On Monday I head to Silicon Valley to spend a few days at Virtualization Field Day 3, run by the incomparable Stephen Foskett and his merry band. This will be my first visit to the valley, previous SF trips have been two VMworlds, so all about the Moscone centre. I was going to arrive early and relax a bit to get used to the time zone, my relaxing time is now filled with going to the VMware and Nutanix HQs.
VFD is going to be a fire hose of information from the sponsors and the other delegates between sessions, f my experience at TFD9 last year was any indication I need to bank some sleep this weekend (not happening) so I can get through the week & function the next week. You can find the main page for VFD3 hereVFD3 here and if you’d like to follow along at home there is a calendar of the live streamed events here.
The sponsors look interesting:
- Atlantis has been on my radar for a while with their storage acceleration, always interesting for VDI
- Cloud Physics is full of smart people doing interesting analytics, I imagine they will show us something we never knew we needed
- Coho Data came out of stealth at storage field day last year, interesting to see SDN and SDS used together.
- I hope Commvault have something we haven’t seen to tell us about, maybe a great SMB product.
- Having seen the end of Vaughn’s presentation at the Sydney VMUG summit the Pure Storage storey is interesting
- Spirent has apparently been around for a while, but I haven’t come across them before
- VMTurbo likewise have been around for a while, a broker for various public and private cloud resources is a good thing, hopefully with a good way of comparing governance, security, availability, performance and cost to match to business requirements
As always I feel incredibly lucky to be invited to these events and to get to hang around with a bunch of people I respect immensely and also like as people. Thank you to Stephen Claire and Tom for making this an easy event to attend and letting me take part.
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