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Gridstore Proudly Supports Microsoft MVPs

Gridstore Proudly Supports Microsoft MVPs

Three Gridstore Technical Advisors to Speak at the MVP Conference

Gridstore™ the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Centertoday announced three of its Gridstore Technical Advisory Council (GTAC) members are featured speakers at the upcoming Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference, The Power of Community, May 14-15, 8am – 6pm PDT.   Gridstore launched its GTAC in 2014 with the purpose of supporting, enhancing, and promoting Gridstore’s maximization of the Microsoft stack, including Windows Server, Hyper-V, and System Center.  Gridstore’s HCI offers native Windows integration, providing per-VM granularity, and elastic and independent scaling of resources.


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The three Microsoft MVP’s and GTAC members are Dave Kawula, Managing Principal Consultant,TriCon Elite Consulting, Marcos Nogueira, Chief Technology Officer, Noga IT Consulting Inc., and Rob McShinsky, Sr. System Engineer – Microsoft MVP (Virtual Machine) – Technology Writer & Presenter – Virtualization Advisor. They will be the keynote speaker and or moderator on the following topics in the IT Professional Track.


Troubleshooting Hyper-V Performance Issues – Black Belt Notes from the field

Speaker: Dave Kawula

Moderator: Marcos Nogueira

In this session Dave will cover common techniques for troubleshooting Hyper-V Performance issues. These ticks, tricks and techniques have all been used in the field and will be of immense value. Dave has developed a great approach to troubleshooting from the ground up with Hyper-V, and this demo-centric session will deal with common questions like “Why is my server so slow?” During the performance troubleshooting process, Dave first looks at the Host Server, Network Configuration, Storage, and Operating System, followed by troubleshooting the actual guests (VM’s). This unique presentation will showcase PowerShell scripts that will be used to break the environment and simulate real world scenarios for active participation and troubleshooting. At the end of this session attendees will be on the road to getting their very own Black Belt in Hyper-V Performance Troubleshooting.


Best Practices for Virtualizing and Managing SharePoint 2013 with System Center Windows Server 2012

Speaker: Marcos Nogueira

Moderator: Dave Kawula

SharePoint 2013 is now a company standard, but what is supported, sensible, or even practicable? How do you go about monitoring and managing SharePoint? In this session, Marcos will discuss the virtualization path and best practices using Hyper-V for high availability and why virtualization makes sense. With the foundations in place attendees then take a deep dive on how they can monitor SharePoint Farms, the availability of each role and how they can profit from a combination of the Health Service within SharePoint 2013 and the wealth of what System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 can offer to make the management experience an easier one. Marcos also looks at advancements that can be made outside of the box by directly integrating the Hive for exceptions. What will attendees learn? How to effectively manage and monitor their SharePoint farms of any size. Why not make a complex task fun, with measurable results.


Migrating from VMware to Hyper-V for VMware Professionals

Speaker: Andrew Syrewicze

Moderator: Rob McShinsky

Many IT Pros in the industry have begun their virtualization training with VMware, but as the market shifts in other directions, a lot of administrators are finding themselves managing multi-hypervisor environments. Many businesses are now in the process of migrating some or all of their virtual workloads to the Microsoft Hyper-V platform for a number of reasons including, cost savings, scalability, and ease of management. While managing a Hyper-V cluster is somewhat similar in concept to ESXi, there are some fundamental differences. This session will cover Hyper-V clustering, management differences, and the migration of VMs from ESXi to Hyper-V. The entire session will be geared towards VMware administrators who are looking to broaden their horizons by adding Hyper-V know-how to their toolbox.


About The MVP Virtual Conference

The MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf) is a new, virtual, 2-day event that showcases how the best and brightest independent technology experts are using Microsoft technologies today. Tune in and see what the community of power users are saying about the mobile-first, cloud-first world of possibility with Microsoft re-imagined.


These sessions will be presented by Americas’ Region Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), who are exceptional community leaders who are passionate about sharing their real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with their IT Pro, developer and consumer communities around the world.


The theme of this first conference is “The Power of Community” where we will showcase how the community can help one another learn, thrive and grow, and demonstrate how Microsoft’s MVPs shape these technical communities.



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Gridstore™ is the leader in HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center. Our customers gain a 10X performance improvement over traditional storage as we put all-flash as close to the workload as possible. They realize 4X lower TCO by consolidation of three layers of infrastructure into one scalable layer built on X86 hardware and 10X less management effort due to less management points and less infrastructure to manage. Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliances include both compute and storage in a single system, and provide external storage and work with any Windows servers and the HyperConverged Appliance, all driven by Gridstore’s patented software. Gridstore software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.  and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers.


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