This is post 2 of 4 in the series “IT Origins” Nicholas Russo is a network consulting engineer with Cisco, CCIE, CCDE, author, Marine, and programmer. Follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and his site. What’s your IT origin story? How long have you been in the field? I studied Computer Science in college from 2004-2008 […]
This is post 1 of 4 in the series “IT Origins” Welcome to IT Origins, a new interview series from Gestalt IT. Each Thursday, we’ll be talking to IT engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, and other luminaries about how they got started in the industry. We’re interested in hearing their perspective on how IT has changed throughout […]
Gestalt IT is proud to launch a new video series running down the week’s big IT news and trends. Hosted by Rich Stroffolino (that’s me) and Tom Hollingsworth, new episodes will be recorded live on our YouTube channel every Wednesday around 12:30 Eastern.
You might not have heard of Ryussi, but their MoSMB solution is certainly worth your attention. In a world where SAMBA the benefits of legacy and being free, Ryussi makes the case that there’s a market need for a proprietary SMB protocol specifically designed for enterprise NAS vendor needs.
SNIA and hyperscalers are working together on storage standards to better optimize for their particular needs. SNIA’s Mark Carlson recently gave a talk describing how the DePop standard was developed to get around the problem of tail latency seen in these massive scale-out data centers.
I like my functions like I like my Chinese takeout: in containers. OpenFaaS provides an open-source framework to make this an easy process. Creator Alex Ellis recently showed how to run it on a Raspberry Pi cluster with Kubernetes, as well as showed off some interesting demos at DockerCon EU 17.
It’s no secret that network analytics is quickly becoming the Golden Goose of IT. There are no shortage of players in this important segment, largely because no one has a perfect option. Do analytics need to be integrated into hardware or a pure software play? Should the goal of analytics to be an aggregated abstraction […]
Maxta has offered a software-centric approach to hyperconverged infrastructure for a while. The company now support easy migrations in Red Hat to KVM, giving organizations more choice on how best to implement HCI for their needs.
Sometimes a company’s code name for projects in development can give you some insight into how they view it. The one that always stick in my mind is “Revolution”, Nintendo’s code name for what ultimately became the Wii. It showed how different the console was than anything in the company’s past, and reflected the impact Nintendo expected of it.
In the same way, Cisco’s Project Starship has now been launched as Intersight. The name loses some geek factor, but is probably much better for IP. Much like the codename implies, this is a project that is clearly linked to how Cisco sees the future of their business. Cisco has been working on this for a while, and it’s a natural extension of their Unified Computing Systems that they’ve had for almost a decade.