Hyper-Converged infrastructure is transforming the economics, performance and complexity of the datacentre. Gridstore introduced the first all-flash hyper-Converged infrastructure purpose built for the Microsoft cloud.  Customers are achieving performance levels that are 10X faster using 75% less infrastructure and 4X lower TCO.

Gridstore founder and CTO Kelly Murphy will provide an overview of hyper-Converged infrastructure and how it can transform the datacentre from traditional infrastructure. Kelly will also outline the pros and cons of different approaches to hyper-Convergence.

Subject to availability, Dave Kawula, Microsoft MVP and founder of TriCon Elite, will provide a demo of what it takes to deploy and manage Gridstore’s all-flash hyper-Converged infrastructure.

Don’t miss this event! 

Event Details:

Date:                     Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Welcome Time:     6:00 pm (Registration and Networking)

Start Time:            6:30 pm

Finish Time:          8:30 pm

Venue:                  Tillyard Management Conference Room

                             (Adjacent to Alberta Blue Cross office)

                              715 5 Ave SW Calgary AB T2P 2X6

Cost:                      Guests and Future CIC Members – $25.00

                              New/Renewing CIC Members      – $65.00

                              New/Renewing Student Members – $25.00

                              Current CIC Members                 – FREE

Payment:               VISA/MasterCard via EventBrite (+fees)

                              Contact us for payment via:

                              1.  Cash (at the door)

                              2.  Cheque (at the door)

                              3.  Interac e-Transfer (prior to event)

                              4.  Invoice your employer (prior to event)


Note: New memberships are valid through December 31 2015. Guest fees will be credited to guests joining CIC within 30 days.  Light Food and Refreshments will be provided for attendees.


About our Presenter:

Kelly Murphy, Founder and Chief Technology Officer



As a serial entrepreneur with a track record of bringing disruptive technologies to market, Kelly Murphy brings 15 years CEO experience with disruptive venture-backed software companies.

In 1998, almost a decade before the cloud became popular, Murphy founded Marrakech, the first software company that offered on-demand procurement and supply chain systems to over 30,000 trading partners including some of the world’s largest retailers, consumer food producers, packaging companies and utilities. After selling Marrakech in 2007, he turned his sights onto what was his largest obstacle in growing his previous business — storage.

In 2009, Murphy founded Gridstore — a pioneer of software-defined storage that is set to disrupt the traditional storage industry. Currently, he serves on Gridstore’s Board of Directors and is also the Chief Technology Officer. Originally from Canada, Murphy obtained his BS in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University, played Division I hockey and was the seventh pick of the New York Islanders in the 1984 entry draft.