August 28, 2016

#vBrownBag Opening Acts Recap

At VMworld for the last couple of years, the vBrownBag team has teamed up with the folks that put on VMunderground to create an event called Opening Acts. The day before VMworld officially begins, the crew organizes a handful of panel sessions (and this year,...

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August 28, 2016

Five Key Factors That Will Define the Future of Unstructured Data Storage

This article contains excerpts from a recently authored ActualTech Media whitepaper. The article will be updated with a link to download the full paper as soon as it's available for download! Every organization leverages data in some way. Whether that data is in the form of neatly...

August 28, 2016

What You Need to Know About VMware VSAN: #VMworld 2016 Preview

Earlier this year, VMware introduced an awesome new VSAN version 6.2 with a lot of new features like Deduplication and Compression, Erasure Coding (RAID-5/6), Storage Quality of Service (QoS) and much more. It's time to get up to speed on what VSAN can do, just...

August 23, 2016

10 on Tech Episode 007 – To the Cloud and Back Again with David Klee

On this episode of 10 on Tech, David Klee (@kleegeek) joins ActualTech Media to discuss the difficulties with moving to the cloud. David's professional services organization, Heraflux Technologies, helps customers evaluate and perform things like a cloud migration, and David has a unique perspective on what...

August 16, 2016

10 on Tech Episode 006 – IT Conferences with Trevor Pott

In this episode, Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie) and I talk about the changing face of the IT conference landscape. VMworld and other conferences like it have long been on of the primary places that deals are made and careers are accelerated. Is the focus of those...

August 12, 2016

Your Data Is Useless

You may have heard the phrase “A person is smart, but people overall are stupid.” This phrase is intended to demonstrate that, as individuals, people can provide brilliant insight, but as the number of opinions grows and insight ultimately becomes lost to rhetoric and groupthink,...

August 12, 2016

Deploying OpenStack Too Slow? How About OpenStack as a Service!

At OpenStack Summit this year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Madhura Maskasky, Co-Founder and VP of Products, of Platform9 about how they're dramatically shortening the time to value with enterprise OpenStack deployments by offering OpenStack - more or less - as a service. If you've...

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