Next week I’ll be traveling to Silicon Valley to attend a really packed Storage Field Day! 

It’s SFD18, the first of 2019, and I’m totally excited about it. As always I’ll get back home stoked, after meetings with extraordinary people and a lot of new ideas to wonder about.

These events give me a solid perspective on what is happening, or going to happen, in the storage industry. And even though SFD itself doesn’t have a specific theme, by following it online or through the follow-up articles written by delegates afterwards, you can easily identify common subjects and threads across the sessions. Something that usually sparks interesting conversations across social media and forums. 

We will have a broad spectrum of companies presenting at SFD18. Primary vendors (NetApp, Western Digital, IBM, CISCO), well known startups (Datera, StorPool, Weka.IO) and even a “secret company”, a new startup that’s going to exit stealth mode and be officially launched at SFD! 

I have a lot of expectations and I’ll make sure to cover most of SFD18 with articles and comments. The event will be streamed live on the Tech Field Day website (and I’ll add a widget here on, in the right column); you can interact with other delegates and sponsors on twitter by using the #SFD18 hashtag. Remember also to follow me (@esignoretti) and the other delegates on twitter for maximum coverage (@BeckyLElliott, @StorageGaga, @ChrisMEvans, @PenguinPunk, @EAbleson, @JonKlaus, @EuroBrew, @MBLeib, @DarkkAvenger, @ExploreVM, @RayLucchesi). 

In the following weeks, you’ll find articles with my comments regarding each single session here on or the GigaOm websites. I also plan to record as many podcasts as I can and suggest you to subscribe to Voices in Data Storage Podcast on Gigaom to get the most complete coverage about the event and the latest technology trends.

Disclaimer: I was invited to Storage Field Day 18 by GestaltIT and they paid for travel and accommodation, I have not been compensated for my time and am not obliged to blog. Furthermore, the content is not reviewed, approved or edited by any other person than the Juku team.

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