Mist in the Machine

David Ball attended Cloud Field Day earlier this year and got to hear the latest on Juniper Networks, and the interesting assets they recently acquired with Mist Systems. This marks Juniper getting into the wireless market in a big way, with Mist’s focus being on simplifying wireless using artificial intelligence. Their overall goal was to create a simple, agile, scalable, intelligent, resilient, and programmable network, which is what Juniper Networks discussed during their presentation.


VeeamON 2019

Al Rasheed is heading to VeeamON 2019 as part of the Veeam Vanguard Program and is excited to go. He’ll be particularly well prepared, as he got a technical deep dive from the company at Cloud Field Day last month. He’s looking forward to the networking and expertise at the conference. Be sure to get caught up with the company’s latest by watching their full presentation video.


It’s Your Data!

At Cloud Field Day, Al Rasheed got to hear a presentation from Veeam. The covered the dramatic business growth the company has seen over the last few years, which is a result of delivering on their core mission of simplicity, reliability, and flexibility for your data. The presentation focused on data portability in the cloud, always allowing organizations to access and use data that belongs to them. Al has another post coming on their presentation, so be sure to read all his thoughts in this piece.


Achieving Disaster Recovery SLAs in Minutes With Cohesity

Cohesity presented at Cloud Field Day last month, where the company announced workflows to leverage the Cohesity platform for disaster recovery. In this post, Jon Hildebrand digs into one of the options for the shortest recovery SLA option, Failover/Failback. He gives in overview of how this is handled on the platform, and how it enables a much more simplified DR method.


Sysdig – Monitoring via eBPF

Sysdig recently presented at Cloud Field Day, and we were fortunate to have Ned Bellavance around the table as a delegate. Sysdig was founded by the co-author of Wireshark based on the idea that packet capture on the wire is dead. Sysdig instead aims to capture all traffic information from containers for analysis. They do this with a lightweight container on each host that can access a extended Berkeley Packet Filter running on the kernel. Ned found this a compelling architecture for the monitoring challenges that cloud-native applications introduce.


How Cohesity Expands Data Protection Capabilities in the Cloud

Cohesity returned to Cloud Field Day earlier this year with an excellent presentation, and on the company blog, Jon Hildebrand wrote about what the company presented in this post. They reviewed their approach to offering a single cloud-native solution for backup and recovery workloads to span the public cloud and the data center. Be sure to check out the full edited video of their presentation.


All of the Data, All of the Clouds

Paul Stringfellow really liked what he saw from Veeam during their Cloud Field Day presentation earlier this year. They showed off their cloud strategy, which Paul found still kept Veeam’s signature focus on simplicity and flexibility. This focused on not just backup and recovery, but cloud mobility, which Paul thinks is the key to any enterprise’s data strategy. Be sure to check out all of Paul’s thoughts in this piece.


VMware on AWS VPC Route Table Example

At Cloud Field Day this month, Alex Neihaus got a deep dive into VMware’s AWS integration. When this was first announced in 2016, he saw it as two walled gardens put next to each other. After the event, he’s beginning to see some portholes getting put in to see to the other side. Alex saw the presentation as confirming that VMware fundamentally perceives AWS as a hardware platform for its hypervisor, rather than a virtualization platform. He has a lot of interesting takeaways, so be sure to read the whole piece.


NGINX Post F5 Acquisition

Nathaniel Avery got to hear from NGINX at Cloud Field Day earlier this month. This was made an even more interesting presentation in light of the company’s recent acquisition by F5 Networks. For now, it appears that NGINX is operating business as usual, and isn’t changing the company’s model of building a commercial product on top of their open source web server. Nathaniel was pleased to see that the acquisition has not made the NGINX GitHub page any less lively.


Cloud Field Day 5 – Recap and Videos

Veeam is no stranger to presenting at Field Day, and did an excellent job earlier this month at Cloud Field Day. Anthony Spiteri was one of the presenters, giving the delegates an overview of Veeam’s Cloud Tier including an excellent DR and resiliency demo. In this post he shares some of his impressions from the event, and shares the full video coverage.


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.