It’s All About Abstraction

Ather Beg heard from Solo IO at Cloud Field Day. For a newer startup, Ather was impressed by their API Gateway/Service Mesh technologies. Their efforts to abstract and simplify interfaces is important, it turns these technologies into simple providers that can be replaced transparently, as well as make them easier to consume.

LucidLink Filespaces: It’s Object Storage but Not as You Know It

Object storage is known for being cheap and durable, but not really made to act as a file system. That’s why Ather Beg found LucidLinks’ presentation at Cloud Field Day so interesting. They showed off LucidLink Filespaces, a cloud-based file system that is built exclusively for object-based storage. He’s intrigued how the company separated metadata from the data itself and factored in the availability of reliable high-speed connectivity to bridge this gap and create this solution that provides global file systems access with the durability and cost-effectiveness of object storage.

Cloud Field Day (#CFD6): A Heads-Up – Ather Beg’s Useful Thoughts

If you’re about to dive into the presentations and live stream for Cloud Field Day cold, you might want to stop and check out this post from Ather Beg. He gives a quick, concise, but comprehensive look at each of the presenting companies. He’s looking at what they do, what should be interesting about their presentation, and what they’ve shown off at Field Day in the past.

Automation Anywhere: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Everyone

At tech Field Day earlier this summer, Automation Anywhere presented for the first time at the event. While the company has been around for almost two decades, not many of the delegates were familiar with their Robotic Process Automation. Ather Beg breaks down how the company uses bots to emulate human actions without huge investment or disrupting infrastructure in this piece.

Tech Field Day (#TFD19): A Heads-Up

Before heading to Tech Field Day this week, Ather Beg wrote up a little homework in this blog post. He gives an outline of what to expect from each presenter. For those watching along on the live stream or catching up on the video later, it’s a good one stop shop for background information. He’s got links to relevant material, as well as his own thoughts on the presenters.

StorageCraft and The Sub-Second Recovery

Ather Beg attended a recent Tech Field Day Extra presentation from StorageCraft at VMworld US 2018. They highlighted their OneXafe hyperconverged data protection platform. This comes in 1U or 2U configurations, and is aimed at SMB and Mid-Market organisations.

Cohesity – Harnessing the Power of Data

Ather Beg was able to have his cake and eat it too at Cloud Field Day. The cake came courtesy of Cohesity, but luckily it wasn’t even close to the best part of their presentation. In this post, he outlines the features, benefits and questions he has about the Cohesity DataPlatform, which was presented extensively at the event.

EP14:- A chat bout #CFD4, news and what to look forward to

On the OpenTechCast, Ather Beg talks about his experience at Cloud Field Day earlier this month. He looks at his experience signing up as a delegate, and reviews the companies he heard from. He highlights what stood out with LightStep, Cohesity, Aviatrix, and others. He also details a delegate trip to SETI Institute and some of the other activities not on our typical live stream.

Aviatrix – Cloud Networking Made Easy

Ather Beg was impressed by what he saw from Aviatrix at Cloud Field Day this month. They showed how their cloud networking approach can greatly simplify hybrid architectures, while keeping everything secure and scalable. Ather sees their solution as vital for organizations where cloud teams don’t have networking expertise, but have traditional networking needs when moving across clouds.

SoftNAS Cloud: Cloud Unlocker Storage?

Ather Beg wrote up his thoughts on SoftNAS after seeing the company at Cloud Field Day this month. He found their SoftNAS Cloud solution to be interesting for organizations that need to get to the cloud, but don’t have the resources or the will to rearchitect their applications. For those customers, SoftNAS Cloud looks to be the “perfect solution.”

Tech Field Day – An Amazing Experience

Ather Beg attended his first Field Day event with Cloud Field Day this month. He definitely found it to be a rewarding experience. In this post, he outlines some of the behind the scenes elements that don’t get live streamed. This includes a look at what makes this event especially appealing for “techies”, trips to SETI Institute and In-n-Ou, and recording episodes of the On-Premise IT Roundtable. Overall the title of the post says is all, an amazing experience.

Cloud Field Day 4 (#CFD4) : A Heads-Up

Ather Beg gives an excellent rundown of each presenting sponsor for this week’s Cloud Field Day, explaining what each company does and why you should be interested. As a first-time delegate, he is excited to join the Tech Field Day community and looks forward to a great event.

Ather Beg

Ather is a Solutions Architect and works for Rackspace. His focus is on all things related to cloud, technology, storage, virtualization and whatever comes in between. Being in the industry for over 20 years, he feels ancient. If you feel that inclined, he can bore you with stories on how he used to manually park […]