NexGen Storage has announced that several of its customers will be presenting on-site at VMworld 2015, VMware’s annual user conference, August 30 – September 3 in San Francisco. Several key NexGen technology evangelists, customers and corporate executives have been tapped to present in various forums at the event discussing use case examples and hot topics for VMware users, including critical storage capabilities for modern virtual infrastructures. In addition, NexGen will be showcasing its Storage Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities integrated with VMware virtual volumes with an interactive demo at VMworld.


Customer Presentations at VMworld 2015

Several NexGen customers including Accident Fund Holdings, Incorporated, C&S Companies, Colby-Sawyer College and Philadelphia Mixing will present at NexGen’s booth #941 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 31 – September 2. They will highlight the top storage challenges experienced in their VMware-based virtual server and VDI environments and the measureable benefits achieved by deploying a PCIe-based NexGen N5 Hybrid Flash Array with Storage QoS. Realized customer benefits include the ability to expand virtualized IT and VDI environments, reduced physical storage footprint, increased IOPS and the elimination of performance issues, faster boot times, ease of administration, increased system and virtualized environment stability, and notable cost reductions.

Customer presentations will start at 12:30 p.m. PT on Monday and 11:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here for a detailed schedule. 


Interactive Demo of NexGen Technology

NexGen will be showcasing its hybrid flash arrays featuring VM-level QoS Manager for vCenter Server 6 and PCIe Flash in booth #941. NexGen’s interactive demos will highlight its recently announced simplified, converged VM data management capabilities that include VVols and storage QoS, all managed within a single pane of glass for easy IT infrastructure administration.

Designed to deliver predictable, consistent VM performance in a shared storage environment, NexGen’s QoS Manager allows customers to change VM performance without a Storage vMotion while avoiding the creation of multiple storage containers and guaranteeing VM performance, even when the storage system experiences contention. As a long-term VMware development partner, NexGen worked with VMware to tightly integrate Storage QoS and VVols. 

The NexGen N5 architecture is based on PCIe flash offering the optimum combination of performance and capacity and is Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) ready to ensure compatibility with next generation flash devices and to avoid SAS/SATA bottlenecks inherent with SSDs.



Several NexGen technology evangelists, customers and corporate executives are slated to present use case examples and best practice examples for VMware VVols. These include:

  • “Beyond the Hype: The Customer Experience with Storage QoS”
    Breakout Session, STO 6285
    Presenters: Jim Ganong, Network Administrator, Accident Fund, and Ben Bolles, VP of Products, NexGen Storage
    5:00 pm PT, Tuesday, September 1, 2015
    Moscone Center in San Francisco
  • “Storage QoS + VVols”
    Solutions Exchange, STP 6312
    Presenters: Ben Bolles, VP Products, NexGen Storage, and Vince LaPaglia, Senior Storage Engineer, NexGen Storage
    1:20 pm PT, Tuesday, September 1, 2015
    Solution Exchange Theater, Moscone Center in San Francisco

NexGen will also be sponsoring a breakout session by Howard Marks, chief scientist at DeepStorage, that addresses best practice storage considerations for vSphere. Marks has based his presentation on years of research and testing around virtual volumes (VVols), and he will share findings and storage integration best practices.

  • “Putting VVOLs to Work – Storage Best Practices for vSphere 6 and Beyond”
    Breakout Session, STO 5822
    Presenter: Howard Marks, chief scientist of DeepStorage, LLC and Network Computing contributor
    8:00 am PT, Wednesday, September 2, 2015
    Moscone Center in San Francisco

NexGen was recognized this year by CRN as one of The 10 Coolest Storage Startups of 2015, as a CRN Emerging Vendor and was given a ‘5-Star Partner Program’  rating for its Priority Partner Network channel program. In addition, NexGen’s products achieved an overall “Excellent” rating and “Best-in-Class” for both the “Software” and “Management” categories in the DCIG 2015-2016 Small/Midsize Enterprise (SME) Hybrid Storage Array Buyer’s Guide.


This article was originally posted “NexGen Storage Customers To Present At VMworld 2015” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.