1. Data Center

    How MSPs Benefit from Commodity Hardware and Open Source Virtualization

    As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or hosting provider, you need to keep pace with the big public cloud providers and create customer solutions that provide the same flexibility and potential for scale that the hyperscalers offer. Yes, you can offer customers the peace of mind that comes with hoste… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  2. Sponsored

    Key Advantages of Software-Based Hyperconvergence

    You have two choices when it comes to moving to hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI: a software-based approach or an appliance-based approach. They both have their positives and negatives, but the average administrator may not realize the long-term benefits of a software-based solution, since appl… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  3. RoadCast

    Cohesity Unveils Its Data Center On Wheels - Sneak Peek!

    Mobility is an industry buzzword now -- mobility of apps, of data, of users, of... well, you name it. And it's something that Cohesity is taking more seriously than most. So seriously that they've built a complete data center inside a tractor-trailer. Cohesity, a platform for consolidating and pr… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. RoadCast

    How Elysium Analytics Helps Secure Your Data Center

    Fewer issues are more important these days than security. The growth of both data and cloud computing mean that there are more vulnerabilities than ever before in the typical data center. Elysium Analytics was formed to address this crucial and growing concern. In this introductory RoadCast video… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  5. RoadCast

    Citus Data Takes PostgreSQL Databases to the Next Level

    Citus Data says it provides “worry-free Postgres for SaaS.” But what exactly does that mean? ActualTech Media’s David Davis asks Co-founder/CTO Ozgun Erdogan that question in the first video of this RoadCast episode. Ozgun explains that Citus solves a big problem: that PostgreSQL scales up… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. RoadCast

    Scaling Performance Up, Keeping Headcount Down With Quobyte Storage

    The data tsunami is real, and it’s hitting the shores of IT right now. One of the biggest downsides of the astonishing rise in data is that it’s getting harder to manage the storage side. How do you do that without a lot of manpower? Quobyte thinks they have the answer. CEO Bjorn Kolbeck, a f… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. RoadCast

    The Evolution from MySQL to MariaDB

    Being a database vendor means being in a very crowded marketplace. There are so many out there, doing a plethora of different things. How do you stand out in the midst of that crowd? MariaDB, a relational, transactional and open source database created by the original developers of MySQL, does it b… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. RoadCast

    Couchbase: Purpose-Built NoSQL for the Cloud

    In the cloud era, it’s all about scale. In that regard, databases have had their issues, as they’re often not built for the massive scale necessary. But Couchbase, a NoSQL database for mission-critical applications, was built with scale in mind. In this RoadCast video, Couchbase CTO Ravi Mayu… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. RoadCast

    Programmability and Performance Without Compromise with Barefoot Networks

    Barefoot Networks is a 5-year-old company that’s trying to fundamentally change the way that networks are built by bringing the power of software to the data plane. Their open source, domain-specific programming language called P4 (P4.org) is built expressly for the purpose of bossing around their… Read More

    By James D. Green
  10. RoadCast

    Speeding Cloud-Native App Development with Rockset

    Building cloud-native applications is much different than using traditional software development methods. Cloud-native apps by nature are distributed, and need fast access to data to function well. The founders of the startup Rockset, which just came out of stealth, understand that, and built a s… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  11. RoadCast

    What Do You Get When You Cross a Drobo with a Nexsan?

    You may not know StorCentric, but it's likely you know the two companies it recently acquired, Drobo and Nexsan. In this RoadCast video, ActualTech Media Partner David Davis discusses the decisions to buy those storage companies with StorCentric CEO Mihir Shah. Shah explains how the consumer-focused… Read More

    By James D. Green
  12. RoadCast

    Get Ahead of the Bad Guys with DataVisor

    The bad guys are getting smarter. When it comes to online attacks, malicious actors are getting more sophisticated at evading detection and pretending to be real users. This is a serious, growing problem that DataVisor is aiming to combat. In this RoadCast video, DataVisor CEO/Co-founder Yinglian… Read More

    By James D. Green
  13. RoadCast

    How Does Backblaze Do It for $5 a Month?

    Backblaze is all about backing up your most important personal or business asset: your data. This means it’s crucial that they have your trust. And one unique way they do that is by being completely honest about their hard drives. In this RoadCast video, ActualTech Media Partner David Davis tal… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  14. RoadCast

    Taking the Fear Out of Virtual Machine Migrations

    Moving your workloads from one infrastructure to a new one can be scary; if something breaks, it can have devastating consequences for your organization. Making that migration less of a nightmare is what Sureline Systems is all about. In this RoadCast video, ActualTech Media Partner David Davis t… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  15. Podcast

    042 – Career Advice From the CTO Advisor

    Keith Townsend is one of the most prominent members of the IT community, with a long and varied background spanning multiple years and many job roles. Having recently joined VMware, he’s now added “vendor employee” to his list of titles. In this episode of “10 on Tech,” ActualTech Media… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  16. Cloud

    Optimizing Workloads for the Cloud

    Every day, more organizations are moving to the cloud. It’s typically not a wholesale move, but bits and pieces here and there. And too often, when workloads are moved to the cloud, there’s a tendency for admins to “set it and forget it.” After all, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and so on are re… Read More

    By Brian Kirsch
  17. News

    Announcing the Launch of The Countermeasure!

    We're *incredibly* excited to pull back the curtain on something we've been working on intensely for the last three months... Today, we're proud to announce the launch of The Countermeasure: a weekly, analysis-rich security newsletter with a focus on the impact of infosec developments on the ente… Read More

    By Geordie Carswell
  18. Podcast

    041 – Hands-Off Data Center Infrastructure

    It’s what many admins would call Nirvana – the ability to automate your infrastructure to the point where you almost don’t have to touch it. Is it just a pipe dream? Ned Bellavance says No! In this episode of “10 on Tech,” ActualTech Media Partner James Green chats with Ned, the directo… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  19. Sponsored

    Free eBook: The Gorilla Guide to... VMware vRealize Operations by vExpert, David M Davis

    After publishing over 50 blog posts on VMware vRealize Operations Manager and after working with the solution for 3+ years, I decided to consolidate that knowledge into a book. My hope is that, out of this book, many more IT Professionals can learn the value of VMware vRealize Operations, its ease o… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  20. Podcast

    040 – Ransomware and the Cloud: A Deadly Combination

    Time was, the chief disasters that worried IT were natural disasters – things like fires, floods, earthquakes and tornados. In other words, you had to worry about your on-premises data center going down. But that’s changing, as more pieces of your data center move offsite. With Infrastructure-as… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  21. Podcast

    039 - ‘Hyperconverged Kubernetes’? Yes, It’s a Thing

    You’re probably used to the idea of hyperconvergence as it’s applied to storage, servers and networking. But you’re probably not aware that the principles of hyperconvergence can be applied to Kubernetes! This episode of “10 on Tech” teases out that concept. ActualTech Media’s James G… Read More

    By Keith Ward