vBrownBag 2014 vForum Sydney Tech Talks

Last week I participated in the vBrownBag Tech Talks initiative that Craig Waters organised. The idea was a 10 minute talk on any topic you like. I chose to talk about “Copy Data” which is near and dear to my daily life. I have watched a number of these as they are pretty easy to consume which is good. The format makes it quick enough to create some content, and best of all consume for the viewer ! The ones I’ve watched so far and highly recommend are: 1. Dave Lloyd – Software Defined Storage 2. Boris Jirgens – All Flash Storage 3. John Martin – It’s time to ditch the LUN 4. Josh Odgers – SCSI protocol emulation on NFS 5. Michael Webster – Enterprise Apps [caption id=”attachment_144″…

The Great APAC Storage Debate(s)

So as most things go, twitter provoked a conversation around storage (among other things) and various topics, and a few of us decided to pursue a fun and humours debate style recordings for the community. There will be some element of educational material, but expect plenty of tongue in cheek comments. We intend to focus on a few generic ideas, and present those ideas over 5 minutes per person in 3 person teams. The first of these debates starts this Thursday on the topic of “Host based caching is going to kill the market for all flash arrays before it really starts”. This is not particularly my area of focus or expertise, but I do have a view on it. And even though a bunch of us work for vendors, these are not vendor aligned sessions, and by all means not meant to be sales led. This is more so just a bunch…