2014 Sponsors

This year’s sponsors have helped us take this crazy little party to the next level; it’s with their support that we’re able to make this thing happen.

InfinioInfinio offers downloadable storage performance for virtual environments. Our software-only solution uses existing server resources to deliver the IOPS your virtualized applications and desktops demand — all with no new hardware, no reboots and no downtime. Learn more at www.infinio.com.

VMUGVMUG is the largest independent customer-led VMware user group in the world, offering all the resources you need to maximize your use of VMware. Visit http://www.vmug.com and follow us on Twitter @MyVMUG to discover all that VMUG has to offer. And don’t forget to visit our booth (#1037) while you’re at VMworld!

EMC Elect 2014EMC Elect is a community-driven recognition and thank you for individual’s engagement with EMC as a brand over the last calendar year. Members of this peer nominated and peer reviewed group demonstrate outstanding Engagement, Commitment, and Leadership within the online community.  Find out more about the EMC Elect and the EMC Community Network at community.emc.com.

Only SolidFireSolidFire’s all-flash array is capable of powering the VMware Software Defined Data Center. VMware’s vision to drive increased VM-awareness and management granularity at the storage system layer pairs extremely well with SolidFire’s Quality of Service architecture and guaranteed performance to each VM. SolidFire is purpose-built for the Software Defined Data Center and key benefits include simplified management, end-to-end Quality of Service, and deep integration with VAAI, SIOC, VVols and VASA. Guaranteed storage performance to every application. www.solidfire.com

At SanDiskSanDisk, we’re expanding the possibilities of data storage. Our solid state drives and flash-optimizing software maximize application performance and efficiency for enterprise IT, systems manufacturers and hyperscale data centers. As a vertically integrated company, we deliver innovative, high quality storage solutions that make the incredible possible.

XangatiWith Xangati solutions you gain application-aware infrastructure intelligence to quickly resolve any issues within your cloud and virtual data center environments. Xangati proactively tracks the health of key infrastructure metrics that impact applications and user experience, diagnoses the root cause, and recommends proper remediation. Find out more at www.xangati.com and stop on by our booth #2317 for a live demo.

TintriTintri builds smart storage that sees, learns, and adapts, enabling IT organizations to focus on virtualized applications and business services instead of managing storage infrastructure. Tintri application-aware storage eliminates planning and complex troubleshooting by providing VM-level visibility, control, insight, and agility. Tintri powers hundreds of thousands of virtual machines running business critical databases, enterprise apps, desktops and mobile apps, and private cloud deployments. Tintri helps global enterprises such as AMD, F5 Networks, GE, NEC, NTT, MillerCoors, and Time Warner maximize their virtualization and cloud investments. For more information, visit www.tintri.com and follow us on Twitter: @tintriinc.

CiscoNext-generation IT requires a new way of thinking about infrastructure. To be ready for the next set of application demands and the expectations of its uses, the unification of networking, computing, management, security, and storage is a must, all while focusing on the application and what the application requires of the infrastructure. Cisco Data Center and Application-Centric Infrastructure solutions are poised to increase operating efficiencies, simplify IT operations, and enable business agility. Cisco solutions for business applications, cloud, big data, desktop virtualization, and data center mobility help ensure that your business data is transported securely, efficiently, and flexibly across a set of optimized data center resources. To learn more, visit www.cisco.com/go/dc

SimpliVity-AISimpliVity provides a Data Virtualization Platform in commodity x86 building blocks that simplifies IT infrastructure and operations, and uniquely enables data mobility and data efficiency. SimpliVity reduces IOPS, storage capacity and bandwidth requirements, and provides native data protection, eliminating the need for separate hardware and tools—delivering 3x TCO savings.

At RackspaceRackspace, we’ll design, build, and run the best cloud for your unique needs—backed by the results-obsessed service that we call Fanatical Support®. It’s what the commodity cloud providers can’t deliver. Our managed cloud experts remove the hidden costs and headaches, so you can run your business.

The Virtualization Technology User Group (VTUG) is an IT professional user group with thousands of members and is growing every day. VTUG is the only virtualization user group of its size that is platform independent providing information content and education for ESX, Hyper-V, KVM and Xen. VTUG topics cover a wide range of technologies and solutions including server virtualization, storage, cloud computing, VDI, back up and data protection, security, networking and much more. VTUG looks to its community for peer to peer education and sharing of best practices and solutions. Join for free at www.vtug.com.

Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for serious software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated e-learning library for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,000 courses authored by top experts. With customers in more than 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical training for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of today. For more information visit www.pluralsight.com.

brocade-logo-black-red-rgbBrocade® networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. Today, Brocade is extending its proven data center expertise across the entire network with future-proofed solutions built for critical initiatives such as consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing.