In this IT Origins interview, we talk with Gina Minks. Find out how she got her start in IT, what are her most annoying buzzwords, and how IT has changed since she began her career.
Welcome to the Not-CES iteration of the Gestalt IT Rundown! Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino are here to discuss the IT news of the week. This week, they discuss the new WPA3 spec from the Wi-Fi Alliance, the performance impact of the Spectre patches on Windows, and the coming cryptocurrency bubble apocalypse.
Never heard of IP Infusion? You’re not alone. The company was founded by the team behind GNU Zebra, and has commercialized it under ZebOS since 1999. They’ve recently moved from purely an OEM company into providing white box switch and virtualized network operating systems. It’s an interesting move into some of the more exciting areas in enterprise IT.
StoONE promises to deliver high-end storage array performance for pennies on the dollar. How? That’s the big question.
We’ve seen OS and chipmakers respond to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws with patches since the rampant speculation last week. What remains unanswered is how these patches will specifically impact performance on storage arrays and HCI systems. Chris Evans runs down what we do know, and some of the initial company responses.
This week in Gestalt News!
– We look at Ixia’s monitoring solution for containers: CloudLens
– An interview with podcaster Allison Sheridan for IT Origins
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses the Intel Meltdown and Spectre flaws
Howard Marks is writing a series on hard drive evolution. This looks back to times when storage media was removable, 14-inch disks were a thing, and drive controllers existed off disk. While spinning media may be losing mind share to SSDs these days, Howard gives the historical context to show just how much engineering has gone into the modern hard drive.
Chris Evans has some interesting thoughts on where cloud adoption is going. He stages for cloud adoption go from initial private cloud implementations to something he calls a “multi-cloud brokerage”. There’s no doubt that in 2017 we saw multi-cloud strategies become common talking points for any number of vendors. While fear of cloud lock-in is perhaps overblown, multi-cloud seems to be where many organizations want to go.
Do you like bonus podcast content? How about an audio interview with podcaster, engineer, and IT pro Allison Sheridan? We had a really great conversations touching on how she got started in IT and podcasting.
In this week’s IT Origins interview, we were lucky enough to talk to podcaster, engineer, and IT pro Allison Sheridan. In the interview we discuss her move from mechanical engineering to IT, the gradual departmentalization of IT throughout her career, what is IT’s role in business, and the liberating definition of waste.