1. Data Center

    Solve Secondary Storage Problems With Cohesity’s Hyperconverged Platform

    ActualTech Media’s final megacast of the year, which focused on Enterprise Storage, hosted six of the leading enterprise storage vendors, including Cohesity, a startup that offers a platform for data consolidation. Cohesity’s mission is to redefine secondary storage – all of the data storage c… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  2. Data Center

    Get Deep Visibility And Powerful Management With Tintri's VM-Aware Storage

    In the recent 2016 Enterprise Storage Megacast a number of the top storage vendors showcased their solutions focusing on what sets them apart from the competition. Tintri differentiates itself by offering all-flash and hybrid storage that’s VM-aware and built specifically for virtualized and cloud… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  3. Data Center

    Get The Best Of Cloud And On-Prem Storage With ClearSky Global Storage Network

    Six of the leading enterprise storage vendors were invited to present at ActualTech Media’s final megacast of 2016, one of which was ClearSky Data, a startup with a unique solution that aims to combine the best of on-premises storage with all of the benefits of the cloud. ClearSky built a network… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  4. Data Center

    Simplify Your Backups And Business Continuity With Unitrends’ All-In-One Approach

    The final presentation during ActualTech Media’s recent Enterprise Storage Megacast came from Unitrends, a well-known vendor in the backup and recovery space. Unitrends offers all-in-one enterprise backup and business continuity solutions that come in physical and virtual appliance options capable… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  5. Data Center

    Reap The Benefits Of IaaS Without The Risks Of Public Cloud With Igneous

    One of the newest vendors to present at ActualTech Media’s 2016 Enterprise Storage Megacast was Igneous Systems. The company came out of stealth in mid-October of this year with the release of its first product, the Igneous Data Service, which offers something quite unique: infrastructure as a ser… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  6. Data Center

    Container Hardening with Docker Bench for Security

    [su_spoiler title="Disclosure" icon="plus-circle" anchor="disclosure"] This post is based on observations I made while attending Tech Field Day 12. I wasn't compensated for writing this post, nor was I compensated for attending the event. My travel and incidentals to attend the event were cover… Read More

    By James D. Green
  7. Data Center

    Leverage Next Generation Flash Storage With Tegile's Hybrid And AFA Systems

    During the final Enterprise Storage Megacast of 2016, six leading storage vendors provided a deep dive into their technologies with details on how each solution handles storage performance and capacity. Tegile focuses on helping enterprises leverage next generation flash with options to implement al… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  8. Data Center

    Drive and Rack Scale Storage Architectures

    [su_spoiler title="Disclosure" icon="plus-circle" anchor="disclosure"] This post is based on observations I made while attending Tech Field Day 12. I wasn't compensated for writing this post, nor was I compensated for attending the event. My travel and incidentals to attend the event were cover… Read More

    By James D. Green
  9. Data Center

    Microsoft #Ignite 2016 - In Review by @DavidMDavis

    There was a lot of excitement recently at the Microsoft’s annual user conference – Ignite 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 23,000 IT Pros in attendance from around the world, bigtime keynotes in the arena, and countless new innovations across a wide breath of products – it was a great show!… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  10. Data Center

    Join the ActualTech Media Team at the 2016 Emerging Technology Summit!

    We're excited to announce that we're going to be in attendance at the 2016 Emerging Technology Summit organized by DeltaWare Data Systems on Tuesday, October 25th in Minneapolis, MN.  This one-day summit is an annual educational trade show focusing on state of the art, dynamic technologies that… Read More

    By James D. Green
  11. Data Center

    Solving Big Data Problems with OpenIO - Interview with CEO Laurent Denel

    The so called "big data problem" (where you have massive amounts of data is that growing uncontrollably) is no longer only the problem of the "YouTubes" of the world. Just about every enterprise out there has a big data problem, of some kind. As Scott Lowe wrote in "Your Data is Useless", IT organiz… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  12. Data Center

    Solution Spotlight: Cloud Migration And Mobility In Minutes With Velostrata

    Fast. Simple. Easy. These are not the things that come to mind when you think of cloud migration and cloud mobility, but one startup is shaking things up to make it a reality, albeit with some limitations. There’s no denying the intrinsic benefits of a hybrid cloud model. Flexibility, agility, sc… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  13. Data Center

    7 Hybrid Cloud Lessons From 7 Leading Cloud Computing Vendors

    Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate. It has transformed infrastructure, networking, storage, backup and recovery, performance analysis, troubleshooting, development and testing, and so much more. And today, there’s much more to cloud than what AWS and Azure have to offer… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  14. Data Center

    ActualTech Media 2016 Cloud MegaCast Recap

    Yesterday was an exciting day as ActualTech Media organized the 2016 Cloud MegaCast event - this was the first time in the MegaCast event series that the featured topic has been Cloud. The event was extremely well received and attendees had a great time digging deeper by using the Q&A panel of the e… Read More

    By James D. Green
  15. Data Center

    Announcing Stratoscale Symphony V2!

    Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. However, Stratoscale is a valued client of ActualTech Media. See our full disclosure page here: http://www.actualtechmedia.com/disclosures/.  Private-Cloud-in-a-Box is a promise that many enterprise IT vendors today would like to deliver on. IT consume… Read More

    By James D. Green
  16. Data Center

    The Continuing Evolution of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    It doesn’t seem all that long ago that the market was introduced to what we now consider “original” hyperconverged infrastructure technology.  In that initial wave of technology, we saw appliances combining servers and storage hit the shelves, firing a shot over the bow of storage providers t… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  17. Data Center

    Think Differently About Storage With Superconvergence

    Modern virtualization introduced overhead into the compute and storage stack in a number of ways. For many production workloads, IT organizations were happy to trade the overhead incurred for the massive increase in workload consolidation and ease of administration. But there are always outliers.… Read More

    By James D. Green
  18. Data Center

    Blazing Fast Network Virtualization with Superconvergence

    VMware's acquisition of Nicira in 2012 and Cisco's major push with ACI were confirmation that software-defined networking and network function virtualization were coming to a data center near you. SDN solutions like NSX work their magic by making use of an overlay network to virtualize a network… Read More

    By James D. Green
  19. Data Center

    The Continuing Convergence of Infrastructure

    As technology has evolved and our ideas around how IT infrastructure should be managed have matured, infrastructure has continued to converge. The main drivers for this convergence have been operational efficiency and predictability. When converged infrastructure was introduced, the provisioning and… Read More

    By James D. Green
  20. Data Center

    The Cloud Is A Journey, Not a Destination

    You’ve all heard the mantra that enterprise IT workloads are marching slowly (or quickly, in some cases) but surely to the cloud.  In this context, the assumption is that workloads are exiting the local data center and making their way to public cloud providers such as Amazon and Microsoft.  Whi… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  21. Data Center

    Meet Container-Defined Storage from Portworx

    As agility in the data center increases with increasing adoption of container-based provisioning, some have noticed a major infrastructure component lagging behind: storage. Enterprise storage is notoriously slow-moving from a provisioning perspective; beyond that, most or all of the storage platfor… Read More

    By James D. Green