Spotlight on Storage Infrastructure Performance: Recap from Storage Developer Conference & Hitachi NEXT 2017

By Len Rosenthal, CMO

sdc 2017 and next 2017Last month we previewed some of the main attractions attendees could expect to see from us at two major storage events, Storage Developer Conference (SDC) and Hitachi NEXT 2017, and now that we’re back we wanted to share our takeaways from each highly successful event.

Organized by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), SDC is one of the most vital destinations for technical discussions and education on the latest storage technologies and standards. As such, we were honored to have our own Peter Murray (Principal Systems Engineer at Virtual Instruments) – who is a member of the Technical Council of the SNIA and one of the leading authorities in storage performance analysis – present two sessions on storage array testing at the event.

Peter’s first session highlighted best practices for testing modern solid state storage arrays, with the second session discussing the implementation of those storage arrays in production environments, and both presentations generated lively discussion amongst attendees. We also showcased and demonstrated our storage performance validation and analytics solution, Load DynamiX Enterprise, at the show. The demo garnered a significant amount of attention, with attendees coming away very impressed with the capabilities of the workload generator simulations, as well the breadth of our performance testing and validation portfolio for a wide range of storage arrays.

We were at the Hitachi NEXT 2017 event the following week, where we exhibited as part of the show’s Data Center Showcase. Visitors to our booth were very interested in our app-centric IPM approach and how we’re enabling cross-domain decision support and collaboration across the IT infrastructure.

Hitachi/HDS is a highly valued go-to-market partner of ours, and as such we have many mutual customers – and it was fantastic to meet with some of them at Hitachi NEXT 2017. We also saw strong interest from prospects and renewed interest from our HDS regional VAR partners — we heard numerous times that our VirtualWisdom analytics capabilities enable our partners to strengthen their status as trusted advisors.

All told it was a hugely successful mini road trip for us, and if you want to hear more about anything we’ve discussed in this post, drop us a line or let’s connect on Twitter – we’re @Virtual_Inst. Also, check out our events page so you can find us when we’re next in your city: