Networking is coming! And Future:NET Is coming to San Francisco to celebrate its 4th Year! In this post, Christopher Kusek makes the case why this should be an event added to your IT roster. Future:NET stands out because presentations can come from anywhere within the IT stack from Developer, to Security or Network Admin to general practitioner IT Jack of all trades. He takes a look at what is on tap this year.
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Deploying an application on multiple clouds presents some unique challenges. While each cloud has similar constructs in terms of compute, networking, and storage, the implementation of those constructs differs to a lesser or greater degree in each public cloud. Dealing with the vagaries of a particular cloud’s implementation requires a certain level of sophistication and expertise, making a multi-cloud deployment an administrative nightmare. What an organization needs is a consistent deployment model across multiple clouds without requiring in-depth knowledge of each cloud’s implementation. In this piece, Ned Bellavance looks at how Pure Storage provides storage predictability and consistency in multi-cloud using Kubernetes and the Pure Service Orchestrator.
With the Pure1 management platform, Pure Storage changed the way storage could be managed. Paul Woodward considers how Pure Storage’s continued investment in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has helped Pure 1 evolve to meet and exceed customer demands.
Adding more complex and powerful tools allows we as humans to apply greater leverage; a single human can accomplish much more with a good set of tools than that same human can with just their bare hands. Data management is no different. In this post, Justin Warren looks at the tools NetApp has created for that task with NetApp Fabric Orchestrator.
Thinking about the future of infrastructure, it’s natural to start out thinking about the past and the present. In this post, Michael Stump retraces our steps a bit and figurse out why we’re so enamored with all things automation lately. He then looks the elegant and simple approach that Cumulus Networks takes with automation for both Day 1 and Day 2 operations.
Disruption is a part of IT no matter how big or small. Cloud is a major driver of disruption today. How can you leverage SD-WAN to make your cloud migration a bit more successful while minimizing disruption? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Cisco Viptela can help.
In the first two parts of this series, Paul Stringfellow put Cumulus Networks’ “Infrastructure with Purpose” strategy into context and looked at the component parts needed to build a software-defined, open networking platform. In this final part, he looks at some of the things we need to consider to successfully deliver an infrastructure with purpose project.
Chris Porter considers how do you translate the desire for Digital Transformation into something tangible that your IT Department can offer in support? Application monitoring is a well understood component, but what is missing is a single platform that delivers visibility across all individual domains of service delivery infrastructure AND apps, including their respective dependencies. Chris looks at how NETSCOUT’s nGeniusONE platform meets that missing need.
Change management is often seen as a necessary evil in IT. Automation is something that most people agree is where things are going, but is still in an awkward adolescence. What happens when automation runs head-first into change management? Are these two forces in conflict? Michael Stump looks at this through the lens of Cumulus Networks’ Zero Touch Provisioning.
We weren’t wrong to want a data warehouse, it’s just that the world around us continued to change, and what was once an appropriate and useful choice became… well, less so. Data has inertia, and making sure the right data is in the right places at the right times is a complex exercise. Justin Warren looks at how NetApp’s Data Fabric helps to address this problem.