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I was invited by the Tech Field Day team to join the Storage Field Day 5 delegates. This will be my 5th Storage Field Day and I’m very honored to be on this awesome delegate list, once again, Thanks Stephen, Tom and Claire. In future posts I’ll dive in to the sponsors presenting at Storage Field Day 5, and what I’m interested in to hear from them. And if you ask me you’re too. If so, don’t hesitate and join us for this great event.

SDDC symposium 2014

During Tuesday the 22 April Tech Field Day will be hosting the Software-Defined Datacenter Symposium 2014. On this day a lot of Next Generation SDDC leading companies will share their knowledge and vision on this topic during multiple sessions. People like Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth, Andrew Warfield, Neela Jacques, Chris M Evans, Kelly Murphy,  Tarkan Maner, Justin Warren, Michael Bushong, Rick Martig, Chris Nelson, Howard Mark, Victoria Gray and many others will be discussing and answering your questions.

 The Agenda

During the day multiple sessions will be hosted and you are more then welcome to join the discussions with us. The agenda for the day is as follows:

08:00-08:45 Meeting, Registration, Introduction
Featuring: Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth
08:45-09:55 Introducing the Next Generation SDDC Leaders 1
Featuring: Andrew Warfield, Neela Jacques, TBD
10:00-10:45 Architecture in the SDDC Panel
Featuring: Andrew Warfield, Chris Evans, Kelly Murphy, TBD
A discussion about the convergence of compute, storage, and networking and what this means for the future of data center architecture.
10:50-11:35 Introducing the Next Generation SDDC Leaders 2
Featuring: TBD, Tarkan Maner
11:45-12:30 The CapEx / OpEx Battleground Panel
Featuring: Justin Warren, Michael Bushong, Rick Martig, TBD
Budgets in the SDDC are tight. Should you budget for traditional big expenditures? Or will monthly fees lure you to the operational model? Panelists discuss the pros and cons of each approach
12:30-13:15 Lunch Expo
Featuring: N/A
The SDDC Symposium will adjourn for lunch in the expo area, presented in cooperation with SNIA‘s Data Storage Innovation Conference.
13:15-13:45 Audience Q&A 1
Featuring: TBD
13:50-15:00 Introducing the Next Generation SDDC Leaders 3
Featuring: TBD
15:05-15:50 SDDC in the Sunlight: Real World Use Cases Panel
Featuring: Chris Nelson, Howard Marks, TBD, Victoria Gray
Technology discussions and protocol arguments solve little. The real world is where SDDC technologies will be proven. The panelists will discuss real world applications of SDDC technology from a business case perspective as well as interesting deployments seen in actual networks.
16:00-17:00 Audience Q&A 2
Featuring: TBD
17:00-17:15 Closing Remarks
Featuring: Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth
17:30-18:30 DSI/SDDC Reception
Featuring:
Join the SDDC Symposium and SNIA DSI Conference attendees for an evening reception with coffee and snacks

For me two topics are very interesting (although all topics are interesting ;)) and those are Architecture in the SDDC Panel and the SDDC in the Sunlight: Real World Use Cases Panel. Both of these are topics I face during my days in the office, and I’m eager to learn what the guru’s have to say about this.

So if you’re in the neighborhood of Santa Clara (CA) on 22 April 2014 make sure you’ll join us for this awesome event, and ask the questions you always wanted to ask about these topics, and join the discussions with these Next Generation Software Defined Datacenter Guru’s..

The Tech Field Day Team provided me an extra discount code. If you order your ticket HERE, and use this code TFDVIP25. More information on the event can be found HERE

See you there!