Compute Express Link – Enabling Your Next-Gen Data Center

Max Mortillaro attended the most recent Gestalt IT Showcase with Intel and now gives his thoughts on their latest technology; Compute Express Link. CXL has been on Max’s radar since early 2019 and it continues to impress him with the merging of their generation data center. He is most excited about the CXL specification that is supported for Type 3 devices, particularly storage-class memory. Take a look on the Gestalt IT website for more from Max.


Measuring Sustainability in Enterprise Storage

Max Mortillaro attended the latest Storage Field Day as a virtual delegate and provided his thoughts on Pure Storage’s presentation of their ESG report covering the company’s sustainability policy. You can watch Pure Storage’s presentation and all of the presentations from the Storage Field Day event on the Tech Field Day website!


Zerto Showcases Mature Data Protection Capabilities; HPE Welcomes Zerto to GreenLake Collective

Max Mortillaro discusses his time watching Zerto’s Cloud Field Day presentation as a delegate in this piece. He covers their value prop, their recent acquisition by HPE, and his overall opinions on Zerto’s products. Read on to learn more, and be sure to watch Zerto’s recorded presentations for context.


Cloud-Native Data Protection Is Not an Option – an Overview of Kasten K10

Max Mortillaro of TechUnplugged shares his takes on the presentations of Kasten by Veeam during his time as a Cloud Field Day delegate in June. In this piece, he specifically details their cloud-native protection solution with regards to backups, disaster recovery, and more. Read on for his full opinions, and check out the Kasten by Veeam presentations to learn more.


Morpheus Data: Making the Spice Flow With Agnostic Infrastructure Management

Max Mortillaro describes his experiences as a delegate during June’s Cloud Field Day in this post from TECHunplugged.com. Specifically, he hones in on the presentation by Morpheus Data, on of his self-proclaimed highlights of the event. Read on to learn why Mortillaro was so impressed with Morpheus, and watch their Cloud Field Day presentations for a technical deep dive into their product.


The Pliops Storage Processor: Niche Product, or Game-Changing Technology?

This piece comes from Max Mortillaro, who writes about his time as a Cloud Field Day delegate in June. Mortillaro shares his takes on the presentations by Pliops, who presented their storage processor. Read on for all of his takeaways, and be sure to check out the presentations by Pliops for even more technical detail.


So Long, and Thanks for All the Memory – Micron Ceases 3D XPoint Development, Sells Lehi Fab

Earlier this year, Max Mortillaro joined us as a delegate at Storage Field Day and got to see Intel at the event. In this post for TECHunplugged, Max digs into Micron’s announcement of ending the development of 3D XPoint products. TECHunplugged has been following Intel and Micron’s 3D XPoint involvement since 2018. For Max’s analysis on this announcement and its impact, visit TECHunplugged!


Pliops: Re-Imagining Storage, Crushing Bottlenecks and a Bright Future in the Cloud

Max Mortillaro joined us as a delegate at Storage Field Day earlier this year and had the opportunity to learn about Pliops during its presentation. For TECHunplugged, Max analyzes the Pliops Storage Processor (PSP). The PSP accelerates database applications by up to 7 times and has three areas where it delivers instant value. Additionally, this technology can be deployed in three different methods. For more of Max’s thoughts on the Pliops Storage Processor and its bright future, check out his post on TECHunplugged!


StorPool : New Capabilities, New OPEX Model, and Stronger Support for Cloud Customers

Max Mortillaro writes about a recent debrief he and the team at TECHunplugged had with Cloud Field Day presenter StorPool. Max saw StorPool present at Cloud Field Day on what they call “SDS 2.0”; high-performance scale-out architectural designs. Max writes about StorPool’s focus on the Cloud and containers and thinks they are “in the perfect lane to become very soon a top-tier players in software-defined block storage.” Check out all of Max’s thoughts on StorPool on the TECHunplugged website!


Looking Ahead With Storage Field Day 21 – Barry Coombs, Jason Collier, Max Mortillaro – Ep 149

The Tech Interviews podcast kicks off its first episode of 2021 by looking ahead at the storage industry. Paul Stringfellow was joined by Barry Coombs, Jason Collier, and Max Mortillaro to discuss what they saw at Storage Field Day earlier this year. The four were delegates at the event and discuss their key takeaways from the presentations. To see the full conversation, visit techstringy.wordpress.com!


Storage Field Day 21 – The TECHunplugged Take on Nasuni

In this video from TECHunplugged, Arjan Timmerman and Max Mortillaro give their thoughts on Nasuni’s presentation from Storage Field Day in January. Max mentions that Nasuni was one of the companies that stood out to him and was amazed by Nasuni’s idea because “it’s so simple and so straightforward, it’s almost genius.” Nasuni looks at the traditional challenges of NAS and creates a solution for those challenges. To learn more about Nasuni’s solution, check out its presentation on the Tech Field Day website!


Nasuni – Cloud-Scale NAS Without Cloud Worries

Max Mortillaro had the opportunity to join us as a delegate at Storage Field Day in January where he saw Nasuni’s presentation. Max provides an analysis of Nasuni’s presentation and recognizes that managing file services at scale can be a challenge. In his analysis, Max writes, “By building on top of public clouds, Nasuni provides global data coverage with local acceleration, infinite scale and true cloud economics.” To find out what else Max had to say about Nasuni’s presentation from Storage Field Day, visit TECHunplugged!


TFD22 – TECHunplugged Take on VMware DRaaS

At Tech Field Day in December, VMware presented on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). Their solution, focused on VMware and AWS, greatly simplifies disaster recovery for their users. Max and Arjan talk through the strengths and features as well as potential use cases of the new offering from VMware in a video on the TECHunplugged YouTube channel. Check it out!


Is Storageless Storage Just Someone Else’s Storage?

Is “Storageless storage” just a buzz word oxymoron or is there something there? To get to the bottom of it, Stephen Foskett and a panel of delegates from Storage Field Day talk through it on the latest episode of the On-Premise IT Podcast. Check out the lively conversation with Max Mortillaro, Matthew Leib, Jason Collier, and Paul Stringfellow! Be sure to check out the podcast as well as Storage Field Day where we’re sure to hear more about storageless storage!


Intel Memory Summit 2020 – Intel Optane and Storage Archictectures

We had a blast working with Intel on Tech Field Day Extra at Intel Memory and Storage 2020! One of the delegates from the event, Max Mortillaro, posted a YouTube video with his thoughts after seeing the keynotes and interactive sessions. Max talks through his thoughts on the event and the Intel Optane and Storage Architectures. We even get a guest appearance from his cat! Be sure to check out Max’s video analysis of the event on the TECHunplugged YouTube channel!


Intel Memory Summit 2020 – Intel Optane Persistent Memory Future

Delegate Max Mortillaro attended Intel’s Memory and Storage Moment 2020 event in December. In this video for TECHunplugged, Max analyzes Intel Optane persistent memory and raises the question, “Is PMem the future of storage?” Check out TECHunplugged’s YouTube channel and blog for Max’s thoughts on Intel and more!


Intel Memory and Storage Moment 2020 – Intel Optane Announcements

Max Mortillaro was a delegate at Intel Memory and Storage Moment 2020 in December and follows the event with an exploration of Intel’s Optane announcements. Max recognizes that 2020 has been a pivotal year for Intel and is excited about Optane/Persistent Memory, as he notes that this technology promises a brave new world 5-10 years from now. To find out what else Max had to say about Intel’s latest announcements at this Tech Field Day Exclusive with Intel Memory and Storage, visit TECHunplugged!


Tech Field Day 22 – the TECHunplugged Take on Quantum

Veteran field day delegates Arjan Timmerman and Max Mortillaro attended Tech Field Day earlier this month and had the opportunity to see Quantum present. On their TECHunplugged Take, Arjan and Max talk about the presentation and the ActiveSync offering from Quantum. If you haven’t yet, be sure to watch the Quantum presentations on the Tech Field day website!


Tech Field Day 22: The TECHunplugged Take on Red Hat OpenShift

After seeing Red Hat present on their OpenShift offering at Tech Field Day last week, delegates Max Mortillaro and Arjan Timmerman jumped on YouTube to give their thoughts. In this video they talk about Red Hat’s place in the market, some of the interesting Kubernetes offerings, and their perspective on OpenShift. A big thank you to both Red Hat for presenting and to Max and Arjan for being excellent delegates!


Tech Field Day 22 – the TECHunplugged Take on Commvault

As delegates at Tech Field Day earlier this month, Max Mortillaro and Arjan Timmerman got an up close look at Commvault. They enjoyed Commvault’s presentations and recapped what they learned on their TechUnplugged YouTube channel. In the conversation they recap Commvault’s several offerings including Metallic, Hedvig, and their “Store. Protect. Migrate.” strategy around kubernetes. Max and Arjan are impressed with how Commvault continues to push out offerings and work to turn out value for their customers.