Storcom was happy to sponsor VMUG Indianapolis 2015. We got to meet some new people, see some old friends and get out and see what is going on from a user perspective in the VMWare community. Being a VMware certified partner we believe we are certainly up on the technical aspects of the product but what is also interesting about events like this is talking with end users in a forum where we can understand some of the real world challenges users are having and learn about creative ways IT professionals are solving common problems.
Obviously the other cool part of VMUG is seeing some of the new technology vendors and what they are offering. It seemed like there was a good representation of most of the new technology vendors, although there are a few that we did not see that I think are worth mentioning.
Storcom over the years has worked with many emerging technology companies, it’s a long list of vendors that have been very successful and moved onwards and upwards to be part of some of the largest companies in the Storage, Data Protection and Disaster Recovery industry.
But to be an emerging technology company you have to start somewhere, and all of these type technology companies- whether it be Compellent, NetApp, Data Domain to Nimble Storage, someone purchased system number 1.
So it takes a certain type of person & company who sees the value of these technologies and is willing to put their job on the line for the benefits they believe that specific technology will bring to their organization.
So with that said, there are a few technologies I think that are worth mentioning that did not make it to the show or if they did they are definitely the new kid on the block that anyone who likes to track emerging technology companies should keep an eye on.
I am not listing these in any order of preference, nor am I endorsing these technology companies specifically- but for now I think they are certainly noteworthy enough for what they are doing and potential value they may bring to the technology landscape: