Storage Networking World is a fixture in the enterprise storage industry. It's like it's always been there, and I'll be there once again for SNW Fall on October 10-12. I look forward to a hectic few days of briefings and conversations with companies new and old as well as a blurry few nights reconnecting with old friends. Drop me a line if you'd like to meet up! If you … [Read more...] about Storage Networking World (SNW), Orlando
Although I am a big believer in personal face-to-face meetings, it often seems like a waste of energy to attend big tech conferences. I'm certainly making the rounds this year, having already made multiple trips to the West Coast and even the UK, and heading out again three times next month. That's why I was pleased to see that one of the conferences I'm speaking at is trying … [Read more...] about Interop: Giving Back To Local Schools Through DonorsChoose.org
Trade shows are a veritable swag-fest, some with great loot and some with junk. I've been critical of the booth babe and chotchkie phenomenon, but my friend Kevin Houston has a better suggestion: Donate your (useful) swag like backpacks and pens to school kids in need. Kevin first suggested this to me at HP Tech Forum after I refused the giveaway backpack I wouldn't have … [Read more...] about Donate Your Swag to School Kids In Need
VMworld is an awesome event, and one of the few technical conferences that is still growing even as the old standbys falter. But it's also expensive - a pass costs almost US $2,000, and airfare isn't cheap these days, either. I was so pleased to see Jason Boche offering a VMworld 2010 pass as a contest prize that we at Gestalt IT decided to pitch in, too. We'll pay for airfare … [Read more...] about Contest: Free VMworld Trip Thanks To Boche.Net and Gestalt IT!
I'm pleased to be heading back to Interop this spring with two sessions on enterprise storage. Although significantly changed from the old "Networld + Interop" days, the event is enjoyable and technical, with many interesting sessions and speakers. And the New York show at least had plenty of end user attendees! Interop Las Vegas is April 25-29, 2010, and registration … [Read more...] about Thin Provisioning and Cloud Storage: My Interop 2010 Topics