Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Complexity dogs the data centre.

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) offers a means for IT teams to deploy and operate reliable, flexible and resilient infrastructure to ensure that enterprise transformation ambitions can be met and exceeded.

With a focus on the evolving data centre, hybrid environments and mobility, this event will outline for organisations how to balance the needs of secure data while getting the best from cloud.

With vendors offering certified architectures of standardised hardware, software and management stacks, complexity can be tamed.

TechFire, in association with Island Networks and Cisco, will explore how HCI can not only speed up deployment while simplifying management, but also deliver lower cost of ownership through operational efficiencies.

TechFire briefings for IT professionals are free to attend but registration is required: confirm your place now.

Please note new venue: The next TechFire will take place in the Herbert Park Hotel 06 June.

David De Roock

ICT Infrastructure Project Manager, Exmar

The customer Interview for this session is with the ICT Infrastructure Project Manager at Exmar. David looks after Project management and technical implementations for various IT projects and is responsible for the setup of a disaster recovery site for the Exmar group. Specialities include Networking, Video Conference, IPT, Infrastructure and Unified Communications


Gary Coburn

Chief Executive, Island Networks

Gary Coburn has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, and over this time he has led organisations in Ireland, the UK and across Europe and the Middle East. Gary spent the initial 9 years of his career working in sales roles in some of the leading global manufacturers of IT equipment and built a successful sales track record with those companies in the Irish market. He joined Horizon Technology Group in 1992, then a small Irish company specialising in the supply of IT solutions in the Irish market.


Brian Jordan

Head of Innovation & Industry Solutions, Cisco

Brian Jordan has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry and has worked for many major multinationals during this time including Digital Equipment Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Dell and currently Cisco. Brian is Head of Innovation & Industry Solutions for Cisco Ireland and is responsible for helping business with their digitisation journey using modern disruptive technologies such as analytics, virtual reality, IOT, blockchain and many more. Brian holds a BSc Honours Degree from UCD and ACCA Diploma in Finance.


Shane Dunne

System Engineer – Data Center & Multicloud, Cisco


Shane has been working in the IT industry for just over 20 years and for the last 12 years with Cisco. Initially focused on Service Provider technologies but has been covering the Cisco Data Center & Multicloud technologies in Ireland for the last 5 years. These include DC networking, converged and hyperconverged offerings as well as Cisco growing range of multicloud orchestration software solutions. Shane is a graduate of Dublin City University (DCU) where he completed a BEng in Telecommunications Engineering in 1999.

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