Day 4 – Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO 2018

Al Rasheed documented his days at Commvault GO 2018, having attended as a delegate of a Tech Field Day Exclusive event. The day was filled with keynotes, a visit to the GO Village, and appearance on two different podcasts. Even outside the Tech Field Day presentations, Al Rasheed found a lot of value from the event.


My first Tech Field Day

It’s not uncommon to see Chin-Fah Heoh as a delegate at Storage Field Day. However for the first time, he’ll be around the table for Tech Field Day this week. He’s particularly looking forward to seeing more from Hammerspace, and getting a deeper dive with DriveScale. You can watch the presentations along with Chin-Fah on our live stream.


Tech Field Day Extra VMworld 2018 – Runecast

Matt Allford heard from Runecast at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2018. This provided Matt with more detail about their proactive VMware management solution, and the specific updates with Runecast 2.0, including a new UI, updated virtual appliance, and historical data reports.


Why We’re Not All Flocking to Mist and Meraki Wireless: The Layer 2 Situation

Lee Badman has nothing against cloud-managed wireless solutions like he saw from Mist Systems and Merakiat Mobility Field Day last month. But he thinks there are some barriers to wider adoption, something he calls the “Layer 2 Situation” in this post. Controller-based wireless may have over stayed it’s welcome, but it does make deployment and changes to large numbers of APs somewhat easier at this point.


Storage Field Day 17 – Wrap-up and Link-o-rama

It’s always great to have Dan Frith as a delegate for Storage Field Day. In this post, Dan puts together a list of all of his and other delegate coverage from the event. It’s an impressive amount of quality coverage. As more rolls in, be sure to check back at the Storage Field Day event page for a comprehensive list.


Tech Field Day 17 Preview

For all of our Czech readers, Karel Novak posted a preview of Tech Field Day, happening this week out in Silicon Valley. Make sure to follow along on Twitter with #TFD17, and watch all presentation on our live stream.


Thoughts from Commvault Go

Aaron Strong didn’t physically attend Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO 2018, but followed the show on Twitter and on out live stream. Overall, Aaron found the overall vibe from the show very positive, showing Commvault innovating with as-a-Service offers and virtual appliances.


Tech Field Day Extra VMworld 2018 – Jetstream Software

Matt Allford attended some of our Tech Field Day presentation from VMworld US 2018, including a launch presentation from JetStream Software. The company uses VMware IO filter APIs to get workload on the platform without using snapshots. The company offers JetStream Accelerate, JetStream Migrate and JetStream Data protection. Matt was really intrigued by the Migrate solution, and hopes to get a deeper dive from the company soon.


Tech Field Day 17

We’re thrilled to have Chan Ekanayake returning as a delegate this year. He’ll be coming to Tech Field Day this week, after previously attending Storage Field Day in March. He’ll be getting a wide range of presentations from across the enterprise, and he highlights the company’s on the docket in this post. Make sure to follow along on the live stream to see all the presentations along with Chan.


StarWind Continues To Do It Their Way

Dan Frith heard a presentation from StarWind at Storage Field Day last month. He likes the company because they look to innovate to solve everyday storage problems in the enterprise. In this presentation, they focused on NVMe over Fabrics, looking at their developments of NVMe SPDK for Windows Server, and a NVMe initiator for CentOS.


The Commvault 5Ps of change

After attending Tech Field Day Exclusive presentations at Commvault GO 2018, Chin-Fah Heoh thinks its obvious that big things are happening with Commvault. In this post, he looks at how the company is making fundamental changes to five areas: People, Process, Pricing, Products and Perception.


Day 3 – Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO 2018

Al Rasheed continues his posts looking at his days as a Tech Field Day Exclusive delegate at Commvault GO 2018. Day three was full of keynotes, including one from Bill Nye “The Science Guy”. Overall, the messaging reiterated Commvault’s focus on being a modern data managemebnt company, a thoughtful evolution from their backup and recovery legacy.


Intel’s Form Factor Is A Factor

Dan Frith got to see Intel’s Optane team present at Storage Field Day last month. At their presentation, the company explained why they are iterating on storage form factors, including their recently released “ruler” drives. These are designed to solve density and temperature issues, allowjng for more storage in a given rack size.


Not Your Father’s Commvault

It was great to have Enrico Signoretti around the delegate table for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO 2018 last week. In this post, he looks at the major changes with Commvault announced this year. This includes a more approachable licensing model, as-a-Service offerings, and the new Commvault Activate analytics solution. Overall, Enrico sees the company making major strides to stay relevant in the modern data management market.


Summary of the Announcements From CommvaultGO 2018

Beard achiever Dave Henry made his return to the delegate table for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO 2018 last week. He looks at some the major announcements the delegates got a sneak peak at during the event, including Commvault Backup and Recovery as a Service, Commvault Activate, and their new partnerships.


Boots & Technology

David Chapa wrote up a review of his experience at Commvault GO 2018. This was his first time at the event, which he also got to experience through the Tech Field Day Exclusive presentation as well. He runs through the major announcements in the post, with his big takeaway being that Commvault is definitely focusing on customer outcomes, rather than just a pure technology solution.


NetApp Speaks Volumes

Rich Stroffolino looks forward to NetApp Insight, looking at how the company has continued their transition from a storage company to a data company. Part of this strategy comes from Cloud Volumes, and the newly announced NetApp Kubernetes Service.


Bill Nye- Change the World

Kori Younger was a delegate at Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO 2018. As an attendee of Commvault’s customer conference, she got to hear from keynote speaker Bill Nye. He reminded the attendees that it’s not just enough to use technology to enable better data management, but instead to change the world for good.


Why Should You Be A Field Day Delegate?

What are the benefits of being a Tech Field Day delegate? Brandon Carroll wrote up a very thoughtful piece on the subject. While the event didn’t “make” his career, it did allow it to go to new heights, thanks to the networking and knowledge gained. Though Brandon is now on the vendor side of the aisle, it’s always great to hear the value that people get from coming to our events.


EP10 – Computational Storage: A Paradigm Shift In The Storage Industry with Scott Shadley and NGD Systems

On the latest episode of the TECHunplugged Podcast, hosts Max Mortillaro and Arjan Timmerman discussed computational storage with Scott Shadley of NGD Systems. This followed NGD Systems’ presentation on the subject at Storage Field Day last month.