Object storage is almost synonymous with cheap and deep. But the emergence of FlashBlade from Pure Storage in 2016 changed the game. Now a coterie of storage companies are competing in this space, offering all-flash options that can achieve speeds previously thought only the purview of block storage. Chris Mellor recently overviewed the players in this new space, and how they differentiate themselves in the market.
FreedomFi is using open spectrum for private LTE networks, Azure Sphere goes GA, Intel still makes 5G things, and Cisco launched SecureX. Join Rich Stroffolino and Josh Fidel to get caught up on all the IT news of the week with the Gestalt IT Rundown.
UltraRAM is a new NVRAM being developed by Lancaster University. It offers much lower voltage read and writes, which can increase durability compared to flash, while still capable of DRAM like speed.
Dell Technologies sells RSA Security, Arista buys Big Switch, Google restructures its cloud business, and Microsoft updates Dynamics 365. Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss this and more today for the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly IT news briefings.
VMware announced an update to its per-CPU licensing, limiting licenses to 32-cores. While not an exciting move, the rollout has been much smoother than previous attempts, like the vRAM Tax. Scott Lowe recently looked into the logic behind the move.
New ransomware attacked exfiltrate data prior to encryption for blackmail, IBM standardizes on Slack, the impact of India’s proposed data privacy law, and more this week. Rich Stroffolino is joined by Keith Townsend this week for the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly IT news briefings.
IBM recently announced that CEO Ginni Rometty would be stepping down in April, to be replaced by Arvind Krishna. On the surface, replacing an IBMer that’s been with the company since 1981 with an IBMer that’s been with the company since 1990 isn’t the most… inspired move. In fact, it seems like business as usual for Big Blue. But this move may signal that IBM is ready to finally turn the corporate battleship after years of declining revenue.
VMware changes up its per-CPU pricing to reflect the proliferation of CPU cores, WireGuard VPN is coming to the Linux kernel, Western Digital finds a buyer for ActiveScale, Intel drops its Nervana chip line, and Google Cloud reveals revenue numbers. All this and more with Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth on this week’s Gestalt IT Rundown.
Big data is on everyone’s mind across IT, and the storage industry is no exception. For a while, Hadoop seemed ready to conquer the world with its promise of reliable, scalable, distributed computing. However the tide has seemingly turned away from the once ubiquitous yellow pachyderm. Big data is very much alive, but the roundtable discusses if the complexities inherent in the Hadoop stack mean it’s fated for an untimely demise. Or will the still increasing investments in Hadoop by some customers keep it in the big data discussion for some time to come? And if Hadoop really is dead, are there any pieces that can find some new life in IT? Listen and find out. This episode is sponsored by Pure Storage.
Reactions from Cisco Live Europe, VMware layoffs hit hard, Google looking to compete with Microsoft Teams. Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth are talking about all these and more on the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly IT news briefing.