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Storage Valley Supper Club XIII

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Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Storage Valley Supper Club XIII

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Dinner Ticket
includes dinner and program on the night in question. Refunds may be made up to one week before the event. Substitution of another attendee is allowed if you are unable to attend. This ticket is sold at our cost.
Aug 10, 2016 $39.00 $1.97
Annual Membership
Entitles the member or his designate to attend 4 consecutive dinners. No refund will be made for missed events. This bargain ticket is sold below our cost!
Aug 10, 2016 $150.00 $4.74

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Event Details

Thursday August 11th, 6 PM at Dave and Busters, The Great Mall, Milpitas, CA  


 Our Charter/Purpose is three-fold:

 To promote fellowship among the participants in the storage industry. 
• To provide a informal forum for and to foster the continuing development of storage technology. 
• To Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Network!

 Because it's ALL about STORAGE!

 Who is eligible to attend participate: 

Anyone with present or past affiliations in the storage arena—including components, drives, systems and software: optical, magnetic, and solid state.


6:00 pm Arrive, Register, Networking, BAR Sponsored by TBA (Call or Email Us to Put Your Company Name and Logo HERE)                                   

7:15 pm Dinner

Fire grilled salmon
Asian glazed chicken breasts
Honey glazed baby carrots
Spicy rice medley
Garlic herb roasted potatoes
Fresh baked rolls with butter
Unlimited coffee, tea and sodas

~8 pm After Dinner Program

THEME: New Advances in Solid State Storage

SPEAKERS (Please contact Tom Coughlin or Ron Dennison if you wish to join the program)

Pearse Coyle
Pearse Coyle, CEO, NVMdurance
NVMdurance: the story so far

This year NVMdurance has announced it's first SSD customer and has begun a road-show with Intel demonstrating an FPGA implementation of it's unique endurance-extending technology. The road to this point has not been smooth and CEO Pearse Coyle presents a light-hearted account of this journey, focusing on the challenge of introducing a storage technology to large companies for whom it was Not Invented Here. 

Pearse Coyle joined NVMdurance as CEO in 2013. He is a serial entrepreneur who played a key role in the early commercial development of data storage and other technology companies that went on to significant exits or continue to trade successfully. These include Eurologic, Peregrine/Exceptis and Propylon. A computer science graduate of Trinity College, Dublin his focus at NVMdurance is sales, marketing and funding.

Dennis Martin
Dennis Martin, Founder and President, Demartek

NVMe over Fabrics is Headed Our Way

NVM Express (NVMe) has been gaining traction since it was introduced a few years ago. Although NVMe offers tremendous performance advantages, NVMe is limited to PCI Express bus distances. However, earlier this summer, NVMe over Fabrics was announced, solving the distance problem. Dennis Martin, Demartek President will explain NVMe over Fabrics and some of its features and benefits.

Dennis Martin is the founder and President of Demartek, an analyst firm focused on validation and performance testing of data center products. Demartek has its own fully equipped, modern test lab with the features required to emulate today’s data centers. Its widely recognized reports cover products and technologies from both well-known vendors and startups. Demartek also produces popular industry references, including its “Storage Interface Comparison” covering every interface used by storage systems and its “SSD Deployment Guide” that explains everything you need to know to deploy flash-based storage systems in the datacenter. Dennis’ commentary “Horses, Buggies and SSDs” is a must-read for getting the long-term view of flash and other non-volatile storage technologies. Dennis is frequently quoted in the press (in such outlets as TechTarget, Market Watch, and Street Insider) on such topics as best practices for deploying SSD technologies and analyzing performance claims for all-flash arrays. A 36-year veteran of the technology industry, Dennis was previously a Senior Analyst with Evaluator Group and a marketing and engineering executive with StorageTek. He has been a Microsoft storage MVP since 2005.

When he is not deploying, testing, or speaking about SSD technologies, Dennis enjoys playing racquetball.

Pat Hanlon
Patrick Hanlon, Director, Strategic Business Development, Western Digital/SanDisk and CFA Board Member
Introduction to “CFX”: Next Generation High-Performance Media Based on PCIe and NVMe

Patrick Hanlon joined SanDisk in 2006 and acts in a strategic business development role managing the imaging/video ecosystems. Patrick also develops new markets that intersect with imaging such as security/surveillance, cable/satellite set-top-boxes, and the emerging virtual reality/augment reality markets. Patrick is a board member of the CompactFlash Association where he has driven several new high-performance memory card formats and is a member of SMPTE (Society of Motion Pictures Engineers). Prior to SanDisk, Patrick held a similar role at Brocade Communications where he helped incubate new products out of the CTO’s office. Patrick was a co-founder of two storage centric startups; one focused on automated server provisioning and load balancing with optimizations for streaming media and the other focused on file routing technology. Patrick also spent close to a decade at Seagate where he designed disk drives before joining the corporate development team. Patrick holds a BSME degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

~9 pm Meeting Ends

Questions: Contact Ron Dennison: Ron@RonDennison.com or Tom Coughlin: Tom@TomCoughlin.com

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Dave and Busters
940 Great Mall Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035

Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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