August 21, 2014

#VMEspresso with @SolarWinds at #VMworld: “Storage I/O is About to Get Crazy”

Join me for #VMEspresso at #VMworld courtesy of @SWI_Systems

Join me for “Storage I/O is About to Get Crazy”! I’ll be speaking on Tuesday morning, August 26, at 7:30 AM at Jillian’s San Francisco, right on the corner next to Moscone and the rest of VMworld. SolarWinds is sponsoring this talk and will provide breakfast (including gourmet coffee) to any and all registered VMworld attendees.

Truth in Storage: Minneapolis and Chicago

Target Plaza and West

This week I’m back on the road for another pair of seminars in my Truth in Storage series with Truth in IT. These seminars are really enjoyable for me, since I am able to talk Storage tech for hours on end. It’s great to be back on the storage topic, after two years of trying [...]

PacITPros TechDays SF

That's me with Janelle Crothers, Ed Horley, and Jessica DeVita, all of whom I'll see at PacITPros TechDays SF this week!

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 [...]

Is Storage the Killer App for Software-Defined Networking?


Software Defined Networking (SDN) has always looked a bit like a solution in search of a problem, at least in the enterprise data center. But there are lots of potential applications that need a dynamic and scalable network. In my mind, storage is chief among these, since scalability and flexibility has always been extremely difficult to achieve.

Software-Defined Data Center Symposium, April 22 in Santa Clara, CA

SDDC14 Foskett

I’ve written and spoken quite a bit on the “software-defined” future, what it means and how it will come about. Although it seems like a marketing buzzword to some, I feel it is a fairly accurate description of the future of the enterprise and service provider data center. That’s why I’m working to organize the next Software-Defined Data Center Symposium, and am happy to announce that it will be held in Santa Clara, CA on April 22, 2014.

Webinar: Size Does Matter (In Storage)

Sometimes, size does matter!

I don’t often do webinars, but I am happy to join when the topic, the guests, and the agenda are right. And that’s what I’ve got this week, as I join a Gridstore webinar with two fantastic guests: Geoff Barrall, founder of BlueArc, Drobo, and Connected Data, and George Symons, who you might run into [...]

Truth in Storage: The Next Generation – Announcing My 2014 Seminar Series

TiS 2014 Title Slide

This year for my Truth in IT seminars, I’m shifting away from virtualization to focus on enterprise storage once again. But this won’t be any ordinary “storage 101” seminar. Rather than trying to talk about every element, I’m focused on what’s new!

Storage Field Day 4: Live This Week!

Chris Wahl asks a question

It’s time once again for Storage Field Day! As most of my blog readers are aware, I run the Tech Field Day event series, bringing together experts in various IT fields with key companies for a few days of deep technical discussion. This week it’s our fourth event focused on enterprise storage, and it’s going to be big!

Miami and Tampa: Wrapping Up The Truth About Virtualization Seminar Series


There are nine cities down and two more to go for my 2014 Truth in IT seminar series, “The Truth About Virtualization.” As I wrap things up in Miami and Tampa, I’ll be looking forward to my 2014 schedule, which takes me to fifteen cities and sees a shift back to storage.

Storage Field Day 3 Is Here!

SFD Logo

As most of my readers are probably aware, I run the Tech Field Day event series, bringing in a panel of independent IT folks like myself with cool companies. This week is Storage Field Day 3, and I thought you might like to know a bit about what we’ve got planned!