Tom’s Corner has been a staple at Cisco Live for nearly a decade. Cisco Live US 2020 is going virtual, but so is Tom’s Corner. Wear your sweatpants and join Tom’s Virtual Corner via Zoom! Tom Hollingsworth shares his experience with Tom’s Corner and his ambition to keep the spirit alive during this new normal we are experiencing.
Is x86 going the way of the mainframe? Chris Evans lays out a historical case and considers how modern offload accelerators are serving the same need that EMC and StorageTek did to supplement the mainframe.
Thinking of buying your first home? Well, if you’re wondering how to do that in the post-COVID-19 world, Jason Benedicic shares his thoughts about the process he’s endured while contemplating the purchase of a home.
ARM in the datacenter used to be little more than a square in buzzword bingo. But we’re seeing companies continue to invest in the idea, including AWS. With instances based on their second generation Graviton processors now available, ARM in the datacenter seems to be gaining some momentum.
When an organization gets breached by malicious actors, it often follows a familiar script. Often the intrusion is the result of someone running unpatched or out of date software. One the one hand, given the inertia of a lot of large organizations, it’s easy to see admins taking an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fit it” approach. But as quickly as that excuse comes to mind, the Cassandras can be heard wailing, “Patch all the things!” But a recent Saltstack patch shows the practical limit of patching in stopping security issues.
Clickbait: sometimes you’re glad you click on it! A post from Justin Paul may get you to click on it because of the title, but it provides great resources for getting started with learning the intricacies of containers.
Thinking about creating content? There is no better time than now. Whether you’re interested in writing a blog post, creating a video, or developing that film that has been stuck in your head, this post by Tom Hollingsworth gives you some tips on how to get started…today.
With all meetings and events going virtual, suddenly everyone finds themselves suddenly becoming a content creator. Two recent articles showed how to use things like OBS and an Elgato Stream Deck to make your next virtual meeting a little better for everyone.
For almost a decade, the Raspberry Pi has been an iconic low-cost SoC beloved by hobbyists. Still, even as the Raspberry Pi Foundation iterates on its design and specifications, it’s hardly new hardware. So why did they just have their second best selling month in March? A lot of demand seems to be driven by people self-isolating and finding uses for the computer in COVID-19 related efforts.
If you just judged by headlines, Zoom is a security nightmare. Luckily Keith Townsend and Nathaniel Avery got together to put these security and privacy issues into context on a recent episode of the CTO Advisor podcast. If you need to get a handle on whether you can trust Zoom, be sure to give it a watch.