1. CIO

    What If Domino’s Stopped Making Pizzas: Jettison the Technology Hyperbole to Achieve Better Alignment

    What if Domino’s stopped making pizzas this very minute?  What would happen?  If you answered, “well, they’d go out of business” then you already have a grasp on why one of today’s favorite phrases should be jettisoned from your business phrasebook. Every so often in the technology wo… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  2. News

    Pure//Accelerate™ 2018 Conference News

    I’m at Pure//Accelerate™ in San Francisco this week, and it’s shaping up to be an exciting event! The show features keynotes by Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo and guest speakers Jez Humble (who you may be familiar with from books such as The DevOps Handbook) and Dr. Kate Darling, leading e… Read More

    By James D. Green
  3. News

    Countdown to the GDPR Deadline: Preparing for Compliance

    It’s nearly May 25: Do you know where your data is? If you don’t, the consequences could be severe. On that date, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, a regulation that was designed to protect an individual’s personal data. With the compliance deadline upo… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  4. News

    Exciting Announcements from ZertoCON 2018

    ZertoCON is happening in Boston this week and although I’m tied up on the other side of the country at a different user conference, I’m following the news out of ZertoCON closely. The big topic of discussion at ZertoCON is IT resilience, which is an idea that I’ve been thinking a lot about lat… Read More

    By James D. Green
  5. Podcast

    033 - Crafting IT Resilience in a Multi-Cloud World (w/ Zerto)

    You need IT resilience: the ability to withstand outages and disruptions and keep IT services humming along. And the cloud helps immensely there. If you can figure it out, that is. In this new episode of the 10 on Tech podcast, James Green of ActualTechMedia interviews Rob Strechay of Zerto (@Re… Read More

    By James D. Green
  6. Opinion

    Seamlessly Manage Your Hybrid Cloud Environment

    Across datacenters worldwide, cloud conversations have changed dramatically over the last few years. Five years ago, the only way organizations could start new projects quickly or instantly deploy applications was to leverage the public cloud. While this offered many benefits, it also created some n… Read More

    By Gary Thome
  7. Podcast

    032 - Don't Drown In The Data Lake (w/ WhereScape)

    Every organization wants to leverage the value of their data. The question isn’t, “should we start getting a handle on this massive trove of information?”, but rather, “how do we even get started? It’s so complicated!” After all, there’s so much data locked away in so many locations an… Read More

    By James D. Green
  8. Data Center

    Open Source Storage Is Disrupting the Enterprise Market

    What do you get when you combine enterprise storage with open source? A zebra. Open Enterprise Storage! At the center of the open enterprise storage movement is iXsystems. iXsystems is the developer of both TrueNAS and FreeNAS. FreeNAS is the adventurous open-source younger sibling. TrueNAS is t… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. Podcast

    031 - Storage So Fast It'll Make Your Head Spin (w/ Julie Herd)

    In this new episode of the 10 on Tech podcast, James Green of ActualTech Media interviews E8 Storage Director of Technical Marketing Julie Herd about E8 Storage, and how NVMe is disrupting the storage industry. NVMe isn’t exactly new to the market, but many still know very little or nothing about… Read More

    By James D. Green
  10. Opinion

    How Hyperconverged Infrastructure Aids Disaster Recovery

    From hurricanes to flooding, earthquakes to wildfires, 2017 was a memorable year for widespread natural disasters. Yet when you ask some IT professionals about a disaster recovery plan for their companies, many seem unconcerned or woefully unprepared. Studies show that unless the odds of a natural d… Read More

    By Jesse St. Laurent
  11. News

    vSphere 6.7: Feature Overview

    Today, 20 years and one day after celebrating its founding, VMware released vSphere 6.7, the latest iteration of its hypervisor and data center management platform. Although this update isn’t as feature-packed as the previous (6.5) release from November 2016, it does include some interesting new f… Read More

    By Tom Fenton
  12. News

    Illumio and Qualys Partner on ‘Vulnerability Maps’

    There are many advantages of integrating cloud computing into your data center operations, which is why the various types of public and hybrid clouds have taken off lately. But there are also downsides, and one of the worst is increased vulnerability. Consider, for example, the increased “East-… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  13. News

    Nexenta Brings On-Premises Customers into the Cloud with Launch of NexentaCloud and AWS Integration

    Hybrid cloud is the reality for most organizations moving forward. They will leverage some combination of on-premises resources and cloud resources to form a complete IT infrastructure that meets their unique business needs. The great thing about hybrid architectures is that you can mix and match pa… Read More

    By James D. Green
  14. News

    US Signal Launches Technology Assessments To Help Organizations Plan For Effective IT Deployments And Benchmark Against Peers

    Grand Rapids, Mich. - April 11, 2018 - US Signal, a leading end-to-end IT solutions provider, today announced the launch of its Technology Assessments. Designed to provide an objective, vendor-neutral analysis of a company’s IT resources, practices and processes, the Technology Assessments deliv… Read More

    By James D. Green
  15. Cloud

    5 Great Reasons to Attend the Cloud Solutions MegaCast on April 11

    Do you remember the Christmas classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas”? At one point, Linus asks Lucy why he should memorize his lines for the Christmas play. Lucy slowly closes her fingers into a fist, counting each one as another good reason. Well, I won’t threaten you, but, like, Lucy, I’ll… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  16. Briefing Update

    Executive Briefing: Excelero Provides Performance of Local NVMe Across the Network

    There’s no doubt that Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) is the storage of the future. It’s extremely fast and low-latency; a perfect fit for workloads needing the highest level of performance currently available. That amazing performance, though, starts to take a hit as soon as you leave the… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  17. Briefing Update

    Executive Briefing: E8 Storage Pushes NVMe to the Edge

    There is a certain mindset in the industry (often promoted by vendors) that the faster the storage, the better. This is often more hype than reality: it’s quite possible that the best storage method for your cold data is, for example, good ol’ tape. It’s cheap, it’s reliable and it’s time-… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  18. CIO

    Technology Experts Share Their Top Tips and Advice for 'World Backup Day'

    Backing up data should be one of the most fundamental of all IT activities. Yet, time and again, companies that should know better fail to properly create, secure and validate their backups. This Saturday, March 31, is World Backup Day, a day created to raise awareness for data backup and protect… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  19. Data Center

    Top 10 Things You Need to Know About NVMe Devices

    Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) devices are now mainstream. They are no longer considered exotic, and, as such, they have a wide variety of use cases. A year ago, Micron supplied me with a couple of enterprise NVMe devices, and I have been using them in my vSphere servers as cache devices and… Read More

    By Tom Fenton
  20. podcast

    030 - Kubernetes Is Driving the Need for Persistent Container Storage (w/ Alex Chircop)

    In this new episode of the 10 on Tech podcast, David Davis and James Green of ActualTech Media interview Alex Chircop (@chira001) of StorageOS (@Storage_OS) about the adoption of container storage. In this interview, you’ll learn about: Why container storage is important in the industry tod… Read More

    By James D. Green
  21. Podcast

    034 - Deploying Reliable Storage in Crazy Environments (w/ Cory Stuart)

    In this new episode of the 10 on Tech podcast, James Green and Scott D. Lowe of ActualTech Media interview Cory Stuart of Argonne National Laboratory about data storage for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program. Cory has some very unique challenges with his data center deployments, and found… Read More

    By James D. Green