Tech Field Day, if you hadn't heard, is my signature event. I bring together a great group of independent "delegates" to meet with interesting IT product vendors. As you might expect, after three years and 34 events, many of our vendors have gone on to bigger and better things. After seeing today's acquisition of Xsigo by Oracle, I decided to go back and look at how many of our … [Read more...] about Where Are They Now? A Tech Field Day Presenter Retrospective
For a massive IT company, Dell sure doesn't get the kind of respect given their competitors. Time and again, I'll hear the sneers about Dell being little more than a “box shifter” who doesn't “get” real enterprise IT needs. After a series of acquisitions in storage and networking, Dell is trying to stake a claim as a serious competitor to HP, IBM, Oracle, and the like. But why … [Read more...] about Why Should Anyone Take Dell Seriously in Enterprise Storage?
This is an exceptionally busy but rewarding week. I'm traveling to the San Jose, CA area for two events I've organized: The OpenFlow Symposium and the second Networking-focused Tech Field Day. I'll be surrounded by some of the smartest and most interesting folks in networking all week, which is both daunting and exciting for a storage guy like me. I invite my readers to follow … [Read more...] about Networking Field Day and OpenFlow Symposium
This regular series features highlights from the week. Enterprise technology VMware Info: rant : Why do I have to log into your Knowledgebase? Customers embracing Vblocks, but VCE sales harmony a work in progress An Introduction to the Force10 S25N Predictions For Storage Networking In 2011 Inter-Fabric Traffic in UCS Thoughts on pNFS Has HP Got the 'X … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, November 5, 2010
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