachi), NetApp or are an Industry leader or visionary please feel free to join this group.

Owner: Devang Panchigar | 3,211 members | ShareJoin this group »
To connect to me on LinkedIn, please see on the right side of the page theLinkedIn icon, click on it and you should be able to send a request.

Goodluck LinkedIn’ng……….

Storage Groups


The Storage Group

The Storage Group is for Storage/SAN architects, engineers, managers and anybody else involved in the Storage industry. Share ideas and experiences, ask for assistance with a storage issues, etc.

Owner: Carey Lott | 5,301 members | ShareJoin this group »

The Storage Networking Industry Association

SNIA is a not-for-profit association of the leading hardware and software companies in the networked digital storage and information management business. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services.

Owner: Rick Bauer | 3,344 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Professionals

Data Storage Professionals – SAN, NAS, CAS, DASD, Cloud Computing, Storage Virtualization. Blog: http://www.storagenerve.com, We follow products from manufacturers: EMC, HDS (Hitachi), HP, NetApp, 3Par, Data Domain, PillarData, VMware for Service, Support, Features, Jobs, Message Boards, Networking.

Owner: Devang Panchigar | 3,166 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Specialists

Storage Specialists is founded by CSN Group (Continuity Services the Netherlands) for Storage Specialists and IT-Professionals.

Owner: Erik van der Ven | 2,357 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage: SAN, NAS

This is a Networking group as in Network Appliance w/1,000+ members. Do you use SAN or NAS? This is the place for Data Storage Networking. My idea-create a true networking group. So: 1 Only storage related professionals please 2 I created a GoogleGroup, please join, post and intro yourself.

Owner: Jeff Kronisch | 2,078 members | ShareJoin this group »

EMC

Group created to group EMC employees. EMC, where information lives, information management, networked storage. Discussions have been disabled of this group due lot of spam problems.

Owner: Adolfo Nascimento | 1,819 members | Share |Join this group »

Cloud Storage

The Cloud Storage group was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud storage and computing technology

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 1,776 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Monkeys

Storage Monkeys is the premier peer social networking organization for data storage users. Group topics include SAN, NAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel technologies as well as storage / server virtualization (including VMware). The official web site for Storage Monkeys is http://www.StorageMonkeys.com

Owner: Tim Masters | 1,225 members | ShareJoin this group »

NetApp

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that help to accelerate business and achieve outstanding cost efficiency. Our dedication to principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today.

Owner: Neil Stanley | 1,079 members | ShareJoin this group »

UK Storage Professionals

Set up to distinguish UK storage ( DAS / NAS / SAN ) for technical or sales professionals, encourage networking, knowledge share, consulting and job opportunities. Requirement to join is to have a strong affiliation with UK Storage market.

Owner: Drew Percival | 871 members | ShareJoin this group »

Backup & Recovery Professionals

This is a group of highly skilled Backup & Recovery Professionals proficient in different software and hardware storage technologies.

Owner: Demetrius Malbrough | 771 members | Share |Join this group »


VMWARE GROUPS

Official VMware Virtualization Group

This is a VMware led group for virtualization professionals to expand their network of contacts, share idea’s and increase market awareness. You will receive regular updates on VMware activities including recruitment plans.

Owner: Gavin Barnard | 9,600 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Professionals

Data Storage Professionals – SAN, NAS, CAS, DASD, Cloud Computing, Storage Virtualization. Blog: http://www.storagenerve.com, We follow products from manufacturers: EMC, HDS (Hitachi), HP, NetApp, 3Par, Data Domain, PillarData, VMware for Service, Support, Features, Jobs, Message Boards, Networking.

Owner: Devang Panchigar | 3,166 members | ShareJoin this group »

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Members of this group have gained the in-depth skills and industry-recognized certification on VMware technology. The VMware Certified Professional Program is designed for everyone who wants to demonstrate their expertise in virtual infrastructure and increase his potential for career advancement.

Owner: Eric Sloof | 3,143 members | ShareJoin this group »

IT Core Infrastructure

This group is a forum to connect talented IT engineers focused on core infrastructure technologies, including: SAN/NAS, VMware/virtualization technologies, Citrix, Active Directory, Exchange, Cisco, VOIP, Disaster Recovery, etc.

Owner: Jeff Nussbaum | 2,877 members | ShareJoin this group »

VMware Virtual Community

This is a virtual and collaborative community designed to facilitate business and social interaction between those that have embraced the value of virtualization.

Owner: Kelly Freeman | 1,758 members | ShareJoin this group »

Virtualization Solutions

Ths is a group to expand our knowledge and share experience about virtualization based in: VMware, XEN, Hyper-v and other technologies

Owner: Hernan Cuevas | 1,551 members | ShareJoin this group »

VM People Virtualization & Cloud Group

This is a group for Virtualization & Cloud Computing professionals to network and discuss industry related topics such as Virtualisation, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen and more. Technical Q&A, News, and Recruitment are all supported and encouraged in this group.

Owner: Mike Hilton | 1,412 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Monkeys

Storage Monkeys is the premier peer social networking organization for data storage users. Group topics include SAN, NAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel technologies as well as storage / server virtualization (including VMware). The official web site for Storage Monkeys is http://www.StorageMonkeys.com

Owner: Tim Masters | 1,225 members | ShareJoin this group »

VMware Alumni

This group is for (current and) former employees of VMware. The purpose of the group is to maintain an online community, to share and exchange information, updates, requests, news, and assistance.

Owner: Kevin Epstein | 827 members | ShareJoin this group »

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

This is a group for people involved in new age of utility computing or Next Big Thing – Cloud Computing. Discussion is done through http://groups.google.ca/group/cloud-computing

Owner: Khaz Sapenov | 9,938 members | ShareJoin this group »

DataShaping Advanced Analytics

SAS, quant, biostatistics, statistics, data mining, web analytics, computer science, six sigma, econometrics, business intelligence, computational finance, AI, database modeling, operations research, machine learning, data analysis, data warehousing, risk management, cloud computing, text mining.

Owner: Vincent (L) Granville | 4,898 members | Share |Join this group »

Storage Professionals

Data Storage Professionals – SAN, NAS, CAS, DASD, Cloud Computing, Storage Virtualization. Blog: http://www.storagenerve.com, We follow products from manufacturers: EMC, HDS (Hitachi), HP, NetApp, 3Par, Data Domain, PillarData, VMware for Service, Support, Features, Jobs, Message Boards, Networking.

Owner: Devang Panchigar | 3,166 members | ShareJoin this group »

Cloud Storage

The Cloud Storage group was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud storage and computing technology

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 1,776 members | ShareJoin this group »

VM People Virtualization & Cloud Group

This is a group for Virtualization & Cloud Computing professionals to network and discuss industry related topics such as Virtualisation, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen and more. Technical Q&A, News, and Recruitment are all supported and encouraged in this group.

Owner: Mike Hilton | 1,412 members | ShareJoin this group »

Cloud Networking

The Cloud Networking group was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud networking and distributed network computing technology

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 1,327 members | ShareJoin this group »

CloudCamp – Unconventional Cloud Computing

CloudCamp was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud computing.

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 1,144 members | ShareJoin this group »

Open Source Virtualization & Cloud Computing

This group is free for all. Virtualization For Everyone, like it ought to be! Here we will discuss about: – Community influenced innovation – Heterogeneous hypervisor aware data centers – Hybrid Clouds – CDP (Continuous Data Center Protection)

Owner: Tarry Singh | 951 members | ShareJoin this group »

Open GRID

This is a group to promote the intersection of open source, open standards, cloud, grid, mesh, portable data, semantic web, web services and high performance computing.

Owner: Ed Dodds | 897 members | ShareJoin this group »

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF)

CCIF is an open, vendor neutral, community of technology advocates, and consumers dedicated to driving the rapid adoption of global cloud computing services. CCIF shall accomplish this by working through the use open forums (physical and virtual) focused on building community consensus.

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 553 members | ShareJoin this group »