Network visibility and traffic monitoring giant Gigamon has recently acquired the SaaS security startup Icebrg. Icebrg’s purpose is to collect and analyze network metadata to detect attacks and help security teams investigate incidents. It does this through the use of on-premises sensors that collect packet metadata from switches and routers to be stored in a cloud platform.
HPE announced plans to acquire Plexxi. Since then, we’ve learned they’ll roll the assets into the HCI and Composable Infrastructure solutions. It’s an interesting move and shows HPE isn’t content with their previous HCI acquisitions.
Whether to stay with your job or move on to something new is always a challenging decision. Over at Packet Pushers, Steve Hood came up with some helpful criteria to help mitigate indecisiveness, and make an informed IT career decision.
When creating the On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast, we had a lot of inspiration. Here are some of our favorite IT podcasts that keep motivating us to make our own content even better!
I wrote about Forward Networks when they came out of stealth late last year. They’re on the forefront of the intent-based networking wave, using formal verification of a network in real time to model every possible location a packet can go on the network.
At launch, they had built search, verification, and predication tools. They just announced a new offering called Essentials to basically offer their search functionality in a freemium model.
In this edition of Gestalt Server News
– Intel Optane hits the streets, how does the first commercial 3D XPoint fare?
– Elastifile rethinks distributed file systems
– Impressions of FreeNAS Corral
Plus the agony and nonexistent ecstasy of sad MacBook Pro dongles!
It’s time for Gestalt News once again! This week in servers:
– DR Troopers: Quorum onQ 4.0
– AMD: The Last Decade
Plus Sysadmin Chatbots, The “Why” of HCI, API’s, privacy, and patent trolls!