Anyone who thinks that VMware is still all about vSphere hasn’t been paying attention over the last few years. VMware understands that developers are driving much of the innovation in enterprise IT and is invested in helping operations and infrastructure teams deliver the experience that will drive innovation.
Gina Rosenthal is coming to Tech Field Day 20, so let’s get to know her!
Greg Ferro is coming to TFD20. He’s a dear friend who has attended Field Day events since the very beginning. Most people are familiar with Greg, but for those who aren’t, let’s get to know him!
If you ever meet an IT professional who says they have never had an infrastructure outage in their career, they are either lying or in the first week of their career. Outages are inevitable and the true measure of an IT practitioner is how quickly they can recover from an outage and how well they can minimize the impact of an outage on the business they support.
The root of Tech Field Day came from open-minded marketing and PR folks willing to connect with independent technical influencers on our own terms. The idea came from “blogger days” held by companies like HP. But the real inspiration came from the delegates themselves, who needed a way to connect with companies that respected their independence. Without the faith of both the sponsors and the delegates, we never would have gotten Tech Field Day off the ground!
How can modern SecOps teams hope to overcome the deluge of information streaming in every second? Perhaps a little context from machine learning? Tom Hollingsworth spoke with SecBI at Black Hat 2019 and has an overview of how their solution can help.
Enterprises are increasingly using applications outside the firewall, with SaaS solutions like Slack and Microsoft Teams becoming increasingly important. At the same time, these applications attract just the type of corporate data (chat, files, and workflows) that can place organizations at legal or operational risk. They’re also using cloud-based automation tools like ServiceNow and Okta, and even running applications in Amazon AWS. That’s why it’s a good thing that data protection providers like Druva are adding support for this “outside the firewall” data.
We have seen a few products crop up over the years that attempt enable use of object storage in nontraditional ways. These solutions usually use a VM or appliance that acts as a gateway or cache. While this type of approach is useful for certain use cases, it is not necessarily optimal for all. It is particularly ill-suited for the mobile and geographically dispersed workforces previously mentioned. Recently at Cloud Field Day 6, we heard about a new approach to leveraging object storage in the enterprise from LucidLink.
Gestalt IT tapped into the power of a unique and growing community of independent IT influencers, and this remains our most valuable asset. We built Tech Field Day primarily to serve this community and have always kept their needs in mind. Our delegates make it all possible, and I will always be grateful for their friendship and support.
Pure Storage has grown from a scrappy upstart to an established player in enterprise storage, and Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day were there the whole time. From their first Field Day appearance in 2011 to today’s Tech Talks and Exclusive Field Day events, we have grown together over 10 years.