Sonia Cuff outlines how VMware’s NSX SD-WAN can look like networking magic. She looks at how it can simplify an organization’s network security and Cloud migration efforts.
In this post, Dan Frith looks at Pure Storage’s Data-centric Architecture in their newly announced range of FlashArray //X products. These take advantage of NVMe to build a common storage platform that can be used by both traditional and modern applications. He also shows how Pure provides an easy upgrade path for existing customers to take advantage of this architecture.
Searching for files across cloud storage and on-premises sources can be a disjointed and time-intensive process. Cloudtenna’s DirectSearch looks to ease that problem, providing a single login and UI to get unified file search across a wide range of repositories.
This week on IT Origins, we had a conversation with Ted Dunning, Apache Software Foundation board member, and the Chief Application Architect at MapR. We discussed Ted’s introduction to IT, his early involvement with the open source software community, and how AI advances quickly go from aspirational to blasé.
Can you realize immediate cost savings from SD-WAN? Will you be able to immediately deploy appliances and see your bills plummet? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at a recent presentation from McKesson to learn how they were able to approach SD-WAN and the values and benefits they received.
In this post, Gian Paolo Boarina looks at how Cisco Network Assurance Engine can assure the datacenter fabric is working as expected for configuration correctness, endpoints and hardware resources.
Get your IT news of the week with the Gestalt IT Rundown. Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino look at the biggest stories of thew week and how they’ll impact IT going forward. They’re talking about the VPNFilter malware, Vermont’s new data broker law, and a report on cloud CAPEX.
The holy grail of policy control is consistent, secure, end-to-end control. VMware’s NSX already handles the data center portion of this puzzle by providing network virtualization and segmentation for traffic within data centers. Denise Donohue looks at howNSX extends to AWS and now also MS Azure to add control for total cloud, hybrid cloud, cross-cloud, and multi-cloud deployments.
VXLAN is an exciting new networking protocol that can lead to some interesting applications. But how can you get VXLAN in your network without breaking the budget? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Mellanox Spectrum and how it can get you what you need without a second mortgage.
Storage is inherently workload agnostic, right? Burlywood’s TrueFlash begs to differ. This is a turnkey solution for hyperscalers that uses a programmable controller to tune storage for company specific workloads. It’s an interesting idea for a specialized audience.