NFD26: Arista Adds an Automation Architecture and Macro Segmentation to Its Cloud Grade Routing

Yeah, that’s a long title. That’s what Peter Welcher, a Field Day delegate, gets for describing the disparate topics Arista Networks presented at September’s Networking Field Day. Arista Networks started their presentation with a quick overview and then scaled into the cloud routing and next-generation automation architectures! Check out Peter’s post for more!


NFD26: Juniper Adds Sophisticated MIST Functionality

After the recent Networking Field Day event, Dr. Pete Welcher wrapped up his thoughts about the presentations of Juniper Networks on LinkedIn. Welcher attended the event as a delegate, and crafted his opinions on Juniper after watching their presentation. Read the whole post to learn more!


NetBeez 2021 Update

On his personal blog, NetCraftsmen, Dr. Pete Welcher presented his thoughts on NetBeez as a whole. This piece, which he penned shortly before attending NetBeez’s Networking Field Day appearance as a delegate, covers all of his takes on the company. Read the rest for all the goodness!


NFD26: NetBeez Update

On LinkedIn, Dr. Pete Welcher presented his thoughts on NetBeez’s new product updates in this piece. He describes all of their recent announcements, as well as their presentations from Networking Field Day, which he attended as a delegate. Read on for more info.


NFD26: Update on Two Cisco Fabric Automation Platforms

From LinkedIn, Dr. Pete Welcher writes about Cisco’s Networking Field Day appearance, which he attended as a delegate. There, he watched how they plan to improve networking fabric automation with two platforms designed to handle the task. Read the post to learn more.


NFD26: Troubleshooting With Riverbed, the Story

The unifying theme for Riverbed is visibility and they have some powerful network management products to show for it. A Field Day delegate, Peter Welcher, describes the story Riverbed demonstrated at Networking Field Day in September along with the demo that was presented. Peter thoroughly describes his thoughts on the latest visibility products provided to him from Riverbed. Check out his post on LinkedIn for more!


NFD26: Kentik Adds Nifty Capabilities

On LinkedIn, Dr. Pete Welcher shares what he learned while attending Networking Field Day as a delegate. This post in particular covers the presentations by Kentik. Read the full post to learn more.


NFD26: The Overview

Did you miss out on the most recent Networking Field Day? Writing for NetCraftsmen and as one of the Field Day delegates, Peter Welcher published an insightful and solid up to date recap of each presenter throughout the week. Catch his post for more information on networking!


NFD26: PathSolutions TotalView Provides Helpful Network Management

PathSolution’s TotalView is useful for those supporting a small to medium sized network. With easy setup and network discovery, there is a low barrier to trying it out. Peter Welcher, a Field Day delegate, explains how PathSolutions came up with a solution to ease the job of an overworked network manager at the latest Networking Field Day. Read on for more from Peter!


NFD26: ZPE Systems: Combined OOB Functionality in One Box

After attending the latest Tech Field Day as a delegate, Pete Welcher wrote on how ZPE took stuff you might use to remotely manage a site network, modularized it, and made it available in a single set of box platforms. He finds himself wondering if all the ZPE capabilities might provide a case for selectively refreshing your remote management solution to gain functionality. Be sure to check out Pete’s thoughts!


Network Field Day 26 Is Coming

Get ready for the next Networking Field Day event! The action kicks off September 14th, and concludes Sept. 16th. Tune in to hear what’s new and noteworthy from your favorite networking sponsors and delegates!


Review Blog: Good Stuff From Tech Field Day 21

Pete Welcher attended Tech Field Day last March as a delegate and had some thoughts! In a recent post on his LinkedIn, Pete points to his several posts on the event. Thanks to Pete for being a delegate at our events, we look forward to hearing more “good stuff” from him!


Network Field Day 23: Arista’s Latest Technology Innovations

Arista had a lot to bring to Networking Field Day earlier this year, and delegate Pete Welcher was impressed with the scope of updates they had. Specifically, Pete digs into the Arista updates on CloudVision as a service, DANZ Monitoring Fabric, and the Cognitive WiFi intelligence being extended to the Campus. To read all about what Pete is calling “impressive innovations” from the Arista team, check out their presentations on the Tech Field Day website!


Network Field Day 23: Apstra Manages Your Datacenter Fabric

Networking Field Day delegate Pete Welcher has been following Apstra for years, thanks in part to their presence at Tech Field Day since 2016! In a recent post, Pete goes on a deep dive of the Apstra offerings and Networking Field Day presentations. He praises Apstra for their simplicity and highlights some of the advantages of using them such as improving network reliability and decreasing outages. Check out all of Pete’s thoughts as well as the Apstra presentation on our website!


Network Field Day 23: Intel’s Performance-Enhancing Ethernet Chip Technologies

At Networking Field Day, delegate Pete Welcher was impressed with Intel’s presentation highlighting the new features in the powerful Intel 800 series Ethernet chips and NIC’s. Pete writes about Intel’s four main presentation topics including ADQ, NVMEoF, DDP, and Barefoot Networks. For the full analysis of Intel’s presentations check out Pete’s post and for the videos of their presentations head over to the Tech Field Day website!


Networking Field Day 23: Catchpoint Monitors Digital Experience

Catch Peter Welcher’s analysis of Catchpoint’s monitoring system, which was presented at Networking Field Day 23


NFD23: PathSolutions TotalView Provides Multi-Faceted Network Management

As a delegate at Networking Field Day, Pete Welcher was able to see PathSolutions present on their offerings including TotalView. In a recent post, Pete recaps the PathSolutions presentations and writes that TotalView touches several different technical areas, even some past the expected network management like security or telephony. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the PathSolutions presentations on our website and read Pete’s post breaking them down.


Network Field Day 23 Overview, or Throw Out Your Net Management Tools, They’re Obsolete!

There is a network management revolution going on, and legacy systems are no longer going to cut it. Airvine, Apstra, Arista, Boradcom, Catchpoint, Cisco, Intel, IP Fabric, Juniper Networks and PathSolutions came together at Network Field Day 23 to showcase how each of their products is making waves in the network management space. Peter Welcher, Network Field Day 23 delegate and tech expert came to the conclusion that it is time to modernize company’s network management tools, or die, based on what he saw at the event.


Network Field Day 23: IP Fabric

IP Fabric’s Automated Network Assurance Platform, presented at Network Field Day 23, is designed to analyze data and spit out discrepancies in a vendor and domain-agnostic way. The system is designed to retrieve and store data and allow it to be accessible across enterprise teams and silos, providing better visibility into the network and better data accessibility, according to Peter Welcher, a Network Field Day 23 delegate and 20-year CCIE who loves network design. His blog takes a look at IP Fabric and what it could do for a company.


Networking Field Day 23 Is Coming!

Pete Welcher posts some of his thoughts on the most recent announcements for the upcoming Networking Field Day! Pete writes that he is very much looking forward to being a delegate at our jam-packed four day event. In this post, he writes specifically about our two most recently announced presenters: AirVine and IP Fabric! Pete is excited to see them up close and personal in the coming weeks, and so are we!