I’m once again thrilled to be participating in Network Field Day event and this sixth event promises to be slightly different because it’s all new products.
Don’t forget the all the sessions are streamed live during the event so you can join in. You can send me questions via Twitter and I’ll ask them for you.
Check out the vendor list:
It’s been great to talk with the established vendors in previous events but adding new products and technologies will spice things up.
While all of the vendors will have good products & technology to learn more about, I wanted to pass a few comments on the vendors that have caught my eye for this event.
ThousandEyes have a cloud performance monitoring solution. This is a busy product space with several different vendors, so I’ll be looking closely to see what makes this product unique and useful.
Nuage Networks Although I wrote a White Paper for Nuage in April this year, I remain very keen on their vision for SDN. It’s a comprehensive product that really has a wide scope and the demonstrations that I saw really gave me insight in the future of the SDN and networking more generally.
Big Switch Network I’ve been hoping that Big Switch Networks would present at Network Field Day for almost two years so naturally I’m excited to see them here. One of the very first companies to embrace SDN/OpenFlow I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to show us.
Aruba Networks I’ve noticed that the Wireless vendors have branched into fixed Ethernet products recently and insider knowledge tells me that this is the focus. WiFi has been the focus of BYOD / Guest networking for a while now and adding fixed Ethernet products that integrate with the wireless solutions make sense. BYOD will soon become part of SDN so I’m interested in tracking the transition
You can head over http://techfieldday.com/event/nfd6/ to check the delegates. As always it will good to talk to Ivan “http://ipspace.net” Pepelnjak and Ethan “http://peeringintrovert.com” Banks. Other notables are Brent “http://NetworkStatic.com” Salisbury and Chris “http://FragmentationNeeded.com” Marget. And some new faces Matt “http://keepingitclassless.net” Oswalt, Jason “http://jedelman.com” Edleman & Bob “http://herdingpackets.net” McCouch.