1. Cloud

    Not All Workloads Are Created Equal

    Not all application workloads are created equal. They each have their own requirements and business value. They need different resources, and have varying levels of importance and impact to your organization. This is an important consideration when you’re planning data protection and disaster reco… Read More

    By Katherine Gorham
  2. Data Center

    Hyperconverge Your Business Back Into The Driver’s Seat

    Infrastructure management, especially for businesses with limited IT staff, can often seem overwhelming. As technology solutions have evolved that make management easier, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has allowed businesses of all sizes to reduce the cost and simplify maintenance of their in… Read More

    By Kevin Meany
  3. Data Center

    Google Anthos: a Few Steps Closer to the Virtual Data Center

    Google’s cloud services management platform, Anthos, is not just an incremental feature improvement—it will change how organizations utilize compute resources. Virtual machines let us stop thinking about the details of physical servers. Containers gave us the framework to efficiently implement m… Read More

    By Dan Sullivan
  4. Cloud

    Multi-Cloud Data Management with Cisco and Veeam

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    By Brien Posey
  5. RoadCast

    Cohesity Offers Lightning-Quick Restores

    Cohesity is known for its superior backup and disaster recovery abilities, and rightly so. But they do a lot more than that, and Principal Technologist Jon Hildebrand talks with ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe about those things in this RoadCast video. One highlight is Cohesity's Instant Mass Restor… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. RoadCast

    Unravel Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help Improve Your Data Pipeline

    "We were founded to solve a fundamental problem," Steven Wastie says. "If you're running modern data applications -- IoT, machine learning, advanced analytics -- how do you ensure those applications are performing in the way the business needs them to perform?" That's how Wastie, Chief Marketing Off… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. RoadCast

    Arrcus Provides Networking Choice

    Networking is notoriously difficult to do. That's why, throughout the history of IT, it's typically been done in a proprietary way, with vendors creating their own hardware and software, then selling it as a closed package. Arrcus thinks it has a better way to do networking. To explain, Devesh Ga… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. RoadCast

    HyperGrid: Guard Rails for Cloud Security

    Everyone loves a good analogy, because they help simplify complex ideas. That comes in handy in the case of public cloud security, which can be exceptionally complex. Manoj Nair, CEO of HyperGrid, uses a great analogy when talking about how his company approaches cloud security: guard rails. IT can… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. RoadCast

    WekaIO Satisfies Applications' Need for Speed

    "It's always important to understand what the application's trying to do," says Andy Watson, CTO of WekaIO. If it can't get the data it needs, as fast as it needs it, you have a bottleneck and lousy performance. What's required, Watson tells ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe in this RoadCast video, is… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. RoadCast

    WhiteHat Security and the the New Emphasis on DevSecOps

    DevOps is now a well-established practice within organizations. But it's not enough in the modern era, which is why the concept of DevSecOps is now getting popular. One of the companies at the leading edge of this change is WhiteHat Security. As Setu Kulkarni, Vice-President, Strategy and Business D… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  11. RoadCast

    HyTrust Is Meeting the Challenges of the Evolving Data Center

    HyTrust pioneered the concept of advanced access controls and logging for VMware admins. Since then, they've grown into a leading provider of cloud security products and services. In the RoadCast video above, Tushar Tambay, Senior Vice President, Products, talks with ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  12. Podcast

    049 – Veeam and the Art of Cloud Data Management

    If you’re like most companies, you still probably keep the majority of your data on-premises. But that’s changing rapidly, as more and more data is breaking out of the traditional boundaries and moving to the cloud. What do you do then? How do you corral that data, keep an eye on it, make sur… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  13. Cloud

    How To Achieve True Backup Independence

    We are now living in an “always on” world, and this changes the game for IT organizations. Traditional backup/disaster recovery (DR) solutions have served companies well for a long time. But as the IT landscape has changed, so must the outmoded ways of doing backup/DR. Traditional solutions a… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  14. Briefing Update

    Hybrid Cloud and Cloud-Native Apps On-Premises with Stratoscale

    In today's world, fast and agile are two of the biggest differentiators that separate a successful company and their failing competition. Software, cloud-native applications, and hybrid cloud are enablers of that agility and competitiveness. Stratoscale's software is what enables cloud-native applic… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  15. News

    Robin.io Inks Partnership with Google Cloud to Transform Kubernetes Storage

    If you’re a developer in 2019, you’re aware of containers and if you’re aware of containers, you’re likely either using or considering using Kubernetes, the container orchestration platform that has quickly and handily won the container orchestration wars.  Created by Google, Kubernetes is… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  16. Data Center

    Predictability: The King of Infrastructure Outcomes

    Workload performance predictability is a critical consideration but does it run contrary to the current trend toward infrastructure simplification? I'll start by highlighting the two topics I'm discussing in this article: Simplicity: As organizations seek to redeploy IT talent to more busines… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  17. CIO

    Intel Data-Centric Innovation Day: A Live View

    9:35 AM: We're getting a bit of a late start. Bob Swan, Intel CEO, is giving us an introduction before the main event starts. He's discussing the transformation of Intel from a PC-centric company to a Data-centric one, which explains the name of today's event. Data-centric computing represents… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  18. Podcast

    048 – There’s No Such Thing As ‘Zero Risk’

    “Risk Management” needs to be more than a slogan, if you want to protect your most valuable assets: it needs to be a mindset. It needs to be a way of life for your organization. To that end, consider the warning of Vijay Chauhan, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Illumio, that a risk-free e… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  19. Podcast

    047 - IT Changes: It Doesn’t Mean Your Job Is Going Away

    IT moves fast. That’s not news. But these days, it seems to be moving faster than ever. Where it’s going, and what it means for your career, is a question that needs answers. That’s why this episode of “10 on Tech” features one of the industry’s most knowledgeable analysts, Wikibon’s S… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  20. Cloud

    Pros and Cons of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

    A solid backup and disaster recovery (DR) plan is critical to the health and business continuity of your organization. In the event of a catastrophic disaster or data compromise, having a solid DR plan can do wonders to calm the nerves of stakeholders and management at the highest level. Most org… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
  21. Cloud

    How 5G Will Change Data Centers

    The anticipation of 5G wireless technology has increased every year since the release of 4G. The demand for streaming services, artificial intelligence and other bandwidth-heavy applications has gone up significantly, which is driving demand for faster speeds and less latency. 5G technology could… Read More

    By Greg Stuart