CFD13 Day Three Recap – StormForge, RackN and Fortinet

Looking for a recap from Day 1 of February’s Cloud Field Day? Check out Adam Fisher’s post about the presentations from StormForge, RackN, and Fortinet!


CFD13 Day Two Recap – VMware and Metallic

Adam Fisher attended this past Cloud Field Day in San Jose, CA as a delegate. In this post, he discusses VMware’s multi-cloud capabilities and Metallic’s cloud data protection. Check out Adam’s thoughts here!


CFD13 Day One Recap – NetApp, Pure Storage and Kasten by Veeam

Are you looking for a recap on the first day of presentations from this past Cloud Field Day? Adam Fisher attended as a delegate and gives us a great outline on the new solutions from NetApp, Pure Storage, and Kasten by Veeam. Check out Adam’s thoughts on what these companies have been up to!


Tune in Next Week for Cloud Field Day!

Adam Fisher will be joining us, as a delegate, in San Jose, California for the upcoming Cloud Field Day! Take a look at who will be presenting and how you can become a delegate for Tech Field Day!


Whose Cloud Is It Anyway? Recap From Cloud Field Day 10

Adam Fisher recounts his experiences as a Cloud Field Day delegate in this wrap-up post from his blog, Virtual Bonzo. In it, he details his takeaways from the presentations of this spring’s Cloud Field Day. Read on to see what all Fisher has to say, and be sure to watch all of the Cloud Field Day presentations for more info.


Cloud Field Day 11 Is Coming Up!

Cloud Field Day is back! Delegate Adam Fisher details what he’ll be seeing at this week’s event, as well as a reminder to follow along with #CFD11 for all the updates. Tune in this Wednesday through Friday to catch the great content from Cloud Field Day. Thanks for joining us, Adam!


Join Me for Cloud Field Day 10: March 10 – 12

Cloud Field Day is this week and Adam Fisher will be joining us as a delegate! Be sure to tune in on March 10-12, 2021, to see Adam and his fellow delegates as they interact with the presenting companies. You can also follow and join in on the conversation via Twitter using #CFD10 during the event. For more details, visit the Tech Field Day website!


Why You Need Veeam to Backup Your Cloud Data

Adam Fisher analyzed Veeam and its offerings after seeing the company’s presentation at Tech Field Day in December. Adam mentions that both Veeam Backup for AWS and Azure are moving beyond the basics and are expanding their feature set. Regarding Veeam’s position, Adam believes that “Veeam appears to be on a path towards staking its claim as a leader in data protection across all the clouds.” For more of Adam’s thoughts, visit virtualbonzo.com!


Has the Cloud Era Arrived? Thoughts From Cloud Field Day 8

With changing times come changing priorities in the tech world. After attending his first Cloud Field Day, delegate Adam Fisher observes that cloud consumption, which was already increasing year-to-year, has exploded in 2020 in the work from home environment. He writes that the Cloud Era has arrived, and recaps some takeaways from his favorite presenters at Cloud Field Day including Veeam, Zerto, Aruba, Diamanti, Infrascale and Morpheus Data. Be sure to check out Adam’s take on the Cloud Era on his latest post!


It’s Cloud Field Day Week!

Adam Fisher returned to Field Day events as a delegate at Cloud Field Day. This was Adam’s third full event and his first virtual one with us, we can’t wait to hear what he thinks about the experience. At the event, he got to hear from Aruba, Diamanti, Infrascale, Morpheus Data, Veeam, and Zerto, so there was a lot to take in. We can’t wait to hear more about what he thought about each presentation.


NGINX: Deliver All the Things…

Adam Fisher is working on a blog series focused on modern application delivery, with NGINX offering a lot of solutions in that area. As a delegate at Cloud Field Day, he got to hear from the company directly, providing vital background for the series. Be sure to check out their video coverage to get up to speed for the rest of Adam’s blog posts on it.


Data Protection as a Service With Druva

Adam Fisher got to hear a lot from Druva during their presentation at Tech Field Day last month. He was already familiar using Druva for endpoint data protection, but at Tech Field Day, the company did a deep dive on their holistic data protection approach as a service offering.


Cloudy With a Chance of APIs – Reflections From Tech Field Day 19

Tech Field Day is all about bringing together the different disciplines of the data center into a single event, bringing a diversity of views from both the presenting companies and invited delegates. Adam Fisher definitely go that experience at Tech Field Day last month. The event featured presentations from diverse topics as Robotic Process Automation to cloud visibility solutions. The unifying aspect of every company was the presence of some kind of public cloud integration into their solutions, and the availability of well documented APIs. It’s no surprise that these are dominant trends in IT, but surprising to see them on display from such a wide array of presenters.


Automate All the Things With Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere made a big splash with their presentation at Tech Field Day last month. The company showed off their solutions around Robotic Process Automation. For Adam Fisher, it was the first time he had heard from a company with that focus. Their bots allow for automation of a wide variety of tasks, and Adam was impressed that this wasn’t limited to specific verticals. He really appreciated that their goals wasn’t to replace humans, but rather to allow us to focus our efforts on more creative work that the bots can’t do.


I’ll Be at Tech Field Day 19 Next Week!

Be on the look out for Adam Fisher at Tech Field Day this week. He’ll be the delegate at the event and getting to hear from a packed panel of presenting companies. As always the event is live streamed, but if you can’t catch that, be sure to watch the full edited video which will be posted soon afterwards. We can’t wait to hear what he thinks of the event.


Tech Field Day Extra With Liqid and Kemp

At Tech Field Day Extra at Dell Technologies World, the delegates got to hear from both Kemp and Liqid. In this post, Adam Fisher digs into the details of both presentations. Liqid showed their composable infrastructure solution, based on connecting datacenter resources dynamically across a PCIe fabric. Adam thinks its fascinating tech, and Liqid’s focus on emerging fields like 5G and AI will allow them to mature the solution along with the applications. Kemp, a company familiar to Adam with their load balancing portfolio, discussed their solutions for improving application delivery. This included a high level overview of their architecture, and details about their new integration of Dell EMC and Elastic Cloud Storage. In the end, one of the thing that impressed Adam the most was how versatile Dell EMC has to be to meet the needs of these two different companies.


You’re Wrong About Data Protection Policy

This episode of the On-Premise IT Roundtable was recorded at Tech Field Day Extra at Dell Technologies and looks at data protection policies. The group discusses why you’re probably doing it wrong. Essentially business and compliance needs are not top of mind when these policies are established. They further discuss how vendor defaults and application owners add to the confusion.


Hammerspace – Unstructured Data Anywhere

Adam Fisher was one of the delegates at Tech Field Day last month, and got to hear from Hammerspace as they came out of stealth. They are a new player in the emerging Data as a Service market, and offer a solution that decouples data from the underlying storage. This removes this as a concern for the consumer, who interacts with data via a global namespace. Adam gets into the detail and breaks down the components in this piece.


Protection for your backup data from Dell EMC Cyber Recovery

At Tech Field Day, Adam Fisher got to hear from Dell EMC Protect, and about their latest solution Dell EMC Cyber Recovery 18.1. This creates a “air-gapped” vault within infrastructure to make sure your backups remain secure from ransomware and other attacks. For Adam, this provides vital protection for an often overlooked avenue of exploit.


Tech Field Day 17

Adam Fisher attended his first Tech Field Day as a delegate earlier this month, after getting a taste of the experience at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2018. This post catalogs his experience with the event, which he describes as “amazing.” For him, the technical deep dives and in-depth conversations really highlighted for far Adam has come in his career already, and inspired him to stay hungry to learn more. We hope to see him as a delegate at another event soon.