First Steps to Tackling My Anxiety

For 2020, Keiran Shelden set a goal to help overcome his anxiety about public speaking. It’s a laudable goal, and attending events like Storage Field Day provides a lot of opportunity to get your feet wet while being surrounded by a supportive community. Keiran has found that accepting some of the speaking opportunities around the event, like being a guest on the On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast, were positive experiences as well. Whether through the spoken or written word, Keiran’s voice is always valuable at Field Day events.


Hadoop Is Truly Dead – LOTR Version

Chin-Fah Heoh didn’t initially set out to write a post declaring the death of Hadoop. But what he heard at Storage Field Day made it seem like he had to. While at the event, he participated in the On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast at Pure Storage, ostensibly to talk about storage metrics. However Hadoop quickly became the focus of the discussion. From there, other presentations further showed solutions that made it impossible to consider any other premise. Because this is the world of technology, Chin-Fah doesn’t think it’s impossible for Hadoop to live again in some other fashion, but right now the case is beyond terminal.


Security Can’t Keep Up, or Can It?

Evan Mintzer was a recent guest on Gestalt IT’s On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast. The premise discussed was whether with the seemingly endless number of threats out there, if security can actually catch up. It was a great conversation, and Evan further explains his thoughts on the premise in this blog post.


BONUS: The Origins of Tech Field Day – the On-Premise IT Roundtable

In this bonus episode of the On-Premise IT Roundtable, we’re joining Stephen Foskett as he talks with some of the original delegates and inspirations for the Tech Field Day event series. They discuss the event that gave Stephen the initial idea, a fortuitous plane ride, how the first Tech Field Day event went, where the idea for the live stream started and more.


You’re Wrong About Data Protection Policy

This episode of the On-Premise IT Roundtable was recorded at Tech Field Day Extra at Dell Technologies and looks at data protection policies. The group discusses why you’re probably doing it wrong. Essentially business and compliance needs are not top of mind when these policies are established. They further discuss how vendor defaults and application owners add to the confusion.


Coming Back to Cloud Field Day for the Second Time

Nick Janetakis gives a very detailed recount of his second Cloud Field Day experience. He was pleasantly surprised by how different it was from his last Cloud Field Day in April, but still notes he had an amazing time, both with the presentations and all the other things that are a part of every Tech Field Day event.


NEW: The Podcast Domain and Other Fun Stuff at CLUS

We’ll be hosting a Tech Field Day Extra event from Cisco Live US next week in Las Vegas. Make sure to check out Cisco’s dedicated podcast space, the Podcast Domain! Sign up, and you can record your own content. Of course, if you can’t make it, make sure to follow along on our live stream!