Yet again I find myself honored, and questioning their selection methods, by being selected for a Networking Field Day event. Networking Field Day 15 kicks off April 6 and 7th in San Jose California. Each and every Tech Field Day event is always an amazing opportunity to engage with vendors and industry peers. But trust me, I’m using the term peer rather loosely… While we may work in the same industry, many of these folks are way smarter than me! It seems the delegate list for NFD15 is certainly no exception to that rule! While I’ve met and become friends with roughly 75% of the “team” I get to meet a couple new faces which is always exciting. At least one of these faces I’ve spent hours talking to on Skype, but never actually met in person. I’m looking at you Nicolas. ;)
I took a look at the vendor list for this as soon as I heard they needed another delegate. Looking at the current line-up I got pretty excited, everything seems rather relevant to things I want to see! Looks like we’re going to see presentations from Gigamon, which specializes in the network tap and visibility market. I actually met with them back during NDF2 and it will be great to hear what they’ve been up to recently. IP Infusion is a white box networking company that I haven’t had the chance to look too deeply at, but I’m really interested to hear more about their solutions. As for TeloIP, they have been on my list of SD-WAN companies to look at. My current 9-5 is looking to build repeatability and redundancy into our current WAN solution. Last, but certainly not least, is VMware, which if you don’t know about their virtualization offerings you might be literally living in a cave. Seriously. I couldn’t ask for a better group of companies to hear from, I’m really excited to hear what’s new with each of them. Honestly, I wish we could get this kicked off tomorrow!
See you guys in Silicon Valley, Networking Field Day 15 is just 2.5 weeks away and counting!
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