Tech Field Day https://techfieldday.com The Independent IT Influencer Event Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:43:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://techfieldday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-TFD-Square-2-512-1-32x32.png Tech Field Day https://techfieldday.com 32 32 73504859 Data Point: Why Automation Won’t Replace Humans https://techfieldday.com/2018/data-point-automation-wont-replace-humans/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:15:35 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23678 Ivan Pepelnjak thinks network engineers don't need to worry about automation replacing them in the near future, given that a forward looking company like Tesla has failed with their complete automation efforts. Instead, he points that network engineers should train themselves to do higher value jobs for organizations, which seems to be a good hedge against automation. He points out some recent Networking Field Day videos on the topic as well.

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Aruba Takes The Lead With WPA3 https://techfieldday.com/2018/aruba-takes-lead-wpa3/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:48:42 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23664 WPA2 is more than a little long in the tooth, having been around for about as long as 802.11g. Jim Palmer outlines what Aruba presented on the new WPA3 security standard, and their efforts to push Opportunistic Wireless Encryption into the specification as well. It led to a lively discussion at Mobility Field Day last week.

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Storage is not just a bunch of disks, said SoftNAS https://techfieldday.com/2018/storage-bunch-disks-softnas/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:38:33 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23660 Raff Poltronieri wrote up a look at what SoftNAS presented at Cloud Field Day last month. He breaks down the company's take that storage is "not just a bunch of disks", and how SoftNAS Cloud provides a data control and management platform to manage large amounts of data in the cloud.

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Storage Field Day 17 – Day 0 https://techfieldday.com/2018/storage-field-day-17-day-0/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:25:31 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23658 Dan Frith is coming back out to Silicon Valley for another Storage Field Day experience. This is Dan's eighth Storage Field Day, and we always appreciate him crossing an ocean to attend. Make sure to follow along with the presentation on our live stream, and engage with Dan and the other delegates using #SFD17.

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Mobility Field Day 3 – A Delegate https://techfieldday.com/2018/mobility-field-day-3-delegate/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:06:28 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23656 It's always great to hear about people's first Field Day event experience. In this post, Jim Palmer talks about some of the behind the scenes of being a delegate at Mobility Field Day. It was a packed event and Jim was impressed by his fellow delegates around the table.

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Forti What? https://techfieldday.com/2018/forti/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:01:26 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23650 One thing immediately struck Scott Lester from Fortinet's Mobility Field Day presentation. The company has a swiss army like product portfolio that provides everything you need for a modern enterprise network, with the added benefits of no complex licensing tied to it. This particular presentation focused on their FortiGate as a wireless controller.

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Power to the Max https://techfieldday.com/2018/power-max/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:56:01 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23643 Arjan Timmerman reviews what he saw from Dell EMC at Storage Field Day this summer. They focused on their highly available tier zero PowerMax storage array. Arjan outlines that even though this product comes from a long lineage, it's able to offer cutting edge performance.

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NetApp Acquires StackPointCloud https://techfieldday.com/2018/netapp-acquires-stackpointcloud/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:45:30 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23645 Rich Stroffolino outlines how NetApp's recent acquisition of StackPointCloud compliments what they presented at Cloud Field Day earlier this year. Their Cloud Volumes service now naturally rolls into a larger managed Kubernetes play.

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ARM Servers and End Times | Gestalt IT Rundown: September 19, 2018 https://techfieldday.com/2018/arm-servers-times-gestalt-rundown-september-19-2018/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:30:45 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23652 Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss the news coming out of Mobility Field Day last week on the latest Gestalt IT Rundown. This includes a look at what Arista Networks is doing with the assets from Mojo Networks, as well as NETSCOUT's business divestment of their monitoring tools portfolio.

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LinkRunner G2 v2.0 Update https://techfieldday.com/2018/linkrunner-g2-v20-update/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:08:02 +0000 https://techfieldday.com/?p=23634 Jonathan Davis digs into some of the updates in the latest firmware for the LinkRunner G2, which he saw at Mobiltiy Field Day last week. Highlights include 802.3bt and injector support, improved VLAN information, and packet capture. One feature that wasn't new but new to Jonathan, the LinkRunner G2 can charge from PoE!

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