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VMworld 2010 – TA8623 “Storage Super-Heavyweight Challenge”

Well this was supposed to be mine and Cody’s session, but due to circumstances beyond my control I had to drop out of VMworld San Fran this year.  My thanks go to Mike Laverick for stepping in at the last minute to be joint moderator and compare. I have to admit his eccentric manner was perfect for the session.  I especially liked the opening sequence, shades of HBO there,  I think he has missed his true vocation.  The four panellists are Gods of the Storage area,  now I mean Gods no mere Demi-Gods for this session

  • Adam Carter @ HP
  • Chad Sakac @ EMC
  • Eric Schott @ Dell (formerly EqualLogic)
  • Vaughn Stewart @ NetApp

Now this session was not one your normal run-of-the-mill sessions.   For a start there were over a 1000 people in there :O.  The format of the session was open question, however and this was the rub, to prevent any body going into verbal diarrhoea mode (You know I am looking at you Chad here 😉 ). Any question the punters wanted to ask had to be answered in two minutes and then in one minute during the lightning round.

In the words of Chad “The questions were, shall we say, hard-hitting :-)”

Well – watch for yourself.

Thanks to Chad for this video.

If you thought the session was good and informative please comment after watching the video of course and see if we can get VMware to change their mind and get in on the lists for Copenhagen.

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1 comment

  1. Disclosure – EMCer here…

    “Verbal Diarrhoea mode”! Thanks a lot! (totally true 🙂 Seriously, great proposal Tom – you shepherded this to conclusion, a real shame you weren’t able to be there.

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