This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, we discuss the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release and the launch of Storbyte.
Storbyte launched to start the month, unveiling ECO-FLASH, a new architecture approach for an SSD. Using a combination of ASICs, a RAID 0 configuration within the drive, and real-time garbage collection, Storbyte claims it can offer ten times the endurance of competing flash storage without sacrificing performance.
With the release of Ubuntu 18.04, Canonical included some compelling new features, like support for updates without rebooting and Snap software installs. But in some ways it’s a return to form for the distribution. The most notable blast from the past is returning to GNOME after a long dalliance with Unity.
This week, our IT Origins series interviewed Dan Frith. We discussed how he moved from the helpdesk through his IT career, enumerated the worst trends in IT, and gave some love to data protection. Be sure to check out the full interview!
The time for a better way to deploy and operate data centers and networks is mature now. New products in Cisco’s catalogue show a shared roadmap based on a common theme Cisco refers to as “Intent-Based Networking”. One such product, Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) was publicly released at Cisco Live Barcelona this past January. NAE can provide configuration and state validation as well as security compliance testing for an ACI fabric. Gian Paolo Boarina looks at some of the details.
This week on the Rundown, Rich Stroffolino takes a look at some of the overarching trends from RSA Conference, examines why the Flickr acquisition is a sign of potential SaaS problems, and asks if Windows 10 Lean is interesting.
SmugMug recently announced the acquisition of Flickr. The acquisition brings with it new ToS, calls into question the future of its free tier, and illustrates why building a workflow or organization on something you don’t own can be problematic.
I’m a reformed Linux hippy. Back in my college days, I flirted with the open source life. This was spurred by a combination principal and economics. “Free as in speech” is an evocative message to an impressionable twenty-something. And “free as in beer” is a sentiment that definitely resonated with me, as I was mostly […]
In our First IT Origins Survey, we’re asking the community on of our standard interview questions: What are the best and worst trends in IT right now? We’re pulled together some early responses, but we’d love your feedback as well.
Rich Stroffolino is riding solo on this episode of the Gestalt IT Rundown. He runs down the IT news of the week, including a Qualcomm – NXP acquisition reset, another good quarter for IBM, Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0, and Azure Sphere.