The first Networking Field Day event will be held January 18th-20th with a second set for September 27th-29th. In addition, two Tech Field Day Extra Events will be held in Las Vegas at Interop and Cisco Live US on May 22th-24th and June 26th-28th, respectively. Check out the Networking Field Day site for videos of past events and great coverage from their delegates.
By now, you’ve probably heard that Brocade was purchased by Broadcom (if you haven’t… I’m sorry to break it to you this way). But what you might not have heard is that Broadcom plans to sell off Brocade’s IP networking business. Drew Conry-Murray at Packet Pushers breaks down how this sale might go down. In […]
Amy Manley of Virtual Chick comments: I think every engineer or sysadmin wants the one monitoring tool that does it all. It is elusive and many vendors claim they can do it. You see in a lot of scenarios, that I have product vAwesome that monitors just my VMs. Product PLENTYOFIOPS monitors storage. Product iNEVERSLEEP […]
Hans De Leenheer comments on his blog: Oh yes, I’m honoured to be included in the TFD crew yet again. I previously was included in Storage Field Day 1 and Storage Field Day 5 but also at several of the smaller RoundTable events at VMworld, Cisco Live and Interop New York. TechFieldDay is by far […]
Anthony Burke from Cisco Inferno writes: What felt like a scene from a spy flick, the NFD6 delegates piled in to Aruba’s offices during #NFD6 for the Solarwinds presentation. Before we began I have had dealings with Solarwinds around their NPM Orion platform and was extremely interested in to what they were going to talk […]
Ryan Adzima from Techvangelist writes: It’s been a busy 12 months at work and I’ve had my plate full with many, many projects. I’ve been rebuilding, updating, and virtualizing everything in my datacenter for over a year now. Now I don’t want to pat myself on the back too much (I’m no Blake Krone) but […]
Ethan Banks of EthanCBanks.com writes: I both love and hate NMS’s. I love the idea of taking data supplied by a network device and presenting it in some useful way to network operators, IT managers, and executives. In principle, it sounds so right. In execution, most NMS’s are fairly weak presenters of information, rendering the […]
Justin Warrent from eigenmagic writes about TFD9: Solarwinds did a fantastic job, and are another example of a company that really understands their marketing strategy and their brand. Read more: TFD9 Review: Solarwinds
Remember what it was like to drive without a GPS? Sure, it’s possible, but a good GPS takes it to a whole new level. Need gas? A Denny’s Grand Slam? A detour around traffic? You’ve got it! And when the kids start asking “how much longer” you have a precise answer! Old-school server metrics are like the gauges in your car: They show what’s happening now and can be useful to the driver, but a lot of questions are left un-answered. This is where application performance monitoring comes in: Rather than just checking server stats, APM gives credible, actionable, and user-focused answers about the state of your systems.
After fighting yet more networking gremlins, Tech Field Day resumed at The Hoffman Agency wit a presentation by SolarWinds. We had come to expect quite a lot from this company after their fine presentation at Net Field Day in September, and the delegates were not disappointed. SolarWinds discussed their various management products, as well as their approach to high availability and database design.