Tuesday, May 26

Tag: TFD20

NetApp Goes to the Cloud #TFD20
Tech Field Day

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 known him to be knowledgeable, visionary, and a bit controversial. All of my favorite things! And I was psyched to see how he was going to frame his conversation. Infrastructure Admin’s Journey to the Cloud Nicks’ presentation was titled “OK, Now What?” An Infrastructure Admin’s Journey to the cloud. https://youtu.be/0937GkO9U5s He set up the history of things for datacenter admins, and how quickly they need use their existing skills to pivot if they’re g...
Tech Field Day from the Other Side
Tech Field Day

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 a vendor and hosting Tech Field day and being a delegate. Tech Field Day history For those of you who don’t know, Tech Field Day is a roving event run by Stephen Foskett. 10 years ago, when we were all figuring out what blogging and podcasting meant to big tech companies, he had the vision to take influencers who were talking technically and strategically about products on their personal blogs and podcasts right to the vendors. This gave vendors the opportunity to explain the products and pr...