FlashStack Brings Simplicity and Flexibility to VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)

Picking between simplicity, flexibility, and performance on the VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is a thing of the past. With their FlashStack Converged Infrastructure, Pure Storage is changing the game. They showcased how FlashStack (a joint offering between Pure Storage and Cisco) brings simplicity to an on-premises VCF deployment while at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2020. Check out the Gestalt IT team’s thoughts on the offering on their website, and if you haven’t yet be sure to watch Pure Storage’s Vaughn Stewart tell the Tech Field Day delegates about the newest developments on our website!

Pensando SmartNICs Power Up VMware Environments

Pensando highlighted its collaboration with VMware at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2020. Pensando notes that it has added value with its SmartNICs to the VMware ecosystem as part of Project Monterey, where VMware is partnering with vendors to create within the VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). The value of Pensando SmartNICs comes from not only the hardware but the software as well. Find out more in Pensando’s presentation on its SmartNICs in VMware environments on the Tech Field Day website!

Runecast Analyser and the Importance of Maintenance

“Successful systems spend most of their time being run.” Justin Warren says that this glaringly simple observation is key to understanding how to best leverage our networks. Justin came to this realization while watching Runecast present at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2020 earlier this year. He writes that the Runecast Analyzer can help achieve this foundational idea and keep systems up and running!

Democratizing Kubernetes on VMware With vSphere With Tanzu

Tanzu, VMware’s portfolio of products to build, run, and manage Kubernetes controlled container-based applications is becoming more cohesive and organized, according to Pietro Piutti of The vGeek Blog

Project Monterey: What We Know So Far

On her blog, Gina Rosenthal compiles everything we know about the big “Project Monterey” announcement that came out of VMworld 2020 this year. Gina was a delegate at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2020 and got to be up front and center when Pensando, a partner on Project Monetary with VMware, presented a more in depth look on the new endeavor. For more information on Project Monterey, check out Gina’s blog which includes Pensando’s presentation!

Meet Field Day Delegate – Chris Hildebrandt

Getting a chance to meet new delegates and see them knock it out of the park at events is one of our favorite things at Tech Field Day. We were grateful to have Chris Hildebrandt join us as a delegate at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld earlier this month. Writing for GestaltIT, Matt Garvin introduces Chris in this edition of the Meet the Field Day Delegate series. Get to know Chris Hildebrandt a little better by reading his introductory profile on GestaltIT.com!

Pure Storage at #TFDx #VMworld

Ned Bellavance has been acquainted with Pure Storage for a while and has always been impressed with their product capabilities. He had the chance to see them at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld and talks about their presentations on his Daily Check-In video on YouTube. Ned says that Pure Storage has taken a step up with FlashStack by adding extra functionality that might have been missing in previous VCF deployments. He also analyses Pure Storage’s acquisition of Portworx and how it has brought more capabilities to their company as a whole. Be sure to watch Ned’s Daily Check-In and the Pure Storage presentations on our website.

Converging Conference Communities in the Cloud

In the latest episode of the Gestalt IT Rundown, Stephen Foskett brings on delegate Max Mortillaro to talk about the most recent news from the tech world. They run through a wide variety of topics from Arista Networks acquiring Awake Security, VMware’s partnerships with companies like Pensando in Project Monterey, and recent Tech Field Day events like Networking Field Day and Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2020. Check out their analyses of all the recent tech news and much more in the latest Gestalt IT Rundown on GestaltIT.com

News From Cloud Side #5

Lino Telera, a past delegate from Tech Field Day events, writes in his latest post about our September events. Lino takes a look at Tech Field Day at NGINX Sprint 2020 and Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2020. We’re always grateful to hear from Lino and look forward to seeing him back as a delegate at Tech Field Day in the future! Be sure to check out Lino’s post and mark your calendars for all of our events happening as we head into the Fall.