Virtualization Field Day

Virtualization Field Day (VFD) focuses on server and desktop virtualization and management technologies. VFD brings together the best independent thought leaders in virtualization to discuss pressing issues and technology advancements with key companies in the space.

We have produced Virtualization Field Day events since 2010, and virtualization has been a key topic for the original Tech Field Day series since the beginning.

We also produce in-person and online Roundtable events to present key virtualization technologies to a broader audience. This includes our participation in VMworld starting in 2010 and continuing through 2012.

If you would like to get involved with Virtualization Field Day, either as a delegate or presenting sponsor, please contact us! We have pages for sponsors and delegates, including forms to use to get in touch.

Topics Covered

Virtualization Field Day covers many diverse topics of interest to our delegates and their audience. In the past, companies have discussed the following areas:

  • Server hypervisors and management products
  • Storage, data protection and replication solutions
  • Alternative hypervisors, including desktop, personal, and mobile

Presenting Sponsors

Virtualization Field Day Events

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld Europe 2016

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: October 10–12, 2016, Barcelona
Presenters: TBD
Delegates: TBD

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2016

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: August 29–31, 2016, Las Vegas
Presenters: Primary Data, TBD
Delegates: TBD

Tech Field Day 10

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Date: February 3–5, 2016, Austin
Presenters: Platform9, SolarWinds, TBD
Delegates: Arjan Timmerman, Chris Evans, Enrico Signoretti, Joep Piscaer, Justin Warren, Karen Lopez, Nigel Poulton, Ray Lucchesi, TBD, Theresa Miller

Virtualization Field Day 6

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Date: November 18–20, 2015, Silicon Valley
Presenters: AppFormix, Cirba, FalconStor, Spirent, ZeroStack
Delegates: Chris Evans, Craig Kilborn, Gabrie van Zanten, Jon Hildebrand, Julian Wood, Keith Townsend, Sonia Cuff, Teren Bryson, Tim Carr, W. Curtis Preston

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: August 31–3, 2015, San Francisco
Presenters: Cirba, ClearSky Data, DataGravity, Datto, Luminus Networks, Platform9, Primary Data, Reduxio, SanDisk, Velostrata, Violin Memory
Delegates: Alastair Cooke, Amit Panchal, Amy Manley, Andrew Mauro, Chris Evans, Christopher Kusek, David Davis, Enrico Signoretti, Eric Shanks, Howard Marks, James Green, Joep Piscaer, Keith Townsend, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May, Matthew Leib, Phoummala Schmitt, Rick Schlander, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver, Theresa Miller

Virtualization Field Day 5

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Date: June 24–26, 2015, Boston
Presenters: DataGravity, Infinio, NexGen, OneCloud Software, PernixData, Ravello Systems, Rubrik, Scale Computing, VMTurbo
Delegates: Alastair Cooke, Amy Manley, Bob Plankers, Chris Marget, Eric Shanks, Ethan Banks, Justin Paul, Luc Dekens, Mike Preston, Sean Massey, Vladan Seget

Virtualization Field Day 4

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Date: January 14–16, 2015, Austin
Presenters: CommVault, Dell, Platform9, Scale Computing, SimpliVity, SolarWinds, StorMagic, VMTurbo
Delegates: Amit Panchal, Amy Manley, Christopher Kusek, Emad Younis, James Green, Jeff Wilson, Julian Wood, Justin Warren, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Matt Simmons, Mike Preston

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld Europe 2014

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: October 14–16, 2014, Barcelona
Presenters: Diablo, VMTurbo, Veeam, X-IO
Delegates: Andrew Mauro, Arjan Timmerman, Ed Grigson, Erik Ableson, Hans De Leenheer, Joep Piscaer, José Luis Gómez, Marco Broeken, Martin Glassborow, Nigel Poulton, Vladan Seget

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2014

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: August 25–28, 2014, San Francisco
Presenters: Asigra, DataGravity, EMC, Infinio, Nuage Networks, Riverbed, SanDisk, SolarWinds, TBD, Zerto
Delegates: Alastair Cooke, Chris Wahl, Enrico Signoretti, Eric Shanks, Eric Wright, Ethan Banks, Hans De Leenheer, Howard Marks, James Green, Joep Piscaer, Michael Stump, Robbert Erents, Roger Lund, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver

Virtualization Field Day 3

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Date: March 5–7, 2014, Silicon Valley
Presenters: Atlantis Computing, CloudPhysics, Coho Data, CommVault, Pure Storage, Spirent, VMTurbo
Delegates: Alastair Cooke, Andrew Mauro, David Davis, Eric Shanks, Eric Wright, James Green, Jeff Wilson, Marco Broeken, Paul Meehan, Rick Schlander, Scott D. Lowe

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2013

TFD Extra VMworld-300

Date: August 26–29, 2013, San Francisco
Presenters: Asigra, CommVault, Infinio, SimpliVity
Delegates: Adam Eckerle, Alastair Cooke, Arjan Timmerman, Chris Wahl, Colin McNamara, David Davis, Ed Horley, Edward Haletky, Enrico Signoretti, Greg Stuart, Hans De Leenheer, Howard Marks, Joep Piscaer, Justin Paul, Lauren Malhoit, Luca Dell'Oca, Rick Schlander, Rob Markovic, Robert Novak, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe, Shane Williford, Tim Smith

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2012

Scale VMworld 2012 Roundtable

Date: August 27–30, 2012, San Francisco
Presenters: Nutanix, Scale Computing, Veeam
Delegates: Arjan Timmerman, Bill Hill, Brandon Riley, Chris Wahl, Colin McNamara, David Davis, Fabio Rapposelli, Gabrie van Zanten, Greg Knieriemen, Greg Stuart, Howard Marks, Justin Paul, Luca Dell'Oca, Maish Saidel-Keesing, Marco Broeken, Robin Harris, Roger Lund, Ryan Adzima, Shane Williford

Virtualization Field Day 2


Date: February 23–24, 2012, Silicon Valley
Presenters: Pivot3, Pure Storage, Symantec,, Xangati, Zerto
Delegates: Bill Hill, Brandon Riley, Chris Wahl, David Owen, Dwayne Lessner, Edward Haletky, Mike Laverick, Rick Schlander, Robert Novak, Rod Haywood, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe, Todd Scalzott

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2010

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Date: August 30–2, 2010, San Francisco
Presenters: Symantec, Veeam, Xsigo, Zetta
Delegates: Allan Ruiz, Craig Stewart, Greg Stuart, Howard Marks, Jason Boche, Luigi Danakos, Scott D. Lowe, Scott Jones