Las Vegas can be daunting for the uninitiated, especially if they’re more intent on attending the event than hitting the Strip. So we loved seeing Jim Jones recent “Vegas for Newbies” article. Although we’ve got our own secrets (we go there at least half a dozen times a year for tech shows), Jim’s suggestions are dead on.
Tom Hollingsworth rightly points out what makes IT conferences relevant: community. In large events like VMworld or Cisco Live, the community are what make these events enjoyable to attend. But for smaller conferences, that are either new or tightly focused, the community is what makes them relevant. It’s an interesting distinction.
Sometimes when looking at new enterprise IT products, it’s important to remember how we derive meaning from words. If we look back to the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, we of course know that the spoken or written word, the actual word itself, is a signifier. That is to say, it points toward something. What […]
There’s a lot to be said for Paessler PRTG. Paessler bills it as all around network “wellness” monitoring solution. Most recently, they’ve begun to offer the ability to monitor virtual infrastructure, which is obviously vital for a viewing and diagnosing a modern network. It doesn’t even require agents or additional installed software on monitored systems, […]
James Green of Actual Tech Media comments: In the data center, technology advances in distinct steps rather than smoothly along a continuum. One day we don’t have SSDs, and the next, the first SSD is generally available and we do. Market adoption, however, smooths out those distinct steps into what looks more like a gradually sloping […]
Alastair Cooke of Demitasse comments: Tech Field Day can be an interesting event, not just from the technology side. One of the early questions for Violin Memory was basically: How are you still in business? The answer was that they still have cash and are selling product. The core of their presentation is that this is not the […]
Justin Warren writing for Forbes comments: The number of competitors didn’t appear to faze Primary Data, ClearSky Data and Reduxio, who all launched at the show. It’s starting to feel like storage startups spontaneously appear whenever the density of nerds reaches some mysterious threshold. Another major category at the show this year was backup or copy […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: During the first European Tech Field Day Extra (at VMworld EU in Barcelona) one of the companies with the more technical presentation was Diablo Technologies. This company was founded in 2003 and they’re working on Memory Channel Storage (MCS) which is a very high performance host flash solution. There […]
Vladan Seget of ESX Virtualization writes: Today’s SSD’s the way they are connected to the motherboard are usually through SATA/SAS or PCIe. However those interfaces are still limited in bandwidth and access times resulting some latency, even compared to spinning disks SSDs via SATA/SAS or PCIe offers superiour performance and low latency. Diablo Technologies offers […]
Steve Beaver of The Virtualization Practice writes: he software-defined data center was all the rage at VMworld 2013, when NSX, VMware’s network virtualization platform, was announced. At VMworld 2014, the honeymoon of the NSX hype had worn off some, yet network virtualization is still a key growing and maturing technology. Nevertheless, it is still too […]