1. Podcast

    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. Podcast

    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
  3. Podcast

    097  – Why ‘Boring’ Is Good at the Edge

    “The computing edge” is a sexy buzzword right now. But is that really what you want as an IT admin? No—what you want, what you need, is infrastructure that just works, whether it’s on-premises or at the edge. That means your edge infrastructure needs to be reliable, especially in areas wh… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Podcast

    096  – How Scality Helps Drive Cloud-Native Development with Object Storage

    If there’s one word that describes the modern IT era, that word is “complexity.” Applications, data, and its associated infrastructure has broken through its on-premises boundaries and moved to the cloud and the edge. This has massive implications for things like software development and st… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  5. Podcast

    095 – The Next Revolution: Networking at the Edge

    IT infrastructure has broken through. It’s no longer in an on-premises walled garden—data, applications, and hardware can live anywhere. That means new opportunities for business, but it also brings new challenges, especially when it comes to tying all these newly-disparate pieces together. T… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  6. Podcast

    094 – Stateful Apps with Kubernetes Is No Longer Just a Dream

    Ionir CEO Jacob Cherian calls his company a “container-native, enterprise software-defined storage and data management platform for Kubernetes.” That’s a mouthful! And it might be hard to even grasp what all that means. That’s why Cherian had a talk with ActualTech Media Partner James Gre… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  7. Podcast

    093 – The Supreme Importance Of Understanding Your Data

    You’re an IT admin. You’ve been tasked with expanding your storage infrastructure. You know that the cloud is the way to go. But there’s a big question facing you: what data do you have, and how do you sort out the most important data from the less important data? And then, how do you move it… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  8. Podcast

    092 – Prepare Yourself for ‘Phishing 2.0’

    Phishing is evolving. The bad guys are getting better at tricking end users and getting their information, and they’re starting to use more sophisticated techniques, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), to find and exploit more targets. The way to fight back, accord… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  9. Podcast

    091  – Minimizing Cloud ‘Sticker Shock’

    It’s becoming an increasingly common story: a company moves some operations and data to the cloud, figuring all its problems will be solved. Then the bill comes. Heart attacks ensue. And just as swiftly, the company pulls back from the cloud. It doesn’t have to be that way, according to Da… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  10. Podcast

    090  – Blurring the Memory/Storage Lines

    It’s the age-old IT tradeoff: the speed of memory, with its lack of persistence, vs. storage, which is slower but persistent. More and more, however, this tradeoff is being minimized, with new technologies offering the promise of both speed and persistence. MemVerge is one of the companies at t… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  11. Podcast

    089  – The Cloud and the Pandemic

    Coronavirus has taken a terrible toll on the world, and changed everything. On the IT side, one of the most obvious ways things have changed is the “new normal” of cloud computing moving to the center of operations. Even when business starts to return, there will be more remote work than ever… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  12. Podcast

    088  – Moore's Law Is Dead: What It Means for Storage

    Moore’s Law, which held that processor speeds would double every 18 months to 2 years, is dead, according to Pliops President/CBO Steve Fingerhut. Because of that, the burden now falls on storage to provide the kind of performance that the current IT environment demands. Fingerhut discusses the… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  13. Podcast

    087  – Tech Conferences Ain’t Dead!

    COVID-19 has changed everything, and hit every area of life. That’s also true for the tech industry, and no part of our industry has been hit harder than tech conferences. What’s their future? That’s what ActualTech Media Partner James Green and HashiCorp Head of Global Events & Experientia… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  14. Podcast

    086 – Kubernetes Grows Up

    How is Kubernetes like the virtualization industry? They both got their start as niche technologies, but as their usefulness became evident, they started to get more mainstream adoption. That led to more development of the technology, extending it further, which led to more adoption, and so on. K… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  15. Podcast

    085 - Don’t be Scared of Security

    There are many things to be worried about these days when it comes to IT security. There’s so much to know that it can be difficult to even know how to get started. As ActualTech Media Partner James Green says in this edition of “10 on Tech” with Devolutions, doing nothing means possibly leavi… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  16. Podcast

    083 - The ‘Keys’ to Proper Key Management

    It may seem odd at first glance for a traditional storage company like StorMagic to branch out into the area of security—specifically, key management. But as StorMagic Chief Marketing and Product Officer Bruce Kornfeld explains, it’s actually a natural progression. After all, in this day of d… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  17. Podcast

    084 - Proper Cybersecurity Starts With Getting Back To Basics

    You know you need to implement proper cybersecurity in your environment. But how do you do that? Where do you even start? That’s the topic of this episode of “10 on Tech,” featuring Liam Downward and Michael Hogue of Data Spotlite. They discuss these issues and more with ActualTech Media Pa… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  18. Podcast

    082 – It’s Been 34 Days: Do You Still Have the Boss’s Email?

    It’s the nightmare scenario for every admin: the CEO has deleted an email related to a multi-million dollar project, and needs it back. The hitch: he deleted it 34 days ago, and your Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider only provides 30 days’ worth of backups. Uh oh. This is an issue that… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  19. Podcast

    081 – A Question of Data Sovereignty

    Thanks to regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations are more aware than ever of the need to protect the privacy of customer data. And the GDPR is just the beginning: the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. The problem is that k… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  20. Podcast

    080 – Remove All the Bottlenecks!

    Data center storage is evolving constantly, and one of the most crucial areas is in lower latency. Latency, after all, impacts everything in your operations. And cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) demand the lowest latency possible. Delivering th… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  21. Podcast

    079 – Joe’s Cat Pictures Shouldn’t Be on Primary Storage

    If you’re like most companies, you’re leaving the wrong data on the wrong storage. Data that isn’t touched often—like Joe’s cat pictures—doesn't need to be stored on expensive primary storage. But moving that data to much less costly secondary storage is a huge challenge: for both admins… Read More

    By Keith Ward