"We're getting the band back together!" That's how the pitch must have gone for the founding team at Qumulo, who also happened to create Isilon, now a major product at EMC. But what do you do after creating the most successful scale-out storage platform in history? Add in some advanced data management services and make it a software-only platform! What's Qumulo? CEO Peter … [Read more...] about Qumulo Launches To Manage Data At Scale
Next week is the third networking-focused Tech Field Day event, and the 14th overall event I've produced. It's amazing to see the growth and interest in Tech Field Day generally, and our networking events specifically. Networking Field Day 3 brings back many familiar faces yet introduces quite a few new ones as well. Returning are Greg Ferro, who helped me organize the … [Read more...] about Networking Field Day 3 – Silicon Valley
Last week, I let the cat out of the bag regarding the next Tech Field Day event, which kicks off on Thursday! Today, let's take a look at the great lineup of companies that will be presenting at this event. Many are new startups, including Nutanix, Pure Storage, and SolidFire, while others are more established, like Nasuni, Symantec, DataDirect Networks, Arista and … [Read more...] about Tech Field Day 8 Presenter Lineup
As some readers of my blog know, I organize the independent Gestalt IT cooperative. We're a group of folks who investigate and discuss enterprise IT technology, writing articles, running online communities, and organizing live events. Field Day is our chance to come together in various locations for face-to-face meetings with interesting product and technology companies. We're … [Read more...] about Notes From Networking Field Day 2010
I was at Interop Las Vegas this week, and the Expo floor was alive with gimmicks. We had a talking robot, a boxing ring, a GT40, and two Mythbusters lookalikes. But what's the point of a gimmick without a tie-in? So I set out on a personal quest, asking the sponsors of the gimmickiest stunts to explain what point they were trying to make. Why did McAfee have two Ford GT's? … [Read more...] about Interop Show-Floor Gimmicks: What’s the Tie-In?