1. Cloud

    099 — Cloud-Native Application Observability with Chronosphere

    We are now in the era of cloud-native application development. And while this new paradigm has incredible benefits in terms of time to market, efficiency, and more, it ramps up the complexity factor significantly. With dozens, hundreds, or thousands of microservices comprising an application, obs… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  2. Cloud

    Algoblu Introduces ‘Network Element Virtualization’

    “Network Element Virtualization”: It sounds impressive, doesn’t it? In fact, it is impressive, and this new technology from Algoblu can transform your network operations. As Edward Qin, Chief Product Officer for Algoblu, explains to ActualTech Media Partner/CEO Scott Lowe in this “Spotlig… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  3. Cloud

    Datadobi Migrates Your On- and Off-Premises Data Quickly and Securely

    Sure, you can use a free, vendor-supplied utility to upload data from your on-premises environment to the cloud. But should you? That’s a question you can answer with a hearty “you betcha!” if you’re using Datadobi. That’s because Datadobi has a “maniacal focus on data integrity,” S… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Cloud

    098  – Databases in the Public Cloud? Yes, You Can!

    Believe it or not, there was a time when virtualizing servers was hard. Not so much anymore. In a way, that’s where we are with databases in the public cloud. It’s hard, and it can be intimidating to make the switch. When we look back in a few years, though, we may wonder why it seemed so har… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  5. Cloud

    Nasuni Provides a ‘NAS in the Cloud’

    You know you need to be in the cloud. There are so many advantages in terms of scalability and availability, data resilience, backup and disaster recovery, and so on. But getting to the cloud can be scary, especially if you’re a traditional IT shop with apps and data stored in your on-premises dat… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. Cloud

    Beef Up Your Cloud Security with Solvo

    “By 2023, 75% of security failures will result from inadequate management of identities, access, and privileges, up from 50% in 2020.” This statistic, from Gartner, should be a warning to organizations about upcoming security threats. Getting out ahead of that looming danger is what Solvo is… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. Cloud

    Veritas Ramps Up Its Cloud Data Protection Offerings

    Most companies use some form of Software as a Service (SaaS). Even those who are dragged kicking and screaming into the cloud era use things like Box, Slack, and other services. And during the pandemic, that trend has accelerated like a bullet train, since workforces are now dispersed and data and a… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. Cloud

    Are You Experiencing Cybersecurity Tool Fatigue?

    According to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, spending on cybersecurity for infrastructure will reach nearly $106 billion this year, an increase of about $9 billion over last year. Referring to the SolarWinds hack, Michela Menting, Digital Security Research Director at ABI Research… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. Cloud

    Are You Ready for ‘Cloud First’ Computing?

    “Cloud first.” It’s what many organizations—maybe most—say they want to be these days. Some even are. But for the vast majority, it’s still an aspirational goal more than anything else. Companies inherently understand the value of being “cloud first,” since we’re well beyond the er… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. Cloud

    Alkira Connects You To Any Cloud, Anywhere

    David Klebanov, head of product marketing for Alkira, asks a fascinating question during his discussion with ActualTech Media Partner James Green: What if you’d had the chance to design your network with the cloud in mind? That’s what drove the idea behind Alkira, which offers networking (or… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  11. Cloud

    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
  12. Cloud

    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
  13. Cloud

    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
  14. 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
  15. Cloud

    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
  16. Cloud

    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
  17. Cloud

    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
  18. Cloud

    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
  19. Cloud

    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
  20. Cloud

    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
  21. Cloud

    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