Like a lot of us, Chin-Fah Heoh has been considering how to cope with the reality that many of the IT events that are mainstays of the industry have shifted to virtual affairs. Chin-Fah explains some of the potential issues this could have from his cultural perspective, but also looks at how conferences could play to virtual strengths.
Big data is on everyone’s mind across IT, and the storage industry is no exception. For a while, Hadoop seemed ready to conquer the world with its promise of reliable, scalable, distributed computing. However the tide has seemingly turned away from the once ubiquitous yellow pachyderm. Big data is very much alive, but the roundtable discusses if the complexities inherent in the Hadoop stack mean it’s fated for an untimely demise. Or will the still increasing investments in Hadoop by some customers keep it in the big data discussion for some time to come? And if Hadoop really is dead, are there any pieces that can find some new life in IT? Listen and find out. This episode is sponsored by Pure Storage.
With the rise of integrating digital technology into all areas of business, organizations need to be aware of how easy it is for security breaches to occur. It only takes one corrupt file, or one weak password, to open the door for hackers or ransomware to take down an entire network.
It’s almost canonical wisdom is storage that you shouldn’t put primary and secondary storage on the same storage system. Doing otherwise is just asking or trouble. But given the rapidly changing IT landscape and the emergence of the cloud, is that really true anymore? The roundtable breaks it down in this spirited discussion.
What does digital transformation mean to you? Chin-Fah Heoh looks at how organizations are approaching digital transformation and contends that businesses can’t lose sight of the most important aspect of a digital transformation journey: the people.
Chin-Fah Heoh sees the IT Pendulum swinging back a little bit from total cloud adoption. New services like AWS Outpost move AWS services into on-premises managed servers. Does this mean we’ll see a return of SAN and NAS, or are these just the wistful visions of a self-proclaimed “storage dinosaur?”
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– the On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if the CLI is dead
– The Gestalt Rundown re:Invents itself
– and we talk to Chin-Fah Heoh for our IT Origins interview series
This is post 5 of 41 in the series “IT Origins” Chin-Fah Heoh is a managing consultant, chairman of SNIA (Malaysia), and a technical storage blogger residing in Kuala Lumpur. You can follow Chin-Fah on Twitter, LinkedIn, and his blog. What’s your IT origin story? How long have you been in the field? I was […]
In this iteration of Gestalt Server News:
– We launch the On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast!
– X-IO pivots toward the edge
– A History of Virtualization and Containers
Plus a look at the rise of RDMA and more!
If you need to get up to speed on the significance of RDMA, look no further than Chin-Fah Heoh excellent post on the subject. Also for reference, the first Google result for RDMA is the “Radio Disney Music Awards”. I believe Chin-Fah is referring to Remote Direct Memory Access. Otherwise his post is very confusing.