• 2017 Storage Visions Conference
    The 2017 Storage Visions Conference is Monday October 16, 2017 in Milpitas, CA. The 2017 Storage Visions Conference® theme is “New Visions for Digital Storage” and the conference will bring together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet the growing demand for digital storage for all aspects of unstructured and lightly structured data. Find out more at: www.storagevisions.com

    Embassy Suites

    901 E Calaveras Blvd · Milpitas, CA

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  • 2017 Creative Storage Conference, May 24, 2017 in Culver City, CA
    Come to the one-day Creative Storage Conference to make valuable connections and to understand and participate in the latest trends and requirements for digital storage to serve creative minds and create new and growing markets. 6 Sessions and 4 Keynotes Spread Over the Day Cover: Storage Impact of 4K/HDR/VR on Storage Requirements from Capture to Studio Collaboration in the Clouds: Storing and Delivering Content Where it is needed Content on the Move: Delivering Storage Content When and Where it is NeededPreserving Digital Content—the Challenges, Needs, and OptionsAccelerating Workflows: Solid State Storage in Media and EntertainmentIndependent Panel—Protecting the Life of Content

    DoubleTree Hotel

    6161 West Centinela Avenue · Culver City, CA

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  • Storage Valley Supper Club Meeting on March 9, 2017, SVSC.Eventbrite.com
    Register at: ttp://www.SVSC.eventbrite.com (http://www.svsc.eventbrite.com/)

    Dave & Buster's

    940 Great Mall Dr. · Milpitas, CA

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  • Storage Valley Supper Club Meeting on November 3, 2016, SVSC.Eventbrite.com
    This is our last Storage Valley Supper Club meeting for the year. You can see the agenda and register at: SVSC.Eventbrite.com

    Dave & Buster's

    940 Great Mall Dr. · Milpitas, CA

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  • Storage Valley Supper Club Meeting on August 11, 2016, SVSC.Eventbrite.com
    Thursday August 11th, 6 PM at Dave and Busters, The Great Mall, Milpitas, CA Charter Our Charter/Purpose is three-fold: • To promote fellowship among the participants in the storage industry. • To provide a informal forum for and to foster the continuing development of storage technology. • To Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Network! Because it's ALL about STORAGE! Who is eligible to attend participate: Anyone with present or past affiliations in the storage arena—including components, drives, systems and software: optical, magnetic, and solid state. Program 6:00 pm Arrive, Register, Networking, BAR Sponsored by TBA (Call or Email Us to Put Your Company Name and Logo HERE) 7:15 pm Dinner Fire grilled salmon Asian glazed chicken breasts Honey glazed baby carrots Spicy rice medley Garlic herb roasted potatoes Fresh baked rolls with butter Unlimited coffee, tea and sodas ~8 pm After Dinner Program THEME: New Advances in Solid State Storage SPEAKERS (Please contact Tom Coughlin or Ron Dennison if you wish to join the program) [img title="Pearse Coyle" alt="Pearse Coyle" src="https://cdn.evbuc.com/eventlogos/744472/pearsecoyle145.jpg"> Pearse Coyle, CEO, NVMdurance NVMdurance: the story so far Pearse Coyle joined NVMdurance as CEO in 2013. He is a serial entrepreneur who played a key role in the early commercial development of data storage and other technology companies that went on to significant exits or continue to trade successfully. These include Eurologic, Peregrine/Exceptis and Propylon. A computer science graduate of Trinity College, Dublin his focus at NVMdurance is sales, marketing and funding. Dennis Martin, Founder and President, Demartek NVMe over Fabrics is Headed Our Way Dennis Martin is the founder and President of Demartek, an analyst firm focused on validation and performance testing of data center products. Demartek has its own fully equipped, modern test lab with the features required to emulate today’s data centers. Its widely recognized reports cover products and technologies from both well-known vendors and startups. Demartek also produces popular industry references, including its “Storage Interface Comparison” covering every interface used by storage systems and its “SSD Deployment Guide” that explains everything you need to know to deploy flash-based storage systems in the datacenter. Dennis’ commentary “Horses, Buggies and SSDs” is a must-read for getting the long-term view of flash and other non-volatile storage technologies. Dennis is frequently quoted in the press (in such outlets as TechTarget, Market Watch, and Street Insider) on such topics as best practices for deploying SSD technologies and analyzing performance claims for all-flash arrays. A 36-year veteran of the technology industry, Dennis was previously a Senior Analyst with Evaluator Group and a marketing and engineering executive with StorageTek. He has been a Microsoft storage MVP since 2005. When he is not deploying, testing, or speaking about SSD technologies, Dennis enjoys playing racquetball. Patrick Hanlon, Director, Strategic Business Development, Western Digital/SanDisk and CFA Board Member Introduction to “CFX”: Next Generation High-Performance Media Based on PCIe and NVMe ~9 pm Meeting Ends Questions: Contact Ron Dennison: [masked] or Tom Coughlin: [masked]

    Dave & Buster's

    940 Great Mall Dr. · Milpitas, CA

  • Storage Valley Supper Club Meeting on June 2, 2016
    Find out about our event and speakers and register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/storage-valley-supper-club-xii-registration-22584091626 See you there!

    Dave & Buster's

    940 Great Mall Dr. · Milpitas, CA

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  • Storage Valley Supper Club Meeting on Storage Systems Design and Applications
    6:00 pm Arrive, Register, Networking, BAR Sponsored by L2Drive! 7:15 pm Dinner: Fire grilled salmon served over sauteed spinach Asian glazed chicken drums (Vegatable Lasagna by special request) Honey glazed baby carrots Spicy rice medley Garlic herb roasted potatoes Fresh baked rolls with butter Unlimited coffee, tea and sodas ~8 pm After Dinner Program THEME: 2016 Advances in Storage We Now have 3 Outstanding Speakers: Steve Hetzler, IBM; Peter Murray, LoadDynamix and Mario Blandini, SwiftStack Steve Hetzler, Manager of Cloud Data Architecture, IBM Performance of Tiered Storage for tiered or cached systems. Such systems have a high performance, low capacity front end and a lower performance, high capacity back end. They also have extra degrees of freedom in the system design, such as capacity ratio, line size and hit ratio. The new extension takes these factors into account, and can compute Touch Rate curves for the system as a whole. This makes it possible to analyze the impact of different configurations, such as front and back ends. This talk will introduce the technique, and provide examples to illustrate how Touch Rate can be used Steven R. Hetzler is an IBM Fellow at IBM’s Almaden Research Center (San Jose, Calif.), where he manages the Storage Architecture Research group. He is currently focusing on new architectures for creating highly fault tolerant storage systems, iSCSI data storage systems and markets and applications for nonvolatile memories. iSCSI is a protocol for managing storage over IP networks that he initiated within IBM Research and also named. His group wrote the first draft specification, developed the first working iSCSI demonstrations, including the first direct network-attached DVD movie multiplex, and was active in helping develop iSCSI into an industry standard. A prolific inventor, Hetzler has been issued 35 patents for inventions in a wide range of topics — including data storage systems and architecture, optics, error correction coding and power management. His most notable patents include split-data field recording (issued in 1993) and the No-ID(TM) headerless sector format (issued in 1995), which have been used by nearly all magnetic hard-disk-drive manufacturers for a number of years. He also pioneered the first adaptive power technology for disk drives, which is also widely used in disk drives for mobile computers. Hetzler has received numerous IBM awards for his work, including three Corporate Awards, and a Corporate Environmental Affairs Excellence Award. He is a member of the American Physical Society, a senior member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Peter Murray, Technical Evangelist, Load DynamiX, Inc. Solid State Arrays and the I/O Blender Effect Some say that the I/O blender effect makes applications, especially blended hypervisor workloads on a solid state array, appear completely random. However, if this was true, the approaches taken by several Solid State Array vendors would not work. This talk we will address the I/O blender and how testing that models real applications can give the best indication of how modern arrays perform under pressure. Peter is a performance testing expert with over 30 years of experience implementing, trouble-shooting, and maintaining secure, fast, and highly available networks and storage systems. In his role as Principal SE/Technical Evangelist, Peter works with customers, prospects, and partners to ensure Load DynamiX storage performance validation products meet market requirements and are used to maximum benefit. Peter serves as Co-chair of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Solid State Storage System Technical Working Group (S4TWG). Peter additionally serves on the SNIA Technical Council. Prior to Load DynamiX, Peter served on technical teams at network equipment manufacturing companies including F5 Networks, Spirent Communications and Nortel Networks. While at Spirent, Peter was extensively involved with L4-7 stateful device and network testing and has amassed over 20 years of technical experience within the network equipment manufacturing industry and over 10 years in the testing industry. Mario Blandini, Chief Evangelist, SwiftStack, Inc. Open Source is already good enough for digital storage Mario leads marketing at SwiftStack, an San Francisco based software company whose innovations power object storage for Enterprises. Passionate about disruption, Mario has spent more than decade leading marketing teams for Storage technology companies including Brocade, Drobo, and HGST. Prior to the transition, he spent more than a decade deploying storage infrastructure in hands-on technical roles at Rhapsody Networks (now Brocade), Sanrise (now EMC), Adaptec, and the United States Marine Corps. ~9 pm Meeting Ends Questions: Contact Ron Dennison: [masked] or Tom Coughlin: [masked]

    Dave & Buster's

    940 Great Mall Dr. · Milpitas, CA

  • Storage Valley Supper Club Meeting, April 30 in Milpitas, https://eventbrite.com
    This will be the 9th meeting of the Storage Valley Supper Club. This meeting will focus on digital storage in the Clouds. We will have our usual networking and then presentation and discussions on digital storage technology in Internet accessible data centers.

    Dave & Buster's

    940 Great Mall Dr. · Milpitas, CA

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  • Storage Valley Supper Club Meeting
    You can find out more about the event and register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/storage-valley-supper-club-viii-registration-12681319167

    Dave & Buster's

    940 Great Mall Dr. · Milpitas, CA

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  • Creative Storage Conference
    6 Sessions Spread Over the Day Cover: Getting the Goods: Changing Needs and Sources for Production Storage Making the Cut: Storage Challenges and Opportunities in Post Production Sharing the Wealth: Storage Needs with 4K Content Delivery Having it All: Archiving, Preserving and Managing Media Content New Visions: Future of Optical Storage Professional Entertainment and Media Users Reveal their Digital Storage Needs and Desires

    DoubleTree Hotel

    6161 West Centinela Avenue · Culver City, CA

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