Really Late Company Christmas Shopping

As he packed for Cisco Live Barcelona, our own Tom Hollingsworth noticed something of a post-Christmas shopping spree among tech companies this year. VMware VeloCloud bought Nyansa, Arista is buying Big Switch Networks, and Tom thinks more is on the way. What’s behind this Q1 shopping spree? Tom isn’t sure!

20/10 Vision: Aruba’s 20th Presentation at Tech Field Day’s 10th Anniversary

We were thrilled to have Aruba Networks return for our tenth anniversary Tech Field Day event, which marked their twentieth overall presentation with the event series. Having presented at the event since 2012, in this post, Aruba details their presentation highlights from years past.

Meet the #TFD20 Delegates: Jon Klaus

Aruba Networks did interviews with the delegates for Tech Field Day. In this post, they spoke with Jon Klaus, a familiar face to anyone who’s watched our videos. They talked about how he got involved with the event, his favorite memories, and more.

Meet the #TFD20 Delegates: Jordan Martin

Jordan Martin is no stranger to Field Day events, and we were thrilled that he could join us for our tenth anniversary event as a delegate. In this interview with Aruba Networks, he discusses why tech was almost a hereditary calling for him, how he got into networking, and how he got started in podcasting.

Tech Field Day 20: Switch Forward to a Cloud-Native Network From Edge to Data Center

At Tech Field Day, we were fortunate to be joined again by Aruba Networks. For this presentation, they showcased how Aruba CX switches simplify networking tasks with automation and full programmability enabled by the modern, microservices architecture of the AOS-CX operating system. Be sure to check out the full video coverage of their presentation.

Meet the #TFD Founder: Stephen Foskett

It was great to have Aruba Network interview Tech Field Day founder Stephen Foskett on the event’s tenth anniversary. In it, they discuss how the event got started, what has changed since the beginning, and what the event offers delegates and presenting companies.

Meet the #TFD20 Delegates: Max Mortillaro

Max Mortillaro has been coming to Field Day events since 2016. In this interview with Aruba Networks, he discusses how he initially got involved, how the community has impacted his career, and how the event has changed over time.

Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Andrew Von Nagy

Aruba Networks is doing a series of interviews with Tech Field Day delegates. In this post, they’re talking to one of the earliest delegates, Andrew von Nagy. Whle he’s now on the vendor side, Andrew looks back at the origins of the event and how it has changed over time.

Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro has been a delegate with Tech Field Day since the very beginning, and we couldn’t think of someone more appropriate to have at our tenth anniversary event. In this interview done by Aruba Networks, he discusses the event’s history and how it has expanded into specific verticals over time.

Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth

Aruba Networks loves to interview the Field Day delegates before an event. In this post, they’re talking to Tom Hollingsworth, a former delegate and now Networking Field Day’s iconic organizer. They talk about the early days of Tech Field Day and how the event has changed over time.

Meet the #NFD21 Delegates: Micheline Murphy

Going from a two decade career as an attorney and becoming a network engineer and CCIE is a big career change. In this post, Aruba digs into how Networking Field Day delegate Micheline Murphy made that shift, and what she hopes to get out of the event.

Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches

Aruba just launched a new version of AOS-CX and new switches. Learn more about both of these fantastic new solutions in this article by Tom Hollingsworth.

CTS 192: Aruba @ Mobility Field Day 4

This episode of the Clear to Send podcast focuses on what Aruba Networks showed off at Mobility Field Day. Be sure to listen to get the latest on IoT, Wi-Fi in the 6GHz band, Wi-Fi 6, new Wi-Fi security and Passpoint.

Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Jennifer Huber

Although Jennifer Huber will not be joining us at Tech Field Day 20, she was a key person in the history of our Field Day events, attending the first-ever Networking Field Day event and serving as the inspiration for the Wireless Field Day series. Jamie Easley of Aruba caught up with Jennifer to discuss her history with Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day and reminisce on some of the highlights of her participation. We look forward to seeing Jennifer again soon!

Bringing a Butter Knife to a Screwdriver Party: Three Network Automation Tools From NFD21…Just for Fun.

At our recently Networking Field Day, Micheline Murphy got to hear from three different companies with different approaches to network automation. In this post, she breaks down what she heard from Forward Networks, Aruba Networks, and NetworkToCode.

Aruba SD-Branch – Evolution

Aruba is a familiar face at Networking Field Day, and at our most recent event thye did a deep dive into their latest with SD-Branch. In this post, Ed Horley breaks down how it offers a unified interface and flexible configuration to appeal to a lot of organizations.

Aruba’s SD-Branch Part #1: Solution Components

Remington Loose got to hear from Aruba as a delegate at Networking Field Day. They went into details about the latest for their SD-Branch offering, something that Remington wasn’t too familiar with it. From their basic summation that SD-Branch= SD-WAN + SD-LAN, Remington digs into the technical details about what makes it stand out.

My Thoughts on Networking Field Day 21

A.J. Murray got to experience the super sized event that was Networking Field Day. This saw an incredible array of companies presenting to our delegates over the course of four days. In this post, he shares his thoughts about each of the presentations. Remember, if you’ve ever wondered how you can become a delegate, we have a sign-up form right on the website. Join us at our next event!

NFD21 Delegate!

Remington Loose was a first time delegate at Networking Field Day. While it can be a little intimidating to drink from the IT fire hose at such an event, Remington definitely did his homework. He profiles the presenting companies in this piece and what he expected to see from each. Now that the event is over, we can’t wait to hear what he thought of the presentations.

Hands On: Aruba Instant On

Scott Lester got to hear about Aruba’s Instant On portfolio at Mobility Field Day. These are a set of wireless products specifically targeted at the needs of SMBs. Scott was definitely impressed by it, offering low cost APs, no mandatory subscriptions, and a well built smartphone integration.