Networking Field Day 7

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Networking Field Day 7 February 19-21, 2014
Who: Networking
What: Field Day
When: Past
Where: Silicon Valley

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Presenting Sponsors

Presenting sponsors are selected by the Field Day organizing committee. For information on becoming a Field Day presenter, please see our page about presenting at Tech Field Day.

Delegate Panel

Delegates are selected by the Field Day Delegate community. For more information on our selection process, please see our page about becoming a Field Day Delegate.

Bob McCouch


Bob McCouch, CCIE #38296, is a networking consultant in Pennsylvania, USA, with over 10 years of industry experience.

Brandon Carroll


CCIE Instructor, Blogger, and Technology Enthusiast

Chris Marget


Chris is an independent network consultant, recovering UNIX sysadmin and protocol aficionado

Edward Henry


Ed Henry is a networking blogger that works for a higher education network in New England.

Ethan Banks


Network architect, CCIE, podcaster & blogger.

Greg Ferro


Greg is a freelance Network Architect and Engineer, host of Packet Pushers Podcast and semi-professional writer.

John Herbert


John has worked in the networking industry for 14 years, and obtained his CCIE Routing & Switching in early 2001.

Josh O’Brien


Josh has worked in the industry for 14 years and is now serving as CTO in the Telemedicine sector.

Matt Oswalt


Matt Oswalt is a datacenter network engineer, blogger, and podcast host

Nick Buraglio


Nick is a blogger and is currently employed by a major research network provider.

Paul Stewart


Paul Stewart is a Network and Security Engineer, Trainer and Blogger who enjoys understanding how things really work.

Teren Bryson


Lifelong Network, VMware, Enterprise and Unix Geek; Whiskey Taster; Brain Hacker; Student of Everything. Cancer Survivor. Freelance Writer. Automata Theory.

Presentation Calendar

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

Wednesday, Feb 19 9:30 - 11:30 Tail-f Systems Presents at Networking Field Day 7
Wednesday, Feb 19 13:00 - 15:00 LiveAction Presents at Networking Field Day 7
Wednesday, Feb 19 15:30 - 17:30 Plexxi Presents at Networking Field Day 7
Thursday, Feb 20 8:00 - 10:00 Brocade Presents at Networking Field Day 7
Thursday, Feb 20 10:30 - 12:30 Dell Networking Presents at Networking Field Day 7
Thursday, Feb 20 13:30 - 15:30 Extreme Networks Presents at Networking Field Day 7
Thursday, Feb 20 16:00 - 18:00 Avaya Presents at Networking Field Day 7
Friday, Feb 21 8:00 - 10:00 Juniper Networks Presents at Networking Field Day 7
Friday, Feb 21 10:30 - 12:30 Pluribus Networks Presents at Networking Field Day 7

Event Staff

Benjamin Freedman


Jennifer Huber


Stephen Foskett


Links with Tag NFD7

  1. Musing: Cisco Buys Tail-F and Disrupts Competitor Product Development
  2. SDN Use Case: Content Filtering
  3. Pluribus Server Switch – WLTM Engineer With Ideas!
  4. Tail-F Systems….Another one Bites the Dust?
  5. Thoughts on Cisco Acquiring Tail-F Systems
  6. Cisco to Acquire Tail-f Systems: What does it mean?
  7. Show 191 – Netvisor – the Pluribus Network Hypervisor – Sponsored
  8. Abstraction vs Automation
  9. Why the Networking Industry Needs a Mini-NETCONF, and Needs it NOW
  10. Avaya Takes an Elegant Approach with SPB
  11. Configuration Management the Tail-f NCS Way
  12. No One Cares About Our SDN
  13. Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) – You Won’t Believe Who Has It
  14. SDN Is The Mother(******) of Invention
  15. Blending the Network; Pluribus ServerSwitch
  16. Free Training from Brocade
  17. From Micro to Macro Management with Plexxi DSE
  18. Brocade Vyatta & Forwarding Performance on X86 Server
  19. Packet Pushers Podcast and Network Field Day 7
  20. OpenDaylight at Networking Field Day 7
  21. Discussing NFD7 with the Packet Pushers
  22. Dell Aims for the Clouds with Z9500 Spine
  23. Show 184 – The Future of Networking Part 2 as Inspired by #NFD7
  24. The Advantage Tail-f Has Developing NCS
  25. Network Engineers: Don’t Be The Dinosaur
  26. Dell Fabric Manager & The Future for CCIEs
  27. One CLI to rule them all? It’s more than that.
  28. The Future of Networking Part 1 As Inspired By #NFD7
  29. Are Younger Engineers Dumb? Part 2
  30. Using the Brocade vRouter VPN Capabilities
  31. Plexxi Makes Progress With DSE (SDN)
  32. Choice or the Illusion of Choice
  33. Network Configuration: The Case for Normalization
  34. Looking Back At Network Field Day 7
  35. Networking Field Day 7 – In Review
  36. Server Brawn + Switch Brains = Infrastructure Fabric
  37. Tail-F NCS can change the way existing and future networks are managed
  38. On Buggy Whips and Restlessness
  39. sFlow: Dell, Cumulus, Open Source, Open Standards, and Unified Management
  40. sFlow: Real Time SDN and NFV Analytics for DDoS Mitigation
  41. Just What Is LiveAction?
  42. NFD7 is Over; It’s Redux Time!
  43. 7 Things I Learned at Networking Field Day 7
  44. NFD7 Day 3 (Friday) – and My Birthday!
  45. The Future Is Now: Time to Disrupt the Networking Industry
  46. Speaking, Meeting and Consulting in Q1 2014

More Information

If you would like to sponsor or attend these events as a delegate, please contact Stephen Foskett, Gestalt IT Community Organizer, at [email protected] or call +1(508)451-9532.

This is a Past Networking Field Day in Silicon Valley