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Software at the heart of Storage and Networking Technologies during the 29th Edition of The IT Press Tour


CloudGenix, DDN Storage, Hammerspace, Igneous, Minio, Panasas, Pica8, Quantum, RStor, Rubrik and Vexata will participate to the 29th edition in December

San Francisco, Calif. - November 6, 2018 - The IT Press Tour (, a leading media event launched in June 2010, today announced participating companies for the 29th edition organized the week of 3rd of December in Silicon Valley. Eleven companies will join this new edition dedicated to IT Infrastructure (by alpha order): CloudGenix, DDN Storage, Hammerspace, Igneous, Minio, Panasas, Pica8Quantum, RStorRubrik and Vexata.


"Software is eating the world and this new edition will illustrate perfectly that wave we live and see on the market. Several companies join us again with by 4 innovative players: CloudGenix, Hammerspace, Pica8 and RStor," said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour. "This 29th edition confirms the new format with US and EMEA press together and makes this event unique grouping key journalists and influencers during one week in one place." added Philippe.


“And we continue to beat new records: 9500+ articles generated, 199 companies visited, 300 sessions organized and 600+ CxO met before the coming tour, we're confident we'll break the 10,000 articles bar after this coming December edition.” concluded Philippe Nicolas.


A few quotes from participant companies*:

  • CloudGenix – Joel Christner, VP of Marketing
    “SD-WAN is one of the hottest categories in enterprise I/T today, enabling businesses to embrace new levels of agility, automation, and better overall operational and capital models. We’re ecstatic to discuss how CloudGenix AppFabric sets itself apart from the SD-WAN crowd with the IT Press Tour team.”

  • Hammerspace – David Flynn, CEO and Founder
    “The IT Press Tour is a great way to get our message out to EMEA application owners, data engineers, and infrastructure architects who want to be freed from the time-consuming rigidity of managing data sprawl across storage silos. When a business can quickly gain visibility and access to quality data, it minimizes the delay between questions and answers, accelerating data-centric decision making. Hammerspace delivers unstructured data across the hybrid cloud, making data ubiquitous and universally accessible across existing infrastructure, containers, and clouds.”


  • Igneous – Kiran Bhageshpur, CEO
    "A new study from Igneous, The State of Unstructured Data Management Report, shows that North America's data-centric enterprises are working with massive, difficult-to-manage volumes of unstructured data. At Igneous we offer a solution to this challenge with the first comprehensive data management as-a-Service solution for IT teams and Data Owners managing unstructured data at scale. Purpose-built to handle billions of files, hundreds of file systems, and petabytes of data, Igneous' solutions help organizations manage their unstructured data at scale, anywhere data lives. We are excited to join the leaders and influencers at the upcoming IT Press Tour to discuss rising challenges and opportunities within our industries."

  • Minio – Garima Kapoor, COO and Co-founder
    "IT Press Tour brings together some of the most reputed storage journalists in the world. They have been instrumental in giving Minio visibility in the European market. Minio is excited to host IT press tour fourth year in a row."

  • Panasas – Jim Donovan, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
    "This is our second year participating in the IT Press Tour and we are looking forward to briefing Europe's leading IT journalists on the latest developments in HPC data storage. A high-performance data storage infrastructure is key to driving business results, whether it's advancing genomic research, monitoring climate change, or supporting the latest AI applications. At Panasas, we continue to innovate to deliver a premium solution that is consistently fast, easily adapts to changing workloads and increasing demands, and features the industry's lowest administration overhead."

  • Pica8 – Jeff Paine, VP of Marketing
    "At Pica8 we believe there is a better way to deploy and manage enterprise networks without the rigidity and high cost of legacy providers' solutions. Our disaggregated NOS designed for white box switches provides the highest levels of programmability and when coupled with our PicaPilot solution, we can automatically reduce an entire network into a small number of logical switch, typically reducing the number of managed elements by a factor of 25 to 50. Deploying and managing a multi-vendor white box switches anywhere in the network has never been easier or more efficient. We are thrilled to contribute to the IT Press Tour as an improved enterprise network is key in today’s data driven world."

  • Quantum – Jamie Lerner, CEO and President
    "I regularly meet customers struggling with data growth of up to 40% per year, typically driven by video and rich media content. Quantum has assumed a global leadership position in video and rich media storage and management technologies, and the IT Press Tour provides an excellent opportunity to share our vision with European IT editors."

  • RStor – Giovanni Coglitore, founder and CEO
    "As multicloud environments grow in importance, we're seeing greater demand from companies who need an agnostic platform that can manage their IT activities across the enterprise. The IT Press Tour is an excellent opportunity to connect with top journalists and share how RStor helps organizations increase returns from highly distributed IT infrastructures."

  • Vexata – Ashish Gupta, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer​
    "The IT Press Tour provides an incredible opportunity to meet with key members of global press and analyst firms, allowing technology leaders such as Vexata a chance to provide these influential editors, publishers and bloggers with a strategic view of how Vexata technology is differentiated to address critical industry pain points with real customer use cases."



About The IT Press Tour

The IT Press Tour has been created, organized, promoted, operated and produced since 2010 by The Condor Consulting Group, a marketing services and consulting firm based in San Francisco, California. Since the inception, European and recently US journalists met worldwide high-tech companies to discuss various IT topics covering IT Infrastructure and Business and IT Applications. For more information, please visit us at, email us at and follow us on twitter at @ITPressTour; the associated hashtag is #ITPT.



*Full list of sponsors since the first edition by alphabetical order: A10 Networks, Adaptiva, Aera Technology, Aerospike, AetherStore, Alation, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco), Aptare, Aqua Security, Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by Western Digital), Atlantis Computing (IP assets acquired by Hive-IO), AtScale, Avere Systems (acquired by Microsoft), Axway, Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Basho Technologies (acquired by Bet365), Big Switch Networks, Bitcasa (acquired by Intel), Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), Box, Branch Metrics, C3DNA, Caringo, Catalogic Software, CDNetworks, Chartio, CloudByte (now MayaData), CloudEndure, Cloudera, CloudGenix, Cloudian, CloudPhysics, Clustrix (acquired by MariaDB), Cohesity, Coho Data✝, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, Coralogix, CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Couchbase, Crate.IO, CTera Networks, DataCore, Datadog, Datameer, Datera, Datos IO (acquired by Rubrik), Datrium, DDN Storage, Delphix, Diablo Technologies✝, DriveScale, Druva, E8 Storage, Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), Elastifile, eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365), Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft), ExaGrid, F5 Networks, FalconStor, Firebase (acquired by Google), FlashGrid, FogCoin, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Frame (acquired by Nutanix), Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk, itself acquired by WDC), GridGain, Guardtime,, Hammerspace, Harness, Hedvig, High Cloud Security (acquired by HyTrust), Hightail (formerly YouSendIT, acquired by OpenText), Hortonworks (merged with Cloudera), HYCU, Igneous, Iguazio, Illusive, Infinidat, Infinio, InfluxData, Isilon (acquired by EMC), iXsystems, Joyent (acquired by Samsung), Jut✝, Kaminario, Kinetica, Komprise, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), LiveAction, LogicMonitor, Lookout Mobile Security, LucidLink, Mabl, Mangstor✝, MapR Technologies, MarkLogic, MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nicira Networks (acquired by VMware), Nimble Storage (acquired by HPE), Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), NooBaa Storage, Nuage Networks, NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB), ObjectiveFS, Odaseva, OmniSci (formerly MapD), Open vStorage, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO✝, Palo Alto Networks, Panasas, Panzura, Pernix Data (acquired by Nutanix), Phala Data✝, Pica8, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9,, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data✝, Proofpoint, ProphetStor, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, Qumulo, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, RStor, Rubrik, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scality, SendBird, Sherbit, SimpliVity (acquired by HPE), Snowflake, SolidFire (acquired by NetApp), Solix Technologies, Sonian (acquired by Barracuda Networks), Soonr (acquired by Autotask), Spanning Cloud Apps (acquired by Kaseya), SpringPath (acquired by Cisco), Starboard Storage Systems (acquired by SGI), StorONE, StorPool, StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), StrongBox Data, Sumo Logic, Symform (acquired by Quantum), Synata (acquired by Cisco), Sysdig, Tegile Systems (acquired by Western Digital), ThoughtSpot, ThousandEyes, Tintri (acquired by DDN), Trifacta, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC), Ubeeko, Varonis, Versity Software, Vexata, Violin Memory, Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtual Instruments, Waterline Data,, Weka.IO, Western Digital, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed), Yellowfin, Your File System, Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho, Zscaler and Zuora.

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