Disclosure: I was invited by GestaltIT as a delegate to their Storage Field Day 19 event from Jan 22-24, 2020 in the Silicon Valley CA. My expenses, travel, accommodation and conference fees were covered by GestaltIT, the organizer. I was not obligated to blog or promote the vendors’ technologies. The content of this blog is […]
Storage Field Day 19: Getting Back to My Roots
I’m excited that I have been invited to be a delegate at Storage Field Day 19. This is a little different than the Tech Field Day I attended in 2019, because the focus of all the presentations at this event is data storage. I am looking forward to this because I am a storage person. […]
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NetApp Goes to the Cloud #TFD20
This post – NetApp Goes to the Cloud – is my review of materials presented at #TFD20. NetApp’s 1st presentation at #TFD20 was about NetApp’s cloud strategy. I was very excited to see Nick Howell (aka @DatacenterDude), NetApp’s Global Field CTO for Cloud Data Services, there to greet us and kick things off. I’ve always […]
Tech Field Day from the Other Side
Last month I accomplished my dream of becoming a Tech Field Day delegate for #TFD20. Because I left my job at VMware in order to launch Digital Sunshine Solutions, I finally no longer work for a vendor and I qualify to be a delegate! This post is a reflection on the differences between being at […]
Cloud Migration: The only path to Digital Transformation?
As the end-of-year conference dust settles, it’s becoming clear that we’re finally experiencing the long-heralded digital transformation. We have cloud, we have hybrid cloud, we have edge, but the technologies have improved to the point that it’s possible now to choose how to implement what has become known as “the cloud”. As always, my question […]
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Computing on the Edge
I attended Edge Congress last week in Austin, and the conversations were focused on computing on the edge. This post outlines what I learned at the event. In full transparency, I was given a press pass. However, no one has reviewed or approved any of my posts about the event. Edge is an important part […]