Networking Field Day 8

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Networking Field Day 8 September 10-12, 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.

Amy Arnold


Amy Arnold is an engineer and blogger with a love for all things networking.

Bob McCouch


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

Chris Marget


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

David Gee


Network consultant, enthusiast, netdevops promoter and blogger.

Ethan Banks


Network architect, CCIE, podcaster & blogger.

Jason Edelman


Jason Edelman, CCIE 15394, is a Senior Solutions Architect at a VAR focused on emerging networking technologies.

John Herbert


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

Jonathan Davis


JD is a network engineering, audio producing, blog writing, beekeeping, motorcycle riding, coffee drinking, meat eater.

Josh Kittle


Collaboration Engineer with a background in Route Switch / Datacenter / Security

Lindsay Hill


Networking, security and infrastructure consultant. CCIE #36708

Matt Oswalt


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

Ryan Booth


Network Engineer with a passion for routing & switching. Currently working on my CCIE R&S so yeah I dont have a life...

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, Sep 10 09:30-11:30 ThousandEyes Presents at Networking Field Day 8
Wednesday, Sep 10 13:00-15:00 Big Switch Networks Presents at Networking Field Day 8
Wednesday, Sep 10 16:00-18:00 Pluribus Networks Presents at Networking Field Day 8
Thursday, Sep 11 08:00-10:00 Cisco Presents at Networking Field Day 8
Thursday, Sep 11 10:30-12:30 Brocade Presents at Networking Field Day 8
Thursday, Sep 11 13:30-15:30 Spirent Presents at Networking Field Day 8
Thursday, Sep 11 16:00-18:00 Nuage Networks Presents at Networking Field Day 8
Friday, Sep 12 08:00-10:00 A10 Networks Presents at Networking Field Day 8
Friday, Sep 12 10:30-12:30 Gigamon Presents at Networking Field Day 8

Event Staff

Stephen Foskett


Tom Hollingsworth


Links with Tag #NFD8

  1. Whiteboarding Cisco ACI on Software Gone Wild
  2. NFD8 Recap: Nuage Networks – One to Watch
  3. Big Switch Is Getting Bigger. Much Bigger.
  4. BigSwitch Networks Unveils Big Cloud Fabric 2.5
  5. News Analysis: Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 Released
  6. Updated Big Switch Labs
  7. News Analysis: Brocade Vyatta Controller Gets a Developer Wiki
  8. Big Switch Chaos Monkey Network Testing
  9. Using Schprokits to Automate Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric
  10. APIs Alone Aren’t Enough
  11. The A10 Health Monitor You Didn’t Know About
  12. A10 – That Global Health Monitor Warning
  13. A10 Service Failure Recovery
  14. Secrets Behind A10 Health Monitors
  15. Cisco ACI Fabric Forwarding In A Nutshell
  16. VMware Meets The Physical Network — What If?
  17. Getting to know Cisco ACI…
  18. Big Switch and Big Cloud Fabric
  19. Server, meet switch: a brief introduction to Pluribus Networks
  20. Moving Ones & Zeros: Nuage Networks – NFD8
  21. Apple Working Hard to Improve Siri?
  22. IPv6 Adoption in the UK
  23. Runt Post: Big Tap Monitoring and its Wireshark goodness
  24. What The Heck Is SPDY?
  25. The Atomic Weight of Policy
  26. Moving Ones & Zeros: Abstracting the Network
  27. Managing the Network as a Fabric — About Time!
  28. Show 206 – Brocade’s OpenDaylight-Based Vyatta Controller
  29. The Big Picture – Big Cloud Fabric
  30. Knowing Your Audience…and Showing It
  31. Runt Post: Quality troubleshooting, what it looks like
  32. Gigamon & Big Switch: Network Monitoring Fabrics
  33. Deconstructing Big Switch Networks at NFD8
  34. Network Troubleshooting with ThousandEyes
  35. The Chassis Switch is Dead
  36. Testing Solutions from Spirent
  37. All Eyes on voice…
  38. [SDN Protocols] Part 4 – OpFlex and Declarative Networking
  39. Cisco ACI: Allowing the smarts to scale
  40. Big Switch Labs for SDN Learning: A Sneak Peek!
  41. No More Single Panes of Glass
  42. Network Field Day 8
  43. ThousandEyes – NOC for the Internet?
  44. ThousandEyes Network Monitoring Use Cases
  45. public cloud vs private cloud, it’s all about cost
  46. Network Monitoring Videos from NFD8
  47. Network Monitoring – So Many Choices!
  48. Deconstructing Nuage Networks at NFD8
  49. No more duplicate frames with Gigamon Visibility Fabric
  50. Integrating Spirent into an Automated Workflow Test Methodology
  51. Nuage Networks Demo at NFD8
  52. Networking Field Day 8
  53. NFD8 Is Coming!
  54. Moving Ones & Zeros: Networking Field Day 8
  55. A10, aXAPI, and Another Awesome App
  56. Big Switch “Big Cloud Fabric”. Big Deal?
  57. Network Field Day 8 – I’m Going!

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