GitHub acquires npm to better secure the open source software supply chain, FireEye sees human triggered ransomware increase over 800%, a wormable SMB flaw is published, and Amazon might use the Linux Foundation’s Dent project to open source cashierless tech. All this and more on this week’s Gestalt IT Rundown. Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth break down the IT news of the week.
Open Mesh released its first router, which now gives them a full-stack portfolio for SMBs. Combined with no annual licensing costs, this could be disruptive offering for SMBs.
You might not have heard of Ryussi, but their MoSMB solution is certainly worth your attention. In a world where SAMBA the benefits of legacy and being free, Ryussi makes the case that there’s a market need for a proprietary SMB protocol specifically designed for enterprise NAS vendor needs.
Veeam as a company has largely eschewed agents for their VM backup solutions. But when it comes to physical servers, the company is offer not one, but two agents to help with your backup and recovery needs.
Remember Linksys? The home office and SMB company that was the spearhead of Cisco’s move down market? Remember how they kind of disappeared once Cisco was finished with that play? Do you ever wonder what happened to them? Or where they are today? Or even if they still exist?
Crowdsourcing is one of the true revolutions of the Internet. It’s nothing short of remarkable, the ability to work collectively with a group of people remotely at a scale and responsiveness that could never have been imaged in ages past. Of course, like much of the issues surrounding the Internet, at scale, very rare problems […]
Jose Barreto comments on his TechNet blog: Note: This blog post is a Windows Server 2012 R2 update on a previous version focused on Windows Server 2012. With the release of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, I am frequently asked about how older versions of Windows will behave when connecting to or from […]
Aashish Ramdas from the Windows Virtualization Team Blog comments: SMB is getting a lot of attention with Windows Server 2012, and we’ve had questions from a few customers regarding the inter-play between SMB shares and Hyper-V Replica. In this post we’ll share our experience around setting up and using various configurations involving SMB shares and […]
Why does network-attached storage (NAS) have such a poor reputation? This isn’t what the vendors want to be talking about, but some recent product announcements and discussions led to this thought. IT folks as a whole don’t trust NAS for real work, and 20 years of effort from big names like Sun, Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, and the rest hasn’t changed that.
This is the question I have been asking myself since Data Robotics demoâ€™ed the products to myself and the other delegates. If Iâ€™m honest, Iâ€™m still not sure.