NFD23: PathSolutions TotalView Provides Multi-Faceted Network Management

As a delegate at Networking Field Day, Pete Welcher was able to see PathSolutions present on their offerings including TotalView. In a recent post, Pete recaps the PathSolutions presentations and writes that TotalView touches several different technical areas, even some past the expected network management like security or telephony. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the PathSolutions presentations on our website and read Pete’s post breaking them down.


NetAlly AirCheck G2 Wall Mount Charging Caddy

Jonathan Davis, one of our twelve delegates who attended Mobility Field Day earlier this year, had the opportunity to see NetAlly present. Jonathan writes that every time he sees NetAlly present, he seems to find more and more value in his NetAlly AirCheck G2! In order to keep it nearby and well charged, Jonathan designed a Charging Caddy for his Aircheck G2! Check out the post on his blog for all the details, including the design to 3D print your own. Jonathan, we’ll be reaching out to you for all our designing needs from now on! We’re looking forward to NetAlly’s next presentation at a Tech Field Day event soon.


Check Out Our Videos From Cloud Field Day

We were delighted to host Red Hat as a presenter at Cloud Field Day earlier this month where they demonstrated the capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift. In a post on the OpenShift website, Red Hat shares recaps of their three presentations including a focus on OpenShift hosted and managed services, managing the open hybrid cloud, and finally Stu Miniman’s journey toward joining Red Hat. We look forward to seeing Red Hat at the next field day event!


Pensando Changing the Game One Card at a Time

Earlier this year at Storage Field Day, Pensando teamed up with NetApp to put on an excellent presentation that caught the attention of many. One of the people watching was Steven Cortez who wrote on his website, MSC Productions, that Pensando and their Capri cards are impressive and offer great potential for HyperScalers. Check out Steve’s post as well as the Pensando presentations on his website!


What vRealize Cloud Management Can Do for VMware Cloud on AWS

It was great to have VMware at Cloud Field Day earlier this month! In a blog post on their website, the VMware team walks through their three part presentation on what VMware Cloud Management can do for VMware Cloud on AWS. Check out their videos that walk through Planning and Migrating Applications, Managing Applications, and the Self-Service Hybrid Cloud. A big thank you to VMware for presenting such great content, we look forward to seeing them again soon!


The Rise, Fall and End of Violin Memory

What happened to Violin Memory? The company was once a pioneer in the flash storage market but failed to adapt to the moving marketplace. Teo CEO changes later, and the company has just been sold to StorCentric. How did Violin go from boom to bust in just a few short years? Tech Field Day delegate Chris Evans takes a look at Violin’d story.


Delivering End-To-End Visibility and Control to Kubernetes Clusters

During Tech Field Day Virtual with Red Hat we were excited to see the company showcase its Advanced Cluster Management, designed to give end-to-end visibility to Kubernetes clusters on-prem or in the cloud. Red Hat has stated that Kubernetes is to cloud what IP was to networking, what are your thoughts?


Hybrid Cloud for Everyone

Is the promise of a Kubernetes-based hybrid cloud world still out of reach for many enterprises and businesses? Cloud Field Day 9 delegate, Founder and CEO, Holden Information Services, LLC; IT Professional; Writer; Analyst, Michael Stump says yes. The times of lift and shift and refactor are over, and VMware has recognized that its clients come from all spectrums of the cloud journey. Its suite of vRealize applications, particularly the vRealize Operations Manager tool, showcased during Cloud Field Day 9, assists in the planning stages of a cloud project at any stage of the cloud journey.


CFD9: VMware’s vRealize Cloud Journey Story

Nothing in enterprise IT is ideal, says Becky Elliot, Cloud Field Day delegate and enterprise IT expert. That includes lifting and shifting applications instead of modernizing them to make the most of cloud-native agility like containers and object storage. VMware presented at Cloud Field Day 9 and its vRealize Suite and its SaaS and Hybrid are designed to help organizations get to the cloud and shift from on-premises vSphere to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC), perhaps at least partially solving the lift and shift problem.


NGINX’s Roadmap to the Future Is Paved With Innovations

Tech Field Day Alumni, Nginx was acquired by F5 in 2019, it has experienced a surge in human and monetary capital. This injection of resources has boosted the company into innovating cutting-edge tech developments, and revolutionizing operations in commercial and open source communities. See what they are doing now.


Aruba AIOps – Beating Your Downtime Into Submission

Is downtime costing you more than you think? Using efficient analysis and pulling the right data from artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) applications is essential to driving modern strategic business decisions. More and more, companies look to AIOps to gain a competitive advantage, improve IT performance, and reduce extremely costly downtimes and disruptions. Aruba AI OPs has an elegant solution to downtime woes. It uses secure, anonymized data to decrease downtime for IT operations.


Storage Field Day and the Direction of Travel

The presenters at Storage Field Day in August had a concrete understanding of what practitioners actually want and need. Or so says Paul Stringfellow, one of our twelve delegates who attended the virtual event. He writes summaries of the great work being done and information presented by Nebulon, Qumulo, Cisco, and Intel, and notes how each sponsor is listening to the needs of IT professionals everywhere. Check out the presentations from each of these companies on the Tech Field Day website!


BrainChip Demonstrates How Its Akida Technology Is Delivering the Next-Generation of AI at the Edge at First-Ever AI Field Day

We’re excited that BrainChip will be joining us as a first-time sponsor at the first ever AI Field Day! BrainChip describes themselves as a “leading provider of ultra-low power high performance AI technology” and will be presenting on their Akida Neuromorphic System-on-Chip (NSoC). For more information on BrainChip and their presentations, be sure to check out their press release and watch their live-streamed presentations during AI Field Day!


Azure NetApp Files and NetApp Virtual Desktop Service

NetApp presented its Microsoft Azure NetApp Files services and its Virtual Desktop Services offering during Cloud Field Day 9. Barry Coombs, Author behind Tech Doodles, Chief Technologist at Computerworld Group, and Tech Field Day Delegate said he was pleasantly surprised by the fresh storage content NetApp is developing.


TECHunplugged Videocast: Cloud Filed Day 9 Part 1

Veteran Field Day delegate Arjan Timmerman virtually attended Cloud Field Day earlier this month and had the chance to see a fantastic lineup of presenters. As we headed into event week, Arjan was looking forward to the presentations and previewed each of the presenting companies on his TECHunplugged videocast! If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out Arjan’s preview on YouTube as well as all the presentations from Cloud Field Day on our website!


StorPool Software Defined, High Performance, Scale Out, Block-Storage

StorPool, the developer of high performance, scale-out block storage software for primary demanding workloads showed delegates its software defined, high performance, block-storage
during Cloud Field Day 9. Cloud Field Day Delegate Barry Coombs, Author behind Tech Doodle and Chief Technologist at Computerworld Group took a brief look at the solution and its high points.


Scality Scale-Out File and Object Storage

Scality revealed its hybrid and multi-cloud storage system, Zenko at Cloud Field day 9, and they gained at least one fan. Barry Coombs of Tech Doodles noted that the Zenko solution stood out because it allows the freedom to use object and file storage solutions both on-premises and in the cloud. The solution also has ‘unified management, single namespace, metadata search, flexible replication between clouds, all whilst still storing data in the native cloud formats’ – a plus in Barry’s books.


Downtime Costs More Than Money

The cost of downtime is not just financial. Can you risk reputational loss as well? While downtime and data loss may cost companies millions of dollars per incident, 50% of them shut down within a year after a breach. However, now there is a less expensive and more agile solution than on-prem data security, Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service. Georgina Ford, Editor at Gestalt IT, looks at Infrascale’s Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service offering and why it might just save you money.


Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine

When installing cabling in a modern building, it is usually as easy as making a hole in some drywall, but what if you are in a historical building where walls cannot be damaged or are made of stone or concrete? Enter Airvine! Airvine presented its wireless non-cabled connectivity solution at Network Field Day 23, and Gestalt IT networking expert Tom Hollingsworth took a look at what it was all about.


Security Field Day 4 – Cisco Security Update – Tetration All the Things

Cisco’s Tetration, a hybrid-cloud workload protection platform that was showcased at Security Field Day 4 caught the attention of Ed Horley. Ed is a Security Field Day 4 delegate, co-chair of the California IPv6 Task Force, author, and blogger. His honest analysis of the system raises some interesting questions about Tetration. We are interested to see further developments from Cisco on its platform.