The Gestalt IT Rundown is getting back to work after the long holiday weekend. This week Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the news from AWS re:Invent and the other top IT news.
Security is a complicated thing to deal with in the modern world. What we need now more than anything is education about what we face. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at some of the things that impact our secure world and an upcoming event that can shed some light on how to face those challenges.
Germany has published a draft outline security rules for SOHO routers. We dig into some of the peculiarities of the rules, and what might have been left out.
The word is spreading on the Internet that respected secure email provider ProtonMail has been hacked by an anonymous group. A pastebin post claims that the company intentionally undermined its own security features, allowing the hacker group to infiltrate the front-end code and steal the passwords and data. They also make some wild claims about ProtonMail’s own activities and those of their users.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new SoC, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+. For $25, this little board gives you a quad-core ARM processor and dual-band 802.11ac.
Today two familiar names completed an acquisition: Mark Lewis and Bill Miller made a deal. The re-born Violin Systems has purchased the legendary ISE storage product line from X-IO, while that company’s Axellio product is now its own company. This accomplishes quite a lot for both players, though time will tell if it creates long-lasting players in the industry.
Chaos Engineering as a concept and as a practice has been growing in popularity over the last few years. It was first popularized by Netflix in 2011 and continues to evolve as adoption continues to grow. What was once an operation model only possible for hyperscalers has come within the reach of most organizations.
AWS re:Invent is right around the corner and I will be attending my first event as a member of the Gestalt IT team. Believe it or not, this will also be my first trip to re:Invent, so I reached out to my friends in the community for their advice on how to tackle this monstrosity of a conference.
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.
The Gestalt IT Rundown is your source for the latest IT news. This week, Ken Nalbone and Rich Stroffolino discuss the latest VMware acquisition, Amazon’s HQ2 getting a biblical twist, and as always, new chip news.