I am getting really excited about Storage Field Day coming up. This is going to be my first Field Day experience, and it is going to bring many brand new experiences for me. I am ready to see what the vendors have to present, and ready to learn many new things.
I have been on vacation for the last week, so when I got back I was really surprised about some recent changes. The vendor Seagate is no longer going to be presenting, and in their place will be Netapp. Netapp is a company that I really did not know much about until it its acquisition of Solidfire. I had been following Soldfire for some time before Netapp acquired them, and they have recently announced a Hyper-Converged product. The HCI market is becoming much more competitive with an increasing number of vendors in it. All the major storage vendors have an HCI offering such as DellEMC with their VxRail, HPE with Simplivity, and Cisco with HyperFlex. It only makes sense that Netapp would get into the market. I am curious to see how their product will differentiate from all of its competitors.
Check back next week for an update on Netapp, and all the other vendors presenting at Storage Field Day 13. I plan to have many more post to cover everything that will be presented at Storage Field Day.