Edge computing architecture fundamentals

I was ecstatic when I was invited to be a delegate at the very first Edge Field Day. Edge is a weird term. Is it COLO 2.0, or about IoT? How do you get your arms around requirements for edge computing architecture? We found out at Edge Field Day 1. The line up was stellar: […]

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AWS live blog post from Storage Field Day

Here’s my 2nd post from Storage Field Day – AWS live blog post. Overview In this section we got some of the business reasons to use AWS managed file services. For example, some customers want to move to cloud for file service because they don’t want to deal with the on-prem hardware anymore (procuring and […]

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Dell live blog from Storage Field Day

Here’s my my first live blog from Storage Field Day 24 – the Dell Live blog. Delivering a continuously modern storage experience Scott Delandy kicked off Storage Field Day with the presentation “Delivering a continuously modern storage experience”. He kicked it off with some revenue numbers. One third of Dell’s revenue ($34B) comes from ISG […]

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Review: TFDx PoweredUp event

I participated in the TFDx PoweredUp event in June 2020. This post is a round-up of the content I created and my experience at the event. Before I get started, I should say that I was not paid for participating in the event, and I was not required to create any content as a condition […]

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Is storage still relevant?

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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