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Happy Days have returned! I have been invited to attend Network Field Day #22 (#NFD22) in San Jose, CA on February 12-14, 2020. If you are unfamiliar with Network Field Day, it is an event that is organized by Gestalt IT Media, LLC and brings together vendors along with independent bloggers (delegates). You can find more information over at their Tech Field Day website.

The list of delegates for this event is, as always, impressive. I am really honored to be part of this event and to be included among this group of individuals. Below you will see a list of the delegates for NFD22 along with a link to their Tech Field Day bio page and their social media. What to be a Tech Field Day Delegate, just visit this link and go for it!

Carl Fugate


Carl leads Network Architecture for a large Managed Services provider.

David Varnum


Network and Data Center engineer, architect, consultant and blogger. CCIE DC #45880

Evan Mintzer


Information security professional specializing in infrastructure

Faisal Khan


A networking and virtualization enthusiast.

Kim Pedersen


Network Engineer and a blogger. Interested in all things tech. (CCIE RS, SP, CCDE).

Mary Fasang


Mary Fasang is a Network Engineer with over 20 years of IT experience.

Michael Davis


IT generalist currently straddling networking and security.

Phil Gervasi


Senior Network Engineer currently working in security.

Rowell Dionicio


Rowell is a network engineer currently working with higher education Wi-Fi.

Tony Efantis


Networking and Security professional supporting the DoD in network visibility and perimeter network defense.

Like the delegate list, the vendor list is also quite impressive. I have included a chart of the vendor list for this event and a quick link to some of their press releases. Are these the topics we are going to hear about, we just don’t know. I am really looking forward to what they have to say – the movement in the network quadrant is fast and furious!

Arista Enhances Cloud Networking with CloudEOS 
Broadcom Unveils Automation.ai, the Industry’s First AI-driven Platform that Accelerates Digital Business Decision-Making and Execution
DriveNets Partners with Industry Leaders Broadcom, UfiSpace, Edgecore and Delta to Democratize Service Provider Networking, Disaggregating the Networking Model and Supporting Any Mix of Routing Elements
Gluware Debuts New Integrations and Industry-First Enhancements to Its Intelligent Network Automation Platform at ONUG
Kentik Recognized in Gartner Market Guide for AIOps Platforms
Riverbed Advances Strong Commitment to Microsoft Cloud Ecosystem with New Solutions and Integrations
VMware Receives Highest Product Scores in Three of Four Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Now the fun part begins as I want to read up on these vendors and some of their newer solutions.