Determining the signal from noise in increasing complex networks is always a challenge, even when just trying to troubleshoot those networks. There are no shortage of tools for diagnosing network problems, but if those tools add to complexity and overhead, while being time consuming to boot, are they really allowing you to get to the […]
In 2017, Gestalt IT presents three Storage Field Day events, bringing together our independent delegates with industry-leading companies. The first will be held March 8-10 in Silicon Valley, followed by June 14-16 in Denver, and November 8-10 in Silicon Valley. Video from all of our events is live-streamed for anyone to view, and comprehensive recordings are posted and shared for later consumption or review. The Storage Field Day community also has a thriving presence on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to continue conversations throughout the year.
Over at ZDNet, Larry Dignan gave a preview of Nutanix’s latest offers, as presented at the .NEXT conference. Nutanix is updating their network virtualization within their hyperconverged infrastructure setup. Specifically, their upcoming Prism software, set to release in January 2017, will allow a unified view into storage, server, and virtualization resource usage, with the ability to zoom into […]
By now, you’ve probably heard that Brocade was purchased by Broadcom (if you haven’t… I’m sorry to break it to you this way). But what you might not have heard is that Broadcom plans to sell off Brocade’s IP networking business. Drew Conry-Murray at Packet Pushers breaks down how this sale might go down. In […]
Adam Banks at Ars Technica has a great writeup on how cheap RAM changes storage, and in effect system architecture. Cheap RAM means the ratio of RAM to storage is changing in the database, allowing for more data to be loaded and reducing disk reads. The problem? Well volatile memory is… volatile, not necessarily something […]
Tech Field Day is seven years old! Organizer in Chief Stephen Foskett looks back on how it got started, how its grown, and what the future looks like.