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Podcast 3: Tech Field Day VKernel Roundtable

  1. Podcast 1: Gestalt IT Tech Field Day Overview
  2. Podcast 2: Tech Field Day Drobo Roundtable
  3. Podcast 3: Tech Field Day VKernel Roundtable
  4. Podcast 4: Virtual Field Day Nimbus Roundtable
  5. Podcast 5: HP Roundtable at Tech Field Day
  6. Podcast 6: Stack Wars Roundtable 1
  7. Podcast 7: Stack Wars Roundtable 2
  8. Podcast 8: Symantec Application HA, VirtualStore, and NetBackup 7
  9. Podcast 9: Compellent Roundtable at Tech Field Day
  10. Talking Cloud Storage Gateways With Nasuni and Cirtas
  11. Podcast 11: Why do we have Wi-Fi controllers in the enterprise?

On April 8, 2010, the Gestalt IT  Tech Field Day Boston delegates visited the offices of VKernel. This discussion covered the company’s capacity and performance optimization technology and Optimization Pack, Capacity Analyzer, and Chargeback products. VKernel even invited a customer to talk about his use of their product.  The session culminated with a roundtable discussion of the company, products, and market.

More photos from this event may be found on Flickr

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The delegates discuss their first impressions of VKernel’s product and the results it produces when run. They delve into the product’s positioning, and whether it has “legs” as VMware adds management features to the core product. Finally, the guest VKernel customer discusses his use of the product and the money he has saved by deploying it.

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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