1. News

    SwiftStack Adds Powerful Multi-Cloud Features and Makes them Open through the New 1space Project

    SwiftStack, the leader in multi-cloud data management, today announced major enhancements to its platform, offering new capabilities for multi-cloud use cases and simplifying workflows spanning both private data centers and public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. These… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  2. News

    CTERA Introduces Powerful New Enterprise Cloud Storage Gateways

    CTERA Networks, the global leader in secure enterprise file services, today announced the expansion of its appliance product line with faster, larger, and more versatile edge filers designed to meet the needs of the modern remote and branch office (ROBO) IT environment. The new CTERA HC Series Edge… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  3. Podcast

    035 - Tear It Down, Build It Up: Software Composable Infrastructure (w/DriveScale)

    “We can do for clusters what VMware did for servers.” It's a bold claim, but that’s what DriveScale aims for, and they’re our guest on this week’s episode of the “10 on Tech” podcast from ActualTech Media. DriveScale Founder and Chief Scientist Tom Lyon, along with CTO Brian Pawlows… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Sponsored

    5 Things to Look for Before Diving In With an Azure Stack Vendor

    When someone tells me I can have it all, it’s usually too good to be true. Yet, that’s exactly what Microsoft is delivering to cloud customers with its popular Microsoft Azure Stack cloud platform. Microsoft Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform that enables you to deliver Azure-consistent s… Read More

    By Paul Miller
  5. Briefing Update

    Burlywood Aims to Nudge Cloud Providers to an All-Flash Future

    The emergence of the hyperscale cloud providers coincides with a fundamental realignment of the data center hardware industry. As Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and other huge server customers like Facebook buy the plurality of the server, networking and storage hardware produced for data centers, the v… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. Opinion

    Top 5 Tips for VDI Success

    Last week, ActualTech Media hosted the VDI and End-User Computing EcoCast (which you can still watch On Demand here). The purpose of the event was to discuss the latest innovations in End User Computing and hear from some manufacturers of products that can make deploying VDI solutions more straightf… Read More

    By James D. Green
  7. News

    DriveScale Expands Software Composable Infrastructure to Flash

    Flash storage is becoming crucial to the performance and scale of hyper-growth, modern workloads such as NoSQL and Spark because it provides higher performance than disk, while simultaneously offering smaller physical footprint and lower power usage. As the value of streaming analytics and machine l… Read More

    By James D. Green
  8. Briefing Update

    Cloudtenna Aims to Tame the Chaos of File Search Across Silos

    Answer: Dropbox. Slack. Gmail. File servers. Google Drive. JIRA. Salesforce. And way too many more. If your question was, “What are all of the possible locations for the single file I’m looking for and need this very minute?” then you win! Or, lose, as the case may be.  As companies contin… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  9. Briefing Update

    NooBaa V2 Addresses Next Generation of Cloud Storage Challenges

    There's a lot of buzz these days about supporting cloud migrations and having a multi-cloud strategy. Yet it's an open question if those are valid, current concerns or a matter for some point in the future. After all, migration away from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Microsoft Azure or to Google C… Read More

    By James D. Green
  10. Briefing Update

    CloudEndure Finds Joint Answers to Issues of Disaster Recovery and Cloud Migration

    IT departments usually look at the challenge of setting up disaster recovery in the cloud as discrete from the equally large challenge of migrating workloads from an on-premises environment to the cloud. Yet, those two challenges have a lot in common. One shared characteristic is speed. Whether y… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  11. CIO

    Opportunity: 2019 FASB/IASB Updates to Lease Accounting Rules Could Upend IT Purchasing Models

    A major change to leasing rules – coming in 2019 – has the potential to upend traditional data center hardware acquisition models. It also presents a major opportunity for enterprise IT vendors in a financial position to capitalize on the changes. Disclaimer: I am not an accountant or an expe… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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