This is post 4 of 4 in the series “IT Origins” Russ White is currently a member of the Architecture Team at LinkedIn as well as on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, and co-chairs the IETF I2RS and BABEL working groups. Russ is working on his PhD from Southeastern Theological Seminary. You can […]
This week, Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discussed some of the announcements and observations from SC17. It turns out Nvidia is kind of a big deal there. Plus Liqid debuted their composable infrastructure, Intel plans to ship 3D X-Point DIMMS, and the DOJ thinks encryption back doors are awesome! Plus they launch a new segment: […]
Are VARs trying to fleece you for every cent? Are software releases really slow and full of bugs? Should you just scrap your entire infrastructure and go open source with an army of newly-minted network software developers? Tom Hollingsworth gives us some points to think about while we’re preparing for the revolution.
Russ White considers the challenges of using GPU clusters in high performance computing. Aside from possibly lacking software to take advantage of it, the other challenge lies in the connection network. Ethernet is the default standard for this, but requires additional overhead. Russ sees using PCI Express as a much more efficient solution. He considers a PCIe switch from Liqid to dynamically compose infrastructure.
James Green takes his turn in the IT Origins hot seat. He reveals how he got started in IT (a career slightly delayed thanks to girls, beer, and video games), what he’s reading, how caffeine changed his life, and what tools he uses to stay organized.
Despite some technical hurdles, Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino return to bring you the IT news from the week that was! In this episode they rundown new announcements from Nutanix, Cisco, AWS, and Sprint. They then dig into the two big stories of the week, the VMware acquisition of VeloCloud, and the merger of Broadcom and Qualcomm.
If the name Congruity360 isn’t immediately familiar, don’t worry, you haven’t fallen out of the IT loop. The company was established in 2017 after a merger with Congruity and KNJ. Congruity itself was only established in 2016 after a prior merger between Rockland IT and MSDI. All this adds up to a company with a long legacy in data management, but without a lot of name recognition.
Blogging live from the Commvault GO 2017 keynote. Speakers include Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and Robert Swan!
Space and time. Kant, Einstein. Long-haul truck drivers, marathon runners, 747 pilots. Kid on her way home from school. Data. Networks. Storage. Security. As Nikki Schnupp heads to Commvault GO 2017, she considers them all.
What does it take to truly be software defined? Tom Hollingsworth takes a quick look at the journey of Pluribus Networks from hardware and software vendor to a networking and analytics software company.