Security Field Day With Forward Networks

At Security Field Day 10, Chris Hayner was impressed by Forward Networks and their digital twin technology, which offers comprehensive network visibility and security. The digital twin concept, which is not a new but increasingly essential tool in cybersecurity, is leveraged by Forward Networks to create a highly detailed network model allowing for in-depth analysis and proactive threat mitigation. The platform’s potency lies in its ability to model complex network changes over time, support security compliance efforts, and give IT teams an in-depth look at potential breach points and network vulnerabilities.

Navigating Data Security at the Edge

Security is one of the most debated areas in edge computing. In this delegate roundtable recorded at the recent Edge Field Day event, the panel uncovers the risks and security limitations of edge sites. Watch the roundtable or read the article at Gestalt IT that talks about navigating these risks.

NodeWeaver at Edge Field Day 2

In a detailed article about Edge Field Day, Ned Bellavance highlights a presentation from NodeWeaver on their edge solution. NodeWeaver is an operating system designed to sit between hardware and the orchestration layer, which supports a myriad of hardware and operates on a small device footprint. Particularly emphasizing NodeWeaver’s zero-touch deployment method, the article suggests that the solution could be beneficial not only for the emerging edge, but potentially in standard data centers as well.

Thirty-Six GigaToasters

In this episode of Chaos Lever, Chris Hayner and Ned Bellavance cover Security Field Day 9, highlighting presentations by Comvault, Noname Security, Cisco, Cribl, and NetAlly’s Cyberscope. They discuss Comvault’s ThreatWise platform, which focuses on ransomware detection, and the use of fake hosts and lures to trap potential attackers. They also mention Cisco’s new hardware firewalls, the 4200 series, and their multicloud network security model. Chris shares insights on NetAlly’s Cyberscope, a handheld cybersecurity analyzer.

Day Two Cloud 198: Modern Cloud Design Themes From CFD 17

Day Two Cloud’s Ned Bellavance, Ethan Banks, and Michael Levan highlight some key design themes at Cloud Field Day 17, hosted by Tech Field Day. These themes include platform engineering, data protection, disaster recovery, and the co-existence of old and new technologies in modern IT. Kubernetes’ growing status as the default platform choice was mentioned. Backup and disaster recovery solutions by HYCU, Zerto, and others bridge the gap between on-prem and cloud environments. Listen to this episode to learn more!

The Algorithm Made Me Do It: Cloud Field Day 17 Wrap-Up – Chaos Lever [EP61]

Ned Bellavance attended Cloud Field Day 17 in Boston and discussed the event with Chris Hayner on the Chaos Lever podcast. HYCU focuses on cloud backup and recovery and built a cloud-native backend and provide native backup solutions for AWS, Azure, and GCP with a marketplace and a development kit for SAS vendors to create backup solutions. RackN showcased their software platform, Digital Rebar, which simplifies working with on-premises hardware and bare metal servers and automates provisioning and configuration tasks for private clouds. Couchbase, a database-as-a-service company, utilizes native cloud constructs and offers secure private and public connection endpoints for database tenants. The event also emphasized the significance of VMware, the reality of multi-cloud environments, and the emerging trends of platform engineering and internal developer portals.

2022 Year in Review

Field Day delegate Ned Bellavance was up to a lot this past 2022! From Cloud Field Day to the HashiCorp Academy, Ned kept himself busy! Check out the other events and conferences he attended and see what he will be up to this 2023!

Hardware Still Has to Matter

Ned Bellavance took a special interest in Alastair’s Cooke point of view at the most recent Intel Tech Field Day Showcase where he focused on the relevance to hardware today. People tend to think of cloud as an abstracting hardware, but Ned believes quite the opposite. He says that we should embrace the public cloud so the more and varied hardware will now be closer to the consumer to help them transform their application. For more from Ned about the Intel Showcase, visit the Gestalt IT website.

Figuratively Baggels

In this episode of the Chaos Lever podcast, Field Day delegates Chris Hayner and Ned Bellavance discuss our recent participation in the CXL Forum at OCP Summit 2022. Chris joined the rest of the Tech Field Day delegates at this special event and shares what he learned about CXL technology in this episode. And as usual Chris and Ned have lots to say about many other subjects besides!

Supercloud Is Neither Super Nor a Cloud, Discuss.

Is Supercloud a thing now? Ned Bellevance, Field Day delegate, tuned in online to watch the Delegate Roundtable Discussion about Supercloud at September’s Cloud Field Day. Take a look here, or visit Ned’s blog, Ned in the Cloud, for more on his thoughts!

Day Two Cloud 157: Highlights of Cloud Field Day 14

Day Two Clouds host, Ned Bellavance, attended this past Cloud Field Day as a delegate! In his latest podcast, joined by Ethan Banks and Chris Hayner, they talk about presentations from WEKA, Alkira, and Morpheus Data. Check out their thoughts here!

Half an Arsonist

Chris Hayner and Ned Bellavance finish their thoughts about each presentation from this past Security Field Day. Check it out!

Secure Virtual Giraffe

In this latest podcast, Chris Hayner and Ned Bellavance talk about this past Security Field Day where Keeper Security and Microsoft presented. Check out their thoughts here on NFTs and much more!

2021 Year in Review

Ned Bellavance, a Field Day delegate, shares what his 2021 year looked like through a professional and personal point of view. Check out which Tech Field Day events Ned attended, along with other random and sundry events that he was a part of this past year. We always love to see what our delegates are up to!

Prosimo at Cloud Field Day 12

Looking to effectively tie together the networking for your cloud presence and your on-prem datacenters and branch offices? Ned Bellavance, a Field Day delegate, discusses the solution that can leverage the native constructs in each cloud and their massive backbone to provide high-performance, low-latency connectivity from an orchestrated SaaS solution that was presented by Prosimo at Cloud Field Day! Check out Ned’s podcast here or on Spotify for more information.

Ondat at Cloud Field Day 12

Ned Bellavance, a delegate from November’s Cloud Field Day, was set straight with Ondat’s presentation on their solution for Kube-native storage. Ondat is laser focused on supporting stateful workloads on Kubernetes and nothing else. Although their solution seems solid, Ned thinks it may lack some key features. Check out Ned’s podcast to see if their recently launched SaaS will be enough in comparison to their competitors!

MemVerge at Cloud Field Day 12

There is a big chance that MemVerge will make a huge impact in the next five years with their new AppCapsule technology solution. Ned Bellavance, a delegate from November’s Cloud Field Day, has his mind buzzing from MemVerge’s presentation. Check out the developing product on Ned’s recent podcast on spotify!

Yotascale at Cloud Field Day 12

Ned Bellavance, a delegate from November’s Cloud Field Day event, gives a brief 10-minute podcast on the depth of analytics and integration that Yotascale offered in their presentation. Ned was impressed by their multi-cloud cost management solution and thinks Yotascale can give cloud economists the data they need to do their job. Check out Ned’s podcast here or listen in on Spotify!

Draining My Social Battery

In this 10-minute, daily podcast, Ned Bellavance, a Field Day delegate, discusses technology, career advancement, and anything else relevant to the IT Professional in a brief, conversational style. Find Draining My Social Battery on your favorite podcast app through Anchor.

DevOps’ing the Enterprise Sale

Ned Bellavance, proprietor of Ned in the Cloud and long-time Tech Field Day delegate, dives into Scality’s launch of the ARTESCA product that they announced at their special Tech Field Day event, which Bellavance attended as a delegate in April. In his podcast, hosted on his blog Ned in the Cloud, Bellavance pontificates on how Scality used the platform to sell a DevOps-focused product to an enterprise IT audience. Tune in to hear what sorts of thoughts that approach sparked in Bellavance, as well as what his takes on the release were. Also, be sure to watch Scality’s launch event in partnership with HPE to see what’s new with the ARTESCA product.