Star Trek: The Next Generation Star to Sign Autographs at VMworld
WHIPPANY, N.J. – August 16, 2012 – WHIPTAIL, the world leader in high performance 100 percent silicon storage arrays, is moving VMworld ahead to the 24th century when it hosts Star Trek: The Next Generation star Brent Spiner at booth #841. VMworld, hosted by VMware in San Francisco Aug. 26-29, is focused on giving IT professionals the knowledge and training they need to leverage virtualization and the cloud for business.
Spiner played the android Data on Star Trek and is also known for his roles in Independence Day, the Big Bang Theory, Warehouse 13 and his latest starring role in the Internet series Fresh Hell.
“Star Trek has always been popular with the tech crowd and many industry people got their first interest in science and engineering from watching Star Trek,” said WHIPTAIL CEO Dan Crain. “We wanted to do something special for VMworld this year, and bringing in the man who played television’s most popular android seemed like the perfect fit.”
In addition to the Spiner appearance, WHIPTAIL will be demonstrating INVICTA. INVICTA is the star of WHIPTAIL’s “Sci-Fi for Your Data Center” campaign and is designed to supercharge business critical applications and virtualization while reducing CapEx and OpEx.
“When you look at the numbers, for Tier 1 applications, Flash storage arrays are superior to legacy storage by an order of magnitude,” said WHIPTAIL CMO Max Riggsbee. “INVICTA puts Sci-Fi in the Data Center by performing at speeds far beyond what hard disk drives can accomplish.”
It’s not quite Data’s positronic brain, but the numbers achieved by INVICTA are still impressive. At VMworld, WHIPTAIL Labs technicians will demonstrate the ludicrous speeds of INVICTA by launching 600 virtual desktops and demonstrating simulated MS SQL workload (SQLio) and IOmeter workloads.
Brent Spiner will be available for autographs during the following times at VMworld: