Rich Stroffolino runs down one of the major bits of IT news this week, the acquisition of X-IO by Violin Systems, and what bits got spun out into a new exciting company. Plus some of the major announcements from Commvault GO 2018.
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While Commvault has been around for 20 years or so, Commvault GO 2018 was their 3rd Annual conference. This year the theme is to “Picture the Possibilities” and they urged keynote attendees to “think different”. Let’s think about what we should be thinking differently about!
I’ve spent the last 20 years in IT and some of the fondest memories are when I had the privilege of being a Tech Field Day Delegate. Sure, I had a full-time job as a Senior Cisco Instructor at a learning partner but by night I was blogging and tweeting, studying for the CCIE Security, […]
It’s the Gestalt IT Rundown, breaking down the IT news of the week. This week we’ll be discussing the latest in the Supermicro saga, how Google+’s shutdown will shakeout post GDPR, if continuous OS updates are always good, and Intel playing catch up to AMD. Plus a breakdown of the Ookla acquisition of Ekahau.
Big news! Ekahau is being acquired by Ookla, the power behind Speedtest.net. What does this mean for Ekahau? And why would a speed test website want wireless smarts? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at both companies to find out where the synergy is between them and how this will pay dividends in the future.
Today we’re announcing that Ken Nalbone is joining the Gestalt IT crew and will be leading Field Day events going forward!
When the creator of the World Wide Web puts out a new project promising to give data ownership back to individuals on the internet, you’ve got to give it a look. Solid proposes to use a POD framework to give a central repository of a person’s data with direct control over access. Will it be successful? That’s a bigger question.
Bloomberg Businessweek published an explosive report, alledging an audacious hardware hack on servers made my Supermicro. So far we’re seen hard denials from all companies implicated in the report. We’ve got the TL;DR on this bombshell, and thoughts on some of the wider implications.
Stephen Foskett and Rich Stroffolino review the IT news of the week that was in the Gestalt IT Rundown. This week they discuss California’s new IoT security law, security exploits from Apple and Facebook, WiFi 6, and blockchain collaborations.
Chaos Engineering is centered around find the unpredictable flaws within of distributed systems. Instead of trying to hurry up and break things, the requires a new mindset and culture to make looking for these flaws a regular process in an organization.