Are VARs trying to fleece you for every cent? Are software releases really slow and full of bugs? Should you just scrap your entire infrastructure and go open source with an army of newly-minted network software developers? Tom Hollingsworth gives us some points to think about while we’re preparing for the revolution.
Russ White considers the challenges of using GPU clusters in high performance computing. Aside from possibly lacking software to take advantage of it, the other challenge lies in the connection network. Ethernet is the default standard for this, but requires additional overhead. Russ sees using PCI Express as a much more efficient solution. He considers a PCIe switch from Liqid to dynamically compose infrastructure.
Despite some technical hurdles, Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino return to bring you the IT news from the week that was! In this episode they rundown new announcements from Nutanix, Cisco, AWS, and Sprint. They then dig into the two big stories of the week, the VMware acquisition of VeloCloud, and the merger of Broadcom and Qualcomm.
The roundtable discusses the premise that the CLI is dead, or at least terminally ill. They look at why this is the prevailing narrative in networking and the greater IT landscape. Is the death of the CLI a forgone conclusion, or merely a framing device for moving to better processes in IT?
On this iteration of Gestalt IT Networking News:
– We talk to Cisco engineer Nick Russo for IT Origins
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses crowdsourcing in IT with ZeroTier
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if network automation will take all of our jobs
Plus great reads from Russ White, Tom Hollingsworth and Pete Welcher!
What does it take to truly be software defined? Tom Hollingsworth takes a quick look at the journey of Pluribus Networks from hardware and software vendor to a networking and analytics software company.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the news of the week, including public cloud earnings, fog computing, crowdfunded enterprise IT, and Backblaze’s hard drive reliability numbers.
Gestalt IT is proud to launch a new video series running down the week’s big IT news and trends. Hosted by Rich Stroffolino (that’s me) and Tom Hollingsworth, new episodes will be recorded live on our YouTube channel every Wednesday around 12:30 Eastern.
Security is a dumpster fire, or is it somehow worse? Our esteemed guests discuss whether it’s actually many dumpster fires or some other form of refuse conflagration. It’s an invaluable and inflammable discussion.