Virtual SNW

by Robin Harris on Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Analog virtual, not Second Life virtual
StorageMojo is off to Storage Networking World in Phoenix, a mere 2 hour drive away. Our unfolding economic depression may be keeping many of you at home. Too bad: Phoenix is lovely this time of year.

Got a vendor question?
StorageMojo will be meeting with a number of vendors. Take a look at the list and then tell me what you’d like to ask them.

The companies currently scheduled include:

  • QLogic
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Whiptail
  • Xiotech
  • Zetta
  • Texas Memory Systems
  • Quantum
  • Sepaton
  • Simply Continuous

I’d also like to meet with Avere, but that isn’t scheduled. Other companies may pop up too.

Ask the questions in the comments or, if you’d prefer, email me.

The StorageMojo take
I won’t be blogging from the show – I’m going notebook-less and relying on an iPhone for IT support. Not sure how well that will work.

But I will write about the conference and what I learn. If you’re there, feel free to say hello. I still look a lot like my picture.

Courteous comments welcome, of course.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

puff65537 October 11, 2009 at 2:36 pm

It would be great if you could ask HP reps if they know where the MSA2000’s are going (assuming that line is going somewhere).

It might also be interesting to know if TMS has pondered 10/40/100Gb low latency ethernet in conjunction with the Ramsan620.

puff65537 October 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm

This one is a joint Qlogic/HP thing: I’m curious about what both sides think of the NC522 sfp+ / netxen 3031 from an IOPS/latency perspective. The linux qla2xxx drivers + qlogic FC cards of various generations have always been quite good out of the box (getting with in a percent or two of theoretical max). Their first Ethernet card, not so much ….. so is there a performance trick to making these things go, or is it just a v1.0 thing?

puff65537 October 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Meta question for you Robin: having just read my two questions I’m now struck by the thought that maybe TMS’s lack of iscsi and fcoe options has doomed those protocols to mediocrity (but likely a lucrative mediocrity, iscsi is like kudzu). Your thoughts?

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