PEX 2015 is off to a great start, and in case you missed it Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is key component of what VMware wants to show the partner community this year. We announced VMware Virtual SAN 6, the next generation of the radically simple hypervisor-converged storage software, and vSphere Virtual Volumes, a new integration framework to enable VM-aware storage.
To help partners navigate everything there is to know about these technologies, we created the first ever Software-Defined Storage Pavilion. The SDS Pavilion brings together the vast ecosystem of storage technology partners that deliver certified solutions for both Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes.
The Pavilion opens today at 11:30 and it is located on the 2nd floor of Moscone West. 10 showcase partners will be present all day: Cisco, Dell, HP, HDS, IBM, Micron & Supermicro, NetApp, Nexenta, SanDisk and Tintri. We also have a lineup of experts rotating at the Expert Bar and Demo stations.
If you are interested in hearing from Partners, at 11:30 SoftNAS will show NFS & CIFS Storage for Virtual SAN 6, at 12:30 Atlantis computing will show a Virtual Volumes demo and at 1:30 SolidFire will follow on that same topic.
And if you want to engage with VMware experts, we have Christos Karamanolis, Principal Engineer for Virtual SAN at 2:00, Jack Lo, VP for Storage & Availability at VMware at 5:00 and the entire Virtual SAN engineering team on site throughout the day.