1. Cloud

    Making the Right Choice for Hybrid Storage

    The cloud is fundamentally transforming information technology. Businesses in every industry are looking to cloud-based services to augment or replace traditional on-premises IT systems, and facilitate digital transformation. And most of those companies are pursuing hybrid cloud approaches—63%… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  2. 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
  3. Cloud

    Overcoming 'Alert Fatigue' With AIOps

    "Alert fatigue" is a real thing for IT admins. You need to monitor your environment at all times, watching for current—as well as potential—issues. But too many alerts can quickly turn into a “boy who cried wolf” scenario: so many alerts come in that you start to tune them out. At that po… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  4. Data Center

    Without a Clear Recovery Plan, Backup and Replication Is Not Enough

    The mainstream adoption of the public cloud has made it possible for organizations of almost any size to acquire true disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for critical workloads. There are currently any number of solutions available for failing workloads over to the cloud. Even so, the failover proce… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Cloud

    It’s a Multi-Cloud World: Are You Ready?

    It’s been awhile since organizations had to be convinced of the value of the public cloud. Even those who haven’t moved there yet understand the advantages; in most cases, it’s a matter of when, not if, the move will be made. This doesn’t mean, of course, that everything in your data cent… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  8. 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
  9. Cloud

    The New World of Cloud Backup and Recovery

    Data. It’s everywhere now. Data is growing exponentially, even doubling every year in some industries. The type of data being generated is also growing. Think about the growth of video files, as 4K resolution, 8K resolution—basically, anythingK resolution—starts to proliferate. Those fil… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  10. Briefing Update

    360in180: Taking Microsegmentation to the Next Level

    Security is top of mind for many an organization today as new attack vectors are devised and executed on every day.  Keeping up with the sheer diversity of potential areas of vulnerability is a primary concern as companies seek to stay out of the news and in business. The security market itself… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  11. 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
  12. Cloud

    What’s Your Plan for Handling O365 Data Loss?

    Organizations today are incredibly dependent on cloud services like messaging, collaboration, and productivity. In many cases, we store valuable business data, or sensitive customer data within these services. We rely heavily on the availability of this data to ensure the business runs smooth. So… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
  13. CIO

    HPE Wants to SaaSify All the Clouds

    Will you be satisfied if everything is SaaSified?  You’ll eventually be able to find out thanks to HPE’s GreenLake.  HPE GreenLake is a service from HPE that enables a consumption-based model for the services offered under the program.  As time goes on HPE is adding more products and services… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  14. 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
  15. Data Center

    Not Your Father’s Data Protection

    Creating backups has been a key component in IT operations since the very beginning. Early on, backups were introduced as a way of preventing data loss stemming from hardware failure. Today, regulatory requirements and threats such as ransomware make backups more important than ever. However, as cri… Read More

    By Brien Posey
  16. Briefing Update

    360in180: Scale Computing Goes Small to Get Big with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    There’s an interesting strategy at play in the world of hyperconverged infrastructure from Scale Computing. Whereas a lot of its competitors are looking to go big in all things, Scale's looking to go big by going small.   I had the opportunity to talk to Scale about a recent announcement. This w… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  17. 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
  18. Data Center

    For Disaster Recovery, Look Beyond the Hyperscalers

    Choosing a Disaster-recovery-­as-­a-­Service (DRaaS) provider can be a daunting task, especially if your organization is using DRaaS as a first step into cloud services. There are many choices, from large providers such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, to much smaller or more focused providers.… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Podcast

    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