Moving Beyond Platform Engineering and IT Operations at AppDev Field Day

AppDev Field Day offers a look beyond traditional platform engineering and IT operations. In this Gestalt IT article, Stephen Foskett gives an overview of the event and the schedule. This event brings together innovative developers and industry experts to discuss the evolution of application development and the integration of emerging technologies. Attendees can expect to engage in thought-provoking dialogues on how to navigate the expanding landscape of app development in increasingly complex IT environments.


Platform Engineering Is the Revenge of IT Operations

The rise of platform engineering demonstrates how difficult it has been to balance DevOps between developers and operations. This episode of the Tech Field Day podcast features a discussion of platform engineering with Mitch Ashley and Mike Vizard of Techstrong Group and Stephen Foskett and Tom Hollingsworth of Gestalt IT.


The Critical Role of Advanced Storage in AI Data Infrastructure

AI data infrastructures are increasingly reliant on advanced storage solutions to manage the sheer volume and velocity of data processing demands, as highlighted in Stephen Foskett’s article on Gestalt IT. Solidigm’s contributions to the field, with their state-of-the-art storage technologies, underscore the necessity for innovation and scalability in supporting AI workloads. As AI applications continue to evolve, the selection of sophisticated, capable storage systems becomes a linchpin for the success and efficiency of AI-driven enterprises. This article brings together this entire series, sponsored by Solidigm.


Data Quality is More Important Than Ever in an AI World with Qlik

In our AI-dominated world, data quality is the key to building useful tools. This episode of the Tech Field Day podcast features Drew Clarke from Qlik discussing best practiced for integrating data sources with AI models with Joey D’Antoni, Gina Rosenthal, and Stephen Foskett before Qlik Connect in Orlando.


Containerization is Required to Modernize Applications at the Edge

Modern applications are widely deployed in the cloud, but they’re coming at the edge as well. This episode of the Tech Field Day podcast features Alastair Cooke and Paul Nashawaty from The Futurum Group, Erik Nordmark from ZEDEDA, and host Stephen Foskett discussing the intersection of application modernization and edge computing.


Credible Content From the Community is More Important than Ever

There is a hazardous amount of AI-generated and SEO-oriented content being generated, and the solution is real stories from real communities. In the first episode of Tech Field Podcast, recorded on-site at AI Field Day, Stephen Foskett chats with Frederic Van Haren, Gina Rosenthal and Colleen Coll about confronting inauthentic content.


Reintroducing the Tech Field Day Podcast

The Tech Field Day Podcast returns! The name may change but the content and format are still the same. Read on to learn more about the history of the podcast and focus going forward with our new episodes.


The Bedrock of AI Is Data With Nick Magnuson and Clive Bearman of Qlik

The latest Utilizing Tech podcast episode dives into the critical role of enterprise data integration for the success of generative AI, featuring insights from Qlik’s Nick Magnuson and Clive Bearman prior to their presentation at AI Field Day 4. They discuss the challenges enterprises face, such as preparing quality data for AI models and using machine learning to enhance data organization and tagging. The conversation also explores the potential of large language models to democratize data querying, underscoring the importance of curated data in the AI-driven future.


The Year of AI at AI Field Day 4

AI Field Day returns on February 21st-23rd, giving a broad perspective on AI’s foundational technologies in a year touted to be pivotal for artificial intelligence. Attendees can expect in-depth sessions with industry giant Intel as well as key players VMware by Broadcom, Qlik, Hammerspace, Solidigm, VAST Data, and many more. This event explores revolutionary AI applications and their infrastructure demands, and will be broadcast live for a global audience. Watch live on LinkedIn and the Tech Field Day website and catch the recordings on YouTube!


Cloud Field Day – Infrastructure Matters on the Road

During Cloud Field Day 19, Infrastructure Matters hosts Steven Dickens and Camberley Bates, alongside industry experts Stephen Foskett and Keith Townsend, explored the use case for presenters NeuroBlade, SoftIron, and Platform9. Each contributes a unique on-premises and cloud solutions aimed at optimizing infrastructure performance and management. The discussions, rooted in technical expertise, provide a comprehensive look into the role of these companies’ technologies in shaping the future of IT infrastructure. Listen to the entire webcast from The Futurum Group for more!


The Truth Behind SaaS Data Recovery With W Curtis Preston

In this Gestalt IT Tech Talk, W. Curtis Preston and Stephen Foskett discuss the challenges of data backup in SaaS applications and the misconceptions about built-in data protection. Preston underlines that a provider’s backup capabilities often aren’t sufficient to meet necessary security standards, cautioning against confusing in-application rollback and other features with actual backup. The talk advocates for substantial investment in backup tools for important data, transforming this part of IT into a less cumbersome process and urging data control to be in user’s hands.


Mind the Gap Between Hyperscale and Enterprise IT

Stephen Foskett and Cloud Field Day delegates Allyson Klein, Eric Wright, and Nathan Bennett examine the gap between hypserscale and enterprise IT in this episode of the On-Premise IT podcast. The episode’s guests scrutinize the disparities across numerous areas, including AI and sustainability. They propose that these differences stem from the influence hyperscalers have on technological developments and discuss the importance of bridging the hypserscale-enterprise IT gap.


NodeWeaver: Pioneering Edge Computing Solutions for Tomorrow’s Challenges

In this LinkedIn article, Stephen Foskett explores the innovative software-defined edge operating platform developed by NodeWeaver. With compelling features such as adaptability across various hardware and edge locations, and a focus on long-term management and maintenance of edge clusters, NodeWeaver is raising the bar for edge computing solutions. Known for successful deployments under budget and on time, the platform’s versatility, scalability, operational excellence, and security make it a strong contender in the evolving edge computing landscape.


Automation, Analytics, and More at Cloud Field Day 18

Announcing Cloud Field Day, streaming live next week! This event is broadcast live on LinkedIn and the Tech Field Day website, and includes presentations from Juniper Networks, Mezmo, Prosimo, and AMD on Wednesday and VMware, WEKA, and Fortinet on Thursday, focusing on automation, data center analytics, and telemetry. Join the conversation about cloud-native networking, application migration, and monitoring strategies during the sessions on October 18th and 19th!


The Present and Future of Edge at Edge Field Day 2

The second Edge Field Day, scheduled for October 4th and 5th, will feature presentations from StorMagic and HPE, NodeWeaver, and Solidigm. The event, which will stream live on LinkedIn and the Tech Field Day website, kicks off with a delegate roundtable discussion on the latest developments in Edge Computing, followed by various presentations touching on high-density storage, AI inferencing, and zero-touch provisioning. To engage with the event, view it live or watch recorded sessions on the Tech Field Day YouTube channel, and follow the conversation on LinkedIn or X/Twitter using #EFD2.


Storage Field Day 26 Is Headed to SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference

Stephen Foskett announces the upcoming Storage Field Day 26, set to take place on September 20th and 21st, in collaboration with SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference. In this highly-anticipated tech event, industry leaders and delegates will dive deep into the future of storage technology, exploring areas such as cybersecurity, data management, application performance, and artificial intelligence. With exciting presentations, roundtable discussions, live broadcasts and podcasts, Storage Field Day 26 promises a comprehensive exploration of the dynamic evolution and disruptive potential of storage technologies.


Things Are Heating Up for Tech Field Day Extra at VMware Explore

We are thrilled to be returning to VMware Explore for 2023 and will be hosting Tech Field Day sessions featuring insights from VMware and AMD. We look forward to a deep dive into VMware NSX in the cloud on Tuesday and a special session from AMD on Wednesday examining their latest data center products, virtualization, and edge portfolio. Don’t miss our exciting lineup of interviews, videos, and Tech Field Day content that will delve into enterprise technology trends and solutions.


Announcements From Cisco Live

In this episode of the Gestalt IT Rundown, Stephen Foskett and Jeff Ton discuss significant developments in the IT sector, including the recent Cisco Live event, which unveiled several new solutions for network management, Secure Service Edge, observability, and Panoptica, which offers end-to-end lifecycle protection for cloud native applications.


Elevate Your Cloud Knowledge at Cloud Field Day 17

Cloud Field Day 17 takes place May 31 and June 1, 2023, providing an in-depth look at the future of cloud technology. With a focus on the modern enterprise cloud, the event will explore the latest developments in cyber security, platform operations, data protection, and true integration. Join HYCU, Morpheus Data, RackN, Zerto, JetStream, and Couchbase as they delve into their cutting-edge approaches, with all sessions broadcast live on LinkedIn and recordings available on YouTube, promoting engagement and ongoing educational opportunities for all.


What Is a Cloud Database and How Does It Work?

In preparation for National Cloud Database Day and Couchbase’s presentation at Cloud Field Day next week, Stephen Foskett provides an overview of cloud databases, discussing the definition, benefits, and considerations businesses should take when implementing this technology. Cloud databases offer a flexible and scalable data management solution that can be accessed from anywhere, making it an ideal option in today’s remote work environment. While there are several factors to consider, such as database technology, security, and maintenance, understanding these considerations can help organizations choose the right approach to meet their specific needs.