This is just a quick note to my fellow vExperts out there.


We have a vExpert only event coming up on April 17th at 12:00 EST (9:00am PST). SolidFire recognizes that vExperts love VMware virtualization and are always looking to learn new concepts. About a year ago SolidFire started talking about how we could tackle the guaranteed performance problem in a unique way through the combination of hypervisor and storage array technology. If you are looking to provide guaranteed performance to hundreds or even thousands of tenants or applications, you want to attend this event.


If you are a VMware vExpert and this sounds interesting to you, please register (vExpert access to the VMware forums required). Adam will be presenting and I’ll be helping to answer questions along the way.


Title: Hypervisor & Storage QoS; Two great tastes that taste great together
Presenter: Adam Carter, Director of Product Management, SolidFire
Abstract: Implementing a storage QoS mechanism at the hypervisor, without similar enforcement at the storage level, does not completely address the challenges imposed in a multi-application infrastructure. In this deep dive with the vExpert community, the SolidFire team will discuss the key attributes of their scale-out block storage architecture that allow administrators to achieve volume-level QoS regardless of operating condition across their shared storage infrastructure. As part of this discussion, SolidFire will preview ongoing development efforts intended to create a tighter API-based integration between the hypervisor and storage systems through advanced SIOC integration and the VVOLs API program.


As a token of our appreciation for investing your time to learn more about SolidFire and provide feedback on latest our VMware integrations, all vExperts that register and attend the session will receive a free Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player.


Aaron Delp

Aaron is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFire, specializing in cloud based solutions, reference architectures, and customer enablement. In his vast experience in high tech, Aaron has been a leader in the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group; Cloud Field Enablement for VCE; in the management, orchestration, and automation products from VMware, Cisco, EMC, and CA Technologies; and has led the design and publication of the configuration of Cisco Unified Communications (UC) on the VCE Vblock Platform. Other past responsibilities include enabling a top 50 technology value added reseller (VAR), serving as the Data Center Practice Lead, and over 10 years at IBM.