1. Podcast

    048 – There’s No Such Thing As ‘Zero Risk’

    “Risk Management” needs to be more than a slogan, if you want to protect your most valuable assets: it needs to be a mindset. It needs to be a way of life for your organization. To that end, consider the warning of Vijay Chauhan, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Illumio, that a risk-free e… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    047 - IT Changes: It Doesn’t Mean Your Job Is Going Away

    IT moves fast. That’s not news. But these days, it seems to be moving faster than ever. Where it’s going, and what it means for your career, is a question that needs answers. That’s why this episode of “10 on Tech” features one of the industry’s most knowledgeable analysts, Wikibon’s S… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    046 – ‘We’re Not Getting Better’ When it Comes to Application Security

    The central idea behind DevOps is speed: the speed of development, and the speed of delivering and integrating that software into the organization’s operations. This is a good thing. But of course, it’s not all good. As Joseph Feiman of WhiteHat Security says, “With DevOps, developers are i… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    045 – Getting to Public Cloud Doesn’t Have to Hurt

    You probably realize that moving part or all of your IT operations to the public cloud isn’t easy. But even with that understanding, it’s still harder than you think. That’s why Root Level Technology exists, and they’re our guests on this edition of “10 on Tech.” Root Level Technology… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    044 – Dynamic Networks Require Dynamic Security

    IT infrastructure has changed dramatically over the years. Data centers are no longer castles surrounded by moats that are entirely self-contained and shut off from the outside world. And that means the ways of securing the castle have to change, too. Faraz Aladin, Head of Technical Product Marke… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    043 – Getting Fox Sports Connected

    There’s no doubt that computing is moving rapidly to the edge – this is the idea behind the Internet of Things, as well as increasing use of mobile and branch networks. One area you may not have thought of is the infrastructure necessary to run a live sports show. SD-WAN vendor Cradlepoint pr… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    042 – Career Advice From the CTO Advisor

    Keith Townsend is one of the most prominent members of the IT community, with a long and varied background spanning multiple years and many job roles. Having recently joined VMware, he’s now added “vendor employee” to his list of titles. In this episode of “10 on Tech,” ActualTech Media… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    041 – Hands-Off Data Center Infrastructure

    It’s what many admins would call Nirvana – the ability to automate your infrastructure to the point where you almost don’t have to touch it. Is it just a pipe dream? Ned Bellavance says No! In this episode of “10 on Tech,” ActualTech Media Partner James Green chats with Ned, the directo… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. Podcast

    040 – Ransomware and the Cloud: A Deadly Combination

    Time was, the chief disasters that worried IT were natural disasters – things like fires, floods, earthquakes and tornados. In other words, you had to worry about your on-premises data center going down. But that’s changing, as more pieces of your data center move offsite. With Infrastructure-as… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. Podcast

    039 - ‘Hyperconverged Kubernetes’? Yes, It’s a Thing

    You’re probably used to the idea of hyperconvergence as it’s applied to storage, servers and networking. But you’re probably not aware that the principles of hyperconvergence can be applied to Kubernetes! This episode of “10 on Tech” teases out that concept. ActualTech Media’s James G… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    038 - Doing More – Much More – With Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    Hyperconverged infrastructure, also known as HCI, used to be thought of as appliances that basically brought together storage, compute and networking into a single box. But that definition, and the way of doing HCI in general, is changing. That’s the focus of this “10 on Tech” podcast, whic… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    037 - Cray-Z Performance: Storage for HPC

    When you think of Cray and computing, images of gigantic supercomputers are likely to spring to mind. With good reason: Cray is all about extreme performance at extreme scale. On this week’s “10 on Tech” podcast, Cray discusses how storage is the key to what they do. Mark Wiertalla, Marketi… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  13. Podcast

    036 - Who’s Your Cloud Daddy? Secure Backup on Amazon Web Services

    There are three critical pillars of data protection: backup, restore and disaster recovery. But when it comes to protecting your data in the cloud, advanced security countermeasures and infrastructure management become part of the holistic solution. That’s what Cloud Daddy CEO Joe Merces and Actua… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  14. Podcast

    035 - Tear It Down, Build It Up: Software Composable Infrastructure (w/DriveScale)

    “We can do for clusters what VMware did for servers.” It's a bold claim, but that’s what DriveScale aims for, and they’re our guest on this week’s episode of the “10 on Tech” podcast from ActualTech Media. DriveScale Founder and Chief Scientist Tom Lyon, along with CTO Brian Pawlows… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    034 - Deploying Reliable Storage in Crazy Environments (w/ Cory Stuart)

    In this new episode of the 10 on Tech podcast, James Green and Scott D. Lowe of ActualTech Media interview Cory Stuart of Argonne National Laboratory about data storage for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program. Cory has some very unique challenges with his data center deployments, and found… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    033 - Crafting IT Resilience in a Multi-Cloud World (w/ Zerto)

    You need IT resilience: the ability to withstand outages and disruptions and keep IT services humming along. And the cloud helps immensely there. If you can figure it out, that is. In this new episode of the 10 on Tech podcast, James Green of ActualTechMedia interviews Rob Strechay of Zerto (@Re… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    032 - Don't Drown In The Data Lake (w/ WhereScape)

    Every organization wants to leverage the value of their data. The question isn’t, “should we start getting a handle on this massive trove of information?”, but rather, “how do we even get started? It’s so complicated!” After all, there’s so much data locked away in so many locations an… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    031 - Storage So Fast It'll Make Your Head Spin (w/ Julie Herd)

    In this new episode of the 10 on Tech podcast, James Green of ActualTech Media interviews E8 Storage Director of Technical Marketing Julie Herd about E8 Storage, and how NVMe is disrupting the storage industry. NVMe isn’t exactly new to the market, but many still know very little or nothing about… Read More

    By James D. Green
  19. Podcast

    10 on Tech Episode 015: Mat Gruen (@rmgruen)

    Mat Gruen joins ActualTech Media partners David Davis and James Green to talk about Software-Defined Storage through the lens of a storage veteran. Mat is the SE Director for Hedvig - a company that offers a really interesting SDS platform. In this episode: SDS as a part of hyperconvergence… Read More

    By James D. Green