1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. podcast

    30 - 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
  13. Briefing Update

    Data In The Context of Digital Transformation

    In case you weren’t aware, we are on the cusp of a full-on data tsunami. Thanks to the digital transformation movement, there are a growing number of systems and devices in use in any given business, and they’re throwing off data which needs to be stored, protected, and often analyzed. Businesse… Read More

    By James D. Green
  14. Briefing Update

    Solving Cloud's Infrastructure Complexities With YotaScale Infrastructure Performance Management

    When it comes to optimizing today’s complex cloud environments, it almost seems that you need a Ph.D. in cloud computing just to understand all of the moving parts. There are countless variables on the infrastructure side to consider that are relevant to specific workloads and the KPIs that they n… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  15. Cloud

    HyperGrid's HyperCloud 5.0 Adds Raft of Updates to Ease Cloud Implementations

    Pretty much every IT shop has looked at moving at least some of its operations to the cloud, whether it’s a private, public or hybrid cloud. The benefits in terms of costs, efficiency and reduced dev/test time are well known by this point. One of the major stumbling blocks to making this happen… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  16. Cloud

    Enterprise Container Platform PKS Hits General Availability

    Pivotal Container Service (PKS), an enterprise-class platform for creating, deploying and running Kubernetes clusters for both development and production, was made generally available today. Kubernetes was developed to orchestrate containers at the enterprise level, and quickly became the leadin… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  17. Data Center

    Citrix Buys Public Cloud ‘Traffic Cop’ Vendor Cedexis

    Citrix Buys Public Cloud ‘Traffic Cop’ Vendor Cedexis As more apps move to the cloud, and multi-cloud environments begin to proliferate, the management of all that traffic over divergent networks becomes a challenge. Latency, security and workload balancing get harder as these apps traverse m… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  18. Briefing Update

    Leverage AWS For High Performance Apps With WekaIO's Cloud-Based Parallel File System

    Amazon’s AWS is a great platform for many types of enterprise applications, but it wasn’t built for high-performance needs, like AI. The challenge is at the file system level and that’s where a new startup, WekaIO, is making a difference. At AWS re:Invent 2017, I met with the co-founder and… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  19. Briefing Update

    What’s New With Illumio: Security Without Infrastructure Dependencies

    It’s been a little bit over three years since Illumio emerged from stealth with its Adaptive Security Platform (ASP), which leverages micro-segmentation to offer security with granular visibility across data center and cloud environments. If you're new to micro-segmentation or Illumio, check out A… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  20. Briefing Update

    LucidLink Makes the Cloud Primary Storage for Your On-Prem Applications

    [su_note note_color="#ededed"]This is part of a continuing series of briefing reports with solution providers. It is not intended to be a comprehensive product review, but rather an overview of what the vendor brings to the market, and a snapshot of their value proposition at the time ActualTech Med… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  21. Cloud

    Red Hat Buys Container Vendor CoreOS

    The red-hot container industry got another log added to the fire with the recent announcement that Red Hat is buying CoreOS, a company focused on container-based development and management. The deal, which was reportedly valued at $250 million, gives Red Hat a significantly larger footprint in th… Read More

    By Keith Ward