First Impressions and Hands On With Cohesity

Chris Colotti may be a new hire for Cohesity, but that’s not stopping him from firing up Cohesity Virtual Edition in his home lab to get ready for VMworld. He agrees with what he heard from some of our Cloud Field Day delegates during the company’s presentation this month, the Cohesity Virtual Edition interface offers an impressively unified way to manage a cluster. In this post, he walks through deploying the software and some basic job set ups.

How SoftNAS Is Like the U.S. Marines

If you were designing a business from scratch, adopting a cloud native strategy might be obvious. But what about everyone else left on the cloud adoption spectrum? Keith Ward covers SoftNAS’s presentation from Cloud Field Day as an ideal solution for those companies. In his mind, they approach a “leave no man behind” approach to going to the cloud.

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.

Aviatrix Systems – Simplicity for Cloud Networking

Liselotte Foverskov was excited to hear from Aviatrix at Cloud Field Day earlier this month. They are an early leader in the emerging cloud router market, which Liselotte thinks is vital for organization trying to implement a multi-cloud infrastructure while keeping complexity manageable. Their cloud routers also do more than just simplify connectivity. They also include integrations for visibility and analytics tools like Splunk, SumoLogic, Syslog, ELK and Datadog.

Addressing Public Cloud Storage Hurdles w/ SoftNAS

Nate Avery gives an overview of what he saw from SoftNAS at Cloud Field Day this month. He found the layout and concept of their cloud storage solution should make any admin familiar with on-prem NAS devices comfortable. He particularly highlights the advantages of SoftNAS’s data tiering and migration versus what is natively provided by the public cloud.

The Cargo Cult of Google Tools

Tom Hollingsworth was inspired by LightStep’s presentation at Cloud Field Day this month, specifically CEO Ben Sigelman. Tom builds off of his point that most companies shouldn’t try to emulate the process of Google. His argument is that their processes aren’t better, just more scalable. Most organizations would be better server with more feature rich architectures.

Tech Field Day about Cloud … CFD4

I was great to have Dukagjin Maloku at Cloud Field Day earlier this month. After attending a few Storage Field Day events, this was his first time drinking directly from the cloud fire hose. He runs down all the presenters, as well as shares his enjoyment of his fellow delegates.

Flipping The Script – From Delegate to Presenter

Jon Hildebrand has flipped the script from Tech Field Day delegate to Cloud Field Day presenter for Cohesity. Here, he talks about his preparation for the event and what it takes to have a successful Tech Field Day presentation.

Coming Back to Cloud Field Day for the Second Time

Nick Janetakis gives a very detailed recount of his second Cloud Field Day experience. He was pleasantly surprised by how different it was from his last Cloud Field Day in April, but still notes he had an amazing time, both with the presentations and all the other things that are a part of every Tech Field Day event.

Cloud Field Day 4 – Thoughts from a first time delegate

Liselotte Foverskov highlights some of her favorite moments from her first Cloud Field Day earlier this month. She enjoyed visiting Docker and the SETI Institute, meeting other women in tech, and hearing from some very interesting presenting sponsors. Liselotte also encourages everyone to take the opportunity and apply to be a part of Field Day at some point.

Troubleshooting – Can’t Login to SoftNAS Appliance (Azure) – “Incorrect Username/Password”

Nathaniel Avery troubleshoots a problem he had logging in when trying out the SoftNAS, a company he saw present at Cloud Field Day this month, virtual appliance in his Azure account. He gives a quick overview of the problem before going step by step on how to fix it, but he recommends anyone else follow the manual in the future.

SoftNAS helps solve legacy app and data inertia

Joep Piscaer defends SoftNAS after their recent Cloud Field Day presentation. He commends their work using older technology and understanding how the cloud benefits the average consumer using that older technology. SoftNAS doesn’t see the cloud as a collection of highly-integrated platform services, but simply as a datacenter as a service.

Full vs. Partial Coverage of Your Data

Veritas introduces their Veritas Resiliency Platform in preparation for Cloud Field Day this week. Designed to protect all your workloads, regardless of location, Veritas Resiliency Platform integrates into your environments and performs automated rehearsals as often as you want, as to not disrupt your work.

Up in the Air

On his way to Cloud Field Day this week, Nathaniel Avery talks about the value of being a part of the community and the camaraderie of the Tech Field Day delegates. He encourages others to put themselves out there, in whatever medium, share their knowledge and experience, and be a part of the community.

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.

It’s Cloud Field Day Week!

Greg Stuart gives a quick rundown on Cloud Field Day, listing all the delegates and presenting sponsors. He also recommends anyone who has the opportunity to attend a Tech Field Day event to take it, as it is always an educational, entertaining, and productive time.