This week on the Rundown, Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth dig into a new survey of IT pros asking how COVID-19 is impacting digital transformation. Are these changes long term strategic changes or short term mixes? Plus HPE announces aggressive cost savings, 44.2 Terrabit per second internet is a thing, and GDPR hits the terrible twos. All this and more on the Rundown this week.
This week, Stephen Foskett and Rich Stroffolino discuss VMware closing on the acquisition of Carbon Black, why Workplace by Facebook is growing so fast, how Puppet is going after cloud-native development with Project Nebula, and why semi-custom silicon is the new hotness.
Hot take alert: Facebook Protect isn’t the most insidious plot to steal your information.
SNIA and hyperscalers are working together on storage standards to better optimize for their particular needs. SNIA’s Mark Carlson recently gave a talk describing how the DePop standard was developed to get around the problem of tail latency seen in these massive scale-out data centers.
We’re giving away a 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro on our Facebook page! Click for details.
Ray Lucchesi of RayOnStorage comments: The article mentioned that Facebook is testing the new technology first on its compliance data. After that Facebook will start using it for cold photo storage. Facebook also said that it will be using different storage technologies for it’s cold storage repository mentioning “bad flash” as another alternative. BluRay supports […]
Tom Hollingsworth comments: Facebook announced at Interop that they are soliciting ideas for building their own top-of-rack (ToR) switch via the Open Compute Project. This sent the tech media into a frenzy. People are talking about the end of the Cisco monopoly on switches. Others claimed that the world would be a much different place […]
Paul Miller sings the praises of Google’s Knowledge Graph, which I somehow overlooked in the shadow of the mighty collapse of the Facebook IPO. Reading this, I decided to have a look!
Although Tech Field Day Seattle hasn’t officially been announced yet, we have started naming names. Six delegates have been confirmed and announced so far, all of them new to the event.
Tech Field Day Boston is just two weeks away. The alumni delegates have put together two documents about what to expect, and we are preparing Twitter, Facebook, Slinkset, and Vimeo pages for the event!