App Modernization, a Measured Exercise or a No-Brainer?

Sulagna Saha reports on the delegate roundtable on the topic of app modernization lead by Paul Nashawaty at AppDev Field Day ADFD1 last month. Is modernization a judicious strategic move or an obvious necessity? Her article unpacks the complexities and risks associated with updating legacy applications, alongside the potential benefits of agility, scalability, and improved user experiences. Through this discourse, Sulagna aims to enlighten IT decision-makers on the careful deliberation required when contemplating the modernization of their application landscape.

Cloud Field Day 15 – Day Three

While back on-site for our hybrid Cloud Field Day, some delegates got together and discussed what they saw from RackN on Day Three. Nathan Bennett, Jim Jones, Lino Telera, Ray Lucchesi, Eric Wright, and Calvin Hendryx-Parker all sat down to give their in-depth thoughts from the day along with a brief recap from other presentations throughout the week. Take a look here or visit Nathan’s YouTube channel for more!

Pure Storage Presents Portworx at Cloud Field Day 9

Calvin Hendryx-Parker, writing for Six Feet Up, details the Pure Storage presentation of Portworx at Cloud Field Day in November. Portworx is a cloud-based software defined storage solution, and Calvin notes that it “runs on any Kubernetes distribution, on any cloud provider, and on-prem.” To try it out yourself or review their interactive tutorials, visit the Portworx website!

Red Hat Shows Off OpenShift at Cloud Field Day 9

Writing for Six Feet Up, delegate Calvin Hendryx-Parker writes about Red Hat’s Cloud Field Day presentation which introducted a Managed Cloud Services solution that will funnel certain monitoring services to be included in a regular OpenShift subscription. Red Hat also showed off their AWS Rosa solution and Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes as well! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out Calvin’s analyses of these on the Six Feet Up website, and take a look at the Red Hat videos on the Tech Field Day website!

Scality Debuts Zenko at Cloud Field Day 9

Delegate Calvin Hendryx-Parker heard from Scality at Cloud Field Day in November. During this presentation, Scality debuted Zenko, which Calvin explains is a “new comprehensive multi-cloud management system for hybrid cloud environments.” Zenko incorporates Ring and MetalK8s, which were also showcased at this event. For more on Calvin’s thoughts on Cloud Field Day, visit his blog at!

AWS Containerizations in the Spotlight at Cloud Field Day 9

Writing for Six Feet Up, Calvin Hendryx-Parker focuses on Cloud Field Day presenter Amazon Web Services. As a delegate at Cloud Field Day, Calvin was able to see AWS present on how they are working to simplify the cloud experience for their users. Calvin notes that the difference between some of the AWS offerings is like choosing between simplicity and flexibility. Check out Calvin’s full analysis of the AWS presentations at Cloud Field Day on the Six Feet up website, and if you haven’t yet be sure to watch the AWS presentation videos on our website!

Meet Field Day Delegate – Calvin Hendryx-Parker

Calvin Hendryx-Parker will be at Cloud Field Day. This is his very first event as a delegate! Calvin is the co-founder and CTO of Six Feet Up, an expert Python development and Cloud consulting company established in 1999. At Six Feet Up, he provides technical vision and leads all aspects of the company’s technology development. In his role, Calvin enjoys providing the strategic vision for enhancing the offerings of the company and infrastructure. A full interview is available with Calvin over at Gestalt IT, be sure to check it out.

Calvin Hendryx-Parker

AWS Community Hero | Python, Django, Orchestration & Containers | CTO and Founder | IndyPy & IndyAWS | FreeBSD, Linux & ZFS