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.
File systems only have so much time in the day to work, just like you and me. But if they’re constantly busy with metadata queries, how can they also focus on getting applications the data they need? The InfiniteIO Application Accelerator offers your file system some timely assistance to focus on the important things.
Technology ecosystems come with a set of benefits and drawbacks. This post by Chris Evans analyzes the good, the bad, and the ugly of IT companies owning a technology ecosystem.
In this bonus episode, we’re joining Stephen Foskett as he talks with some of the original delegates and inspirations for the Tech Field Day event series. They discuss the event that gave Stephen the initial idea, a fortuitous plane ride, how the first Tech Field Day event went, where the idea for the live stream started and more. It’s a great conversation and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event.
Gestalt IT tapped into the power of a unique and growing community of independent IT influencers, and this remains our most valuable asset. We built Tech Field Day primarily to serve this community and have always kept their needs in mind. Our delegates make it all possible, and I will always be grateful for their friendship and support.
It’s almost canonical wisdom is storage that you shouldn’t put primary and secondary storage on the same storage system. Doing otherwise is just asking or trouble. But given the rapidly changing IT landscape and the emergence of the cloud, is that really true anymore? The roundtable breaks it down in this spirited discussion.
In this data-powered economy, all organizations need a solid backup and recovery plan to minimize disruptions in the event of a system malfunction. In this webinar, Chris M. Evans addresses the topic by discussing how business leaders can prepare a data management plan to protect the business from loss and liability.
When AWS announced their Outpost product in late 2018 there was much excitement around the possibility of bringing native AWS service and VMware Cloud on AWS into the data center for situations where data and applications were latency sensitive and needed to be placed closer to the user. As details have emerged about architecture and delivery, Chris Evans has noticed that the offering could present a potential conflict with traditional enterprise IT hardware vendors.
On this episode, the roundtable discusses data protection policy. The premise is that most organizations are doing this wrong. There’s a fundamental misalignment between what IT thinks it needs to be doing and what the business needs for operations and compliance. They discuss who needs to be taking ownership of these policies, how storage vendors are partially responsible, and how to move forward.
Over the last few years, HPE has built up a very diverse storage portfolio. But it can be a little hard to keep track of everything that’s going on, from the assets they acquired from Nimble Storage, to the latest with 3PAR,StoreOnce, and their increasing partner-based offerings. It’s a lot to keep in mind. Luckily […]