In our First IT Origins Survey, we’re asking the community on of our standard interview questions: What are the best and worst trends in IT right now? We’re pulled together some early responses, but we’d love your feedback as well.
In this week’s Gestalt News:
– Sonia Cuff sits down for an IT Origins interview
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if it matters where your SaaS lives
– Tom Hollingsworth looks at the novel approach Vectra Cognito takes to detect cryptocurrency mining on your infrastructure
I had the privilege to talk to Data Architect Karen Lopez for this week’s IT Origins interview. We discuss how data hasn’t changed all that much since she started her career, but our ways of relating to it have. We also discussed the best and worst IT trends, got some book recommendations for the world, and walked away with some career advice.
Openness, it seems, is “in the air.” While the Liqid folks were over at OCP, Russ White was over at the Open Networking Summit (ONS), where he attended the Linux Foundation (Networking), or LF(N), board meeting. What was interesting at this year’s summit is just how little the focus of open network is on bare metal routers and switches, and how much of the focus is on server-based and overlay networking. The last mile, as it were, in the data center is becoming ever more important. This just shows the question hanging over the network has not changed much in the last twenty years: how much intelligence will be pushed into the network, and how much in the host?
This week in Gestalt IT News:
– Rich Stroffolino covers a recent spate of IT acquisitions in this weeks Gestalt IT Rundown
– Clairvoyant CEO Chandra Ambadipudi gets interviews for IT Origins
– Max Mortillaro digs into the technical foundations of INFINIDAT
Many cores, such servers. Packet’s April Fools’ gag tried to throw a ton of CPU cores at Dogecoin and see if they could make a little money on the side. The results? Let’s just stay they should stick to their original business plan.
Rich Stroffolino is flying solo this week on the Rundown! Talking HPE’s acquisition of Cape Networks, Foxconn buying Belkin, the state of the African tech startup scene, and announcements from NVIDIA GTC.
Let’s face it, your alerts stink. If you’re finding lifehacks to deal with the amount of notifications you’re receiving, you’ve already lost the battle. On this episode of the podcast, the roundtable discusses why we’re drowning in notifications, how to better approach it, and why can’t we actually get actionable alerts.
The phrases “Machine Learning” and “Artificial Intelligence” get thrown around a lot in enterprise IT. Every solution seemingly has one of the two baked in. But what do those terms actually mean? How can be tell the difference between actual implementations and marketing bluster? We talked to mathematician Dr. Rachel Traylor to find out.