Tech Field Day http://techfieldday.com The Independent IT Influencer Event Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 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 Avere Systems’ Latest Edge Filer Handles the Most Demanding Hybrid Cloud Workloads http://techfieldday.com/2017/avere-systems-latest-edge-filer-handles-demanding-hybrid-cloud-workloads/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:04:52 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19676 James Green was first introduced to Avere Systems at Storage Field Day last year. In this piece, he looks at the company's FXT 5850 edge filer. The FXT-series allows organizations to separate performance from capacity for hybrid and on-site workloads.

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VMAX All Flash: Enterprise reliability and SRDF at http://techfieldday.com/2017/vmax-all-flash-enterprise-reliability-srdf-1ms-latency/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:56:08 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19678 Jon Klaus gives an overview of Dell EMC's all flash VMAX storage array, which he saw at Storage Field Day earlier this year. This brings sub 1ms latency and high IOPS to the already reliable line.

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NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 1, Nuts and Bolts http://techfieldday.com/2017/netscout-linkrunner-g2-part-1-nuts-bolts/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:00:55 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19659 Mitch Dickey is no stranger to NETSCOUT, having seen them at Mobility Field Day earlier this year. In this post, he digs into their latest network analysis tool, the LinkRunner G2. A stablemate to the AirCheck G2, the Linkrunner features a full Android OS to provide a variety of hardware and software analysis tools for modern networks.

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How to quickly deploy Riverbed’s Xirrus wireless solution http://techfieldday.com/2017/quickly-deploy-riverbeds-xirrus-wireless-solution/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:55:11 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19657 Brandon Carroll reviews how to get up and running quickly with Riverbed's Xirrus solution. This is a cloud-based wireless system, which impressed Brandon with its overall ease of use. He walks through creating a network, as well as adding and configuring access points.

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Cloud Field Day2: Hacking the Cloud with HPE Nimble Cloud Volumes http://techfieldday.com/2017/cloud-field-day2-hacking-cloud-hpe-nimble-cloud-volumes/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:29:38 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19655 Lino Telera got a look at what HPE is doing post-acquisition with Nimble Storage at Cloud Field Day earlier this year. From this, Lino looks at HPE Nimble Cloud Volumes, which provides the ability to "share" storage resources across cloud providers. He saw this as an important piece for any organization looking to embrace a hybrid cloud deployment.

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Network Visibility with Barefoot Deep Insight http://techfieldday.com/2017/network-visibility-barefoot-deep-insight/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:23:28 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19652 The speed of multi-gigabit networks has largely outpaced the legacy monitoring tools traditionally used by network engineers. Tom Hollingsworth outlines how Barefoot Networks uses their programmable Tofino chipset and the P4 language to provide modern monitoring using their Barefoot Deep Insight solution.

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Unmasking Bad Actors with Gigamon http://techfieldday.com/2017/unmasking-bad-actors-gigamon/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:10:06 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19650 After seeing their presentation from Networking Field Day earlier this year, Tom Hollingsworth reviews Gigamon's solutions for giving visibility back to your network. They do this via SSL Decryption, which can detect anomalies from a variety of sources. Tom also addresses potential privacy concerns of this approach in the piece.

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Keep Load Balanced With KEMP Technologies http://techfieldday.com/2017/keep-load-balanced-kemp-technologies/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:52:39 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19638 Pete Welcher wasn't familiar with KEMP Technologies prior to their presentation at Networking Field Day earlier this year. But after hearing their presentation, he found them to have some interesting ideas with an impressive portfolio of server load balancer solutions. He summerizes some of the notable features, and how using their SLB might provide a more consistent experience with hybrid deployments.

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Cloudian Announces HyperFile, Makes Object Better http://techfieldday.com/2017/cloudian-announces-hyperfile-makes-object-better/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:44:02 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19634 If you're interested in 840TB of object storage in 4RU with strict S3 compliance, than Cloudian's new HyperStore 4000 appliance might be for you. Dan Frith got a look at it at Storage Field Day last month. He found the addition of "converged access" makes it interesting for anyone that needs support for file and object storage in the data center.

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Four Platforms When One Will Do? http://techfieldday.com/2017/four-platforms-when-one-will/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:34:55 +0000 http://techfieldday.com/?p=19632 After getting a review of their mid-range storage offerings at Storage Field Day last month, Chris Evans tries to makes sense of Dell EMC's portfolio. This includes the SC-series, Unity, VNX and EqualLogic. The last two will be phased out as the result of the Dell EMC merger. Chris breaks down the rationale behind keeping two distinct mid-range lines, highlighting major differentiation like file protocols and deduplication support.

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