Today I have taken part in the Dell Storage Fluid Forward Think Tank, quite a mouth full! This gave me and a number of others (Partners, Customers and Dell Employees) to a chance to discuss the storage and IT industry in detail and understand the challenges we are facing and help define where we think it is going.
I was joined by (from the Dell site – http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/direct2dell/b/direct2dell/archive/2012/11/01/fluid-forward-think-tank-let-s-talk-storage.aspx)
- Fabio Rapposelli, @fabiorapposelli
- Andrew Mauro, @andrea_mauro
- Barry Coombs, @virtualisedreal
- Didier Van Hoye, @WorkingHardInIT
- Bruno Sousa, @bsousapt
- Rasmus Haslund, @haslund
- Charles Gillanders, @cgillanders
- Andreas Erson, @ersontech
- Tom Heskestad, @hypervfan
and the session was moderated and kept moving by Simon Robinson – Research Vice President at 451 Research. I
It was a really interesting session for me to hear everyones opinions, problems they are facing be it technical or political within their organisations. We covered everything from SSD, hybrid storage, tiering, local storage, de-duplication, protocols, Dell strategy and more.
We also had an artist on hand graphically illustrating our conversation!
The discussion was fed live online and is also available for you too watch or at least flick through here >> new.livestream.com/accounts/201054/storage
I also took a number of photos which can be found on my Flickr page here >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/74107311@N05/
But here are a few from the day.
This evening is a partner reception and #storagebeers, I will be attending a partner meal but may make it to #storagebeers a bit later.