VMworld 2013 – Day 1 – storage day

First day of VMworld 2013 behind me. It was intensive 10 hours started at 8 am and finished at 6 pm.

Key note

As every time on VMworld on the first day there is a key note, the same was today. VMware CEO, Pat Geslinger was presenting past, current and feature of VMware and IT. For the first time I have to admit that I enjoy a key note, especially a part about past and the feature of VMware. The main focus would be on:

  • EUC -end user computing
    • VMware Mirage
    • VMware Horizon
  • Storage – Software Defined Storage
    • vVOLS
    • vSAN
  • Automation and orchestration
    • vCloud Automation Center
  • Network- Software Defined network
    • NSX

Asd you can see VMware main facus, like for past 3-4 years will be on Software Defined Datacenter and form end to end including storage, network and EUC part.

After a key note I took direction onto solution Exchange to check out what’s new in Storage and converdge architecture. I went to what startups can offer. I’ve visited:

  • PureStorage
  • Violin Memory
  • Nimble Storage
  • Tintri
  • Nutanix
  • Simliviity
  • DataCore

In the next few days I  will write more about each of them to give you overview what is going on in storage field. General trend is Flash, Pool, automate – more IOPS, low latency. Get storage as close as possible to workloads and hypervisor to minimize latency from miliseconds to microseconds.

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur has been in IT industry since 1999 and consulting since 2008. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).