One of the things I’ve learned pretty quickly in Enterprise IT, words matter a lot. Just say the word “on-premise” to someone if you haven’t experienced yet. Especially in IT, where many problems are less purely technological and come down to communication issues, I can understand the need for precise language. I generally take a […]
The Tech Field Day team has a full roster of events for 2017. They will host two main events, starting in Austin from February 1st-3rd. The second comes on September 27th-29th in Silicon Valley. In between, there will also be three Tech Field Day Extra events at Intertop, Cisco Live US, and VMWorld US.
Chin-Fah Heoh of Storage Gaga writes: In the beginning (starting in the early to mid-90s), SAN (Storage Area Network) was the dominant architecture. DAS (Direct Attached Storage) was on the wane as the channel-like throughput of Fibre Channel protocol coupled by the million-device addressing of FC obliterated parallel SCSI, which was only able to handle 16 devices […]
Luca Dell’oca from Virtual to the Core comments: I’ve been invited as a delegate to Storage Field Day, in its 4th edition in San JosÃ¨, California. I met Avere Systems and I learned about their solution; our host has been their CEO and founder, Ron Bianchini. Avere original idea has been to optimize NAS by […]
Chris Evans of Architecting IT comments: Cloud storage is a popular subject these days, with some good and some bad examples out there. The appeal is obvious — data needs to be retained somewhere, whether it is of the primary, backup or archive flavour. Being able to do that at low cost (especially when a […]
Luca Dell’oca of Virtual to the Core writes: For the second time in a row, I’ve been invited to attend as a delegate the 4th edition of Storage Field Day, that’s going to take place next week in San JosÃ¨, California. Again, the list of delegates and vendors is really huge, and I can’t wait […]
Ed Grigson from vExperienced writes: Following on from last year when I attended Storage Field Day #2 I’m glad to say I’ve been invited back to San Jose this year for SFD #4, happening Nov 13th-15th. I enjoyed the experience last year and learnt a lot so while it’s another four days out of the […]