Object storage is almost synonymous with cheap and deep. But the emergence of FlashBlade from Pure Storage in 2016 changed the game. Now a coterie of storage companies are competing in this space, offering all-flash options that can achieve speeds previously thought only the purview of block storage. Chris Mellor recently overviewed the players in this new space, and how they differentiate themselves in the market.
FreedomFi is using open spectrum for private LTE networks, Azure Sphere goes GA, Intel still makes 5G things, and Cisco launched SecureX. Join Rich Stroffolino and Josh Fidel to get caught up on all the IT news of the week with the Gestalt IT Rundown.
How is SD-Branch different than SD-WAN? What features do you get that would make you want to implement one over the other? Tom Hollingsworth looks at Aruba Networks and their implementation of SD-Branch and how it’s enabling IT teams to be more powerful past the edge.
From a user’s perspective, it can be argued that single pane of glass doesn’t exist at all, and vendors who push this idea are never looking beyond their product. When users look at heterogeneous networks, there may be a single pane of glass for this and a single pane of glass for that, which ends up being 25+ panes of glass and not really solving anyone’s problems. So how do we reconcile this chasm between the user and vendor perspectives? The question we tackle in this On-Premise IT Roundtable is: Is there such a thing as an all-in-one solution or is “single pane of glass” simply a myth?
UltraRAM is a new NVRAM being developed by Lancaster University. It offers much lower voltage read and writes, which can increase durability compared to flash, while still capable of DRAM like speed.
Dell Technologies sells RSA Security, Arista buys Big Switch, Google restructures its cloud business, and Microsoft updates Dynamics 365. Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss this and more today for the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly IT news briefings.
VMware announced an update to its per-CPU licensing, limiting licenses to 32-cores. While not an exciting move, the rollout has been much smoother than previous attempts, like the vRAM Tax. Scott Lowe recently looked into the logic behind the move.
New ransomware attacked exfiltrate data prior to encryption for blackmail, IBM standardizes on Slack, the impact of India’s proposed data privacy law, and more this week. Rich Stroffolino is joined by Keith Townsend this week for the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly IT news briefings.
IBM recently announced that CEO Ginni Rometty would be stepping down in April, to be replaced by Arvind Krishna. On the surface, replacing an IBMer that’s been with the company since 1981 with an IBMer that’s been with the company since 1990 isn’t the most… inspired move. In fact, it seems like business as usual for Big Blue. But this move may signal that IBM is ready to finally turn the corporate battleship after years of declining revenue.
SPB never really went away. But the landscape it was built to work in changed radically. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at where SPB is now and discusses how the new steward, Extreme Networks, is positioning SPB to secure IoT and more in the data center and campus.