1. Podcast

    095 – The Next Revolution: Networking at the Edge

    IT infrastructure has broken through. It’s no longer in an on-premises walled garden—data, applications, and hardware can live anywhere. That means new opportunities for business, but it also brings new challenges, especially when it comes to tying all these newly-disparate pieces together. T… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  2. security

    Executive Q&A With Ananda Networks: Security Needs a Makeover

    Information security has been an issue ever since two computers were first joined together to share data. And now that most of the computers on the planet are networked—computers in this sense being anything from an IBM Z mainframe to an Apple Watch—security has become more important, and more c… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  3. Spotlight Series

    Putting IT Vendors In the Spotlight

    In December 2020, ActualTech Media undertook a new project: a “Spotlight Series” of videos that provides a chance to get to know a particular IT vendor and what their product does. The Spotlight Series started life as “RoadCast,” which had the same goal, but the videos were done in person… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Data Center

    Simplifying Management with VMware vRealize Operations Extensibility

    One of the fundamental truths of enterprise IT is that management tool consolidation improves operational efficiency. It’s easier for an IT pro to use a single solution to collectively monitor all of their applications and infrastructure/cloud resources than to take a piecemeal approach to monitor… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  5. security

    Deep Instinct: Cybersecurity Through Deep Learning

    Ransomware. Viruses. Malware. Zero-day attacks. The threats to your company’s systems and data are growing, and the bad guys are getting better at evading detection. The solution? To be smarter than they are. Deep Instinct does that by applying “deep learning” to cybersecurity, using advanc… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. Kubernetes

    Customized Kubernetes with Spectro Cloud

    It’s not exactly breaking news to say that Kubernetes is hard. And the more complex your environment—both on- and off-premises—the more difficult it is to deploy and manage. Spectro Cloud understands this, and also recognizes that your environment is unique to your business. That means a on… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. Software Development

    Render Wants To ‘Make DevOps Go Away’

    When Anurag Goel, CEO of Render, says that his company’s goal is to “make DevOps go away,” what does he mean? As he tells ActualTech Media Partner James Green in this Spotlight Series video chat, he means that there should be as little friction as possible between the developer and the depl… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. security

    TrapX Offers Deception as a Service

    Does Deception as a Service sound like something you’d actually want? If TrapX is doing it, the answer’s Yes! In this case, TrapX is offering a way to make “honeypots” scalable and agile. Steve Preston, SVP, Strategy & Growth for TrapX, explains how it’s done in this Spotlight Series vi… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. Cloud

    Protect Your Cloud-Native Environment with Isovalent

    IT networking and security were never easy, but they were certainly easier back when everything was behind the walled garden of a data center. Those days are long gone, replaced by cloud-based environments in which data and application components can be, basically, anywhere. Nowadays, understandi… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. artificial intelligence

    Scala Computing Offers Hyperscale Simulations

    So, you want to add machine learning or artificial intelligence to your most mission-critical application. Do you have any idea how that will affect the network, the application and, ultimately, your end users? With Scala Computing, you can try it out virtually before flipping the switch in your dat… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  11. Kubernetes

    Weaveworks and the Concept of ‘GitOps’

    If you spend any time in IT, you’ve heard of DevOps. You’ve probably also heard other “Ops” variations, including DataOps, SecOps, and DevSecOps. Well, here’s one you likely haven’t come across, but one that will become more and more important going forward: GitOps. GitOps was coined… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  12. artificial intelligence

    Espressive Brings Help to the Helpdesk

    “When it came to the employee experience, it was like 1995.” So says Pat Calhoun, and that’s what drove him to create Espressive, which aims to modernize the tradition-bound helpdesk experience and make things better for the end user. In this edition of the Spotlight Series of IT interviews… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  13. Data Center

    Monitoring Your Applications with VMware vRealize Operations

    One of most compelling features of VMware vRealize Operations is its ability to monitor both operating systems and applications such as Microsoft Exchange, MySQL, and Oracle WebLogic Server. VMware vRealize Operations uses application metrics to help identify conditions that might eventually lead to… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  14. data

    Movebot: Like a House Mover for Your Data

    Jayden Bartram has an interesting analogy for what Movebot does: they’re the moving company for your data. Bartram, Movebot’s CEO, talked about what exactly that means with ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe in this Spotlight Series video. Movebot, Bartram explains, moves your data from anywhere… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  15. data

    Move Your Unstructured Data from Anywhere, to Anywhere with Datadobi

    Growth of unstructured data—i.e., file and object data—is taking off like a rocket in most organizations. But all that data has to go somewhere, and most on-premises storage options are quickly filled up. Cloud to the rescue! In this Spotlight Series video, Scott Lowe, ActualTech Media CEO, t… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  16. artificial intelligence

    Broadcom Releases New AIOps Platform with Enhanced Functionality

    The IT space is fully ensconced in the era of xOps. This is the idea that to gain the most efficient and best-running environment, formerly disparate IT teams like virtualization admins, network admins, developers, DBAs, and so on need to break down the walls separating their disciplines. Going full… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  17. Data Center

    Why It’s Time to Consider VMware vRealize Operations Cloud

    vRealize Operations has long been the go-to solution for managing VMware environments, and more recently, far beyond just the VMware estate, as well. In the last year, VMware has begun offering vRealize Operations as a SaaS solution, running in the cloud. The question is, which version of vRealize O… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  18. Kubernetes

    Using vRealize Operations to Gain Insight into Your Kubernetes Environment

    Not all that long ago, most organizations focused their management efforts on virtual machines (VMs) and the supporting infrastructure. Today, VMs are only half the story. In addition to managing VMs, organizations also need to be able to manage containers. vRealize Operations is an ideal managem… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  19. Data Center

    Exploring New Opportunities via Network Functions Virtualization

    5G is set to give the global economy a huge boost, enabling an estimated $13.2 trillion of economic output by 2035. That wealth will be generated across a wide range of industries, building on the new capabilities 5G brings. These capabilities include: Mobile broadband. Users will be able to… Read More

    By Sean McManus
  20. Cloud

    Offload Inactive Data to the Cloud and Drive Down Storage Costs

    Most files have a similar lifecycle: They’re created, revised several times, and then seldom used again. Unfortunately, files can rarely just be deleted. They may need to be kept for legal reasons, or an application may require them to exist in order to function. So even though they’re rarely us… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
  21. Cloud

    How Containers Enable Cloud-Native Development

    In a fast-paced world where users expect software to work quickly and respond promptly to changes, containers are vital. Containers are part of the technologies in cloud-native development. They support faster software design and better operations by compartmentalizing software units. A container… Read More

    By Kris Flores