Brian Christner takes a look at pulls for Docker images from Docker Hub. There were some surprising results! Over a three week period, Brian looked at pulls for Ubuntu, new kid Alpine, and the Google developed cAdvisor. Surprisingly, Ubuntu wasn’t the most popular! Coming from the desktop Linux world, I was pretty shocked, especially because they’ve been […]
There are a lot of interesting takeaways from the report, assuming they hold up. But the one I found most impressive was the overall cloud growth compared to data center workloads as a whole. After all, it’s not that hard to expect both to go up dramatically over the ensuing years, but Cisco is bullish on cloud growth in particular. Data center workloads are forecasted to double in the next four years, but cloud workloads are thought to triple.
The first Networking Field Day event will be held January 18th-20th with a second set for September 27th-29th. In addition, two Tech Field Day Extra Events will be held in Las Vegas at Interop and Cisco Live US on May 22th-24th and June 26th-28th, respectively. Check out the Networking Field Day site for videos of past events and great coverage from their delegates.
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 […]