If you live in the world of containers and Docker, then DockerCon is probably a pretty big deal. It’s being held out in Austin, April 17-20. For those of you who’re not getting their fill of all things Docker during those days, Tech Field Day Extra is planned for the Monday before DockerCon, on April 17. This event is being done in partnership with Docker, and they will be presenting to TFD’s inquisitive panel of delegates along with other companies from their ecosystem. Full video of all presentations will also be available after the event. Tech Field Day was there last year, and they’re excited to return to DockerCon!
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.
There’s a lot to be said for Paessler PRTG. Paessler bills it as all around network “wellness” monitoring solution. Most recently, they’ve begun to offer the ability to monitor virtual infrastructure, which is obviously vital for a viewing and diagnosing a modern network. It doesn’t even require agents or additional installed software on monitored systems, […]
James Green of JDGreen.io comments: With any technology, whether it’s consumer technology or enterprise IT, it’s only a matter of time from the purchase before the technology is outdated. Most IT departments are extremely good by now with understanding the refresh cycle and how hardware depreciates over time. I learned of some technology at Cisco Live Europe this […]
John Harrington of The Network Sherpa comments: In a typical workflow, the network engineer will ask the service owner which ports they require open, and they often don’t know. A wasteful and extended back-and-forth debate continues until the rule is deployed. The key challenge here is that the service owner owns the requirement but doesn’t know […]
David Varnum of Overlaid comments: In this moment I realized something unusual. I’m an old router, living in a network evolved by DevOps. Here I am with my familiar old ways, speaking my simple language, comprehending only what is programmed in my feature-set. Yet, I’m flying in this multitenant aircraft, as a fully-supported object in this […]
Alastair Cooke of Demitasse comments: Tech Field Day can be an interesting event, not just from the technology side. One of the early questions for Violin Memory was basically: How are you still in business? The answer was that they still have cash and are selling product. The core of their presentation is that this is not the […]
Jennifer Huber of I ? WiFi writes: Many moons ago I was a Network Administrator who managed static IP addresses by consulting the critical IP Networks Excel Spreadsheet. I had to find a free Windows based app which would show me a diff view of two switch configurations during the 15 day trial window. I […]
Hans de Leenheer comments on his blog: The BYOD pipe is just too small The last presentation for the day was for Peter Jones, principal engineer at Cisco and chairman at the NBase-T alliance. He came to present us MultiGigabit Ethernet (2.5Gbps / 5.0Gbps). My immediate reaction was: who the hell needs a 2.5 and 5.0 GbE standard if […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: During the first European Tech Field Day Extra (at VMworld EU in Barcelona) one of the companies with the more technical presentation was Diablo Technologies. This company was founded in 2003 and they’re working on Memory Channel Storage (MCS) which is a very high performance host flash solution. There […]