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 Look...

[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...

Note: This write up is the result of a short briefing with Altaro.  It is not intended to be a comprehensive review, but is intended to share with our audience an overview of what Altaro brings to the market. As I talk to enterprise IT vendors across...

[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...

Although virtualization provides many advantages over the old-school “one server per application” paradigm, one area that it hasn’t improved is monitoring and troubleshooting. With the explosion of virtual machines comes a manifold increase of stats to keep an eye on, and more things to go...

What do you do when your disaster recovery turns into a plain old disaster? Well, if you’re the large media corporation News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), you turn to Actifio for help. And you get even more than you expected. Our friends at Actifio recently...

The idea of Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) is still fairly new, even within the cutting-edge geek community. I recently wrote about DriveScale and their “Fall Edition” software release. At the core of DriveScale’s SCI system is the ability to enable the composition of datacenter infrastructure...

A long-held tradition of enterprise security professionals is to inspect everything. Not a bad practice, really. But deciding that no traffic can enter or exit the organization's network without being inspected does have a tendency to introduce some interesting challenges with regard to network design. Imagine that...

Reality has set in and it’s probably safe to say that the hype about “cloud” has subsided. Business leaders today logically evaluate the benefits of public cloud services and determine where they may be able to improve their product, operations, or bottom line. Sometimes, their...

In this update, ActualTech Media partner James Green discusses Oracle Ravello's announcement that the Ravello service is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (formerly known as Bare Metal Cloud) which allows the HVX hypervisor to run directly on bare metal. Performance and configuration increases are possible...

If you haven’t heard of Pivot3, you need to fire up Google and take a look at them.  For some, Pivot3 was one of the progenitors of hyperconverged infrastructure and, even before the phrase hyperconverged was invented, had an appliance series with traits eerily similar...