1. Data Center

    Not Your Father’s Data Protection

    Creating backups has been a key component in IT operations since the very beginning. Early on, backups were introduced as a way of preventing data loss stemming from hardware failure. Today, regulatory requirements and threats such as ransomware make backups more important than ever. However, as cri… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  2. Briefing Update

    360in180: Scale Computing Goes Small to Get Big with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    There’s an interesting strategy at play in the world of hyperconverged infrastructure from Scale Computing. Whereas a lot of its competitors are looking to go big in all things, Scale's looking to go big by going small.   I had the opportunity to talk to Scale about a recent announcement. This w… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  3. Podcast

    053 - Growing Beyond the Data Center World

    It’s not just about keeping the lights on anymore. IT today must create value for the business, and that means changing how you see your data center, including storage. Ellen Rubin, CEO & Co-founder of ClearSky Data, expounds on those themes in this “10 on Tech” podcast with ActualTech Medi… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Data Center

    For Disaster Recovery, Look Beyond the Hyperscalers

    Choosing a Disaster-recovery-­as-­a-­Service (DRaaS) provider can be a daunting task, especially if your organization is using DRaaS as a first step into cloud services. There are many choices, from large providers such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, to much smaller or more focused providers.… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
  5. Podcast

    052 - Feeding AI With a Bottomless Cloud

    Tom Koulopoulos believes it’s time to change your thinking about the value and role of data in the enterprise. Data is driving the revolution in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the more data you have, the better your AI is going to be. But what is the “bottomless cloud?” That’s what Tom… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. Podcast

    051 - Cloud Trends for the Enterprise

    There’s a belief that everyone’s moving to the public cloud these days. The reality, though, is different, as studies show that few enterprises have made the leap. It doesn’t have to be scary, though. There are many concerns companies have, but the public cloud has so many advantages that e… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. Podcast

    050 - Disrupting the Cloud 1.0 Giants

    Chances are, when you think of public cloud storage, you think of the “big dogs” like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Public Cloud. It’s Wasabi’s mission to get you to break out of that narrow mindset and think of them as well. Those providers have drawbacks—seriou… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. Cloud

    Serverless is Where Savings are in the Cloud

    Many of us to expect, or at least hope, to save on infrastructure spending by moving to the cloud. Sticker shock from monthly cloud bills has dispelled that myth for many. Or is the problem not that cloud savings are a myth, but that we haven’t figured out how to realize those savings? Consider… Read More

    By Dan Sullivan
  9. Cloud

    Cloud 2.0 and 'The Bottomless Cloud'

    IT resources such as storage have always had a reputation for being costly. This focus on cost has forced a certain way of thinking for many organizations that put the cost of storage above all other considerations. Specifically, it  has led to a scarcity mindset, where data storage is viewed as… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  10. Data Center

    Is Data Protection a Responsibility That’s Worth Your Team’s Time?

    Is data protection a responsibility that’s worth your team’s time? Or could that be handled by someone else, so your team can innovate? When it comes to information technology, there are currently two competing factions that are completely at odds with one another. One side is fully invested… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  11. Cloud

    Not All Workloads Are Created Equal

    Not all application workloads are created equal. They each have their own requirements and business value. They need different resources, and have varying levels of importance and impact to your organization. This is an important consideration when you’re planning data protection and disaster reco… Read More

    By Katherine Gorham
  12. Cloud

    On-Premises-to-Cloud Migration

    Storage is quickly becoming a cheap, fast, one-size-fits all commodity. That’s why most data is moving to the cloud. It doesn’t make any more sense these days to run your own on-premises storage than it would to run your own electric plant. There are a lot of hidden costs to running on-premis… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  13. Data Center

    Hyperconverge Your Business Back Into The Driver’s Seat

    Infrastructure management, especially for businesses with limited IT staff, can often seem overwhelming. As technology solutions have evolved that make management easier, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has allowed businesses of all sizes to reduce the cost and simplify maintenance of their in… Read More

    By Kevin Meany
  14. Data Center

    Google Anthos: a Few Steps Closer to the Virtual Data Center

    Google’s cloud services management platform, Anthos, is not just an incremental feature improvement—it will change how organizations utilize compute resources. Virtual machines let us stop thinking about the details of physical servers. Containers gave us the framework to efficiently implement m… Read More

    By Dan Sullivan
  15. Cloud

    Multi-Cloud Data Management with Cisco and Veeam

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    By Brien Posey
  16. RoadCast

    Cohesity Offers Lightning-Quick Restores

    Cohesity is known for its superior backup and disaster recovery abilities, and rightly so. But they do a lot more than that, and Principal Technologist Jon Hildebrand talks with ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe about those things in this RoadCast video. One highlight is Cohesity's Instant Mass Restor… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  17. RoadCast

    Unravel Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help Improve Your Data Pipeline

    "We were founded to solve a fundamental problem," Steven Wastie says. "If you're running modern data applications -- IoT, machine learning, advanced analytics -- how do you ensure those applications are performing in the way the business needs them to perform?" That's how Wastie, Chief Marketing Off… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  18. RoadCast

    Arrcus Provides Networking Choice

    Networking is notoriously difficult to do. That's why, throughout the history of IT, it's typically been done in a proprietary way, with vendors creating their own hardware and software, then selling it as a closed package. Arrcus thinks it has a better way to do networking. To explain, Devesh Ga… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  19. RoadCast

    HyperGrid: Guard Rails for Cloud Security

    Everyone loves a good analogy, because they help simplify complex ideas. That comes in handy in the case of public cloud security, which can be exceptionally complex. Manoj Nair, CEO of HyperGrid, uses a great analogy when talking about how his company approaches cloud security: guard rails. IT can… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  20. RoadCast

    WekaIO Satisfies Applications' Need for Speed

    "It's always important to understand what the application's trying to do," says Andy Watson, CTO of WekaIO. If it can't get the data it needs, as fast as it needs it, you have a bottleneck and lousy performance. What's required, Watson tells ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe in this RoadCast video, is… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  21. RoadCast

    WhiteHat Security and the the New Emphasis on DevSecOps

    DevOps is now a well-established practice within organizations. But it's not enough in the modern era, which is why the concept of DevSecOps is now getting popular. One of the companies at the leading edge of this change is WhiteHat Security. As Setu Kulkarni, Vice-President, Strategy and Business D… Read More

    By Keith Ward