1. News

    Announcing the Launch of The Countermeasure!

    We're *incredibly* excited to pull back the curtain on something we've been working on intensely for the last three months... Today, we're proud to announce the launch of The Countermeasure: a weekly, analysis-rich security newsletter with a focus on the impact of infosec developments on the ente… Read More

    By Geordie Carswell
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    Apstra to Demonstrate Intent-Based Data Center Network Automation with VMware vSphere Integration at VMworld

    We are, of course, meeting with tons of IT companies at VMworld like we always do. One of the meetings I'm excited about this year is with Apstra. It's been about two years since I've had a good hard look at Apstra. They presented at Networking Field Day 13, for which I had a seat at the table. Si… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    ActualTech Media To Give Away 10,000 Gorilla Guide Books at VMworld 2018!

    We're excited to announce that, for the very first time, ActualTech Media will be exhibiting live at VMworld 2018! We want as many people as possible to get their hands on the latest Gorilla Guides so we've reserved our very own booth, #2244, to give away 10,000 free Gorilla Guides to attendees a… Read More

    By Geordie Carswell
  4. News

    Blue Medora’s BindPlane Expands Multi-Cloud Support

    Blue Medora today announced support for two new cloud platforms - Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud - for BindPlane™, the industry’s first monitoring integration as a service (MIaaS). BindPlane addresses the common challenge most data center operations teams experience - gaining a comprehensive… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  5. News

    E8 Storage Adds Toronto-Based Cognosystems As A Solutions Partner, Expands Into Canadian Market

    E8 Storage today announced that it is expanding into the Canadian market with the addition of CognoSystems to its growing base of channel partners.  With recent customer wins in the US and EMEA markets, E8 Storage is primed for continued growth and is pleased to be gaining traction in the Can… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  6. News

    Piedmont HealthCare Leverages Cohesity’s Web-Scale, Hyperconverged Secondary Storage Platform to Efficiently Manage Data Growth

    Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced that Piedmont HealthCare, a large physician-owned and directed multi-specialty group in North Carolina, deployed Cohesity’s revolutionary platform to achieve tangible cost and time savings, and to efficiently manage explosiv… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  7. News

    E8 Storage Achieves Certification of Compliance with the NVMe-oF Industry Standard

    E8 Storage, a pioneer in shared accelerated storage for data-intensive, high-performance applications, has certified E8 Storage Software is compliant with the NVMe-oF 1.0 specification. This certification further expands E8 Storage’s market reach to new customers relying on conformance to industry… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  8. News

    HashiCorp Extends Service Mesh Capabilities With Major Update to Consul

    Today onstage at HashiDays Amsterdam, HashiCorp, a leader in cloud infrastructure automation, announced major new functionality for HashiCorp Consul, an open source service mesh to connect, secure, and configure services in dynamic, low-trust network environments. The new capability, called Consul C… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  9. News

    US Signal Delivers Advanced Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for Baystate Health Systems

    US Signal, a leading end-to-end IT solutions provider, today announced that it has installed a managed Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution for Baystate Health Service (BHS) a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system serving more than 1 million people each year throughout western New… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  10. News

    SwiftStack Adds Powerful Multi-Cloud Features and Makes them Open through the New 1space Project

    SwiftStack, the leader in multi-cloud data management, today announced major enhancements to its platform, offering new capabilities for multi-cloud use cases and simplifying workflows spanning both private data centers and public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. These… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  11. News

    CTERA Introduces Powerful New Enterprise Cloud Storage Gateways

    CTERA Networks, the global leader in secure enterprise file services, today announced the expansion of its appliance product line with faster, larger, and more versatile edge filers designed to meet the needs of the modern remote and branch office (ROBO) IT environment. The new CTERA HC Series Edge… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  12. News

    DriveScale Expands Software Composable Infrastructure to Flash

    Flash storage is becoming crucial to the performance and scale of hyper-growth, modern workloads such as NoSQL and Spark because it provides higher performance than disk, while simultaneously offering smaller physical footprint and lower power usage. As the value of streaming analytics and machine l… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    Pure//Accelerate™ 2018 Conference News

    I’m at Pure//Accelerate™ in San Francisco this week, and it’s shaping up to be an exciting event! The show features keynotes by Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo and guest speakers Jez Humble (who you may be familiar with from books such as The DevOps Handbook) and Dr. Kate Darling, leading e… Read More

    By James D. Green
  14. News

    Countdown to the GDPR Deadline: Preparing for Compliance

    It’s nearly May 25: Do you know where your data is? If you don’t, the consequences could be severe. On that date, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, a regulation that was designed to protect an individual’s personal data. With the compliance deadline upo… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Exciting Announcements from ZertoCON 2018

    ZertoCON is happening in Boston this week and although I’m tied up on the other side of the country at a different user conference, I’m following the news out of ZertoCON closely. The big topic of discussion at ZertoCON is IT resilience, which is an idea that I’ve been thinking a lot about lat… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    vSphere 6.7: Feature Overview

    Today, 20 years and one day after celebrating its founding, VMware released vSphere 6.7, the latest iteration of its hypervisor and data center management platform. Although this update isn’t as feature-packed as the previous (6.5) release from November 2016, it does include some interesting new f… Read More

    By Tom Fenton
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    Illumio and Qualys Partner on ‘Vulnerability Maps’

    There are many advantages of integrating cloud computing into your data center operations, which is why the various types of public and hybrid clouds have taken off lately. But there are also downsides, and one of the worst is increased vulnerability. Consider, for example, the increased “East-… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    Nexenta Brings On-Premises Customers into the Cloud with Launch of NexentaCloud and AWS Integration

    Hybrid cloud is the reality for most organizations moving forward. They will leverage some combination of on-premises resources and cloud resources to form a complete IT infrastructure that meets their unique business needs. The great thing about hybrid architectures is that you can mix and match pa… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    US Signal Launches Technology Assessments To Help Organizations Plan For Effective IT Deployments And Benchmark Against Peers

    Grand Rapids, Mich. - April 11, 2018 - US Signal, a leading end-to-end IT solutions provider, today announced the launch of its Technology Assessments. Designed to provide an objective, vendor-neutral analysis of a company’s IT resources, practices and processes, the Technology Assessments deliv… Read More

    By James D. Green