Tech Field Day http://techfieldday.com The Independent IT Influencer Event Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:41:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 http://static.techfieldday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-TFD-Square-2-512-32x32.png Tech Field Day http://techfieldday.com 32 32 73504859 Cloud Proximate Data Storage http://techfieldday.com/2018/cloud-proximate-data-storage/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:52:32 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21885 Matt Leib talks about what he calls Cloud Proximate Data Storage, where major storage vendors leverage locationally close datacenters to mitigate the cost of moving data. Matt goes on to discuss the solutions presented at Storage Field Day 16 as well as PureAccelerate such as Infinidat's Neutrix, products from PureStorage, and HPE's Cloud Volumes/CloudBank.

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Network Field Day 18 – Some Preparation and Review http://techfieldday.com/2018/network-field-day-18-preparation-review-2/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:55:29 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21877 Greg Ferro does his homework for Networking Field Day 18, giving a brief explanation of his thoughts and the facts about each presenting sponsor. He also goes over what themes he think will be consistent talking points throughout the event, such as Multi-cloud, Kubernetes, and SDN.

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Infinidat’s ~90% (average read hit) solution http://techfieldday.com/2018/infinidats-90-average-read-hit-solution/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:46:11 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21898 Ray Lucchesi reviews Infinidat's presentation from Storage Field Day 16, impressed by their incredible 90% read hit solution. Ray says that the real challenge Infinidat faces is figuring out how to perform as well as an all flash array with hybrid flash disk storage, and it seems like they've accomplished that goal.

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Independence, Impartiality, and Perspective http://techfieldday.com/2018/independence-impartiality-perspective/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:37:10 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21881 Tom Hollingsworth gives his take on what it truly means to be independent in the IT world, but instead advocates for impartiality. He argues no one in the IT market can truly be independent, so we should instead all strive to find impartiality in order to be good judges of the world around us.

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Nasuni Hosts Storage Field Day 16 at Our Boston HQ http://techfieldday.com/2018/nasuni-hosts-storage-field-day-16-boston-hq/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:35:23 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21883 Nasuni recalls their experience presenting at Storage Field Day 16, covering everything from the details of the presentation itself, to the delegates love of Nasuni's velociraptor.

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An Introduction to SNIA http://techfieldday.com/2018/introduction-snia/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:34:20 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21894 Keiran Shelden introduces SNIA after their Storage Field Day 16 presentation, explaining what exactly they do. Keiran was impressed by SNIA's work to promote and educate about storage and recommends their educational resources.

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Network Field Day 18 – Some Preparation and Review http://techfieldday.com/2018/network-field-day-18-preparation-review/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:27:20 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21879 Greg Ferro prepares for Networking Field Day 18 by talking about each presenting sponsor as well as some of the major themes he expects to be discussed at the event.

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Musing: The Short Life of Influencers — EtherealMind http://techfieldday.com/2018/musing-short-life-influencers-etherealmind/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:40:14 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21870 Greg Ferro gives some important to advice to any established or aspiring influencer in the IT world. He encourages everyone to take a stab at blogging and to stick with it because, eventually, someone will notice your hard work and make your effort worth it.

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Aviatrix – When SD-WAN Becomes SD-Cloud – The Routing Table http://techfieldday.com/2018/aviatrix-when-sd-wan-becomes-sd-cloud-routing-table/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:40:03 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21868 Kevin Blackburn discusses the transition from SD-WAN to SD-Cloud made and presented by Aviatrix Systems at Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2018. No longer requiring the hardware necessitated by SD-WAN, Aviatrix has created what they call virtual gateways that make the move to the cloud easy. With a simple dashboard, Kevin claims Aviatrix's SD-Cloud is just as intuitive to use as SD-WAN.

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Pure Storage AIRI – CI for AI http://techfieldday.com/2018/pure-storage-airi-ci-ai/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:05:16 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=21855 Pure Storage's AIRI platform provides a converged infrastructure approach for ML and AI workloads, combining FlashBlade and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers. After looking at the Storage Field Day Exclusive videos from Pure Accelerate in 2017, Chris Evans sees this as an important step for FlashBlade, what he hopes is a first in a series of reference architecture solutions for specific applications.

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