In this episode, the roundtable discusses the idea of technical debt. They look into why technical debt occurs, why it isn’t always a bad thing, and how to possibly optimize for when to incur it.
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.
I’ve joked that if you’re ever confused by a new technology in IT but want to look like you know what you’re talking about, just say it looks like it has potential, but reference how someone tried the exact same thing in the mid-90s. More often than not, whoever you’re talking to will fill in the gaps as you laugh nervously at your own ignorance. Gina Rosenthal’s post on the history of virtualization and containers largely bares out this premise.
Nick Janetakis takes us down the long and winding road of not buying a MacBook Pro. As someone who recently went down a similar thought process and ultimately bit the Cupertino bullet, I can really relate. Nick was looking to ungrade his development environment, which currently relies on a combination of Windows and virtualized Xubuntu. […]