I’ve had the awesome opportunity to participate in a few tech field day events throughout the last few years, travelling to Austin for VFD4, Boston for VFD5, and finally San Jose for TFD12 just last November! To be honest, these days provide me with more knowledge than a lot of the week long training courses I take! They are jam packed with technical deep dives from a variety of companies – companies who are eager to share and get the message out in regards to their offerings! And it’s not just the presenting companies jamming the knowledge in my brain, it’s the delegates as well! I’ve honestly met some of the smartest people I know there being a fellow delegate – not just on virtualization, but spreading across the whole IT ecosystem. Anyways, I’m super excited to have been invited back to another field day experience – this one, a storage event, taking place June 14-16 in Denver!
As it stands today Storage Field Day 13 is shaping up to have 6 presenting companies – all with their own different ties into the storage market. We have everything from the tried and true companies such as DellEMC and Seagate all the way through to the startup technologies of Primary Data and the newly acquired Exablox. In between sits the non-profit, vendor-neutral SNIA along with the hometown Colorado based X-IO Technologies.
Certainly a wide variety of companies to hear from – which should help to keep the event both exciting and interesting!
I mentioned that I’ve gained a lot of knowledge from other delegates in the past – and man o man this one will be no different. I’m actually super excited for this event as I’ve really only met a few people on this list – so there will be a lot new faces and friends to make here for me. Honestly, it’s a little bit intimidating as there are some real storage rockstars in this list!
I’ll do my best to try and get a few preview posts out for some of those presenting companies I know little about. Mainly for my own homework so I don’t “go in cold” and get thrown into the deep end That said I can’t promise anything as this event is quickly sneaking up on me and only a couple weeks away now! As always I’ll try to get the stream setup on my event page here – as well as place any content I create surrounding SFD13. Be sure to follow along on twitter as well using the hashtag #SFD13 and be sure to keep an eye on the official event page! See you in Denver!