Security Field Day 11 Aryaka

In this video, published after Security Field Day, Max Mortillaro and Arjan Timmerman discuss Aryaka Networks’ cutting-edge SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) solution, which is transforming enterprise networking and security. The presentation highlighted how Aryaka Networks is simplifying network complexity and fortifying security through an integrated, cloud-first approach. This episode promises a deeper understanding of the SASE architecture and its strategic benefits for modern, distributed enterprises.

Security Field Day 11 – Zerto

In this video, published after Security Field Day, Max Mortillaro and Arjan Timmerman explore Zerto’s comprehensive data protection solutions. The discussion delves into how Zerto is innovating in the data recovery and backup space, providing robust strategies to secure critical data. Stay tuned to gain valuable perspectives on enhancing your data resilience with Zerto technology.

Security Field Day 11 – Palo Alto

In this video following Security Field Day, Max Mortillaro and Arjan Timmerman discuss Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Cloud solution, a key player in securing cloud infrastructure and workloads. This comprehensive security platform aims to provide visibility and control over data across the entire cloud environment, ensuring robust protection. For an in-depth look at Prisma Cloud’s capabilities and how it secures cloud-native applications, be sure to view Max’s presentation.

Security Field Day 11 – Index Engines

In this video, published after Security Field Day, Max Mortillaro and Arjan Timmerman discuss Index Engines’ CyberSense, a tool designed to enhance data recovery with its robust ransomware detection capabilities. CyberSense stands out by not only retrieving data but also verifying its integrity, ensuring businesses can trust their post-attack data is uncompromised. This episode spotlights a next-gen approach to cybersecurity, combining high-performance indexing and AI analytics to offer a formidable defense against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

CyberSense: A Unique Approach to Ransomware Protection and Recovery

At Security Field Day, Max Mortillaro shed light on Index Engines’ innovative CyberSense solution, designed to combat the rampant rise of ransomware attacks by not just recovering data but also ensuring it is uncompromised. CyberSense differentiates itself with a high-performance indexing engine and AI-based analytics that can detect subtle signs of ransomware corruption with impressive accuracy. The platform represents a new generation of cyber resilience, highlighting the necessity for secure, immutable data vaults and careful scrutiny of data prior to restoration, thus positioning Index Engines at the forefront of ransomware defense technologies.

Aryaka Networks – Delivering Unified SASE as a Service

During Security Field Day, Max Mortillaro gained insights into Aryaka Networks’ Unified SASE as a Service, a comprehensive solution aiming to address the modern needs for integrated network security and simplicity. Aryaka’s OnePASS architecture blends SD-WAN with advanced security features like NGFW and CASB, ensuring reliable performance suitable for global enterprises. The company further distinguishes itself with a proprietary Zero Trust WAN, offering customers its own controlled backbone for consistency and excellence in service delivery. Read more in this TECHunplugged article!

Prisma Cloud: Helping Organizations Improve Their Data Security Posture

Max Mortillaro highlights the innovative data security solutions presented by Palo Alto Networks at Security Field Day, emphasizing the importance of their Prisma Cloud service in advancing cloud data security. Prisma Cloud addresses critical gaps in enterprise data management with features like Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) and Data Detection and Response (DDR), which are key to maintaining organizational data hygiene across cloud environments. The platform’s specialized focus on cloud-based DSPM and DDR sets it apart, pinpointing the need for C-level executives to prioritize data asset criticality for comprehensive security and management. Read more in this article at TECHunplugged!

Discovering Zerto’s Cyber Resilience Vault

During Security Field Day, Max Mortillaro learned about Zerto’s latest ransomware resilience advancements, including the Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault—which showcases their long-standing expertise in continuous data protection (CDP) for virtual environments. Zerto, now under Hewlett Packard Enterprise, brings fine-grained recovery orchestration and air-gapped vault capabilities that integrate with HPE’s advanced storage systems for fortified cyber resilience. As organizations navigate evolving security requirements and potential shifts away from traditional VMware infrastructure due to licensing changes, Zerto’s solution offers a compelling approach to safeguarding data amidst these challenges. Read more in this post for TECHunplugged!

Tech Field Day eXtra at Cisco Live EMEA 2023: Cisco Secure Firewall 3100

Arjan Timmerman does a deep dive into The Cisco Secure Firewall 3100, calling it an “excellent choice.” Check out his article on the TECHunplugged website and watch Cisco’s full presentation 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 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.

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!

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!

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!