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Cloud-Native Enterprise Storage, Zachary Smith, and GPU Compute in Gestalt News 18.12

CIFS, why did it have to be CIFS?

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Kasten Brings Enterprise Storage Features to Cloud-Native Applications

Most attempts to bring enterprise-class data services into the cloud fall into two opposite extremes: Transplanted legacy systems or truly native cloud storage solutions. Stephen Foskett recently spoke to Kasten about something of a middle ground, providing a platform with classic data management capabilities like snapshots, replication, and backup but re-thought for the cloud-native world.
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Zachary Smith – IT Origins

Every Thursday, we interview an interesting voice in IT for our IT Origins series. We dig into how they got their start in the industry, how it’s changed since then, and what are their best and worst IT trends. We also throw in some productivity tips and book recommendations. This week, we talked to Zachary Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Packet. We discussed how he went from majoring in the double bass at Juilliard to becoming an IT entrepreneur. We also discussed his two months in the Boy Scouts, the hip Australian coffee, and the benefits of innovating on the software layer.
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GPUs and Composable Computing

In our latest Tech Talk series with Liqid, Russ White looks at why composable infrastructure is ideally suited to answer a prickly question in GPU computing: How many processors is this job going to require? By quickly being able to add or remove GPUs in a composable configuration, users can maintain more efficient utilization while avoiding traditional parallelization bottlenecks.
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Events

Cloud Field Day 3

April 4-6, 2018

It’s about to be cloudy with a chance of Field Day in Silicon Valley next month. Cloud Field Day is happening April 4-6, and they’ve got a packed roster of companies who will have in-depth technical presentations during the event. Make sure to watch their video live stream to catch each presentation, or subscribe to their YouTube channel to catch all the video after the event. DelphixDruvaMorpheus DataNetAppOracleRiverbedRubrik, and Veritas will be presenting, along with two secret companies! Follow along on Twitter using #CFD3, and the announced delegates Chris EvansChris PorterEstelle AuberixJeff WilsonJustin WarrenKeith TownsendMartez ReedMichelle LaverickNed BellavanceNick JanetakisScott D. Lowe, and Tim Crawford.

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About the author

Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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