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    102  – The Key to Ransomware Recovery

    You don’t need to be told by now about the dangers of ransomware. But despite the huge interest in the topic, it can be surprising to find out how little companies know about protecting themselves f… Read More

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    101 — The New Business Model of Ransomware

    PDI Software CTO Chris Berry says that it’s a matter of “when,” not “if,” your organization will be hit by a ransomware attack. And she’s right. On this episode of “10 on Tech,” Berry… Read More

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    100 – Ransomware Is All About the Recovery Time

    Here’s a fact you probably didn’t know: it’s not uncommon at all for a ransomware payment to be only a small portion of the overall financial impact of an attack. The bigger part, quite often, i… Read More

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    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 s… Read More

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    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… Read More

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    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… Read More

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    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… Read More

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    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 brin… Read More

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    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 g… Read More

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    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… Read More

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    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 Intelligenc… Read More

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    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 sw… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    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 techn… Read More

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    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 ce… Read More

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    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… Read More

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    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? Th… Read More

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    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 m… Read More

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    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… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    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 O… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    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 Downwar… Read More

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    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-S… Read More

    By Keith Ward