This week I’m off to San Francisco to attend two events: Fusion-io promises to “change the way you look at flash storage” on Wednesday, and I’ll be presenting on Microsoft Windows storage technologies at PacITPros TechDays SF on Thursday!
I don’t actually know much about the Fusion-io event. It’s not secret, and I’m sure I’ll be tweeting and blogging about what they say, but they’re not revealing the topic just yet. Regardless, I feel that Fusion-io is really an interesting company and I’m pleased that they invited me to be part of their announcement!
As for PacITPros TechDays SF, I invite you to join me there! It’s a great user-driven event organized by PacITPros, including my good friend and IPV6 master Ed Horley. Ed has been a Tech Field Day delegate and is a fellow Microsoft MVP and all-around good guy. They’ve been holding this event for a while but I’ve never been able to attend (considering I live in Ohio!)
At TechDays SF this year I’ll be presenting on two key Microsoft Windows storage technologies:
- SMB 3 – the third generation of Microsoft’s network file sharing protocol is much improved from the reviled CIFS. I’ll talk about the many cool technologies found under the hood!
- JBOD and Storage Spaces – Microsoft is keen to enable “no SAN” storage of their own, and the key to this is Storage Spaces. I’ll talk about the application of this technology and what it means for smaller IT shops.
I also look forward to catching more of the TechDays SF presentations – there’s something for everyone in the agenda! And of course there’s also the great people who show up: Janelle Crothers, Jessica Deen, Jessica DeVita, Steve Evans, Doug Spindler, and many, many others!
If you’re in the San Francisco area, I urge you to sign up for this low-cost, high-value event!