1. Podcast

    099 — Cloud-Native Application Observability with Chronosphere

    We are now in the era of cloud-native application development. And while this new paradigm has incredible benefits in terms of time to market, efficiency, and more, it ramps up the complexity factor significantly. With dozens, hundreds, or thousands of microservices comprising an application, obs… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  2. Spotlight Series

    Algoblu Introduces ‘Network Element Virtualization’

    “Network Element Virtualization”: It sounds impressive, doesn’t it? In fact, it is impressive, and this new technology from Algoblu can transform your network operations. As Edward Qin, Chief Product Officer for Algoblu, explains to ActualTech Media Partner/CEO Scott Lowe in this “Spotlig… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  3. Spotlight Series

    Buurst: Data Management at the Edge and in the Cloud

    In today’s modern IT infrastructure, it’s critical for enterprises to be able to a) store data both on- and off-premises, and b) move and manage that data effectively. It’s a cloud and edge computing world, after all, and data is at the center of it all. Buurst exists to help with both of t… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Spotlight Series

    Datadobi Migrates Your On- and Off-Premises Data Quickly and Securely

    Sure, you can use a free, vendor-supplied utility to upload data from your on-premises environment to the cloud. But should you? That’s a question you can answer with a hearty “you betcha!” if you’re using Datadobi. That’s because Datadobi has a “maniacal focus on data integrity,” S… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  5. Spotlight Series

    ionir Smooths the On-ramp to Kubernetes and Container Storage

    Managing storage for containers and Kubernetes is a challenge, as every admin knows. But does it have to be as difficult as it is? ionir doesn’t think so. In this “Spotlight Series” video, Kirby Wadsworth, Chief Marketing Officer for ionir, discusses his company’s storage and data managem… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. Podcast

    098  – Databases in the Public Cloud? Yes, You Can!

    Believe it or not, there was a time when virtualizing servers was hard. Not so much anymore. In a way, that’s where we are with databases in the public cloud. It’s hard, and it can be intimidating to make the switch. When we look back in a few years, though, we may wonder why it seemed so har… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. Podcast

    097  – Why ‘Boring’ Is Good at the Edge

    “The computing edge” is a sexy buzzword right now. But is that really what you want as an IT admin? No—what you want, what you need, is infrastructure that just works, whether it’s on-premises or at the edge. That means your edge infrastructure needs to be reliable, especially in areas wh… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. Podcast

    096  – How Scality Helps Drive Cloud-Native Development with Object Storage

    If there’s one word that describes the modern IT era, that word is “complexity.” Applications, data, and its associated infrastructure has broken through its on-premises boundaries and moved to the cloud and the edge. This has massive implications for things like software development and st… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. Spotlight Series

    Nasuni Provides a ‘NAS in the Cloud’

    You know you need to be in the cloud. There are so many advantages in terms of scalability and availability, data resilience, backup and disaster recovery, and so on. But getting to the cloud can be scary, especially if you’re a traditional IT shop with apps and data stored in your on-premises dat… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. Spotlight Series

    Prevention as a Service? Where Do I Sign Up?

    “Prevention as a Service.” Now that’s an “X as a Service” that’s new in the industry, but it’s an exciting idea! According to Perception Point VP of Customer Success & Incident Response Motti Elloul, it means to protect customers from any content-based attacks from any channel that all… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  11. Spotlight Series

    Vcinity Provides LAN Speeds for Data Access—No Matter Where the Data Lives

    “Local Performance on a Global Scale.” That’s the promise made on the Vcinity website. Does it sound too good to be true? That’s what they discuss on this episode of ActualTech Media’s Spotlight Series of videos. Vcinity VP of Marketing Noemi Greyzdorf spoke with ActualTech Media CEO an… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  12. security

    Beef Up Your Cloud Security with Solvo

    “By 2023, 75% of security failures will result from inadequate management of identities, access, and privileges, up from 50% in 2020.” This statistic, from Gartner, should be a warning to organizations about upcoming security threats. Getting out ahead of that looming danger is what Solvo is… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  13. data

    DSM Offers Unified Data Management for Florida Businesses

    DSM understands that your data is your company’s most valuable asset. That’s why they offer a managed service that protects your data, keeping you one step ahead of the bad guys. DSM Product Manager Brian Banaszynski spoke with ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe for this Spotlight Series video,… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  14. Spotlight Series

    Up-Level Your Incident Response Game with StackPulse

    Getting alerts about things that have gone wrong in your production systems is crucial for making sure your operations run smoothly. But how do you know which alerts are most important for your company? How do you know which alerts to tackle first? And what do you do about “alert fatigue,” the s… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  15. Backup

    Veritas Ramps Up Its Cloud Data Protection Offerings

    Most companies use some form of Software as a Service (SaaS). Even those who are dragged kicking and screaming into the cloud era use things like Box, Slack, and other services. And during the pandemic, that trend has accelerated like a bullet train, since workforces are now dispersed and data and a… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  16. security

    Are You Experiencing Cybersecurity Tool Fatigue?

    According to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, spending on cybersecurity for infrastructure will reach nearly $106 billion this year, an increase of about $9 billion over last year. Referring to the SolarWinds hack, Michela Menting, Digital Security Research Director at ABI Research… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  17. Cloud

    Are You Ready for ‘Cloud First’ Computing?

    “Cloud first.” It’s what many organizations—maybe most—say they want to be these days. Some even are. But for the vast majority, it’s still an aspirational goal more than anything else. Companies inherently understand the value of being “cloud first,” since we’re well beyond the er… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  18. Spotlight Series

    Alkira Connects You To Any Cloud, Anywhere

    David Klebanov, head of product marketing for Alkira, asks a fascinating question during his discussion with ActualTech Media Partner James Green: What if you’d had the chance to design your network with the cloud in mind? That’s what drove the idea behind Alkira, which offers networking (or… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  19. Spotlight Series

    HYCU Says It’s ‘All About the Recovery’

    Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU, says “It’s not about backup. Anybody can build backup. It’s about great recovery,” what does he mean? He means, in IT terms, that backup is now just table stakes—it’s baked in. But when you’re hit with a ransomware attack, what businesses need to know is h… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  20. Spotlight Series

    Lightbits Offers NVMe Performance with All-Flash Features

    There’s no doubt that NVMe is lightning-fast storage. The problem is that it’s confined to servers. But what if you could break it free from those constraints, and pool it? It could open up new worlds of speed as well as scalability. Lightbits Labs has done just that, as VP of Product Marketi… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  21. Spotlight Series

    Focus on Your Business, Rather Than Managing Storage, with StorPool

    Unless you’re in the data storage management business, why would you want to spend time managing your storage? It’s a question StorPool asked from the beginning, and why they built a platform to remove the storage management burden from your shoulders. StorPool CEO and Co-Founder Boyan Ivanov… Read More

    By Keith Ward