I had the privilege to talk to Data Architect Karen Lopez for this week’s IT Origins interview. We discuss how data hasn’t changed all that much since she started her career, but our ways of relating to it have. We also discussed the best and worst IT trends, got some book recommendations for the world, and walked away with some career advice.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss exploits against Drupal and Panera, Microsoft reorganizing Windows, and Cloudflare’s DNS.
Enjoy this bonus IT Origins interview episode with Zachary Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Packet. Our regularly schedule podcast will post April 10, 2018.
In this IT Origins interview, we spoke to Clairvoyant CEO and Founder Chandra Ambadipudi. We discussed how he got his start in IT, and how data is both the best and worst IT trend.
Cloudian recently made an interesting move by scooping up Infinity Storage. This is more than a little curious. The big draw around Infinity Storage is that they provide file storage, whereas Cloudian has made it’s name as an object storage provider. Except that as we’ve covered, Cloudian now offers file services via HyperFile. So… why spend the money on the acquisition?
Most attempts to bring enterprise-class data services into the cloud fall into two opposite extremes: Transplanted legacy systems or truly native cloud storage solutions. Stephen Foskett recently spoke to Kasten about something of a middle ground, providing a platform with classic data management capabilities like snapshots, replication, and backup but re-thought for the cloud-native world.
Blackblaze’s recently announced B2 Snapshot Return Refund Program makes their already economical cloud storage offering even more enticing to SMBs.
I had the privilege to talk to Zachary Smith from Packet in our most recent IT Origins interview. We discussed how he went from majoring in the double bass at Juilliard to becoming an IT entrepreneur. We also discussed his two months in the Boy Scouts, the hip Australian coffee, and the benefits of innovating on the software layer.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week. This week, they discuss the dramatic growth of container and serverless adoption on AWS, taking Qualcomm private, Windows Server 2019, and Facebook’s Fabric Aggregation Layer donation.