In the first two parts of this series, Paul Stringfellow put Cumulus Networks’ “Infrastructure with Purpose” strategy into context and looked at the component parts needed to build a software-defined, open networking platform. In this final part, he looks at some of the things we need to consider to successfully deliver an infrastructure with purpose project.
In this series we are exploring how the changing demands placed upon our technology stack is forcing us to rethink how infrastructure is designed and delivered. Having recently spoken with Cumulus Networks about their “Infrastructure with Purpose” strategy, Paul Stringfellow wanted to explore further how this new approach to networking is core to the ability to deliver modern web scale IT to the enterprise.
Paul Stringfellow recently spoke with Cumulus Networks regarding their own software-defined networking strategy, “Infrastructure with purpose.” Their message resonated strongly with an aim to help enterprises deliver infrastructure in new ways, to meet rapidly changing demands and deliver beneficial outcomes – whether that is better services, products, or to improve efficiency and lower costs.
Whenever you see a new technology one of the key questions you should always ask yourself is “does this technology fix an actual problem?” It’s a good question and one that Paul Stringfellow uses as a good initial test for any new technology. After watching Hammerspace’s presentation from Tech Field Day, Paul looks into how they solve the problem of moving increasingly complex and large datasets.
What’s the next enterprise holy grail everyone is racing to? Multi-Cloud. Multi-Cloud right now is a huge focus for many big tech providers. NetApp, Veeam, Juniper, VMware, IBM, Microsoft, to name just a few. Paul Stringfellow breaks down why multi-cloud is so important to these players, and what are the major challenges.
I’ve written recently about how the data protection industry has become one of the hot parts of the tech market, with a mix of innovation from established providers like Veeam, Commvault and Veritas, as well as exciting new players like Rubrik and Cohesity. Many of these companies are bringing interesting innovation and an overdue change […]
Many who have moved to Office365 have assumed Microsoft is “backing up” and protecting their critical data assets. While Microsoft offers some data protection, they are not responsible for the protection of your data and certainly are not protecting it from deletion be it accidental or malicious. So, if Microsoft isn’t responsible for it, who is? The answer of course is us, me and you, we are responsible for OUR data when it resides within the Office365 service. Paul Stringfellow looks at how to protect your data in Office365.