Tech Field Day is an independently organized conference series centered on enterprise IT infrastructure.[3] Organized by Gestalt IT Media LLC, the Field Day series is intended to bring together product vendors and independent bloggers,[4] freelance writers, speakers, and leaders of online communities.[5] The Field Day event series began in 2009 with a general datacenter event and expanded in 2010 to include an event focused on enterprise networking.[6]

Notable Introductions

Every Field Day event includes presentations by hardware and software vendors, but some notable introductions have also occurred at these events:

  • Data Robotics introduced their Drobo S and DroboElite models at the 2009 Field Day[7] as well as the Drobo FS at the 2010 Boston event.[8]
  • Nimble Storage used the 2010 Seattle Field Day as their corporate launch event.[9]
  • Actifio used Tech Field Day 4 as their corporate launch event.[10]
  • Druva Software used Tech Field Day 5 as their American corporate launch event.[11]
  • Zerto and Embrane gave advance previews before their launches at Tech Field Day 6[3] and Networking Field Day 2,[3] respectively.
  • Exablox used Storage Field Day 3 as their launch event.[3] Also at that event, Fusion-io announced their acquisition of NexGen Storage[3] and Cisco Systems first showed the next-generation MDS Fibre Channel platform.[3]