Why Data Sovereignty Matters to Scality

The classic duo of Tech Field Day delegates, Joep Piscaer and Ather Beg, dive into their experiences watching March’s Cloud Field Day presentations. This video in particular highlights the appearance by Scality, who detailed the importance of data sovereignty with their Ring scalable storage product. Watch the video to hear what Piscaer and Beg took away from the presentation, and be sure to view Scality’s Cloud Field Day presentation itself to understand the basis of the conversation.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Is Great (If You Need Just Need IaaS and Like Low Cost)

In this video, Joep Piscaer and Ather Beg discuss their time as delegates during March’s Cloud Field Day presentations. Specifically, the pair hone in on the appearance by Oracle, lauding the potential use cases for their public cloud infrastructure. Watch the video to hear exactly what delighted them about OCI, and check out Oracle’s presentation to shape your own opinions.

Is VMware Cloud on AWS More Than a Landing Zone?

In this video, Joep Piscaer is joined by Raff Poltronieri and Ather Beg as they discuss their thoughts toward the Cloud Field Day event they attended as delegates in early April. Specifically, the trio hones in on VMware’s presentation regarding the VMware Cloud on AWS, voicing their concerns about limitations in use cases while also digging into the exciting integrations that can be leveraged. Be sure to check out the video to hear their thoughts, and also tune in to VMware’s Cloud Field Day presentation to help guide your own opinions towards the release.

VMware Cloud: The Fastest Path to Application Modernisation

During Cloud Field Day in March, Ather Beg had the opportunity to join us as a delegate and see VMware’s presentation at the event. In this blog, Ather notes that “According to surveys, most CIOs feel that digital transformation is not an easy journey.” He also mentions that the challenges associated with digital transformation are what VMware has been working towards solving. VMware is working on providing its customers with choices to allow customers to focus on what matters most. For more of Ather’s thoughts on VMware Cloud, check out this blog!

VMware Cloud on AWS: A Cost-Effective Platform for Disaster Recovery

In this piece, Cloud Field Day delegate Ather Beg breaks down how to use VMware Cloud on AWS for disaster recovery, based on what he heard from the company at the event. This is actually one of Ather’s best use cases for the service when looking at the total cost of ownership. Using VMware Cloud on AWS allows the constant footprint of DR to be reduced to the bare minimum as hosts that can be added on-demand within minutes when required.

VMware Cloud on AWS: Gaining Momentum and Maturity

Ather Beg is a fan of VMware Cloud on AWS, so he was glad that the company spent much of their recent Cloud Field Day presentation on the subject. As a delegate at the event, he got to hear about some of the exciting enhancements to VMware Cloud on AWS, including Elastic DRS Rapid Scale-Out and VMware Cloud Director Service for MSPs. The former let’s admins set Elastic RDS policy to configure a SDDC to scale-up quickly by adding up to 4 hosts at a time while reacting to a scale-out event, rather than timing out after two. The latter allows MSPs to use VMware Cloud on AWS as their multi-tenanted platform to serve customers. Overall a lot of interesting refinements to the service.

Cloud Field Day 7 (#CFD7): A Heads-Up

We were lucky to have Ather Beg joins us as a delegate for Cloud Field Day. He always brings keen insight and extensive industry experience to offer a truly unique voice around the delegate table, virtual or otherwise. In this post, he gives a look at each of the presenters and why their session may be of interest to a wider audience. There was VMware, no stranger to Field Day, doing two sessions on their VMware Cloud on AWS solution. He was also interested in Stellus’ key-value store approach to storage to provide exceptional performance using protocols like NFS. There was also a presentation from SolarWinds, as well as a look into the Pensando Distributed Services Platform. Be sure to check out all the presentation videos to get to speed with the latest from the event.

Solo.io: 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

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