With support for SMB3, StarWind Virtual SAN makes a cost-effective solution for those that need a scale-out file server. Vladan SEGET reviews the possibilities in this piece.
This post by Jen Maidenberg does a great job outlining how not to lose your sanity while working as a freelancer. Anyone that regularly works from home can relate to some of these rules.
Persistent storage is still a developing story with containers. It’s still a bit of the Wild West, there’s no consensus on how the problem will be solved. Docker took some steps to address this down the road with the acquisition of Infinit in 2016. But StorageOS has been at this for a little while, and have put together a solution that’s cloud-native and well thought out.
Cloudian recently made an interesting move by scooping up Infinity Storage. This is more than a little curious. The big draw around Infinity Storage is that they provide file storage, whereas Cloudian has made it’s name as an object storage provider. Except that as we’ve covered, Cloudian now offers file services via HyperFile. So… why spend the money on the acquisition?
The Surface Book 2 is an interesting device. Microsoft boldly moved from making tablets that can kind of by laptops into laptops that can also be really big tablets. But with the 15-inch model, I have to question if the device category really makes sense anymore. After reading impressions from Thomas Maurer on the device, the performance certainly seems up to par. But the form factor is less certain.
Most attempts to bring enterprise-class data services into the cloud fall into two opposite extremes: Transplanted legacy systems or truly native cloud storage solutions. Stephen Foskett recently spoke to Kasten about something of a middle ground, providing a platform with classic data management capabilities like snapshots, replication, and backup but re-thought for the cloud-native world.
Not sure if you know if a switch or a router is the appropriate device for your particular networking needs? You’re not alone. Between feature rich switches, fast-enough routers, NFV, and SD-WAN it can be tough to determine which is the best for your situation, even when you know all your requirements. From Pete Welcher’s […]
When you’re discussing technology, it’s easy to look at its merits based on an abstracted view. What I mean is, you can look at its features, costs, and architecture in isolation from the reality of your organization. When this process involves a lot of capital investment, it often requires further analysis that can put a […]
With HyperFile, Cloudian added the ability to address file and object in a single name space. With HyperStore 7, they now add multi-cloud into the mix.
In the fallout of the Meltdown and Spectre flaw disclosures, we’re beginning to see various tools role out updates to help alert admins to needed patches. Runecast Analyzer is the latest to offer such insights.