Broadcom announced their new SDKLT, a logical table-based API for programming Tomahawk switches. But why is this new idea so important? Tom Hollingsworth looks at the impact of both the new data structures and open source release and why it matters to network programmers.
Rich Stroffolino and guest co-host Tom Merritt discuss the IT news of the week. This week, they dig into the ever consolidating chip market, the potential Dell EMC – VMware merger, Microsoft’s serverless ambitions, and Samsung surpassing Intel in semiconductor revenue.
In this snapshot of Gestalt Storage News:
– We talk to Howard Marks in our IT Origins series
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses scale-out storage
– Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss if Samsung’s ballooning NAND CapEx can alleviate the flash shortage.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week. This week they discuss Microsoft’s Q#, Broadcom’s impact on 5G rollout, Samsung investing in DRAM fabs, and AWS partnering to reengage the Chinese cloud market.
In this iteration of Gestalt Server News:
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if all storage should be scale-out at this point
– We talked to Russ White for our IT Origins Series
– The Gestalt IT Rundown reviews the news of the week
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This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown:
– the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules shakeup effecting the enterprise
– the rise of browser-based cryptocurrency mining for monetization
– Broadcom finalized the Brocade deal, what exactly did they get?
– Meg Whitman’s legacy from her tenure with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It’s the acquisition that seems like it’ll never close. Slowly but surely Broadcom is getting closer to officially buying Brocade. The latest hurdle was regulatory. Broadcom and the Federal Trade Commission finally came to an agreement that would allow the federal agency to allow the deal to go through. The agreement settles the issue of Broadcom supplying chips to, and now competing with, Cisco after the acquisition.
Sadly, Gestalt IT can’t be on the ground to cover the announcements directly from Dell EMC World 2017. But when people like John Herbert are there, it’s just as good. He provides some great insight into how Dell EMC is finally differentiating their networking group from an afterthought to a viable option. John also gives a rundown of the updates to their switch lineup.
Intel isn’t known as a networking company, but they think they have a play in the network functions virtualization market. The round table discusses what future Intel has in the space, and how they compete with more historic players in the market.
Extreme Networks buys Brocade’s data center networking, Bedrock Data expands its Board of Directors, E-Discovery is a problem in IT, and Alliance Storage Technologies updates NETArchive.