Virtualization Field Day 3

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Virtualization Field Day 3 March 5-7, 2014
Who: Virtualization
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.

Alastair Cooke


Trainer, Writer, Consultant, Geek. From New Zealand.

Andrew Mauro


IT Architect with focus on virtualization, cloud and storage

David Davis


David Davis is a well-known author, speaker, and trainer covering datacenter technologies.

Eric Shanks


Independent Blogger for, technical consultant, and Chicago VMUG Leader.

Eric Wright


Eric Wright is a Systems Architect, blogger, VMware vExpert, Cisco Champion, and OpenStack enthusiast working in Toronto, Canada

James Green


James is an independent blogger at, a 2014 vExpert, and works as a virtualization consultant in the Midwest.

Jeff Wilson


Passionate yet disciplined virtualization & storage engineer in the SME market.

Marco Broeken


Dutch Virtualization Admirer and DaaS Lover, Blogger at

Paul Meehan


Irish Freelance Virtualization & Storage Specialist and Blogger at

Rick Schlander


Virtualization Architect & vExpert, Minneapolis & Rochester VMUG Leader, NetAppEMC Storage & Cisco UCS Engineer-Blogger.

Scott D. Lowe


Scott D. Lowe is an independent consultant, blogger, and author focusing on issues that affect the CIO and on the virtualization and storage markets.

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, Mar 5 9:30 - 11:30 CloudPhysics Presents at Virtualization Field Day 3
Wednesday, Mar 5 13:00 - 15:00 Atlantis Computing Presents at Virtualization Field Day 3
Wednesday, Mar 5 16:00 - 18:00 Pure Storage Presents at Virtualization Field Day 3
Thursday, Mar 6 8:00 - 10:00 Coho Data Presents at Virtualization Field Day 3
Thursday, Mar 6 10:30 - 12:30 Spirent Presents at Virtualization Field Day 3
Thursday, Mar 6 13:30 - 15:30 CommVault Presents at Virtualization Field Day 3
Thursday, Mar 6 16:00 - 17:00 Community and the IT Imaginarium with Eric Wright
Thursday, Mar 6 17:00-18:00 The Value of Community with Alastair Cooke
Friday, Mar 7 8:30 - 10:30 VMTurbo Presents at Virtualization Field Day 3
Friday, Mar 7 11:00-12:00 Networking Is Fun Again! VFD3 Community Session

Event Staff

Benjamin Freedman


Claire Chaplais


Stephen Foskett


Tom Hollingsworth


Links with Tag #VFD3

  1. VFD4 Vendor Overviews: VMTurbo
  2. VMworld EU 2014 Report – Atlantis Computing
  3. Introducing the new CommVault Simpana solution sets
  4. Atlantis USX 2.0: more than Software-Defined Storage
  5. Keep tabs on the health of your VMware environment with CloudPhysics analytics
  6. 30 Days hands-on with VMTurbo’s OpsMan
  7. Atlantis Updates ILIO for VMware VSAN
  8. Interview with Paul Meehan
  9. CloudPhysics, vSphere management by Big Data – An interesting name for an interesting company!
  10. VirtAdminInterview with Eric Wright
  11. Storage Analytics with CloudPhysics
  12. NEW CloudPhysics Offering – Storage Analytics
  13. Taking on your storage situation with CloudPhysics – new Storage Analytics release!
  14. Virtualization Field Day 3 – Final considerations
  15. CommVault: not only backup solutions
  16. PURE STORAGE: Are they the last man standing?
  17. Big data analytics with CloudPhysics
  18. Storage Networking excellence in an easy-to-digest .mp3
  19. Pure Storage and its “pure flash” solution
  20. Use CloudPhysics to Determine How Much SSD Cache to Buy
  21. Spirent bring testing methodologies and tools in the virtual datacenter
  22. Pure: All Flash for Everyone
  23. VMTurbo wants to vStimulate your vEconomy
  24. CloudPhysics Datacenter Analytics Done Right
  25. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  26. CloudPhysics Review
  27. My Tech Field Day VFD3 Experience
  28. Atlantis ILIO USX – The RAM speed for your storage
  29. Interview with Eric Shanks
  30. Atlantis USX with VMware VSAN?
  31. VMTurbo Virtualization Tech Field Day 3
  32. Labworks #1: Building a durable, performance-oriented ZFS box for Hyper-V, VMware
  33. Two interesting videos from Virtualization Field Day 3
  34. 100,000 Times Faster!!
  35. Storage Has a Problem
  36. Turning the Power of IT Back on Itself
  37. VMTurbo bring resources broker capability in your infrastructure
  38. CloudPhysics vSphere Design Based on Big Data Analytics
  39. AutoLab 1.5 released, vSphere 5.5 and vSAN
  40. Friday Shorts – Infinio Lab License, @VMPete iSCSI and #VFD3
  41. Coho Data bring a cool solution in the storage arena
  42. Silicon Valley: The gift that keeps on giving (VFD3)
  43. Pure Storage has 99 problems but a disk ain’t one
  44. Virtualization Field Day 3 Twitter Statistics
  45. Modeling your IO Blender with Cloud Physics
  46. Atlantis Computing’s 1 Million IOPS
  47. Software Defined Storage Is Officially “A Thing” And Worth Considering For Your Data Center
  48. CloudPhysics…..Is this about Physics or IT?
  49. Validate your Cloud with Spirent
  50. VMTurbo as a Market Economy
  51. The best physics is CloudPhysics!
  52. VMTurbo – turbo charging your IT operations
  53. Field Day delegates descend on Coho Data
  54. Initial Musing about Coho Data Scale Out Networking
  55. Mea Culpa, Ma Paenitet CommVault Simpana
  56. CommVault – The simple goodness of Simpana
  57. Tap your Hypervisor with Spirent
  58. Atlantis Computing: A New Approach
  59. Designing the Next Generation vSphere Storage Systems
  60. Spirent – the art of the test
  61. Don’t Let Raw Storage Metrics Solely Drive Your Buying Decision
  62. Kicking it with Coho
  63. Tech Field Day VFD3 – Coho Data – Coho-ly Moly this is a cool product!
  64. Dear Syslog, regarding NAT & #VFD3 Day 0
  65. The ABCs of #VFD3
  66. #VFD3 Day One In the Books, What to Know
  67. Should You Consider Pure Storage as your Next Array?
  68. Tech Field Day VFD3 – Pure Storage and the all-flash revolution
  69. Tech Field Day VFD3 – Atlantis Computing ILIO USX – Bring the USX-y back
  70. Big Data is Coming After Your Data Center And That’s a Good Thing
  71. VFD3 Live Stream
  72. Virtualization Field Day 3 – Live Stream
  73. Virtualization Field Day 3 Live Stream
  74. Virtualization Field Day – Day 0
  75. Ready for the Virtualization Field Day 3
  76. Getting ready of VFD3
  77. Virtualization Field Day 3 is approaching!
  78. #VFD 3 or bust!
  79. What to expect during Virtualization Field Day 3
  80. Virtualization Field Day 3
  81. Atlantis ILIO USX, In-Memory Performance for Servers
  82. Atlantis ILIO USX – Unified Software-defined Storage
  83. Virtualization Field Day 3 Fast Approaching
  84. Join the Tech Field Day family
  85. Guess who’s going to be at Virtualization Field Day 3?
  86. Virtualization Field Day 3
  87. Virtualization Field Day #3

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 Virtualization Field Day in Silicon Valley