Just a quick post to highlight a few takeaways from the recent (2nd annual) TechUNPLUGGED event held in London.
Personally, I noticed it was one of the first times outside of a major tier-1 trade show that I saw a mixing of Analysts, Press, VARs, Vendors, and customers all in the same room together. This is actually harder to pull of than you’d imagine. The discussion ranged from Openstack to Networking to Data Protection to Secondary Storage to Object Storage to the impressions of Chris Mellor presenting his winners/losers in the technology space, and how lucky he is to write and talk about the storage industry with so much going on. I couldn’t agree more!
The vendor lineup represented included Veeam, HGST, Caringo, Violin, and of course, Cohesity.
I’ll leave the recording here for your viewing pleasure. While the video is 30 minutes, the last 10 minutes was an awesome Q&A. Happy to answer any additional questions in the comments below! I also sat in on an AMA panel on storage to wrap up the day.
If you’d like to review the conversation that happened during the live event, search twitter for the hashtag #RealWorldIT and #TechUNPLUGGED.