Network code and automation are taking over a lot of enterprise networking. While these concepts are starting to fundamentally change networking, their shortcomings are often underreported. Pete Welcher does a great job reviewing the current issues surrounding these important concepts.
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AMD announced their second generation Threadripper CPU, now with up to 32-cores on a single socket. This would seem to be a direct consumer adaptation of their EPYC server platform. But interestingly, the underly consumer TR4 platform may limit performance due to memory limitations.
Atlassian is shuttering HipChat and Stride, leaving Slack and Microsoft Teams the major competitors in the ChatOps market. Nathaniel Avery makes the argument that this consolidation may actually make for better products down the road.
Kubernetes + Handbrake = a transcoding beast. Carolyn Van Slyck goes through her journey of putting together a five node cluster inspired by My Little Pony.
Amazon recently announced a new feature coming to the Snowball Edge that could make it significantly more interesting: The ability to run local instances of EC2.
Network visibility and traffic monitoring giant Gigamon has recently acquired the SaaS security startup Icebrg. Icebrg’s purpose is to collect and analyze network metadata to detect attacks and help security teams investigate incidents. It does this through the use of on-premises sensors that collect packet metadata from switches and routers to be stored in a cloud platform.
Intel’s naming scheme has always been a little confusing and inconsistent. Now it looks like Intel is changing up the scheme even more, as benchmarks found in the SiSoft Sandra database reveal that Intel is forgoing hyperthreading on the i7, and therefore also the i5, processor, and saving it for likely what will be the i9, an 8 core, 16 thread chip.
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have historically had a pretty strong hold on the cloud computing market, but Google Cloud Platform has been steadily improving in recent years to become a much more reliable public cloud. Its problem, however, lies in the fact that GCP hasn’t breached into the enterprise IT market yet. Google’s next goal is to figure out how to gain the confidence (and dollars) of large corporate customers in order to solidify itself as a legitimate competitor in the public cloud market.
Everyone know backups are important, but the question is, just how important? And what exactly are you protecting your data against? The easy answer is accidental deletion or some sort of disaster at your data site, but Dimitris Krekoukias argues that certain insidious scenarios are just as important to look out for.