Take Five


Tom's Takes on KubeCon North America 2022

Tom Fenton looks at companies he found especially interesting this year.

Tom Lists Five Reasons You Need to Attend VMware Explore Europe 2022

From big announcements to small-vendor scoops to after-hours fun, Tom makes the case for attending the Barcelona event.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Reasons to Attend KubeCon North America 2022

At KubeCon you can learn and get a vibe for the direction that K8s is headed and discover how you need to position yourself and your company for these changes.

5 Must-See KubeCon 2022 Sessions

The latest 'Take 5 with Tom Fenton' highlights Kubernetes presentations ranging from smart metering to ARM64 to 'Getting Started with Kubernetes.'

Tom's Take on VMware Explore 2022: What Was New and Interesting

Tom discusses some of the key announcements made during the event this year.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Must-See VMware Explore 2022 Sessions

After earlier sharing his Horizon-themed picks, Tom lists his five must-see VMware Explore session on the technologies he finds most interesting.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Must-See VMware Explore 2022 Horizon Sessions

From the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure to Architecting Horizon: The Official Reference Architecture, VMware Explore (formerly VMworld) is returning to an in-person format with many Horizon sessions of interest to Tom Fenton.

Take Five: Dynatrace Perform 2022

Tom Fenton gives his five takeaways from the recent Perform user conference held by Dynatrace, an application performance monitoring and autonomous cloud management specialist.

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.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Takeaways from KubeCon North America 2020

Tom notes new members for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and covers new goodies from Kioxia, Diamanti, Kasten and more.

Take 5: VMworld 2020

Tom Fenton lists his top five takeaways from VMworld this year.