In his final installment in the post series, Rich Tehrani discusses technological advancements and why we need to look to SD-WAN products, such as VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, to complement them. Their solutions provide simplicity, ease of management, and assured application performance, helping organizations to meet current and future challenges.
At Storage Field Day 18, we got a glimpse into some data storage innovations and how these will continue to evolve. VP of DCS Business, Narayan Venkat, describes how the data will flow, varying categories of data, and how Western Digital envisions the environment changing to allow for these new paradigms to happen.
In the Pure Storage Showcase, Pure announced its new software offering, Active DR. Panelist, Josh Fidel, explains what ActiveDR is and how he feels about it. ActiveDR is software-only, so it will be included with FlashArray™. No extra licensing is required. Josh gives kudos to Pure for making this decision.
The world is encrypted today. Our traffic is being protected from beginning to end so our identities and data are safe. But how safe are we in reality? What about the traffic that we want to see? How can we protect against threats when everything is using TLS to hide from our tools? Is there a solution to figuring out how to see the unseen? Is encryption ruining network security?
Tune in for all the latest announcement from Cisco Live US 2020! Tom Hollingsworth and Stephen Foskett will be covering Chuck Robbins’ keynote along with all the great discussions being started from this year’s Cisco Live!
If you only paid attention to IT in the last five years, you’d think Microsoft is one of the premier voices in the open source community. From owning GitHub to developing on Android and making major contributions to open source projects, the company seems to be a stalwart open source citizen. Then why do so many people still conjure up images of the “evil empire” when it comes to the company? Microsoft has had a long history of hostility to open source, going back almost to the very founding of the company. Let’s look into the history and find out why this embrace of open source feels so weird.
In the Pure Storage Showcase, Pure announced its addition of FlashArray™ File Services to its Purity management software. Panelist, Gina Rosenthal, reflects on what this means for Pure Storage, which is that you can now run the storage services needed, block or file, to match the requirements of your workload
There seems to be a state-sponsored push for countries to develop their own custom silicon solutions. Dr. Ian Cutress at Anandtech recently highlighted some new information about Russia’s Elbrus VLIW design. This has been used in the country for several years, but new information shows how its approaching binary translation of x86 code, and indicating it may have its roots in SPARC.
Pure Storage announced in a Gestalt IT Showcase two new offerings to their portfolio of services to bolster their product offerings: asynchronous replication with ActiveDR and FlashArray File Services. Panelist, Paul Woodward reflects on Pure’s announcement of these two offerings and believes Pure Storage continues to improve its product portfolio. An easy to utilize and configure disaster recovery solution built into the existing storage platform provides even the most understaffed IT departments with the ability to protect their business and data.
In his next installment of this series, Evan Mintzer reflects on his deployment experience with Riverbed’s SD-WAN. He believes it is a lot easier to use and something almost anyone should be able to deploy. But don’t take his word for it – give them a call to try it yourself.