Tech Field Day #5 featured some amazing companies and products. While I do not want to reinvent the wheel and duplicate much of the writing that the other delegates have provided, I would like to take a moment to comment on all of the presentations. Read on for my take on the Tech Field Day #5 presenting sponsors and their respective products.
I was at Starbucks recently and heard some interesting conversation about syncing files between Drobo units. I am curious about this idea but have another idea. Sure syncing between two Drobo enclosures would be great, but wouldnâ€™t a file replication application, either on the Drobo or on the desktop do the job just as well? Perhaps what Drobo should consider is some technology and a subscription service to replicate data stored on my Drobo with Amazon S3.
The surest sign of success for the Tech Field Day event series is the return of past presenters and delegates. We are pleased to announce our first three-time Tech Field Day presenter: Data Robotics will make a third presentation as part of Tech Field Day 5!
The DroboElite is the most fully featured storage array in the Data Robotics range of devices. Regular readers will know Iâ€™ve posted frequently on these devices, from the first Drobo â€œClassicâ€ to the DroboPro, both of which I own and have purchased myself. Data Robotics have kindly loaned me a DroboElite for this series of posts. As you will see, the top of the range model offers all the features the other models provide, plus the benefits of multi-user support.
EMC’s Iomega unit today released the rack-mount storage product we have all been waiting for. The new ix12-300r packs 12 drive bays, scaling from 4 TB all the way to 24 TB, and backs it with quad gigabit iSCSI, redundant power, and everything else the small data center needs.
This is the question I have been asking myself since Data Robotics demoâ€™ed the products to myself and the other delegates. If Iâ€™m honest, Iâ€™m still not sure.
On April 8, 2010, the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day Boston delegates sat down with Data Robotics. This discussion covered the company’s BeyondRAID technology and their Drobo product line. The session culminated with a roundtable discussion of the company, products, and market.
As usual, the Tech Field Day event received massive amounts of attention, generating thousands of tweets and dozens of blog posts and videos from delegates and bystanders alike. We will attempt to collect those links here for reference and review.
Learn more about the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day from the sponsors, delegates, and friends from our November, 2009 event. Includes interviews with John Troyer, Sunshine Mugrabi, Craig Nunes, Sean Derrington, Nigel Poulton, and more!
Drobo is announcing the DroboFS with Gigabit Ethernet interface and support for direct replication between units and to storage clouds using an external storage partner.