Thanks to the growth of software-defined networking, a lot of network information that used to be unknown, is now known. But in order to get that information out of the network, you have to spend a lot of money on specialized hardware, software, and talent to program it all. Is it beyond the reach of most enterprises? Or is the cost of not knowing always greater? The roundtable discusses.
On-Premise IT Roundtable
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.
Changing your passwords frequently is the best way to keep accounts secure, right? Or does frequently changing passwords cause users to lean on easily predictable patterns that ultimately make things less secure? The roundtable discusses what the best approach is, whether two-factor authentication changes your approach, and what changes when considering personal vs organizational passwords.
The monolithic storage array used to be the standard of storage, but it’s time has come and gone… or has it? The roundtable discusses what specifically we mean when we talk about storage arrays, why they are increasingly irrelevant, and if their decline is permanent, or a temporary reaction to recent IT trends.
Tom Hollingsworth leads a discussion around how important sensors are for analytics and data. Is network monitoring enough? What about something in software? Or is the added expense of a dedicated out-of-band physical sensor the price you have to pay? The roundtable is pretty evenly split on the subject, and discusses where each approach works best.
In this episode, the roundtable discusses what impact 5G will have on traditional networking. They dig into why wireless is a more finite resource than wired networking, the difficulty of service degradation, and how to justify rolling out 5G for fixed end points.
Stephen Foskett leads a discussion about how big of a change composable infrastructure is from the tried and true blade server.
Stephen Foskett and the Roundtable discuss wether or not you should be running your own website. They weigh the pros and cons of each path and delve into the specifics of each.
The panel discusses where networking disaggregation is relevant in today’s IT. Is it limited to just the largest organizations, or can even small IT teams enjoy its benefits? Or is scale less important than how an organization values the network itself? Join Tom Hollingsworth, Jordan Martin, Aaron Conaway, and Darrel Clute as they discuss.
Let’s face it, AI gets thrown around a lot in the enterprise these days. It often gets conflated with Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and neural networks. But does the term actually mean anything? Are there solutions out there that actually qualify as AI? The roundtable debates.