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GestaltIT Tech Field Day 2010: Twitter Archives of all the action

April 12th, 2010 1 comment

Here is the #techfieldday (hashtag) on Twitter broken down based on activity dates. An archive of all activity on Twitter during the Tech Field Day on the 8th and 9th of April.

Archives available to download, with Pre-Event Tweets, Day 1 Tweets, Day 2 Tweets and Post Event Tweets.

GestaltIT Tech Field Day (Post Event)

GestaltIT Tech Field Day (2nd Day)

GestaltIT Tech Field Day (1st Day)

GestaltIT Tech Field Day (Pre Event)

Feel free to download the links (in PDF Format)

Cheers
@storagenerve

GestaltIT Tech Field Day 2010: EMC – Vmware Vision

April 12th, 2010 No comments

The presentation on EMC – Vmware Vision was done by EMC – Chad Sakac, VP Vmware Alliance at EMC. Here Chad covers the issues around Storage efficiency, management, capacity and performance.

There was a 20 min piece where the cameras were turned off since the information is on embargo. Stay tuned related to that information later in the year. There is also some information that Chad discusses related to some new technology announcements from EMC and Vmware in the near future, product demostration, etc.

There were 15 delegates in the room from GestaltIT and around 12 to 15 from EMC including Barry Burke, Steve Todd, Chad Sakac, Rob Callary, Nick Weaver, Ed Saipetch, Gina Minks, Stu Miniman and many more.

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GestaltIT TechFieldDay 2: The Delegates, the Presenters and the Technology Innovators

April 7th, 2010 No comments

GestaltIT TechFieldDay is being kicked off on Thursday 8th of April 2010, a two day event by GestaltIT. The pre event party is being hosted at the Hyatt in Boston, MA on Wednesday evening.

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Previous post on TechFieldDay 2, here

So here are the delegates attending this event.

All the delegates come from different facets of IT and bring a varied background in terms of technology and experience. Most of the delegates focus around Storage, Virtualization, Servers, Networking and Enterprise IT. Being in the trenches they have learned a lot, want to share the experience and bring a unique perspective on what Enterprise IT is all about and possibly help address some next generation issues.

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Here are the delegates with their own areas of expertise.

  • Virtualization Experts
  • Jason Boche
  • Carlo Costanzo
  • David Davis
  • Edward Haletky
  • Simon Long
  • Simon Seagrave
  • Gabrie van Zanten
  • Networking Experts
  • Greg Ferro
  • Storage Experts
  • Robin Harris
  • Greg Knieriemen
  • Bas Raayman
  • Not sure if I can call myself an expert…but sure storage centric
  • Enterprise Experts
  • Scott D. Lowe
  • John Obeto
  • Matt Simmons

Totally a very heavy focus on Virtualization this time around based on the heavy weight Virtualization experts we have in the team.

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As for the Presenting Sponsors, here is the list of Companies we know so far that are attending

  • Cisco Systems
  • Data Robotics
  • EMC Corporation
  • HP
  • VKernel

And sure, many more non-presenting sponsors of dinner and GestaltIT parties.

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So some of the technology we are looking forward to hear and talk about this week

  • Cisco Systems:
    • UCS, Nexus, Cisco OTV and Long Distance vMotion.
  • Data Robotics:
    • Drobo Elite, Drobo Pro and Drobo FS
  • EMC Corporation:
    • Unified Storage, Federation, vBlocks, VCE Acadia, FCoE, Symmetrix
  • HP Company:
    • IBRIX or now called the HP X9000
  • VKernel:
    • Optimization and Capacity Tools for VM environments

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Be Prepared, if you are coming to the GestaltIT Tech Field Day and are on either side of the fence….

So after attending the Tech Field Day in San Francisco, CA late last year and having attended some Storage Tech days at HP, here is my advice to everyone either attending as delegates or presenters.

  • Expect hectic two and a half days
  • Be prepared for less sleep
  • Mental exhaustion
  • No time to blog
  • Network with fellow Delegates
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Record, Record, Record
  • Come armed with your Twittering and Blogging tools (Camera, Video Cam, microphone, batteries, memory sticks, etc…

Here is the post by the previous TechFieldday delegates, talking about being armed with all the necessary tools and the expectations with Techfieldday

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For the presenters…

  • Stop the crap
  • Be heavily prepared
  • Give information that people are looking for
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Have answers ready, not let me get back to you

And if you are presenting, I would highly recommend reading this post by the previous TechFieldday Delegates, as to what is fair…

The technology innovators, I would highly recommend pick the brains of these invited delegates, get them to share some of their experiences, understand what they see in the industry, where they see things are headed, where they see issues, what they consider as your organizations positive and negative points. Share!! Share!! Share!!

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So…………… are you ready for the action, tweets, technology talk, deep dives and an opportunity to learn more about Enterprise IT? The after effects of TechFieldDay are typically seen for weeks in form of twitter chatter, blog posts and vendor communication.See you all soon……delegates, vendors, presenters and technology innovators…

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For the fellow twitter friends, you can follow me on Twitter @storagenerve, Twitter hashtag for GestaltIT Tech Field Day is: #TechFieldDay.

You can follow (list) all TechFieldDay 2 Delegates on Twitter here.

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Cheers
@storagenerve

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Disclaimer:
The sponsors are each paying their share for this non-profit event. We, the delegates, are not paid to attend this event. Most of us will take some days off from our regular job to attend. What is paid for us is the flight, meals and the stay at a hotel. We are not required to write positive, negative or neutral reviews about any vendors or this event.

GestaltIT #TechFieldDay 2, let the fun begin…

April 5th, 2010 No comments

We are coming very close to GestaltIT #TechFieldDay 2 being organized in Boston, MA on the 8th and 9th of Apr 2010.

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Over the next few days, you will see a ton of new blog posts coming out from various different sources, including invited delegates and many vendors. I do promise to provide an extensive coverage of this event on twitter and on this blog. Twitter hashtag for this event is #techfieldday

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This is a very unique event where GestaltIT organizes a few delegates to visit a few vendors in the enterprise IT arena. During these visits, we get to hear, talk and learn about the vendor technologies, direction, future and a vision into their products and services. With a similar event already organized in Nov 2009, called the TechFieldDay 1, this is a repeat event but with a lot of success on its belt, we all look forward to the great success of TechFieldDay 2.

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Social media is taking a new turn and that means, every non-conventional means of marketing is being tried these day using the underlying concepts of web 2.0 and social media. There is a nice post by Stu Miniman recently posted on his blog covering how blogging and other non-traditional communication means have changed the way we blossom the underlying message to the readers.

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Tons of credits go to Stephen Foskett for organizing this event. Glad to be invited and being able to attend the 2nd Tech Field Day in a row. It was lots of fun last time and looking forward to this amazing event being hosted in Boston, MA.

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It all started about a year and a half ago with blogging and then twitter and all the events that followed it. First the EMC World 2009, then Vmworld 2009, HP TechDay 2009, EMC Forums NYC 2009, GestaltIT Techfieldday 2009, HP Blades Day 2010, HP Storage Day 2010 and now the GestaltIT Techfieldday-2 2010. These are a lot of events in one year, with scheduling conflicts, office travel, personal commitments, its hard to attend each one of them, but the knowledge that is gained out of one of these events is more than one can imagine.

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Really glad to be part of this storage / virtualization community and hope to continue this work in the future…On Twitter, follow me @storagenerve, Twitter hashtag: #TechFieldDay. You can follow (list) all TechFieldDay 2 Delegates on Twitter here.

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Cheers
@storagenerve

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Disclaimer:
The sponsors are each paying their share for this non-profit event. We, the delegates, are not paid to attend this event. Most of us will take some days off from our regular job to attend. What is paid for us is the flight, meals and the stay at a hotel. We are not required to write positive, negative or neutral reviews about any vendors or this event.

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