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Scale-Out, Gift Guides, and Meg Whitman’s Legacy in Gestalt Server News 17.10

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Scale-Out ALL the Storage!

Scale-out storage is great, but does it apply to all enterprise storage needs? The roundtable discusses the premise that all storage should be scale-out.

The Gestalt IT Rundown

Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino meet live in cyberspace each Wednesday at 12:30pm ET to discuss the IT news of the week. This week they discussed how the FCC’s proposed Net Neutrality changes might effect the enterprise, what Meg Whitman’s legacy will be with HPE, and how the Broadcom acquisition of Brocade finally closed. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch live each week!

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IT Origins – Russ White

In IT Origins, we interview some of the most influential voices among IT bloggers, entrepreneurs and executives. In our latest interview we spoke with Russ White, a member of the Architecture Team at LinkedIn, currently pursuing a PhD. We discuss how he learned C and xBase while in the USAF, the current dominant trends in IT, and what he uses to stay organized.

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The Gestalt IT Gift Guide

If you’re shopping for the IT Pro in your life, make sure to check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve got great suggestions from our staff for all budgets and areas of interest. Organized around our verticals of Storage, Networking, Servers, Mobility, and Cloud, you’re sure to find something for under the tree!

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Cyber Monday Deals!

Make sure to checkout some of our favorite bargains for Cyber Monday. Sure it’s a vapid excuse to push marketing, but we found some pretty good deals!

Stocking Stuffers:

Cheap Lightning Cables, up to 88% off

USB Drive for iOS, 32GB for $28.03, 42% off

Etekcity Smart Plugs 2-Pack, $25.89, 63% off

Bulletproof Whole Bean Coffee, $15.16, 20% off, as recommended by James Green.

Under the Tree

Roku Streaming Stick+, $42.49, 39% off

Logitech C920 webcam. $49.99, 38% off (aka the last great webcam)

ZTE Pico Projector, $69.95, 55% off

For Good Children Only

CyberPower 900W UPS, $119.95, 44% off

WD Red 8TB Hard Drive, $249.99, 17% off

Essential Phone with 360-degree camera, $399.99, 20% off

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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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