1. Briefing Update

    Industry Briefing: Altaro Targets SMB Backup Market

    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 industries -- storage, data protection, netw… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  2. Briefing Update

    Infoworks Helps Companies Get More Out of Big Data

    [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
  3. Briefing Update

    Opvizor Performance Analyzer 4.6 Is Now Available

    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 wro… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  4. Briefing Update

    Moving Beyond Backups to Enterprise-Data-as-a-Service

    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 shared a handful of interesting case st… Read More

    By James D. Green
  5. Briefing Update

    Avere Systems’ Latest Edge Filer Handles the Most Demanding Hybrid Cloud Workloads

    In the cloud era, it’s all about scale. That’s especially true for extremely intensive workloads that are moving huge amounts of data. And the more intensive the workload, the more crucial the need to manage storage efficiently without sacrificing performance. Because, let’s face it: if your s… Read More

    By James D. Green
  6. Briefing Update

    DriveScale Now Supports Kubernetes and Docker

    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 infr… Read More

    By James D. Green
  7. Briefing Update

    ActualTech Debrief: Commvault HyperScale

    [toc] This post is also available for download as a complete eBook! Secondary Storage EcoScape The secondary storage market has emerged in recent years as an increasingly interesting conglomeration of the storage and data protection markets.  While this combination may not have been intended t… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  8. Briefing Update

    Still Backhauling All Internet-Bound Traffic To Your Data Center?

    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 des… Read More

    By James D. Green
  9. Briefing Update

    DriveScale Releases Customer-Driven Advancements in Fall Edition of its SCI Platform

    Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) is the underlying innovation in the DriveScale System, and it could be the key to unlocking the promise of big data for mainstream enterprises. SCI enables organizations to combine compute and storage resources into "physical" servers and clusters in any rat… Read More

    By James D. Green
  10. Briefing Update

    Cloud-Like Expenses with an On-Premises Experience

    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 assessment is t… Read More

    By James D. Green
  11. Briefing Update

    Complete Your Cloud Picture With Multi-Site, Multi-Cloud Data Fabric From ioFABRIC

    Do you ever feel like “cloud” is everywhere these days?  If so, you’re right.  More and more, enterprise IT vendors are working hard to enable their customers’ cloud priorities, which run the range from using the cloud as a disaster recovery target to using cloud as a production workload t… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  12. Briefing Update

    Scale Computing HC3 Cloud Unity Seeks to Tear Down Infrastructure and Application Walls

    Have you heard of the cloud? Yes? Good.  Because as time goes on, there’s a whole lot more happening around cloud than just shoving all of your workloads into someone else’s data center.  Today, there a whole lot of companies running in hybrid cloud scenarios.  In such scenarios, applicati… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  13. Briefing Update

    Oracle Ravello Briefing Update - 10-21-2017

    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 increase… Read More

    By James D. Green
  14. Briefing Update

    Rethink HCI with Pivot3 Acuity Software and X5 Hardware Nodes

    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 to what we now call hyperco… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe