I’m heading back to San Jose at the end of August for another Building Virtual Infrastructure seminar presented by Truth in IT. These all-day events are a chance for end-users to learn more about next-generation servers, networks, and storage. After that, I’m headed to Seattle for another seminar date. I urge you to attend these events, whether in San Jose, Seattle, or any other future date!
My last seminar, in London, really went well. I judge success based mostly on how many people through my “open Q&A session” at the end. This is where all the best discussion happens, and the London audience really responded. In fact, I’m getting so many great deep technical questions at these sessions that I’ve been actively reviewing my presentation to include this information during the rest of the event!
One thing I’m spending more time on thanks to Q&A session is InfiniBand. I started off with a brief discussion of server-side I/O consolidation back in Q1. This led to a lot of questions about how practically to accomplish this, which led to more and more discussion of InfiniBand as the year progressed. With Oracle’s acquisition of Xsigo, and Microsoft embracing the protocol, InfiniBand looks to have a bright future!
I’m also spending more time talking about solid-state storage during my seminar. I’ve often said that the only way to support demanding workloads like desktop virtualization is to apply solid-state storage problem. So I spend quite a bit of time differentiating between SSD, PCIe, arrays, and tiered storage.
If you’re interested in new ideas about servers, storage, and networks, I urge you to come to this seminar or one of my future dates. And I always welcome referrals and friends! Register now!
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