ClearSky Data Raises $20 Million To Fuel Expansion

Justin Warren first got to hear from ClearSky Data at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2015. Since then the company has continued to grow, and Justin now breaks down the closing of a successful $20 million funding round, as well as a partnership with Equinix. Justin thinks the partnership and funds should help to expand the company’s Storage-as-a-Service west of Chicago in the near future.

NetApp Finds Its Cloud Feet

After hearing from NetApp at Cloud Field Day, Justin Warren feels the company has turned a corner in their cloud messaging and story. The presentation was done by Eiki Hrafnsson, who was brought into the company as part of their Greenqloud acquisition. He showed how ONTAP in the cloud and Cloud volumes have the API support needed, and provide real benefits in the public cloud.

Droplet Computing Makes The Browser The Computer

Justin Warren takes a look at Droplet Computing’s use of WebAssembly to run legacy apps in a browser. It evokes the concept originally behind Java: write once, run anywhere. By decoupling applications from the hardware and OS traditionally needed to run them, organizations can continue to run business critical custom-built applications. While Justin admits there are security concerns with running older applications, having them running in an actively patched browser seems like a better trade-off than an unpatched obsolete OS.

Disclosure: Cloud Field Day 3

It’s always great to have Justin Warren as a delegate for a Field Day event. From his recent appearance at Cloud Field Day earlier this month, Justin discloses what was provided along the way. If you want to see the content that he saw at the event, make sure to watch our full video coverage!

CFD3 Prep Post: Veritas

Justin Warren wrote up a preview of what to expect from Veritas at Cloud Field Day this week. Follow along with Justin on our live stream, and join the conversation on Twitter using #CFD3.

CFD3 Prep Post: Riverbed

Justin Warren continues his preview posts for the upcoming presenters at Cloud Field Day, turning now toward Riverbed. He reviews how the company has grown from one focused on WAN optimization solutions, to SD-WAN and acquiring Xirrus. He’s looking forward to hearing their cloud story, including how they can extend their unified network fabric as an extension of their SD-WAN implementation.

CFD3 Prep Post: Oracle

Justin Warren is excited to be coming to Cloud Field Day. In this preview, he provides some background on Oracle, a seemingly surprising entrant at a cloud focused event. Justin outlines the recently changes in Oracle’s strategy, as well as key acquisitions, that have made the company one to watch in the cloud market.

CFD3 Prep Post: NetApp

Justin Warren continues his preview of the presenters for Cloud Field Day happening next week. In this post he focuses on NetApp. This post focuses on a fiscal analysis of the current state of the company. After a rough fiscal 2016, and flat revenue in 2017, Justin thinks 2018 looks much better for revenue growth thanks to better cost management and increased sales. Justin is interested to hear more on how the company will deliver on its Data Fabric vision at Cloud Field Day.

CFD3 Prep Post: Rubrik

Justin Warren is no stranger to Rubrik, having covered them across a variety of outlets. He’ll get an update from the company next week at Cloud Field Day. Justin already thinks they have a solid product, backed by impressive marketing. In this piece, he overviews how the company shifted from its backup appliance roots to embrace more software offerings running in the cloud.

CFD3 Prep Post: Morpheus Data

Justin Warren has a very important question for Morpheus Data, what is a “unified multi-cloud orchestration tool”? He’ll get a chance to ask during their Cloud Field Day presentation next month. In his preview post, he looks at how the company purports to be an orchestrator of other familiar automation tools like Chef, Puppet, and Ansible. Morpheus Data says this will save organizations time and money, a claim Justin has heard many times before. He’s looking forward to a deep dive for some details.

CFD3 Prep Post: Druva

Justin Warren is getting ready for Cloud Field Day next month, taking a look at Druva in this post. The company offers an alternative to legacy backup and recovery, based on AWS, and can specifically backup SaaS-based applications. He’s definitely looking forward to learning more about how their solution specifically works on a day-to-day level.

CFD3 Prep Post: Delphix

Justin Warren is heading to Cloud Field Day next month, and in this post, he previews one of the presenting companies, Delphix. The company has a platform designed to provide access to company data quickly and securely by taking advantage of backups. Justin outlines why a lot of companies have a need for this kind of solution, and what are some of the potential issues. He definitely wants to hear more from Delphix at the event.

CTO Advisor 067: Should you worry about GDPR?

On this CTO Advisor podcast episode, Keith Townsend sat down with Justin Warren and CommVault’s Nigel Tazor to discuss GDPR. This new regulation can incur a penalty of up to 4% of organizational revenue for each violation. They discuss why compliance is more important than ever.

Should you worry about GDPR?

Keith Townsend sat down with Justin Warren and Commvault’s Nigel Tazor to discuss GDPR. This new regulation can incur a penalty of up to 4% of organizational revenue for each violation. They discuss why compliance is more important than ever.

Don’t call it back up

Keith Townsend posted his discussion with Justin Warren from Commvault GO 2017. They discuss how Commvault has successfully moved from being a backup company, and embraced data management.

Gigamon Remakes Itself For Cloud

Justin Warren profiles what he saw from Gigamon at last month’s Cloud Field Day. He thinks the reason the company has returned to profitability is twofold. For one, more organizations have recognized the need for visibility and security, which Gigamon has consistently executed on with its solutions. Secondly, the company’s host-based agent approach to cloud monitoring gives organizations the visibility they can’t get simply from an API. As long as organizations don’t shift from packet monitoring to distributed application tracing, Justin sees Gigamon’s Visibility Layer as a compelling product.

Disclosure: #CFD2 Edition

While it’s easy to focus solely on the presenting companies during an event like Cloud Field Day, the delegates truly make it a special experience in IT. In this post, Justin Warren gives is usual disclosure of the food and activities he received during the event.

NetApp Still Figuring Out How To Cloud

Justin Warren reflects on NetApp’s Cloud Field Day presentation, writing that they are looking to reinvent themselves as the industry moves towards the cloud. NetApp acknowledges that their old business ventures are just not where growth is and are moving towards a more service oriented business with higher margins. What worries Justin, however, is that NetApp’s products are just not compelling anymore.

Disclosure: Pure Storage Accelerate 2017

In his typical humorous fashion, Justin Warren discloses absolutely everything about his Storage Field Day Exclusive experience at Pure Accelerate. From flights and accommodation to food and drink, Justin tells every detail, including all the swag he received.

CFD2 Prep: Nirmata

Justin Warren has some questions that he would like to discuss with Nirmata at Cloud Field Day next week. He looks forward to figuring out Nirmata in order to better understand their products and goals.