S3 15XPO

S3 XPO demonstrates how S3 and its partners can help you deliver more from your existing IT infrastructure

Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0SL | View on Map

Register FREE for the S3 15XPO

IMPORTANT: This is an end user event and if you are not an end user your registration will be rejected.

S3’s 8th Annual Xpo will be hosted at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge

S3 Xpo demonstrates how S3 and its partners can help you to deliver more from your existing IT infrastructures.

This year the event will be hosted at Mercedes-Benz World, located on the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit at Weybridge in Surrey.

Hear from S3 customer Genomics England

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the storage industry’s market leaders as well as new innovators that we expect to break through the mainstream.

Presentations from:

The theme of the event will be 'doing more with less' with presentations focused on topics such as:

  • Big Data
  • Virtualisation
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computing

Following the recent acquisition of S3 by Capita, S3 are now part of the Capita Technology Solutions family thus providing our customers with access to expertise and skills of a full-service voice, networking, data centre and contact centre provider. As well as, expertise in security, disaster recovery and business continuity. Attendees will have the chance to meet representatives from Capita Technology Solutions including Secure, Intelligent Buildings and Connect & Communicate.

The day promises to deliver an added insight into any infrastructure decisions you may be considering as well as demonstrating how S3 has been delivering a competitive edge for over 25 years.

Come and join us at this exciting venue and turn business into pleasure with a high adrenaline passenger ride on the Mercedes circuit! *

* Passenger experiences are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event.

Who should attend

IT Director
IT Manager
Head of IT
Infrastructure Manager
Storage Manager
IT Architect
Systems Administrator


09.00 – Registration
09.30 – S3 Welcome
09.45 – Panel – Flash Technology for All of Your Performance Needs - NetApp, Pure, & Tegile
10.30 – IBM: Storage that empowers your business
11.00 – Cleversafe: Why RAID has had it’s day
11.15 – Break
11.45 – Introduction to Capita Technology Solutions
12.15 – Gridstore: Purpose-built for Microsoft workloads – Hyper-converged & Hybrid storage solutions
12.30 – Tintri: How recent trends in virtualisation and cloud architectures impact storage
12.45 – S3 customer case study – Genomics England
13.15 – Lunch
14.00 – EMC: Software defined data centre
14.30 – Nexsan: Move from hope to knowledge on data integrity
14.40 – Varonis: Managing the data growth explosion – reducing risk & costs, while increasing productivity & value
15.00 – Passenger rides & networking
17.00 - Close

Speaker & Exhibitors


Sponsored by Capita

Capita Technology Solutions is one of the largest IT providers in the UK and a Tier 1 partner of industry leading technology vendors. Delivering a wide breadth of service across voice, contact centre, data networking and IT infrastructure. From fibre optic cabling to business applications, we design, deploy, manage and support business critical IT services.


Arkivum provide data archiving services to a range of industries including higher education, healthcare and heritage. These services assure the long-term value and trustworthiness of the data, irrespective of the volume being archived, and irrespective of whether the retention period is a few years or decades.


Cleversafe enables organisations to easily store and manage large scale digital content today; offers limitless scale, secures data-in-motion and data-at-rest, 100 million times more reliable than RAID, drives up to 90% of the storage costs out of the organisation.


Single-platform CommVault Simpana software takes a holistic approach to data management with a flexible and extensible architecture that helps enterprises reduce risk, improve operational efficiencies, cut costs and derive more value from their data and information.


For 30 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing, enabling more affordable and more pervasive access to technology around the globe, and improving the way people live, organisations operate and the world works. In recent years, Dell has emerged as a new company. We have our strongest-ever product and services portfolio, and have acquired significant new skills and capabilities and optimised our global supply chain – all to provide solutions with the best value, ease of use and flexibility. Today, Dell is one of the world's leading providers of technology to people and organisations of all sizes.


EMC leads the industry with a complete portfolio of flash products spanning from the array to the server, with powerful management software. EMC gives you the flexibility to deploy flash where needed across your ecosystem depending on your performance, cost, capacity, and protection requirements. At S3 Xpo EMC's speakers will discuss our new approach to storage efficiency technologies, designed specifically to take advantage of Flash.


Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualisation that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualised environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmoptimised™ Storage that self-optimises to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments.


IBM storage solutions and industry expertise can help you gain a competitive edge. Leverage IBM's advanced capabilities to manage data growth, protect data and gain actionable insights. IBM Smarter Storage for Smarter Computing is our approach to the design and deployment of storage: efficient by design, self-optimising, and cloud agile data storage solutions.


Nasuni is an enterprise storage company that provides globally-distributed organizations with a simple, unified storage solution. By combining on-premises hardware with cloud storage, Nasuni delivers a secure, all-in-one data storage solution that provides local performance for users, simplified and centralized management for IT, and an easily scalable, complete storage service for the global enterprise.


When it comes to Flash technology, there is no one size fits all option. NetApp, are one of only a few vendors to offer customers a wide variety of complementary solutions for their all-flash requirements, so that they can make the right choice.


Imation is a global data storage and information security company. Imation's Nexsan portfolio features solid-state optimised unified hybrid storage systems, secure automated archive solutions and high-density enterprise storage arrays. Nexsan solutions deliver high performance for mission-critical IT applications such as virtualisation, cloud, databases, and collaboration; and energy efficient, high-density storage for backup and archiving.

Pure Storage

Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables broad deployment of flash in the data center. Compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored.


At Quantum, we provide a unique combination of specialised storage solutions including scale-out and tiered storage with data management, object storage, virtual and physical server data protection and cloud storage services including backup and recovery. Our goal is to help you better manage, protect, archive and monetise your organisation's valuable data – no matter the size of your company or the type of industry.


SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.


Tegile's mission is to accelerate the transformation of enterprise IT by changing the performance and economics of enterprise storage. Our flash storage arrays, with patented IntelliFlash™ architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for business applications such as databases, server virtualisation and virtual desktops. Our customers achieve business acceleration and unmatched storage capacity reduction.


With smart storage that sees, learns and adapts, Tintri enables IT to focus on virtualised apps instead of managing storage infrastructure. Tintri application-aware storage provides VM-level visibility, control, insight and agility, moving IT from reactive to strategic. Tintri storage powers global enterprises such as AMD, F5 Networks, GE, NEC, NTT, MillerCoors and Time Warner.


Varonis provides an innovative software platform that allows enterprises to map, analyse, manage and migrate their unstructured, human-generated data. This type of unstructured data includes an enterprise's spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio files, video files, emails, text messages and any other data created by employees.


VCE accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for enterprises and service providers globally. Through its leading Vblock Systems, VCE delivers the industry’s only true converged infrastructure, leveraging Cisco compute and network technology, EMC storage and data protection, and VMware virtualization and virtualization management.


Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualised IT infrastructure and cloud. Zerto Virtual Replication, is the industry’s most comprehensive hypervisor-based data replication solution for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.


"Some very useful information and I found the presenters and participants greatly knowledgeable, also a great venue."

"Good all round day. Was good to understand the challenges facing all businesses are the same as those that we are focussing on and that the solutions that we are looking at are the correct solutions. S3 staff were very welcoming and organised."

"The day was thought provoking - Thank you."

"Well organised event, interesting and focused, thanks."


Travelling to Mercedes-Benz World couldn’t be simpler. There is free on-site parking or alternatively it is less than 1 mile from Weybridge Train Station, on the London Waterloo and Woking line.

Mercedes-Benz World has its own dedicated shuttle bus with a regular service from both the nearby Weybridge and Woking train stations. For bus timetable and route go to