I’ve long been skeptical of an ARM transition for Apple Macintosh, but the 2018 iPad Pro has made me a believer. Apple will switch to in-house hardware and this new generation of “ARMacintosh” computers will blow away the rest of the client computing market. And the only way a company could challenge Apple’s escalating dominance in mobile and tablets would be a radical new device.
This week in Gestalt IT News:
– Rich Stroffolino covers a recent spate of IT acquisitions in this weeks Gestalt IT Rundown
– Clairvoyant CEO Chandra Ambadipudi gets interviews for IT Origins
– Max Mortillaro digs into the technical foundations of INFINIDAT
SD-WAN is a hot topic for enterprises of all shapes. What is SD-WAN all about today? And where is it headed in the future? Tom Hollingsworth explores SD-WAN and highlights a key virtual conference coming soon that will help you get all the info you need.
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a growing part of both network and server teams. Managing the deployment of NFV can be time consuming, but Array Networks gives you options to ease your NFV woes. While investing in both cloud and on-premises software deployments, Array Networks is providing flexibility for the NFV software to move back and forth and putting themselves in a position to provide value to organizations in any scenario. Learn more about what Array Networks is doing with NFV here.
When working with a customer, I have a belief that cloud is simply two things: Cloud is where your data lives. Cloud is where your applications run. From there, it’s your technical team’s job to collaborate and deliver services and a service delivery model that aligns with your business’s needs.
Intel did most of what they needed to do with the Xeon Scalable launch. There’s enough of a speed boost to get noticed, some interesting new options for server builds, and some cool low-level features that are going to matter in HPC and ML. This may be the biggest datacenter platform in a decade for Intel but it’s not a massive advancement overall.
Stratoscale is making a play at a private cloud. They have an interesting pitch. They realize most customers, even when they can’t for compliance purposes, really want to use Amazon. There’s a reason it dominates not just public imagination, but the market. So they’re offering a solution to offer the equivalent of a private AWS region.
I was talking about what I wanted to do for this Raspberry Pi project with a friend, rattling off all the possibilities kind of aimlessly. My friend, rather sheepishly, asked what exactly a Raspberry Pi was. He follows the tech press pretty regularly, and has built a PC or two in his day, but didn’t have a clear understanding. The knowledge gap actually makes sense, given that most times you hear about a Raspberry Pi, it’s about the crazy project someone has done with it. There’s a lot of assumed knowledge there. So let me define the term.
The Raspberry Pi is a computer. Done, easy!
This is post 3 of 5 in the series “Viptela SD-WAN Tech Talk Fall 2016” The Packet Pushers Podcast recently recorded a Viptela sponsored, live podcast, in New York City. The podcast is titled “Inside Three Real-World SD-WAN Deployments“, and appropriately so since Viptela would prefer their customers talk about the product than putting a […]
Nigel Poulton of nigelpoulton.com comments: Docker overlay networking is insanely simple to configure. I mean insanely simple! But lurking beneath the simplicity of the setup are a bunch of moving parts that you really wanna understand if you’re gonna deploy this stuff in your prime-time production estate. Anyway… last week I attended the Docker Open […]