“For all of us, there was a time before Tech Field Day. But rarely does one meet Tech Field Day and continue the same course, unchanged.” Nikki Schnupp tells the tale of her first Tech Field Day experience after joining the team this summer. It was a whirlwind week full of coffee, jet lag, and lots of enterprise IT.
In this iteration of Gestalt News:
– An IT Origins with the inimitable Rebecca Fitzhugh
– A look at Cradlepoint’s move to subscriptions
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses the death of Moore’s Law
Justin Cohen outlines what he’s heard from Cisco about efforts to bring down internal silos, and the unprecedented collaboration between units now happening within the company. In their Digital Network Architecture, Cisco is focusing on intent and context as the pillars of moving toward a more intuitive and holistic view of the network from a business perspective.
Intel isn’t known as a networking company, but they think they have a play in the network functions virtualization market. The round table discusses what future Intel has in the space, and how they compete with more historic players in the market.
Dan Goodin at Ars Technica gives an overview of the implications of the recently exposed telnet vulnerability disclosed by WikiLeaks. I’m not surprised the CIA had something like that, however morally dubious I may find it. As an intelligence organization it’s in their interest to have this kind of access. For me, this goes beyond Cisco.
The Internet of Things in a technological hypebeast, being both clearly defined and a marketing ploy at the same time. Cisco has clearly defined what they think IoT is all about: adding connectivity to devices. Using LoRaWAN, Cisco has a compelling technical solution to making connectivity possible on a mass scale.
In this weeks Gestalt Cloud News:
– Platform9 simplifies private cloud infrastructure
– Azure gets a win with Flipkart
– IBM launches cognitive computing for private clouds
Plus what else you could buy instead of a $9000 Intel Xeon!
With other C2000 based systems having issues, it looks like Intel might be facing a major recall across it’s Atom SoC line. This would be bad enough in the consumer market but a critical error in the enterprise. Even though Cisco might not be strictly responsible for this, they’ll have to mend some fences in the face of this issue.
Tom Howarth gives a look at Cisco’s effective withdrawal from the public cloud market, at least as a competitor with AWS. He gives some context on how such a big player could find itself uncompetitive. Is complete AWS domination inevitable? Tom has some thoughts on that as well.
David Gee of ipengineer.net comments: Ethernet 2.0 The title above may seem a little odd given Ethernet’s long and healthy life. Keeping conversation to more recent Ethernet standards (10/100/1000/10000/40000/100000 Mbps) the transmission technology and encoding standards have come a very long way for Ethernet. I remember when 100Mbps ports were the absolute norm and when […]