1. Podcast

    074 – Qumulo and the Problem of ‘Data Blindness’

    Most companies are great at creating data—it’s why the industry’s drowning in data lakes. But for most, they’re not nearly as good at knowing important details about that data. Without that information—being “blind” to your data’s characteristics—you’re put at a competitive disad… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    073 – It's Midnight: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

    So, you’ve got lots of data, and it’s stored here, there, and everywhere. How do you manage it all? And beyond that, how do you put it to use in your environment, to do business-enhancing things like artificial intelligence and machine learning? That’s what this episode of “10 on Tech”… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  3. Podcast

    072 – It’s Like AWS S3 Storage, Only 75% Cheaper

    Many know the storage company Backblaze from their groundbreaking and justifiably famous “hard drive stats,” in which they publish data on hard drive failures within their data centers. Others know them from their consumer backup offerings. But did you know that Backblaze also offers enterpri… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Podcast

    071 – Even SMBs Can Have a Data Warehouse

    The reality is that every business knows it needs to do more with its data. The problem is that this reality bumps into another reality, especially for smaller companies—the lack of resources to implement full data infrastructure. Automation to the rescue! Offloading this chore can enable organ… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  5. Podcast

    070 – AIOps: the Future Is Now

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    By Keith Ward
  6. Podcast

    069 – Security Via Addresses and Ports Is Dead

    “This notion that address and port mean something is long since over.” That provocative statement about network security comes from Peter Smith, founder/CEO of Edgewise, as he spoke with ActualTech Media Partner James Green about Zero Trust on this episode of “10 on Tech.” Peter’s talki… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. Podcast

    068 – Unlock the Potential in Your Data

    Dremio Founder and CEO Tomer Shiran calls his company a “cloud data lake engine.” It sounds very sophisticated—but what does that really mean? Basically, it means that his company will connect all your data, whether it’s in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or on-premises (or so… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. Podcast

    067 – ‘Zero Trust’ in Multi-cloud Environments

    The concept of “zero trust” is becoming the standard security model in the industry, and that’s a great thing. But zero trust also comes with its own set of challenges; one of the biggest is scaling, especially when the environment extends beyond the on-premises boundaries of the traditional d… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. Podcast

    066 – Achieving High Availability for Your Cloud Apps Through Clustering

    There are plenty of people who believe that the public cloud somehow confers availability to applications by its very nature. But that’s a myth—and a potentially dangerous one as well, because you may find out, via a call from the boss, that the mission-critical app you’re hosting on Amazon We… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. Podcast

    065 – Backing Up Your Software-as-a-Service

    When you’re using Office 365, do you believe that Microsoft is taking care of the backups of that crucial information? If so, you’re living under a dangerous delusion. That’s because Microsoft takes care of its own infrastructure. When it comes to your data sitting on their infrastructure,… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  11. Podcast

    064 – Understanding the Google Cloud Platform

    In the Internet age, an old saying goes that it’s best to be there first. And there’s truth in that, too. When it comes to public cloud computing, Amazon was first, and they’re a clear No. 1 in the space. Sometimes it’s hard to be in third place, like Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is, behin… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    063 – Complexity: The Enemy of Efficiency for Data Protection in the Multicloud World

    More and more companies are going multicloud; that is, they’re not standardizing on one platform like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure. They’re picking and choosing multiple providers in an a la carte fashion. While this is a good thing, it also comes with big cha… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  13. Podcast

    061 - Leveraging the Cloud for Research Education Networks

    Major research universities face a dilemma: they have tons of data that needs to be stored, and are creating more data all the time. Simultaneously, they have notoriously tight budgets that are often set in concrete. What do do? The solution may lie in public cloud storage, which can provide pred… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  14. Podcast

    060 – The Data Explosion and Challenges for Backup

    Think you know backup? Think again. Backup isn’t what it was even five years ago. There are new technologies, including the cloud, that can unburden you from the chore of backing up your data. So if you’re doing things the old-fashioned way, this “10 on Tech” episode is for you. Dan Kelds… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  15. Podcast

    062 – The Evolution of Storage from Tape to Cloud

    In the IT world, tape has been around for almost as long as storage itself. It’s proven itself to be cheap and reliable; because of that, it still has significant market share. But is it still a viable solution for today’s enterprises? That’s the question ActualTech Media’s James Green pu… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  16. Podcast

    059 – Securing the Internet of Things

    Securing remote IT sites is orders of magnitude more difficult than it was just a few short years ago. In addition to the traditional remote/branch office (ROBO) network, we’re now in the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing age. With the number of connected devices exploding, getting a… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  17. Podcast

    058 – Why You Should NOT Eat Like a 6-year-old

    "Things that can be automated, should be automated.” That’s Sinequa’s philosophy as described by Scott Parker, director of product marketing. Sinequa specializes in “information-driven” data, as opposed to “data driven.” It’s the difference, Parker tells ActualTech Media’s James… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  18. Podcast

    057 - Media and Entertainment With a Cloud Storage Foundation

    The media and entertainment industries are one of the fields seeing the most rapid growth of data. High-resolution video is the standard now, and that resolution is getting higher and higher all the time, including 4k and 8k and even higher resolution. And all that data needs to be stored somewhe… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  19. Podcast

    056 - How Wasabi Is Disrupting Cloud Storage

    You know the cloud isn’t going anywhere, right? And you know that your company needs to develop a cloud strategy sooner rather than later. Despite that knowledge, many, many companies are still reluctant to get started. A big reason why is that it can be intimidating to even know where to start… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  20. Podcast

    058 – The Tyranny of Storage Tiers

    Cloud storage is typically defined in three tiers – hot, warm, and cold. Those tiers also affect how much you pay for them, and how quickly you can retrieve your data. It’s a system that many organizations accept and use without thinking. But Wasabi believes that it doesn’t have to be that… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  21. Podcast

    055 – Security Segmentation Doesn't Have to be Painful

    When software was decoupled from the underlying hardware – a process known as “virtualization” -- a revolution followed. Multiple applications could exist on one server; it was the first step in the transformation of the data center. Illumio has a similar idea for security in the data cente… Read More

    By Keith Ward