It’s the Gestalt IT Rundown, running down the IT news of the week with Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino. Is a new Spectre upon us? Will QLC flash eat spinning disks? Is Sharepoint the tip of the AR spear? How can Dell EMC clean up their storage portfolio? Watch to find out.
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.
With support for SMB3, StarWind Virtual SAN makes a cost-effective solution for those that need a scale-out file server. Vladan SEGET reviews the possibilities in this piece.
Is the GPU stranglehold on AI workloads about to be disrupted by FPGAs and ASICs?
The Gestalt IT Rundown is back to get you caught up on the IT week that was. Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino break down HPE’s Plexxi acquisition, the new EasyMesh standard, and PGP exploits.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, we discuss the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release and the launch of Storbyte.
Ben Thompson put together a great piece looking at the transition of Microsoft over the last five years. While the company’s embrace of services is no secret, what Ben shows is that this wasn’t a 360-degree shift. Under Steve Ballmer, Microsoft had many of the same assets, but applied them as a way to promote Windows. It shows that their shift is as much a cultural one if anything else.
With the release of Ubuntu 18.04, Canonical included some compelling new features, like support for updates without rebooting and Snap software installs. But in some ways it’s a return to form for the distribution. The most notable blast from the past is returning to GNOME after a long dalliance with Unity.
This week on the Rundown, Rich Stroffolino takes a look at some of the overarching trends from RSA Conference, examines why the Flickr acquisition is a sign of potential SaaS problems, and asks if Windows 10 Lean is interesting.