Meet Field Day Delegate – Jim Czuprynski

As we get back to in-person events, it’s always exciting to welcome a first-time delegate to the crazy world of Field Day! For Cloud Field Day in February, we are excited to announce first-time delegate Jim Czuprynski! Jim is a self-described technology advocate with many years of experience in IT – let’s learn a little more about Jim!

A New Year of Networking at Networking Field Day 27!

Tune in and follow along for the very first hybrid Networking Field Day in San Jose, California! We have presentations from ZPE Systems, Network to Code, Forward Networks, IP Fabric, Itential, ZeroTier, Juniper Networks and Pica8, check them out!

Meet Field Day Delegate – Brian Knudtson

We’d like to welcome our newest delegate to the Tech Field Day community: Brian Knudtson! Brian brings a mix of experience to the IT industry ranging from system administration to marketing and sales. He will be attending Cloud Field Day 13 as a delegate and took a few minutes to tell us a little about himself.

Intel’s Support for FIDO Device Onboarding – Eigenmagic

How do you get a brand new device out of its box and securely configured on your network without having to do more than plug it in and turn it on? Now how do you do this for thousands or millions of IoT devices? Intel reckons the solution, or at least part of it, is something called FIDO Device Onboard, and Justin Warren, a Field Day delegate, is inclined to agree with them. Check out Justin’s thoughts on Intel’s presentation at this past Security Field Day!

Wide-Scale Automation in Hybrid Cloud With Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

A tool that automates all aspects of IT in a business from configuration to deployment is a dream come true for companies in the hybrid cloud space. A platform that comes close in parts is the very familiar Ansible Automation Platform. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha discusses Red Hat’s newly enhanced capabilities in their Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform that was demonstrated at this past Cloud Field Day. Check out Sulagna’s thoughts here!

Fortinet and Monitoring

Brian Gleason, a Field Day delegate, illustrates how to configure the FortiGate and FortiSwitch to allow for SNMP monitoring that was demonstrated by Fortinet at Networking Field Day in 2019. This article uses images for PathSolutions TotalView, but it seems it works for other SNMP-based monitoring platforms as well. Check out Brian’s thoughts here as he focuses on SNMP!

Underlays and Overlays – A Networking Field Day Service Provider Retrospective

Nick Buraglio, Vince Schuele, Kevin Myers, and Chris Cummings discuss the latest technology on service providers that was highlighted at the very first Networking Field Day: Service Provider this past December. Check out the latest podcast from a few of our Field Day delegates and their thoughts!

Juniper Networks’ Mist Cloud Platform Just Got Better With Added Support for EVPN-WXLAN

End-users’ experience takes a toll when issues become frequent in a network. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha explains the new Juniper Networks’ Mist Cloud Platform that was deployed for their Mist AI and Cloud at Networking Field Day last September. This platform promises coveted operational simplicity to ENPN-VXLAN fabric management. Check out Sulagna’s thoughts here!

How to Connect Everything From Everywhere With ZeroTier

Looking for a fully functional solution that allows you to access everything from everywhere, securely and efficiently, whether on the open internet or behind NAT after NAT? Writing on his personal blog, Stephen Foskett discusses the solution from ZeroTier and how he has realized that it can do everything he has ever wanted and more! He mentions how rarely enthusiastic he is about any service, but ZeroTier does exactly what he needs. Check out Stephen’s thoughts here!

Achieving All-Round Data Protection at Minimal Cost With Veeam Software

Much of the modern-day data and workloads today live on the cloud or in on-prem data centers or in both. That makes data protection a standard ask of all organizations. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha discusses Veeam Software’s presentation from this past Cloud Field Day. She explains the cloud solutions that make the complex job of managing and preserving data in cloud and hybrid environments easy, reliable, and cost-effective. Check out Sulagna’s thought here!

Managing Cloud Costs With Yotascale Multi-Cloud Cost Visibility

If you are on multi-cloud and you are seeing your cloud cost going up incrementally, it’s a good idea to pause for a moment and reassess the expenses. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha discusses the tool that Yotascale Multi-Cloud Cost Visibility demonstrated at this past Cloud Field Day. It can quickly find all the information, track the expenses as they relate to usage and identify areas where savings can be made by cutting down resource usage. Check out Sulagna’s thoughts here!

The Promise and Limitations of Cloud Mobility

At this past Cloud Field Day, MemVerge CEO and co-founder, Dr. Charles Fan, introduced the company’s AppCapsule, which can manage cache-coherency and address perceived “Big Memory Cloud Fault Tolerance” issues. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha gives her thoughts on Big Memory Cloud and the built in SpotOn, which identifies Spot terminations, and mitigates ramifications with insight to how this can affect migrations. Check out Sulagna’s thought’s here!

Dissecting DNS Security and NetSecOps With EfficientIP

In today’s world, DNS is as ubiquitous as computers. It is used a kazillion times a day and yet DNS security is still a big issue. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha highlights the Security Field Day panel where Tom Hollingsworth and an expert group of Field Day delegates discuss DNS security and its possible solutions in deep detail with Efficient IP.

State of the Cloud

Check out the latest State of the Cloud interview featuring Gestalt It’s Stephen Foskett and Field Day delegate Matt Leib. They discuss the observations made at Cloud Field Day in November 2021 while talking about containerization and container orchestration as the next-generation platform for enterprise application.

A Recap of Networking Field Day – Service Providers

DriveNets presented at the very first Networking Field Day: Service Provider this past December. We had great discussion on cloud overviews, serivceagility, and marketplace evolution from Dudy Cohen, Run Almog, and Yuval Moshe. Check out their thoughts here!

2021 Year in Review

Ned Bellavance, a Field Day delegate, shares what his 2021 year looked like through a professional and personal point of view. Check out which Tech Field Day events Ned attended, along with other random and sundry events that he was a part of this past year. We always love to see what our delegates are up to!

Versa Networks Tightens Up Security in Hybrid Multi-Cloud With Versa SASE

Security in a hybrid multi-cloud environment comes with its fair share of complexities and pain points. Luckily, writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha discusses that the way to move past those is to have SASE in place. At this past Security Field Day, Versa Networks presented their SASE product that irons out the differences in security policies of multiple platforms while ensuring ironclad security and compliance for the users. Take a look here at Sulagna’s thought!

Multi-Cloud Doesn’t Have to Be an Erector Set Approach

Looking for an approach to Autonomous Multi-Cloud Networking? Writing for Gestalt IT, Sulagna Saha discusses Prosimo ‘s presentation that outlined the underlying challenges of multi-cloud networking and how their approach helps overcome them at November’s Cloud Field Day. Check out Sulagnas’s thoughts here!

Arista Lines Up Merchant Silicon-Based Routing Products for Service Provider Networks

There is a big debate among industry insiders about who comes on top between merchant and custom silicon. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha discusses the presentation from Arista at this past Networking Field Day: Service Provider and how their merchant silicon-based routing products settle the debate in favor of merchant silicon. Check out Sulagna’s thoughts on this inexpensive pricing for service network providers!

Secure Zero-Touch Provisioning With Cisco’s New Implementation on IOS XR

Security is critical to any network, especially when it involves Zero-Touch Provisioning. Writing for Gestalt IT, Sulagna Saha discusses why secure device onboarding is a must to maintain a fully secure network. Luckily, Cisco brought an implementation on its IOS XR to the very first Networking Field Day: Service Provider this past December! Check out Sulagna’s thoughts on how this function will bolster security in ZTP workflows!