I’m sure that by now everybody has recovered from the new year’s party, still Dell wants to capture the festive mood still in us by organizing their first European storage show during the second week of January (9-12).

Dell Storage Forum was partly born from the hashes of C-Drive (Compellent trade show) that was supposed to have its first European incarnation last year but due to the acquisition of Compellent by Dell C-Drive got canceled and Dell Storage Forum was born instead conveying all things storage by Dell in a single storage-focused event, I’ve been to the first event last summer in beautiful Orlando, FL and that was definitely one of the highlights of the year event-wise.

Now I’m at it again, looking forward to see the progresses of Dell in the enterprise storage space, I’m expecting to see how the acquisitions are evolving (Ocarina and RNA networks above all) and what’s in store for the two crown-jewel Dell storage platforms: Equallogic and Compellent.

I will join an envyable list of independent IT professionals and industry pundits like: Chris Evans, Chris Mellor, Ed Saipetch, Greg Knieriemen, Martin Glassborow (storagebod), Nigel Poulton and Stephen Foskett plus Dell’s own knowledge powerhouses Jason Boche, Lance Boley and Gina Rosenthal.

Keep an eye on my twitter account next week or just follow the official hashtag #DellSF12, I’ll do my best to keep the live tweeting going as much as I can.