Veeam @ Cloud Field Day – April 2019

Michael Cade attended his first Cloud Field Day last week. Most of the time when we share posts about that, it comes from a delegate. But Michael shares his experience on the presenting company side. He presented with Veeam, showing how they offer simplicity, reliability, and flexibility to workload protection. Be sure to check out their full presentation for a lot of great content.


Sysdig for Cloud-Native Monitoring

At Cloud Field Day, Alex Neihaus saw Sysdig present on a fascinating system for monitoring and trouble-shooting cloud-native applications and the containers running them. They did this using their network-style approach to monitoring in the cloud, enabling them to get almost the same level of capture data a network capture would. Since capturing the packets lets you know everything about the applications, Alex found it an older approach but applied to the cutting edge of applications.


Datrium to Present at Gestalt IT’s Cloud Field Day 5 on How to Build Consistent Data Services Across Hybrid Clouds

Datrium’s presentation at Cloud Field Day focused on the challenges and importance of providing a uniform experience across clouds and how Datrium’s solution enables consistent data services across private and public clouds. It also featured a deep dive into their software-defined converged infrastructure approach, which simplifies primary and backup storage, data security and DR orchestration. Be sure to check out the full video of their presentation to see if for yourself.


NGINX on a Floppy

The humble floppy disk hasn’t been relevant for a few decades, but that didn’t stop NGINX from grabbing some dongles and showing off what they can do with 1.4MB of storage. They were able to run a web server, reverse proxy, load balancer, and content cache off the disk. If you want to see what they had in store for the Cloud Field Day delegates, be sure to check out the full edited video of their presentation.


Heading to Cloud Field Day 5

Chris Porter is at Cloud Field Day this week, a return appearance after being on hand for the event last year. He’s looking forward to hearing what all the presenters have in store, particularly Sysdig and Nginx given his background with containers. Rubrik will be a returning presenter for Chris. He also highlights what he’s interested in from Pure Storage, VMware and Veeam. The Cloud Field Day informational firehose can be intense, but it looks like Chris is up to the challenge again.


Cloud Field Day 5

At Cloud Field Day, Jason Benedicic is joining us as a delegate. He’s had a taste of the Field Day experience Tech Field Day Extra at NetApp Insight, but this will be his first time drinking from the informational firehose of the full event. It’s always a pleasure to bring in new voices from the community, and we can’t wait to hear about Jason’s experience at the event. Be sure to watch full video of all the Cloud Field Day presentations to get the same experience.


Heading to Cloud Field Day 5

Veeam is no stranger to the Field Day audience, but this was Anthony Spiteri first presentation at Cloud Field Day for the company. It’s always interesting to get the perspective of the presenters at these event. They have to communicate with our panel of IT delegates, being comfortable with their material while also prepared for the delegates incisive questions. Be sure to watch the full video of Veeam’s presentation to see the entire technical deep dive.


Cloud Field Day 5

Al Rasheed joins us as a delegate at Cloud Field Day this week, and we’re thrilled to have him back at an event. He always brings a thoughtful perspective to the presentations and we can’t wait to hear what he thinks after the event. Be sure to follow along on our live stream and use #CFD5 on Twitter to follow along with Al throughout the event.


Cloud Field Day – VMware

Ned Bellavance is joining us as a delegate again at Cloud Field Day this week. He’s published a series of posts looking at each of the presenters, and in this one he casts his gaze toward VMware. Their presentation will focus on VMware on AWS, something Ned has been skeptical about since it launched. He still thinks its a viable, and in some cases appropriate, solution for some organizations. We’ll see if their presentation can change his mind.


Join Us for Cloud Field Day (#CFD5): VMware Cloud on AWS Unplugged

VMware is presenting this week at Cloud Field Day, and Sonali Desai has a post on their blog previewing what they’ll be discussing with the delegates. The presentation should provide a deep dive into VMware Cloud on AWS, with dedicated parts looking at compute, networking and storage. Tune in to get a deep dive along with some demos.


It Is Time for Cloud Field Day 5

Cloud Field Day is coming up next week. It’ll be a packed event full of interesting presentations from leading cloud companies. Brandon Graves will be one of the delegates around the table, so be sure to follow him and #CFD5 on Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest. We’ll be live streaming the presentations as well, so there’s no reason not to follow along with Brandon.


Meet Field Day Delegate – Adam Post

We consciously work to make sure that we invite new delegate voices to all our events, and Cloud Field Day is no exception. Adam Post will be joining us for the first time at the event. Before you hear him around the table, be sure to read Gestalt IT’s profile of him to find out how he got into IT, where he sees IT going in the near term, and what the biggest challenges facing the industry are.


Cloud Field Day – Sysdig

Ned Bellavance will be joining us at Cloud Field Day next week, but before he arrives, he’s doing his homework on the presenters. In this post, he’s taking a look at Sysdig. Ned was impressed by how succinctly the company states it’s mission: Monitor and secure containers across the entire software lifecycle. Of course the devil is in the details, and Ned is looking forward to a deep dive into how they are doing it at the event. Be sure to watch their presentation on our live stream to see for yourself.


Join Us for Cloud Field Day (#CFD5): VMware Cloud on AWS Unplugged

VMware’s Sonali Desai gives a preview of what to expect from the company at Cloud Field Day next week. They’ll be giving a deep dive into VMware Cloud on AWS and how it can help accelerate hybrid cloud migration. We’ll be live streaming all the presentations from the event, so be sure to mark your calendar to watch them all!


Cloud Field Day – Kemp

Hard to believe, but Cloud Field Day is coming up next week. Among the delegates, we’re thrilled to have Ned Bellavance returning to the event. One of the companies he’ll get to hear from is Kemp Technologies. Ned first came across this company a while ago on a client site, and has kept up with the company as they’ve transition into cloud-focused solutions. He looking forward to finding out how the company plans to support cloud native applications, Kubernetes and container integrations, and how the company is capturing metrics in the cloud. Sounds like it should make for an excellent dialogue during the presentation.


Cloud Field Day – Datrium

Ned Bellavance is nothing if not diligent, doing research on the presenting companies before heading out to Silicon Valley. In this post, he’s giving Datrium a closer look. He looks at the companies major products including On-Prem DVX, Cloud DVX, and CloudShift. The latter really piqued his interest with it’s DR as a Service approach. He’s got questions about cloud exclusivity, recovery outside of VMC, and container workloads that he’s looking foward to asking at the event.


Meet Field Day Delegate – Alex Neihaus

There are a number of new delegates coming to Cloud Field Day next week, and we’re excited that Alex Neihaus is one of them. Before the event, be sure to get a little more detail about Alex’s background in this Meet the Delegates post from Gestalt IT. You can find out how Alex got started in IT, where he sees it going, even his first computer. It’s a great way to learn a little more about the faces around the delegate table at the event.


Meet Field Day Delegate – David Ball

David Ball is heading to Cloud Field Day next week. It’s always great to bring new faces and perspectives to Field Day, and we can’t wait to hear what David thinks of the event. Before you see him around the delegate table, be sure to check out Mel Zura’s interview with him for Gestalt IT’s Meet the Delegates series. Find out how he got into IT, his first computer and more.


Cloud Field Day – Cohesity

Ned Bellavance is doing his research ahead of Cloud Field Day next month. In this post, he’s giving Cohesity a closer look. While many cloud folks might think of Cohesity as a backup or data management company, Ned makes the case why they are becoming a major data aggregator. This starts with something like backup, or perhaps managing secondary storage. But for Ned, now that the company has that data, why not index and do more with it, which is exactly the capability Cohesity is building out. He’s excited to see what the company will present at Cloud Field Day.


Meet Field Day Delegate – Chris Arceneaux

We’re getting to know our new Field Day delegates! Mel Zura of Gestalt IT asked Chris Arceneaux about how he got into IT, what the future holds, and more. You’ll see Chris at Cloud Field Day 5 in April.