This is post 35 of 37 in the series “IT Origins” What’s your IT origin story? How long have you been in the field? I’ve been in the IT industry since 1994. I left university with an arts-based degree and some very exposure to technology in my teens and using a word processor (Word for […]
Amazon recently announced a new feature coming to the Snowball Edge that could make it significantly more interesting: The ability to run local instances of EC2.
Network visibility and traffic monitoring giant Gigamon has recently acquired the SaaS security startup Icebrg. Icebrg’s purpose is to collect and analyze network metadata to detect attacks and help security teams investigate incidents. It does this through the use of on-premises sensors that collect packet metadata from switches and routers to be stored in a cloud platform.
Intel’s naming scheme has always been a little confusing and inconsistent. Now it looks like Intel is changing up the scheme even more, as benchmarks found in the SiSoft Sandra database reveal that Intel is forgoing hyperthreading on the i7, and therefore also the i5, processor, and saving it for likely what will be the i9, an 8 core, 16 thread chip.
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have historically had a pretty strong hold on the cloud computing market, but Google Cloud Platform has been steadily improving in recent years to become a much more reliable public cloud. Its problem, however, lies in the fact that GCP hasn’t breached into the enterprise IT market yet. Google’s next goal is to figure out how to gain the confidence (and dollars) of large corporate customers in order to solidify itself as a legitimate competitor in the public cloud market.
Everyone know backups are important, but the question is, just how important? And what exactly are you protecting your data against? The easy answer is accidental deletion or some sort of disaster at your data site, but Dimitris Krekoukias argues that certain insidious scenarios are just as important to look out for.
Intel has now introduced the second generation of their Optane Memory products, which are low-capacity M.2 NVMe SSDs that implement the 3D XPoint technology for use as cache devices. Though it won’t fix all the problems with 3D XPoint, the new Optane Memory is an opportunity to show it has a viable use case.
Low Power DDR memory is an incredibly important component of all mobile devices, reducing power consumption while often offering laptop competing speeds. Samsung recently announced the first LPDDR5 DRAM chip targeting major upgrades over the previous generation LPDDR4X.
Ben Thompson writes about Intel at an important point in the company’s history, as former CEO Brian Krzanich resigns and the processor giant struggles to define its future and move past a history of dependance on integration.
Apple first got in trouble with keyboard failures back with the 2016 MacBook Pro. People immediately started noticing Apple’s newly introduced butterfly switch keyboard design and complaining about usability, but as the months went on, more and more cases of keyboard failure popped up than with any previous MacBook model. Now, Apple is facing a few separate class action lawsuits accusing the company of fraudulent concealment of the keyboard’s design flaws.