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.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss if Google’s new certification program will displace A+, what are the public cloud impacts of the Spectre bug, and the Bob Ross of Machine Learning.
A recent demo by Cambridge Consultants demonstrates how accurately an AI can extract information about users just from the sound of their voice. In this case, they’ve focused on quickly determining your English accent to help improve overall AI localization.
Slack went down for a lot of users this week, demonstrating the downside of depending on a SaaS app for your work productivity. Mattermost is a privately hosted Slack alternative. Is it right for you?
This week in Gestalt News!
– We look at Ixia’s monitoring solution for containers: CloudLens
– An interview with podcaster Allison Sheridan for IT Origins
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses the Intel Meltdown and Spectre flaws
Chris Evans has some interesting thoughts on where cloud adoption is going. He stages for cloud adoption go from initial private cloud implementations to something he calls a “multi-cloud brokerage”. There’s no doubt that in 2017 we saw multi-cloud strategies become common talking points for any number of vendors. While fear of cloud lock-in is perhaps overblown, multi-cloud seems to be where many organizations want to go.
Container orchestration isn’t easy, even with Kubernetes running smoothly. If you need a little extra help to make it all run correctly you need direction. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Nirmata and how they can help architect your container strategy.
Monitoring containerized applications can be a pain, especially if you are using containers to their fullest. But it doesn’t have to be impossible. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Ixia CloudLens and how it can help you unravel the mysteries behind what your containers are doing.
We’ve heard over and over again the data is the new oil. But perhaps solar power provides a more appropriate framing metaphor.