A VAST-ly Different Unicorn

We saw VAST at Storage Field Day last year where they presented updates on their Disaggregated Shared Everything (DASE) architecture. As they highlighted in their presentations, VAST has been called the fastest growing storage company in history. But what’s next for VAST Data? Writing for GestaltIT.com, Georgina Ford calls VAST a bit of a “unicorn” company and she looks at where they have been as well as where they are going. Take a look at the article on GestaltIT.com and be sure to watch Vast Data’s presentations from Storage Field Day!

Delegates Win the Day at Storage Field Day 21

Earlier this year, Storage Field Day welcomed a panel of our independent influencers and presenting companies. This Field Day event featured thought-provoking storage solutions from Hammerspace, Intel, NetApp, Pliops, MinIO, Tintri, and Nasuni. To see what some of the presenters at this Storage Field Day had to say about Field Day events, check out this post on GestaltIT.com!

Zerto: Protecting the Business Application Landscape

We loved seeing Zerto at Cloud Field Day last year! While they were there, they showcased their updated platform including its ability to work with the hybrid cloud. At its core, Zerto is focused on continuous data protection, similar to a disaster recover system, but Georgina Ford thinks it’s better. Check out Georgina’s post on GestaltIT.com and why she says this solution is “much more than just disaster recovery.”

Cisco’s HyperFlex Gets a Boost

Cisco highlighted its updated HyperFlex at Storage Field Day in August. Cisco’s HyperFlex 4.5 comes with new capabilities and validated workloads. This new HyperFlex also allows customers to turn different ‘knobs’, including HyperFlex Boost Mode. Find out more in Cisco’s presentation on its updated HyperFlex on the Tech Field Day website!

Purpose Built SDS With Low Latency: StorPool

StorPool presented its latest version of SDS 2.0 at last November’s Cloud Field Day. Writing for GestaltIT.com, Georgina Ford explains that StorPool’s SDS 2.0 is purpose-built, fast, and efficient block storage software that features “advanced block-level software-defined storage, fully distributed, scale-out, online changes of everything, and it runs on several standard servers (both converged or stand-alone).” Ford adds that it appears to be highly scalable and efficient architecture. To learn more about StorPool’s SDS 2.0, head to TechFieldDay.com for their presentation at Cloud Field Day in November!

Data Access Everywhere, All the Time?

We all want data, and we want it whenever and wherever we are. Writing for GestaltIT.com, Georgina Ford writes about how Qumulo is looking to solve the age-old problem of data availability. She writes about Qumulo’s presentation at Storage Field Day 20 last year on their data management solutions as well as how they are taking on the challenges presented by the Hybrid Cloud. Be sure to check out Georgina’s post on how Qumulo is trying to simplify the way you work with data including the video of their Storage Field Day presentation.

Slashing Troubleshooting Time: Runecast

There’s no doubt that the most valuable resource in the world of tech practitioners is time. At Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2020, Runecast showed off the “Runecast Analyzer” product, which allows users to “proactively analyze the configs and logs of a range of systems, find potential risks before they strike and cause significant outages or security incompliance.” When used well, this acts as a serious time-saver for tech engineers! Check out Runecast’s presentation on its Runecast Analyzer product on the Tech Field Day website!

Nebulon Takes on SAN Arrays and HCI – Differently

When Nebulon presented on its cloud-defined storage options at Storage Field Day this year, it was clear it had some great potential. Georgina Ford, writing for GestaltIT.com, writes about that presentation and thinks that Nebulon is successfully simplifying deployment and maintenance while simultaneously adopting a new deployment strategy for cloud. Check out her thoughts on Nebulon’s latest developments on GestaltIT.com!

Pensando’s Role in the NetApp Portfolio

There are lots of effective partnerships in the tech world, but one of our favorites to watch grow is Pensando and NetApp. Presenting at Storage Field Day earlier this year, they delved into how Pensando’s chip in NetApp’s all-flash array combine to powerful results. Writing for GestaltIT.com, Georgina Ford says she likes the flexibility that the Pensando card offers based largely on the fact that it’s essentially a whole computer compressed into a single chip! Check out Georgina’s thoughts and the NetApp and Pensando partner presentation on the Gestalt IT website!

Cisco Sets Sights on Converged Infrastructure

Cisco is investing in its presence in the converged infastructure space and highlighted their efforts at Storage Field Day earlier this year. On GestaltIT.com, Georgina Ford writes that “Cisco is working on streamlining and improving ease-of-use in the converged infrastructure space, and one of those innovations is building a marketplace approach to stacker technology.” Check out Georgina’s thoughts on Cisco’s latest focus on the Gestalt IT website!

Morpheus Data Brings Self-Service IT to the Less Technical

Writing for GestaltIT.com, Georgina Ford looks at Personas – the new hybrid cloud application orchestration specialist from Morpheus Data. They presented on this at Cloud Field Day 8 earlier this year. Georgina writes that “Personas is designed to restrict access to the UI and, at the same time, allow less IT savvy users to provision applications using a shopping cart.” We’re a fan of the simplicity behind the new offering from Morpheus Data, and are looking forward to see what they have up their sleeve next!

Cloud Storage in a Snap With NetApp

The products recently launched by NetApp and Google Cloud are simple to use and easy to get started with. Writing for GestaltIT.com, Georgina Ford says that Cloud Volume Service (CVS) and Cloud Volumes ONTAP are perfect for companies looking to be in Cloud and potentially save on storage costs. For more, check out the article on GestaltIT.com which includes one of NetApp’s presentations from Cloud Field Day earlier this year!

Tech Field Day 22 – The Biggest Field Day Event Yet

Tech Field Day is back and bigger than ever! We’ve been hard at work to bring you the biggest lineup we’ve ever had at one of our Tech Field Day events. There are nine presenting companies, two dozen delegates, and a whole bunch of tech industry knowledge heading your way this week! For all the event information, check out the post by Georgina Ford on GestaltIT.com and catch the event live on the Tech Field Day website!

Tune Into the Very First AI Field Day Nov 18-20, 2020

AI Field Day in November consisted of an all-star delegate panel and an equally impressive selection of presenting companies. Georgina Ford of Gestalt IT introduces this event and explains how AI is revolutionizing IT. Check out TechFieldDay.com for videos from companies such as BrainChip, Aruba, and Cisco at this event!

Making Your Data Work Hard

Cloud Field Day presenter Qumulo has developed a system that can consolidate a company’s data into a single application. It’s scalable, and works across both on-premise and cloud.

NGINX’s Roadmap to the Future Is Paved With Innovations

Tech Field Day Alumni, Nginx was acquired by F5 in 2019, it has experienced a surge in human and monetary capital. This injection of resources has boosted the company into innovating cutting-edge tech developments, and revolutionizing operations in commercial and open source communities. See what they are doing now.

Aruba AIOps – Beating Your Downtime Into Submission

Is downtime costing you more than you think? Using efficient analysis and pulling the right data from artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) applications is essential to driving modern strategic business decisions. More and more, companies look to AIOps to gain a competitive advantage, improve IT performance, and reduce extremely costly downtimes and disruptions. Aruba AI OPs has an elegant solution to downtime woes. It uses secure, anonymized data to decrease downtime for IT operations.

Georgina Ford

Georgina is our resident Word Nerd and a 20-year veteran of the B2B editorial industry, featuring 12 years exclusively writing about, and editing tech content

Downtime Costs More Than Money

The cost of downtime is not just financial. Can you risk reputational loss as well? While downtime and data loss may cost companies millions of dollars per incident, 50% of them shut down within a year after a breach. However, now there is a less expensive and more agile solution than on-prem data security, Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service. Georgina Ford, Editor at Gestalt IT, looks at Infrascale’s Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service offering and why it might just save you money.