Multi-Cloud Management With Morpheus Data

Chris Williams attended Cloud Field Day earlier this year, his first event with the Field Day family. At the event he got to hear from Morpheus Data. He was particularly impressed that the company has a set of tools for Devs, Ops, and business use cases, which are specifically designed to be implemented without disrupting existing provisioning/integration/pipeline solutions. He looks at some use cases in this piece.


ExtraHop the Modern Solution for Cloud Traffic Inspection

Nate Avery attended Cloud Field Day earlier this year, and got to hear from ExtraHop. They discussed their Reveal(x) product which solves the problem of packet inspection in clouds such as AWS. Since the cloud doesn’t have the same port mirroring technologies available as on-prem hardware, Reveal(x) offers very unique capabilities.


Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop

If you’re moving data to the cloud, you need visibility to ensure you’re secure. Tom Hollingsworth talks about ExtraHop Reveal(x) and how they can provide the visibility you need no matter where your data lives.


LucidLink’s Clearly Different Approach to Object Storage

We have seen a few products crop up over the years that attempt enable use of object storage in nontraditional ways. These solutions usually use a VM or appliance that acts as a gateway or cache. While this type of approach is useful for certain use cases, it is not necessarily optimal for all. It is particularly ill-suited for the mobile and geographically dispersed workforces previously mentioned. Recently at Cloud Field Day 6, we heard about a new approach to leveraging object storage in the enterprise from LucidLink.


Appearance – Gestalt IT at CFD6

During Cloud Field Day in September, Gestalt IT recorded a series of discussions for Dell Technologies Cloud. Along with Kati Lehmuskoski and Ather Beg, Nate Avery discussed the future of enterprise cloud with Nick Brackney. In this post, Nate includes all three interviews.


LucidLink Filespaces: It’s Object Storage but Not as You Know It

Object storage is known for being cheap and durable, but not really made to act as a file system. That’s why Ather Beg found LucidLinks’ presentation at Cloud Field Day so interesting. They showed off LucidLink Filespaces, a cloud-based file system that is built exclusively for object-based storage. He’s intrigued how the company separated metadata from the data itself and factored in the availability of reliable high-speed connectivity to bridge this gap and create this solution that provides global file systems access with the durability and cost-effectiveness of object storage.


Talent Is Heavier Than Data

In this piece, Keith Townsend considers the impact of human talent on data gravity. The holy grail is to have data available instantly when you need it. There are literal physical limits to how possible this is, and he recently completed a video at Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO talking about some of the use cases and the capabilities of their Activate product in regards to metadata. At Cloud Field Day, he heard from Hammerspace, which looks at how to mitigate data gravity issues with a very unique solution.


Silicon Valley Goes Multi-Cloud

Kati Lehmuskoski joined us as a delegate at Cloud Field Day and saw two general focuses from the presenting companies: multi-cloud operations and data security. In this post, she breaks down what impressed her from each presentation, from solving data challenges with Hammerspace and LucidLink, to the DevOps automation solutions from Morpheus Data, and Solo.io’s impressive CEO.


CFD6 – Hashicorp

Larry Smith was very excited to hear from HashiCorp at Cloud Field Day. As a stalwart in the open-source world, Larry had a lot of interest in what they would talk about. They spent their time doing a deep dive into Consul, a set of tools around service mesh. There was a lot to go over so be sure to read the whole piece, then check out the videos from the presentation.


NetApp and the Cloud Conundrum

Ned Bellavance got to hear from NetApp at Cloud Field Day. Being traditionally thought of as a storage company, it might have struck some as a little odd to see them at the event. But Ned does a great job of breaking down the challenges the cloud has presented to a company like NetApp, and how the company’s strategy indicates they have a plan to stay relevant for a long time.


Cloud Field Day–Solo.io

Joey D’Antoni definitely got a lot out of Cloud Field Day, and we’ve loved seeing his write ups about the presentations. In this post, he turns his gaze to Solo.io. They provide a modern API gateway that securely bridges modern applications like Lamba or Azure functions to both monolithic applications as well as modern databases running in Kubernetes pods.


Data-As-A-Service by Hammerspace

Hammerspace returned to Cloud Field Day to show more details about their Data-as-a-Service offering to the delegates. Rita Younger was definitely impressed by their solution, which offers a true software-defined data management approach that lets organizations abstract data from the infrastructure that serves it up. It has some interesting implications which Rita details in her piece.


Solo.io at Cloud Field Day 6 – solo.io

In this post, Solo.io details what they presented at Cloud Field Day, their first time at the event. Their presentation centered around the company’s solutions for helping companies build and deploy new microservices applications, then add service mesh technologies to environments, while providing an application health toolkit designed specifically for multi-language microservices. Check out the full video for all the details.


ExtraHop at Cloud Field Day 2019

ExtraHop was definitely excited to talk to the Cloud Field Day delegates this time around. At the event, they went deep on Reveal(x) Cloud, their cloud-native network detection and response solution. They shared some customer success stories with the product, did a deep dive on the architecture, and more. Be sure to check out all the videos from the event for all the details.


VMware’s Cloud in 300-Words

Keith Townsend returned to the VMware campus to hear Dell Technologies share their vision of VMware on Dell Technologies Cloud during Cloud Field Day. He recorded a great “hot take” video directly after the event, be sure to check it out. He was impressed by the quality of the conversation and the willingness of Dell to be flexible in the discussion.


Cloud Field Day 6–HashiCorp Consul

At Cloud Field Day, HashiCorp showed that they had more to offer the delegates than their well known solutions like Terraform and Vault. In this post, Joey D’Antoni looks at Consul, a service based networking tool for dynamic infrastructure like containers and serverless.


CFD6 VMware API Questions

Larry Smith Jr is no stranger to Field Day events, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t love having him as a delegate at Cloud Field Day earlier this year. He brings his typical technical acumen and insight into this post, asking some key question on what he saw from VMware at the event. To date, Larry has not been a fan of VMware API implementation and documentation. Be sure sure to check out his post to see if this presentation changed his mind.


Cloud Field Day 6–Morpheus Data

We were fortunate to have Joey D’Antoni attend Cloud Field Day as a delegate. In this post, he breaks down what he saw from Morpheus Data at the event. They provide a set of tools that integrate with CI/CD solutions to offer a service catalog, provisioning system, along with configuration management. In there own estimation, they allow big companies to act like startups.


Solo.io Stole the Show at Cloud Field Day 6

Ned Bellavance doesn’t make any bones about it, Solo.io was his hands down favorite presentation at Cloud Field Day. They had a keen focus on delivering a customer-focused service mesh solutions with a suite of well built apps. This means helping customers solve problems, and building better functionality on top of the solutions they are already using. Be sure to check out the full video of their presentation to get the specifics.


Dell Tech Cloud CFD6 – Hot Take

Keith Townsend returned to the VMware campus to hear Dell Technologies share their vision of VMware on Dell Technologies Cloud during Cloud Field Day. He appreciated the conversation flow of the conversation, and how the presenters were willing to curate their content to follow the interest of the delegates. It’s definitely a can’t miss presentation.