HPE: What Did We See? TFDx Post-Attendance Thoughts

Becky L. Elliott attended Tech Field Day Exclusive with HPE Storage 2019. She takes a few moments to reflect on the experience and share what she learned during the event.

Smells Like Pure Spirit:  Accelerate Post-Attendance Thoughts

Writer and Technologist, Becky Elliott, reflects on her experience at Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure Accelerate 2019. Follow Becky’s post series on Gestalt IT and her blog for further installments.

HPE: Let’s See! TFDx Pre-Attendance Thoughts

Becky Elliott is attending our special Tech Field Day Exclusive event with HPE Storage and is excited to learn more about the Primera storage platform and GreenLake Hybrid Cloud. She’s also wondering what HPE is doing with Cray, MapR, and BlueData. This special post at Gestalt IT is part of our Tech Talks series, which also features Matt Leib.

Pure Accelerate’s Inspired Keynote

Becky Elliott was one of the delegates to attend Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure Accelerate 2019. At the larger event, there were a number of excellent speakers. One keynote grabbed Becky was by Leland Melvin, who detailed his journey following his dream to become an astronaut.

Pure-Ly My Pre-Attendance Thoughts for Accelerate

Writer and Technologist, Becky Elliott, shares her anticipation about Pure Accelerate 2019. As a delegate and active community member, Becky explains why this is a FOMO-inducing event for her, as she covers her pre-attendance hopes, thoughts, and expectations of this year’s Accelerate. Follow Becky’s post series on Gestalt IT and on her blog.

Fun Forecasted at VMworld

One of Becky Elliott’s favorite things about a big conference like VMworld US is being surrounded by inspiring people with a shared interest and expertise. One part of that even will be Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US. There Becky will not only be surrounded by inspiring people, but she’ll get to hear in-depth technical presentations and create meaningul conversations around it. We can’t wait to see her there.

Pure Accelerate and My Pantone 300 Heart

Becky Elliott had a lot of thoughts before accepting the invite to be a delegate at Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure Accelerate. She wondered if, given her affinity for a competitor, it would be a good experience. This piece does a great job arguing against the IT tribalism that can sometimes take shape, and argues for broadening horizons on technology and companies. With that kind of perspective, we can’t wait to hear what she thinks of the event.

A VAST-ly Different Storage Story

VAST Data made their first big public splash since coming out of stealth at Storage Field Day last month. At they event, they showed off their “disaggregated share everything architecture” meant to offer hyperscaler agility and scalability without the cost and data gravity of the public cloud. For Becky Elliott, their message of reducing complexity while allowing for scale really resonated.

California Dreamin’ My Way to Storage Field Day 18

Becky Elliott is returning to the delegate roundtable, coming to Storage Field Day out in Silicon Valley next week. At her third event, she’s looking forward to reconnecting with some fellow delegates, and getting deep dives from the presenting roster of companies. She’s even compiled all the past presentations by company if you want to do a little homework before next week. We can’t wait to hear what she thinks of this event!

Lose Some Complexity with Zerto at #SFD16

Becky Elliot got to see Zerto present at Storage Field Day last week. They offered something that would be immediately relevant to a project she’s working on, offering a combination of replication, DR, and backup in a single platform. While her project is too far along at this point to use Zerto, what she learned at Storage Field Day will definitely be top of mind for future endeavors.

TFDx and SFD14 Delegate Thoughts: Pre-Attendance

Becky Elliot has an exciting week ahead of her. She’ll be attending Commvault GO for the first time, including a Tech Field Day Exclusive presentation, as well as her first Storage Field Day. Becky is pretty familiar with NetApp’s position in the storage market, so she’s interested to drink from the Dell EMC firehose to see how they compare. Make sure to follow along on the Storage Field Day live stream and watch alongside all of the delegates.

Highlights from My First VMworld

Make sure to checkout Becky Elliott’s post detailing her highlights from her first VMworld. The event can be an overwhelming experience even for seasoned vets, but Becky came through the experience excited to do homework based on the sessions attended and, most importantly, a Tech Field Day delegate!

Becky Elliott

After dropping out of a liberal arts college that focused on reading and discussing the “Great Books”, Becky accidentally found her way into an IT career. For 20+ years, she has held a number of roles in Dev and Ops, and the area in between the two. Recently, she both re-discovered a childhood love for […]