There aren’t exactly a dearth of NetFlow analysis tools out there. When I see someone impressed by a new offering, I take interest. Dustin Beare had a look at what Kentik showed off at Networking Field Day from August. Their Data Explorer tool might be relatively new, but Dustin found it pretty powerful, allowing users to […]
Microsegmentation seems to be getting a lot of buzz in the virtual networking space, especially when it comes to network security. VMWare’s NSX leads the category, but we’re seeing a lot of competition from a variety of vendors. Each seems to have their own spin. Brandon Carroll is intrigued by Nuage’s approach. Whereas some other vendor […]
At the Structure Conference in San Francisco, Urs Hölzle, Google employee #8 and senior vice president for technical infrastructure said consumers shouldn’t have to care about their cloud infrastructure. This isn’t just for the sake of convenience, but has tangible benefits for businesses. For cloud infrastructure, Hölzle sees customers worry about “machine type” going the way of the Dodo. He […]
In a University setting, wireless networking generally doesn’t need more engineering resources, but simply time. Troubleshooting often requires manual collection from disparate sources, and on top of that, the student end users often aren’t that great at reporting issues to give a fuller picture. Wireless has been a mainstay of University life for years, and students […]
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.