Iperf is a well established tool for network diagnostics and performance information. In this piece Brent Salisbury gives a tutorial on how to use the tool with Docker. This lets network admins easily setup containers, run server-side and client-side tests, and destroy the containers in a few simple steps. While many out there may be […]
When you’re hearing a briefing from a IT company, it’s easy to get bogged down in new features, architectural changes, and value propositions. What often gets lost when taking a high level overview is the actual implementation and living with a solution long term. Jake Snyder does a great job illustrating the licensing morass that […]
Blogging live from the Commvault GO 2017 keynote. Speakers include Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and Robert Swan!
Email is a lot like Winston Churchill said about democracy: It’s the worst form of communication except for all the others that have been tried. Cloudflare posted an excellent history of email. It’s interesting that they start with the Unix command write instead of the more well worn start with ARPANET. From there it goes through […]
Another day, another acquisition. This time, it’s Data Gravity, another familiar face from Tech Field Day events. According to The Register, Data Gravity was rapidly shedding staff and costs and had almost shut down when it was sold. Now Ben Kepes reports that HyTrust has purchased the company.
Zetta was an early Field Day supporter, presenting all the way back in 2010 at our first event at VMworld. Since then the company has had its ups and downs, and now seems to be “out”: It has been purchased by Arcserve, as reported by Ben Kepes.
WekaIO Matrix is an impressive new entrant in the world of high-performance distributed storage, and the cloud connector is a nice complement. The company brings all the latest trends together (distributed storage, NVMe, flash, cloud) in a useful solution. And by targeting HPC, WekaIO has selected a ripe target.
Greg Ferro is correct about the misconceptions many people have about the human resources (HR) department at their company. Although the people in the HR department aren’t necessarily bad, their organizational mission is service to the company and the law, not service to the employees. They’re usually happy to help employees if it helps the company, but that’s about all they can do.
Intel did most of what they needed to do with the Xeon Scalable launch. There’s enough of a speed boost to get noticed, some interesting new options for server builds, and some cool low-level features that are going to matter in HPC and ML. This may be the biggest datacenter platform in a decade for Intel but it’s not a massive advancement overall.
ASUS just launched the first sub-$100 NBASE-T adapter using Aquantia silicon. This adapter supports 100 Mbps “Fast Ethernet”, Gigabit Ethernet, 2.5 and 5 Gbps NBASE-T and regular 10GBASE-T. It will scale performance based on the port on the other end of the wire as well as the quality of that wire.