In an age in which everything from banking to finding a mate can be done virtually, it’s a wonder that people even venture out of their homes anymore. Nearly anything you want can be delivered to your door and you can even make a living while wearing a robe and slippers. With the recent spread of COVID-19, and the tech industry’s considerate response of canceling annual conferences, many have asked the question: Can virtual conferences become the new standard? Daniel Dib tackles this question in his blog and shares a few reasons why he prefers face-to-face meetups over virtual events.
The startup Ampere recently announced they are sampling an 80-core Arm CPU called Altra. Adding cores has been the order of the day for a while in the x86 world, but 80-cores per socket is something that only an Arm design can deliver right now. Combined with a 210W TDP and industry-leading I/O, this could be a killer platform for highly parallelized workloads. The question is how many organizations are equipped to adopt it, even if they wanted to?
Google, Cisco, Zoom, and Microsoft offer free teleconferencing to help stop COVID-19 spread, 80 Arm cores come to the datacenter, bill passes to rip and replace Huawei equipment for rural ISPs, and things are looking bad for the commodity server market. Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss all the IT news of the week on the Gestalt IT Rundown!
Are you looking to digitally transform your organization? Or is there some hesitation in moving to the new cloud world? What if you could have the assurance that your enterprise storage solution works in the cloud no matter where your data is? Stephen Foskett sits down with Anthony Lye of NetApp to discuss how cloud is just another platform that NetApp has embraced with their solutions and how they can bring peace of mind to nervous IT departments.
File systems only have so much time in the day to work, just like you and me. But if they’re constantly busy with metadata queries, how can they also focus on getting applications the data they need? The InfiniteIO Application Accelerator offers your file system some timely assistance to focus on the important things.
Your community defines who you are. But for some, the community is defined by who they are as well. Tom Hollingsworth interviews David Peneloza Seijas and discusses his role in Cisco Live, Cisco Champions, and Tech Field Day.
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?