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Everyone has a story to tell, and if you’re willing to listen, you just might learn something! The same is true when it comes to business associates; even companies ought to have a defining story. In addition to listening and watching, it’s also important to know the right questions to ask. Questions, context, and analysis turn information to data and transform data into a story.
This week on the podcast, we have an interview with SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato, recorded on-premises from our lovely Hudson, Ohio offices. We discussed how Leon went from Theater major to working in tech education, what exactly a head geek does, and finishes with some great career advice. This episodes is sponsored by SolarWinds.
Managing access control lists on firewalls is a time consuming affair that often leads to significant frustration. There needs to be an easy way of making sure that these constructs are successfully maintained. Tom Hollingsworth looks at a new SolarWinds tool from Tech Field Day 16 and how Network Insight for Cisco ASA has features to help you control your access lists.
After the recent patches to AWS for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, SolarWinds documents some of the substantial impacts on the public cloud provider. While CPUs were hit hard, perhaps the most important impact was on overall latency.
Data breaches were one of the dominant IT trends in 2017. In here recent ebook, Karen Lopez delves into why it’s often not from a lack of technical security, but failures of communication that can lead to these leaks.
If you haven’t followed SolarWinds’ portfolio since 2014, they’ve made some key acquisitions to get up to speed on cloud monitoring, using them to form the backbone of a comprehensive solution. The best part is, though SolarWinds views this as a full stack solution, it’s not inherently bundled so you can use the components as needed. Their oldest acquisition in this span was the Swedish company Pingdom. Let’s take a look at how SolarWinds is using that IP.
I think the biggest problem with IoT security is proper visualization. Many consumers setup devices within their homes, with no real idea of what happens to the data collected. Most people just want to do the initial configuration, and as long as they see it working, there’s no issue. The challenge here becomes how do you simply show consumers what devices are on their network, and how those devices are accessing the wider Internet.
Welcome to the first State of the Industry post for Gestalt IT. This is a weekly series where our staff gets together, talks about what seems to be percolating within the enterprise IT space, and puts together a look at a few relevant stories. We consult with experts in the field to get their opinions, and bring it all you you in a concise post. Thanks for joining us!
The Tech Field Day team has a full roster of events for 2017. They will host two main events, starting in Austin from February 1st-3rd. The second comes on September 27th-29th in Silicon Valley. In between, there will also be three Tech Field Day Extra events at Intertop, Cisco Live US, and VMWorld US.