Take Five With Tom Fenton


Take Five with Tom Fenton: Five (Other) Things to Do in Vegas at VMware Explore 2023

Vegas veteran Tom Fenton has the inside scoop on cool and fun non-techy things to do between VMware Explore 2023 sessions.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: My Picks for VMware Explore 2023

After earlier choosing his top hybrid-workforce-themed (Horizon) sessions earlier, Tom turns to general sessions covering NVMeoF, Kubernetes, NUMA and more.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: My VMware Horizon Session Picks for Explore 2023

Sessions are divided into five tracks: Vision & Innovation, Cloud & Edge Infrastructure, Modern Applications & Cloud Management, Networking & Security and Hybrid Workforce.

Take Five: Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2021

Tom gets to mingle with like-minded IT folks again and reports back on interesting sessions, companies, trends and more.

KubeCon 2021: What It's Like to Attend an In-Person Tech Event During the Pandemic

"It was nice to see and talk with like-minded people again."

Take Five: VMworld 2021 -- What You Missed (Including Tom Microwaving a Laptop)

Tom lists his top 5 and then turns presenter in a session where he puts a laptop in a microwave oven as part of an experiment to limit Wi-Fi ... and then turns it on!

Take Five: 5 Must-See KubeCon 2021 Sessions

Tom Fenton sneakily works around his 5-item limit to showcase even more goodies you need to check out in what might be the first big post-pandemic tech show allowing the option of in-person attendance.

Take Five: 5 Must-See VMworld 2021 Sessions

From Project Monterey to the future of VM provisioning (Kubernetes), Tom Fenton shares the top five technologies he's interested in learning more about during the online-only VMworld event in October.

5 Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2019

As expected, the big IT vendors all gave K8s the credibility that it deserves, but for me the most interesting news came from the small and mid-sized companies that are laser-focused on K8s. Below are 5 areas that I found especially interesting at KubeCon 2019.

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5 (Other) Things to Do in San Diego at KubeCon + NativeCon North America 2019

KubeCon + NativeCon North America 2019 will take place in at the San Diego Convention Center Nov. 18-21, 2019. I've already shared five things I'll be checking out at the show, but San Diego is a fantastic place with perhaps the best weather in the U.S., and if this will be your first time in San Diego, you'll want to set aside some of your free time to explore the city.

5 Interesting Things to Check Out at KubeCon North America 2019

Just when I thought the hype and excitement around Kubernetes (K8s) hit a plateau I was proven wrong as at the major IT conferences (VMworld, NetApp Insight, MS Ignite, etc.) this year K8s took front stage. By all accounts the enthusiasm for K8s will continue unabashed in the foreseeable future as developers love it and enterprises are trying out how to incorporate and tame it.

5 Technologies I'll Be Looking into at NetApp Insight

At next month's user conference, Tom will be checking out what looks to be some very interesting sessions and presentations, focusing on: Kubernetes; HCI VDI with GPU Nodes; NVMe over Fabric; Data Fabric; and NetApp Ecosystem.

5 Big Trends from VMworld 2019

VMware's regular release cadence makes VMworld less of a can't-miss event than it used to be, but that doesn't mean a shortage of major announcements.

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KubeCon + NativeCon Europe 2019 Wrap-Up

After spending four days at the Linux Foundation event, here are some of the more important takeaways and latest developments in Kubernetes (K8S) and cloud-native computing.

5 Attention-Grabbing Announcements at Dell Technologies World 2019

This year at DTW there was such a wide array of news and announcements made, but here are five things that especially caught my eye.

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