Storage Field Day 13 – Wrap-up and Link-o-rama

Disclaimer: I recently attended Storage Field Day 13.  My flights, accommodation and other expenses were paid for by Tech Field Day and Pure Storage. There is no requirement for me to blog about any of the content presented and I am not compensated in any way for my time at the event.  Some materials presented were discussed under NDA and don’t form part of my blog posts, but could influence future discussions.


This is a quick post to say thanks once again to Stephen, Tom and Claire, and the presenters at Storage Field Day 13 and Pure//Accelerate. I had a super fun and educational time. For easy reference, here’s a list of the posts I did covering the events (they may not match the order of the presentations).

Storage Field Day – I’ll Be At Storage Field Day 13

Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure//Accelerate 2017 – General Session Notes

Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure//Accelerate 2017 – FlashBlade 2.0

Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure//Accelerate 2017 – Purity Update

Storage Field Day 13 – Day 0

NetApp Doesn’t Want You To Be Special (This Is A Good Thing)

Dell EMC’s in the Midst of a Midrange Resurrection

X-IO Technologies Are Living On The Edge

SNIA’s Swordfish Is Better Than The Film

ScaleIO Is Not Your Father’s SDS

Dell EMC’s Isilon All-Flash Is Starting To Make Sense

Primary Data Attacks Application Ignorance

StorageCraft Are In Your Data Centre And In The Cloud

Storage Field Day 13 – (Fairly) Full Disclosure


Also, here’s a number of links to posts by my fellow delegates (in no particular order). They’re all very smart people, and you should check out their stuff, particularly if you haven’t before. I’ll attempt to keep this updated as more posts are published. But if it gets stale, the Storage Field Day 13 and Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure Accelerate 2017 landing pages will have updated links.


Alex Galbraith (@AlexGalbraith)

Storage Field Day 13 (SFD13) – Preview

Long Term Data Retention – What do I do?

Does Cloud Provide Infinite Storage Capacity and Retention?


Brandon Graves (@BrandonGraves08)

Delegate For Storage Field Day 13

Storage Field Day Is Almost Here

X-IO Technologies Axellio At SFD13


Chris Evans (@ChrisMEvans)

Pure Accelerate: FlashArray Gets Synchronous Replication

Pure1 META – Analytics for Pure Storage Arrays


Erik Ableson (@EAbleson)


Matthew Leib (@MBLeib)

Pure Storage Accelerate/Storage Field Day 13 – PreFlight


Jason Nash (@TheJasonNash)


Justin Warren (@JPWarren)

Pure Storage Charts A Course To The Future Of Big Data


Max Mortillaro (@DarkkAvenger)

See you at Storage Field Day 13 and Pure Accelerate!

Storage Field Day 13 Primer – Exablox

SFD13 Primer – X-IO Axellio Edge Computing Platform

Real-time Storage Analytics: one step further towards AI-enabled storage arrays?

X-IO Axellio and Edge Computing: an NVMe-enabled emerging architecture model?


Mark May (@CincyStorage)

What the heck is tail latency anyways?

Cloudified Snapshots done two ways


Mike Preston (@MWPreston)

A field day of Storage lies ahead!

Primary Data set to make their 5th appearance at Storage Field Day

Hear more from Exablox at Storage Field Day 13

X-IO Technology  A #SFD13 preview

Hear more from Exablox at Storage Field Day 13

SNIA comes back for another Storage Field Day

Is there still a need for specialized administrators?

The concept of “Scale In” for high volume data


Ray Lucchesi (@RayLucchesi)

Axellio, next gen, IO intensive server for RT analytics by X-IO Technologies


Scott D. Lowe (@OtherScottLowe)

Backup and Recovery in the Cloud: Simplification is Actually Really Hard

The Purity of Hyperconverged Infrastructure: What’s in a Name?


Stephen Foskett (@SFoskett)

The Year of Cloud Extension


Finally, thanks again to Stephen and the team at Gestalt IT for making it all happen. It was an educational and enjoyable week and I really valued the opportunity I was given to attend. Here’s a photo of the Storage Field Day 13 delegates.

[image courtesy of Tech Field Day]

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