SFD-Logo2-400x398I’ll be traveling to the US once again on April 22nd….. this time for Storage Field Day 5. It’s the third SFD in a row for me (thank you Stephen for having me back!) and it is always a pleasure attending this kind of event.
There are many good reasons to attend, but great organization, confrontation with other bloggers and good technical sessions are surely on the top of my list.

This time the event comes immediately after the SDDC symposium, which I’ll be attending too, and the opportunity to meet so many data storage and networking professionals in such a short timeframe makes me even more excited.

What do you need to know about SFD5?

At the moment, the most important things to know about SFD5 are the list of sponsors and where/when you can follow the event.

Starting from the latter, you can find all the important info on the Tech Field Day website.
As far as I’m concerned the best part of the event happens on-line. The live stream of each single session and the flood of tweets from delegates and folks all around the internet make the event really enjoyable. The Twitter hashtag #SFD5, will make interaction possible with the ongoing sessions and questions can be posted to the presenters on your behalf.
In any case, if you are not able to watch the live sessions, all of them will be recorded and shared on YouTube a few hours later. (I’ll be posting the links when available)

The lineup of sponsors is interesting too and includes names such as Diablo Technologies, EMC, Pernix Data, SanDisk, Solidfire, Veeam and X-IO. One more sponsor might be added shortly.

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If you are interested in a brief description of each one of them, I strongly suggest you take a look at two great introduction articles written by Chris Evans on Architecting.it (here and here).

why it is important

It’s going to be fun. I love Tech Field Day events and the kind of interaction I find there. I also hope to contribute some added value to the event by sharing my points of view and ideas.
Expect some articles after the event: as always, I’ll share as much as possibile adding my thoughts to what I learn. Stay tuned!

Disclaimer: I was invited to this meeting by GestaltIT and they paid for travel and accommodation, I have not been compensated for my time and am not obliged to blog. Furthermore, the content is not reviewed, approved or published by any other person than the Juku team.