This week, Rich Stroffolino is flying solo and discussing one major story, the first proof of concept of Microsoft’s Project Silica. This glass based storage offers a potential archival alternative to tape that could have huge applications as a cold storage medium. Learn about the details in this episode!
Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth talk about the IT news of the week, including a look at IBM’s financials since acquiring Red Hat, the Air Force SACCSing floppies, Microsoft’s recent acquisitions, and another week of terrible data leaks. Fun times!
Rich Stroffolino discusses why we’re seeing a rise in semi-custom silicon approaches. General-purpose computing has been the rule for decades, but the slowing performance and efficiency gains on x86 have pushed chip makers to finding different paths to optimizing performance. Rich digs into it in this video.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss what Extreme Networks is getting by buying Aerohive, what the latest marketshare numbers spell for Nutanix in the HCI market, why Micron beat on its earnings expectations, and more!
Your IT News for the Week of March 25, 2019 Solving the Unstructured Data Problem The existence of large amounts of unstructured data not only continues every day in IT, but the volume of data itself has exploded. Despite IT’s efforts to corral this data, a need to understand and protect this data has grown […]
Declaring the Death of Windows is always a great way to drum up some clicks. But today, the roundtable discusses whether Windows is just kind of beside the point for a modern Microsoft. The debate whether this means the end of Windows, the end of the beginning of the end of Windows, or just that Windows’ role in Microsoft will fundamentally change.
It’s the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly look at the IT news of the week. This week, Tom Hollingsworth and Ken Nalbone discuss Microsoft’s new enterprise AR hardware, the Spectre of Spectre, US-Huawei tensions at MWC, and the security implications of BMCs on bare metal.
Microsoft announced that support for Windows 10 Mobile ends in December. It’s a quiet end for an OS that always seemed resigned to playing for third.
News came out today in The Marker that Microsoft is looking into an acquisition of Mellanox. This would likely mark a major shift to in-house hardware development for Azure, and could form the basis of a composable cloud offering in Microsoft’s cloud. But it would also take a major (if un-heralded) player out of the market for everyone else.
Mozilla CEO Chris Beard wrote an interesting blog post in response to Microsoft adopting Chromium as the engine for their Edge browser. He makes the point that reducing the number of stakeholders among browser makes gives Google an even bigger influence with web standards bodies.