While I was making a list of companies to visit on the Solutions Exchange I figured I would share them. Cormac did so a week ago and it is an excellent list, make sure to read that one! My list is also mainly around storage, but includes some different types of solutions.
- SimpliVity, one of the big players in the hyper-converged market… I always try to stop by, because what they deliver is a nice all-round solution. With CRN reporting that SimpliVity will start shipping on Cisco gear soon I am guessing they will get a lot of traction!
- Nimble, probably one of the most successful storage startups of the last 5 years… Worth looking into when you are considering investing in to new storage
- Ravello, running nested workloads on top of AWS… who would have thought that a year or two ago?
- Atlantis, rumor has it a new version of USX is coming out at some point in the near future and I am assuming they will demo it at VMworld…
- Micron, seen tweets of them about an “all-flash VSAN solution” which got my attention instantly. For sure will be checking that one!
- PernixData, well I always wanted to shake Frank Denneman’s hand ;-). Plus they just had a new major round of funding and announced great sales/growth numbers!
- SolidFire, one of the most interesting scale-out storage solutions out there that offers end-to-end QoS!
- Scality, object storage solution which seems to be getting good traction, want to see what it is about!
- CloudPhysics, they always demo something exciting at VMworld. First year it was the HA simulator that blew people away… Last year they showcased a great cost comparison solution for vCHS / AWS and Azure. what will it be this year?
- DataGravity, I have not been briefed by them… they were introduced to the world yesterday and will showcase their technology at VMworld. Recommend reading Steve Foskett’s update and visiting their booth!
- ThousandEyes, a couple of months back someone dropped this name. I have not had much time yet to look at what they do extensively so maybe VMworld is the right time. It sounds interesting doing end-to-end monitoring of traffic from the end-user to the datacenter with all layers in between!
- Platform9, recently came out of stealth… wrote an article on it, will want to see their demo on KVM / vSphere / Docker management.
That is it for this round, sure there are many many interesting companies on the show floor but these are just some that stood out to me for various reasons. If I have missed the name of your company please don’t feel offended, with a long list of hundreds of exhibitors I had to pick a couple.