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London SSA event - Thursday 12th March - SSA London Social at Jigsaw24
posted by Ben De Luca  on Feb. 18, 2015, 6 a.m. (5 years, 3 months, 13 days ago)
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Sounds awesome !
On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Peter Smith <petersmith@smoke-mirrors.com> wrote:
Good morning all.

The first SSA London event of 2015 sees a powerhouse line-up of cutting edge systems presented by the technical experts from each company. Hosted at Jigsaw24s brand new Golden Square offices, Sohos latest purpose built event space for our industry. As well as the speakers listed below there will be other specialists on-hand from each vendor to talk with, and some hands on demo stations for some of the systems being discussed.

Youll be welcome to join us from 6pm with presentations starting around 6.30pm. Each slot will be kept to a strict 20 minute, tech-talk-only affair so therell be no drowning in sales pitches and Powerpoints! Booze will be flowing, food will be ample.

Sign up page is here: http://www.jigsaw24.com/fcp/content/events/content#ssa

Talking at the event will be:

:: Panasas - Hybrid Scale-Out high performance NAS ::

George Folden - Senior M&E Systems Engineer & Account executive

George will provide a technical overview of Panasas NAS platform, their PanFS filesystem and how it differs from other market players such as his previous employers - EMC and Quantum, where he also held highly technical roles.

About Panasas

Optimized for parallel NFS (pNFS) throughput and designed with private cloud implementations in mind, Panasas ActiveStor scale-out storage appliances scale via a modular, buy-as-you-grow blade architecture. ActiveStor is based on industry standard disk storage and delivers unrivalled performance per gigabyte. It provides effortless capacity expansion to eight petabytes (PB) and linear performance scaling to 150 gigabytes (GB) per second the industry's highest system throughput per GB of disk storage for a scalable file system. With the intelligent use of SSD technology, the fifth generation Panasas ActiveStor 16 storage system is optimized for mixed workloads delivering both small file and large file performance. This unique approach makes the Panasas scale-out storage system ideal for highly unstructured big data workloads.

:: HP Z Server Virtualised Workstation servers (DL380Z) ::

Ben Cranks Lead Technical Consultant for Virtualisation

Ben will provide us with a technical insight into the work done by HP and Nvidia to bring the HP DL380z to the market and what it can help us achieve in the M&E market. The increased potential that these new virtualised GPU platforms bring for ramping up and down capacity when required has been a hot topic for a while now, were very excited to get more in-depth with the system and will have some on-hand at Jigsaws office for ongoing testing and demonstration after the event.

:: NVidia Grid Virtualised GPU Servers ::

Mike Walsh Senior Solutions Architect

Mike and the Grid team will be on hand to discuss the latest features and developments on the Grid and VCA platforms as well as what we may see coming soon on that front.

:: Fusion IO (A Sandisk company) - Advanced Flash Storage ::

Justin Wheeler - Senior Sales Engineer

Justin will bring updates on the Fusion IO range suitable for the M&E market from a workstation and database perspective as well as how the acquisition by SanDisk will affect pricing, availability and development roadmap.

Sign up here: http://www.jigsaw24.com/fcp/content/events/content#ssa

See you there. Should be a cracker!

Pete Smith
Smoke & Mirrors
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