With all the new features of Windows Server 2019, Azure Hybrid Benefits might have slipped by unnoticed. But it’s the kind of thing that might have been verboten by Microsoft a few years ago. It shows the company is able to be agile and creative when it comes to their growing cloud solutions.
Rich Stroffolino is riding solo on this episode of the Gestalt IT Rundown. He runs down the IT news of the week, including a Qualcomm – NXP acquisition reset, another good quarter for IBM, Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0, and Azure Sphere.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino review the IT news of the week. This week, there’s a bunch of government related stories. The Treasury delays voting on the Qualcomm-Broadcom merger, regulating ICOs, on-premises Azure for government, and the Pentagon’s troubled cloud migration.
In this edition of Gestalt News:
– we generate new IT slogans using machine learning
– Matt Leib sits down for the IT Origins interview
– the Gestalt IT Rundown discuss the chip market crunch, Samsung surpassing Intel, and what a potential Dell EMC – VMware merger does
Monitoring containerized applications can be a pain, especially if you are using containers to their fullest. But it doesn’t have to be impossible. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Ixia CloudLens and how it can help you unravel the mysteries behind what your containers are doing.
Gestalt IT is proud to launch a new video series running down the week’s big IT news and trends. Hosted by Rich Stroffolino (that’s me) and Tom Hollingsworth, new episodes will be recorded live on our YouTube channel every Wednesday around 12:30 Eastern.
Cloud lock-in, sounds bad right? Well on this episode, the roundtable takes a detailed look at the actual impact of lock-in with public and private cloud providers. They look at how this impacts business agility, innovation, and overall company strategy.
If Net Neutrality Dies, will the public cloud follow it? Eric Shanks demonstrates how the end would happen. But I would argue as important is recognizing that the principal of Net Neutrality has been muddied and not as self-evident as early advocacy might suggest in today’s climate.
By this point in a cloud journey, most are using services like Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps to help offload typical messaging and productivity overhead from an organization. Along with these SaaS-based offerings, many have also implemented a public cloud object storage offering. Object storage is a great first step into public cloud services, it’s easy to understand, cheap the experiment with, and secure if you follow your provider’s documentation guidelines. In my previous post, we covered how you can use object storage for the archival needs of a data management platform like Rubrik. These initial steps into the public cloud arena allow teams to familiarize themselves with cloud resources. Moving forward, momentum typically gathers for the enablement of other cloud resources.
As business moves to the cloud to embrace applications and infrastructure offerings, how can network administrators continue to ensure that the network performs at a level acceptable to users? Viptela Cloud onRamp offers some insights.