1. 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
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    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Podcast

    054 – You Can’t Trust Anyone!

    Zero trust. It sounds harsh, doesn’t it? But when it comes to your network, it’s the best way to handle security. Zero trust means assuming that anyone on your network, whether inside or outside, has harmful intentions. If you think about it that way, you’re more likely to lock your network do… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  14. Podcast

    053 - Growing Beyond the Data Center World

    It’s not just about keeping the lights on anymore. IT today must create value for the business, and that means changing how you see your data center, including storage. Ellen Rubin, CEO & Co-founder of ClearSky Data, expounds on those themes in this “10 on Tech” podcast with ActualTech Medi… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  15. Podcast

    052 - Feeding AI With a Bottomless Cloud

    Tom Koulopoulos believes it’s time to change your thinking about the value and role of data in the enterprise. Data is driving the revolution in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the more data you have, the better your AI is going to be. But what is the “bottomless cloud?” That’s what Tom… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  16. Podcast

    051 - Cloud Trends for the Enterprise

    There’s a belief that everyone’s moving to the public cloud these days. The reality, though, is different, as studies show that few enterprises have made the leap. It doesn’t have to be scary, though. There are many concerns companies have, but the public cloud has so many advantages that e… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    050 - Disrupting the Cloud 1.0 Giants

    Chances are, when you think of public cloud storage, you think of the “big dogs” like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Public Cloud. It’s Wasabi’s mission to get you to break out of that narrow mindset and think of them as well. Those providers have drawbacks—seriou… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    049 – Veeam and the Art of Cloud Data Management

    If you’re like most companies, you still probably keep the majority of your data on-premises. But that’s changing rapidly, as more and more data is breaking out of the traditional boundaries and moving to the cloud. What do you do then? How do you corral that data, keep an eye on it, make sur… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  19. 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
  20. Podcast

    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