The Surface Book 2 is an interesting device. Microsoft boldly moved from making tablets that can kind of by laptops into laptops that can also be really big tablets. But with the 15-inch model, I have to question if the device category really makes sense anymore. After reading impressions from Thomas Maurer on the device, the performance certainly seems up to par. But the form factor is less certain.
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.
Not sure if you know if a switch or a router is the appropriate device for your particular networking needs? You’re not alone. Between feature rich switches, fast-enough routers, NFV, and SD-WAN it can be tough to determine which is the best for your situation, even when you know all your requirements. From Pete Welcher’s […]
When you’re discussing technology, it’s easy to look at its merits based on an abstracted view. What I mean is, you can look at its features, costs, and architecture in isolation from the reality of your organization. When this process involves a lot of capital investment, it often requires further analysis that can put a […]
With HyperFile, Cloudian added the ability to address file and object in a single name space. With HyperStore 7, they now add multi-cloud into the mix.
In the fallout of the Meltdown and Spectre flaw disclosures, we’re beginning to see various tools role out updates to help alert admins to needed patches. Runecast Analyzer is the latest to offer such insights.
Iperf is a well established tool for network diagnostics and performance information. In this piece Brent Salisbury gives a tutorial on how to use the tool with Docker. This lets network admins easily setup containers, run server-side and client-side tests, and destroy the containers in a few simple steps. While many out there may be […]
When you’re hearing a briefing from a IT company, it’s easy to get bogged down in new features, architectural changes, and value propositions. What often gets lost when taking a high level overview is the actual implementation and living with a solution long term. Jake Snyder does a great job illustrating the licensing morass that […]
Blogging live from the Commvault GO 2017 keynote. Speakers include Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and Robert Swan!
Email is a lot like Winston Churchill said about democracy: It’s the worst form of communication except for all the others that have been tried. Cloudflare posted an excellent history of email. It’s interesting that they start with the Unix command write instead of the more well worn start with ARPANET. From there it goes through […]