Adding More (Red)Fish to Your Diet

In this piece, Jon Hildebrand outlines how differing interpretations of the Intelligent Platform Management Interface standard led to a surfeit of tools for multi-vendor data center administrators. At Tech Field Day last month, Dell EMC outlined how they are incorporating the new Redfish standard to provide standardized APIs that will work better across a variety of hardware.

Security has failed! Forcepoint has not.

Raff Poltronieri was struck by Forcepoint’s presentation at Tech Field Day. It isn’t often and security company will be upfront with a statement like “security has failed” to lead their presentation. This talk outlined the failings of traditional security, and illustrated how Forcepoint is User Enhanced Behaviour Analysis to give better insights into potential security vectors.

Data In The Context of Digital Transformation

James Green got to get a close look at SolarWinds’ Pingdom Visitor Insights at Tech Field Day last month. In the past, James might have looked at this as a simple uptime monitor for websites. However after getting a closer look, he realizes that what Pingdom enables isn’t just data collection of uptime, but the contextual information to tie technical metrics to behavior.

Storage is boring

After hearing from DellEMC on their XtremeIO and VMAX solutions at Tech Field Day, Keith discusses why storage is boring. Of course, for the enterprise, boring is not a bad thing.

Understandig CASB for SaaS Security

Tech Field Day delegates Keith Townsend and Sonia Cuff discuss he concept of cloud access security broker, or CASB. This is done in light of a presentation by Forcepoint at the event.

Solarwinds Orion Integration

At a recent Tech Field Day event, Keith Townsend was able to talk to Solarwinds Orion Product Manager Michael Yang about some of the integration points between their extensive portfolio of products.

#TFD16 Wrap Up: How the OpenManage Team Met 12 IT Bloggers…

Dell EMC’s OpenManage team presented at Tech Field Day a few weeks ago. In this piece, Dell EMC’s Jeremy Erwin shares some of the video segments from their session, as well as highlights some of the great conversation between our delegates and the company.

Dell EMC High-End Storage Presents at Tech Field Day 16

We had the priviledge to have Scott Delandy present with Dell EMC at Tech Field Day last week. He discussed the evolution of high end storage over the last three decade. This included a look at the “boring because it just works” VMAX updates, and why boring is actually cool.

Security at Scale: User Behavioral Analytics

Forcepoint presented at Tech Field Day last week, and Edward Haletky shares his impressions in this post. He focuses on the company’s user and entity behavioral analytics tool that’s used to determine what behaviors are “risky” for a given user. This is vital for organizations trying to stay secure at scale.

What to expect from Tech Field Day 16

It was exciting to have Sonia Cuff at Tech Field Day this time around. Make sure to check out all of her coverage, including this Tech Field Day 101 post!

Tech Field Day Culture and Values

Alastair Cooke is out in Austin for Tech Field Day this week. He’s no stranger to the events, so he shares some of his personal rules and best practices to get the most out of the event. We’re looking forward to seeing what he thinks of the presentations this time around.

Converged Infrastructure died a long time ago, right?

Should converged infrastructure have died a long time ago? Keith Townsend discusses on this CTO Advisor video, in light of the release of the Dell EMC VxBlock 1000. He argues that while CI might not be the hot new trend in IT, lots of customers still want and need it, especially in cases where applications aren’t certified to run on HCI. Keith is excited to hear more from Dell EMC on this at Tech Field Day next week.

Joining the TFD special team, again – TFD16

Raff Poltronieri will join the prestigious Four Timers Club when he makes his way down to Austin for Tech Field Day this month. In this post, he runs introduces the other delegates he’ll be spending the event with, and starts to look at what to expect from the presenting companies.

#TFD16 – Tech Field Day 16

Andrea Mauro will be with us when Tech Field Day returns to Austin on February 21-23. He’s looking forward to seeing the other delegates, hearing from Dell EMC, and finding out who the always enticing “secret company” is. To find out with Andrea, be sure to watch our live stream of the event, and join the conversation of Twitter with #TFD16.