Be De(mo)lighted this VMworld


VMworld 2014 is right around the corner and the excitement is palpable. The tech industry is buzzing with early announcements, speculation about big announcements from VMware and previews about what attendees can see at the big event. All of us at SolidFire are no exception. We’re bringing some powerful demos and community events to VMworld 2014 in San Francisco next week.

Here’s a taste of the demos you’ll find in booth #1629:

Control responsiveness with SolidFIre

See the additional capabilities SolidFire Quality of Service (QoS) brings to VMware’s SIOC and VVOLs technology.


SolidFire has provided volume level control and guaranteed performance in traditional VMware implementations with our Quality of Service (QoS) technology. We extended that with our integration with VMware’s Storage IO Control (SIOC). Now we are further extending the ability to control responsiveness with the upcoming release of VMware’s VVOLs feature.


Organizations all too often deploy separate storage systems just for VDI initiatives. We’ll demonstrate greater control of complexity using SolidFire for virtual desktops through SolidFire volume QoS. While this it highlights our ability to control complexity and provide the required horsepower for demanding VDI implementations, this demo is just the tip of the iceberg.

Control cost with SolidFire Quality of Service guarantee

Observe applications working under mixed load types while SolidFire ensures each volume receives the performance it requires, allowing organizations to control costs by eliminating dedicated storage for demanding environments.

CONTROL COST: Multi-Application Quality of Service

Predictable storage performance with volume Quality of Service is a SolidFire cornerstones. It allows SolidFire users the ability to mix workload types with confidence that each workload will receive the resources they require – as deemed by them. In this demo you’ll witness Oracle and MongoDB cohabitating on a SolidFire cluster with a VMware Horizon View environment. Each application is working under load while SolidFire ensures each volume receives the performance it requires, allowing organizations to control costs by eliminating dedicated storage for demanding environments.


This demo is near and dear to my heart and it is where I get to show off SolidFire’s PowerShell integration. We take advantage of SolidFire’s full-featured API to enable administrators to collect information about a SolidFire system, modify volume attributes like QoS, and integrate with PowerCLI to provide management of multiple infrastructure layers in a single script. Administrators can control productivity by managing SolidFire through a tool already familiar to them: PowerShell.

We’re not just delivering product demonstrations, we’re also very involved throughout the show. Make sure you check out our other happenings, including some awesome giveaways I wish I could win.

  • Are you a Control Freak? For the super active, we’re giving away flying drones (with built-in cameras!) every day at VMworld. For those who just want to keep their feet warm, our custom comfy socks will rock your socks … well, you know. Stop by SolidFire booth #1629 and catch a demo, pick up your swag and enter to win.
  • Check out some of the best VMworld speakers, sessions and events.
  • Calling all #vExperts! Even if you can’t make the show, we have something for you. Schedule a demo between now and September 12th and you’ll be entered to win a pair of custom vExpert Bose Noise Canceling Headphones.

We’re only a few days away. Get rest while you can. Plan your schedule with plenty of time to check out the SolidFire booth to get free stuff and meet our crew of amazing engineers, architects, executives and other excellent SolidFire folks at VMworld who can answer your questions about how you can control in your environment.

Here’s to another amazing week at VMworld 2014!

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