Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, Gestalt News, to stay up to date on the latest with the site. This week we have a new podcast on network analytics, the Gestalt IT Rundown covered all of Intel’s big announcements, plus pieces from Ken Nalbone, Tom Hollingsworth, and Alicia Blessing.
Rich Stroffolino and Ken Nalbone and talking about the big IT news of the week. Today they are looking at the implications of Cloudflare’s new VPN, Intel’s bevy of datacenter announcements, who’s making money in HCI, and more!
How does HCI cluster size impact storage efficiency? Howard Marks has been looking into how economies of scale benefit HCI deployments.
HPE announced plans to acquire Plexxi. Since then, we’ve learned they’ll roll the assets into the HCI and Composable Infrastructure solutions. It’s an interesting move and shows HPE isn’t content with their previous HCI acquisitions.
In our First IT Origins Survey, we’re asking the community on of our standard interview questions: What are the best and worst trends in IT right now? We’re pulled together some early responses, but we’d love your feedback as well.
The recent Meltdown and Spectre attacks illustrate the problematic nature of modern computing systems. While the earlier Rowhammer attack could read or attack one process running in a virtual environment from another process running on the same processor, the Meltdown and Spectre attacks are of a completely different class, enabling a process to read large amounts of information from another process’ memory space. This is because inside each hosts, CPU makers have embraced a scale up approach. But what would happen with a more scale out approach to the architecture?
We’ve seen OS and chipmakers respond to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws with patches since the rampant speculation last week. What remains unanswered is how these patches will specifically impact performance on storage arrays and HCI systems. Chris Evans runs down what we do know, and some of the initial company responses.
On today’s show, each of our roundtable panelists chose what was the hot ticket item of 2017. Tune in to hear their arguments why 2017 was the year of SD-WAN, HCI, Net Neutrality, or Data Management!
Can an organization actualize the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure without changing their IT methodology?
Sometimes a company’s code name for projects in development can give you some insight into how they view it. The one that always stick in my mind is “Revolution”, Nintendo’s code name for what ultimately became the Wii. It showed how different the console was than anything in the company’s past, and reflected the impact Nintendo expected of it.
In the same way, Cisco’s Project Starship has now been launched as Intersight. The name loses some geek factor, but is probably much better for IP. Much like the codename implies, this is a project that is clearly linked to how Cisco sees the future of their business. Cisco has been working on this for a while, and it’s a natural extension of their Unified Computing Systems that they’ve had for almost a decade.