Virtualization Field Day 4 is already well underway here in Austin, Texas, with presentations yesterday and today from a variety of IT organizations in the virtualization space. For those not familiar with Tech Field Day, it’s an event series focused on bringing together innovative IT vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. The presentations are recorded and usually available via livestream, so it’s a great opportunity for folks to watch and learn what the major players in IT are up to, from stealth startups all the way up to the major, established vendors.
Tom Hollingsworth hugs the PowerEdge VRTX during a Tech Field Day site visit to Dell HQ. Flickr Photo: Stephen Foskett
Dell first participated in a Tech Field Day way back in 2011, Tech Field Day 7. Since then we’ve taken part in four other Field Days, including the first ever Storage Field Day in 2012. This is our first Virtualization Field Day, and we’re excited to have the delegates visit our Round Rock campus
We see these events as a golden opportunity not just to share our technology innovations but also to gain insights from the community of writers and thinkers that make up the Tech Field Day delegates. Here are the folks who will be joining us for Virtualization Field Day 4:
Amit Panchal Technical IT Manager and blogger
Amy Manley vExpert and an automation junkie
Christopher Kusek CTO at @Xiologix – EVP of Engineering, Technology Evangelist
Emad Younis datacenter enthusiast, vExpert and blogger
James Green independent blogger, 2014 vExpert, and virtualization consultant
Jeff Wilson virtualization & storage engineer in the SME market.
Julian Wood London based enterprise infrastructure architect and blogger.
Justin Warren consultant and freelance journalist
Larry Smith 19 yrs. in IT, 11 yrs. VMware virtualization
Marco Broeken Blogger, Dutch Virtualization Admirer and DaaS Lover
Matt Simmons Small Infrastructure IT Administrator in Academia
Mike Preston 3 x vExpert, blogger at mwpreston.net
We have a packed agenda prepared for tomorrow, and we would love for you to join us via livestream and Twitter. Here are the topics we will be covering (all times are Central Time):
8:00 – 8:10 Dell’s Enterprise Strategy
8:10 – 9:00 vFoglight
9:00 – 10:00 All flash, hybrid flash, NVMe, Fluid Cache and more
10:00 – 11:00 Unleashing the Data Services Economy (Intel)
11:00 – 12:00 FX Architecture
Delegates will also have an opportunity to stretch their legs after lunch and get a tour of Dell’s on-site Modular Data Center.
Check out this link for more information on Virtualization Tech Field Day. And here are a couple of preview blog posts from the delegates – it’s shaping up to be a lively discussion. Be sure to follow along on Twitter via the #VFD4 hashtag and the livestream, and share your thoughts with us!