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The 13rd edition of Tech Field Day (#TFD13) will be in Austin the first week of February (February 1–3, 2017). Note that the TFD event format replaced the Virtualization Field Day (VFD) event format more than one year ago (maybe because the buzzword virtualization is no more attractive). But to be honest first editions of VFD where just called Tech Field Day, so it’s just a return to the origin.

As written in a previous post the agenda is very rich with several companies and sessions in those three days:

  • Wednesday, Feb 1 9:30-11:30 – Solarwinds has a lot of powerful tools useful for system and network admins and also one big and cool community (thwack).
  • Wednesday, Feb 1 13:00-15:00 – Robin Systems is something almost new for me and I’m really interested to learn more on how they can virtualize databases and big data with bare-metal and containers.
  • Wednesday, Feb 1 15:30-17:30 – Veeam is a well know company that does not need presentation. I guess we will learn more about the v10 release but also on the new strategy and vision.
  • Thursday, Feb 2 8:00-10:00 – StorMagic has a great SDS and hyperconverged solution for SMB and ROBO scenarios.
  • Thursday, Feb 2 10:30-12:30 – Platform9 with their cool SaaS management platform for hybrid cloud and container orchestration.
  • Thursday, Feb 2 14:30-16:30 – Dell-EMC has been addedd recently, and will be great have more info after the merge with EMC and on producs like VxRail and OEM solutions.
  • Friday, Feb 3 8:00-10:00 – ZeroStack is a management solution to get private cloud as a service using an on-premises cloud managed by ZeroStack with cloud-based monitoring & operations.
  • Friday, Feb 3 10:30-12:30 – Uila is another new company (for me) in the monitoring area and I’m curious to see their position and differentiation with other product in this area.

All time is in local time of Austin (TX) that is CST (Central Standard Time) or GMT-6.

As usual, for people that are not delegates at this event, will be possible follow the event live in video streming from the site:

Also it’s possible follow some discussions (or submit questions) with Twitter using the hashtag #TFD13).

After the event, all the sessions will be available on-line.