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  1. 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 down properly. That’s what Don Boxley believes. Boxley, CEO/Co-founder of security company DH2i,… Listen Now

  2. 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 critically important as backing up your data may be, backups alone are becoming increasingly inadequate… Read More

  3. 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 was an announcement about what is basically a smaller appliance that the company has recently release… Read More

  4. 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 Media’s James Green. She says that those companies that don’t make the move to digital transformatio… Listen Now

  5. 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. The question of how to choose a cloud provider for DRaaS is answered by clearly defining your req… Read More

  6. 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 dives into with ActualTech Media’s James Green in this episode of “10 on Tech.” Among the thi… Listen Now

  7. 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 every responsible business needs to be exploring its options. That’s where this episode of “10… Listen Now

  8. 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—serious ones—for organizations. You need to understand, going in, what you're getting yourself into.… Listen Now

  9. Serverless is Where Savings are in the Cloud

    Many of us to expect, or at least hope, to save on infrastructure spending by moving to the cloud. Sticker shock from monthly cloud bills has dispelled that myth for many. Or is the problem not that cloud savings are a myth, but that we haven’t figured out how to realize those savings? Consider the cost of managing servers, responding to incidents, and keeping server software up to date. The… Read More

  10. Cloud 2.0 and 'The Bottomless Cloud'

    IT resources such as storage have always had a reputation for being costly. This focus on cost has forced a certain way of thinking for many organizations that put the cost of storage above all other considerations. Specifically, it  has led to a scarcity mindset, where data storage is viewed as something to be minimized. In fact, many organizations simply delete seemingly “unused” or “o… Read More

  11. Is Data Protection a Responsibility That’s Worth Your Team’s Time?

    Is data protection a responsibility that’s worth your team’s time? Or could that be handled by someone else, so your team can innovate? When it comes to information technology, there are currently two competing factions that are completely at odds with one another. One side is fully invested in the idea of IT outsourcing. They believe that data protection, although necessary, has very littl… Read More

  12. Not All Workloads Are Created Equal

    Not all application workloads are created equal. They each have their own requirements and business value. They need different resources, and have varying levels of importance and impact to your organization. This is an important consideration when you’re planning data protection and disaster recovery (DR). For the purpose of data protection, you could treat all your workloads the same and ap… Read More

  13. On-Premises-to-Cloud Migration

    Storage is quickly becoming a cheap, fast, one-size-fits all commodity. That’s why most data is moving to the cloud. It doesn’t make any more sense these days to run your own on-premises storage than it would to run your own electric plant. There are a lot of hidden costs to running on-premises storage. Some of these are hard costs, such as equipment purchase, data center costs, electricity… Read More

  14. Hyperconverge Your Business Back Into The Driver’s Seat

    Infrastructure management, especially for businesses with limited IT staff, can often seem overwhelming. As technology solutions have evolved that make management easier, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has allowed businesses of all sizes to reduce the cost and simplify maintenance of their infrastructure and allow resources to focus on more productive activities. According to IDC, HCI ha… Read More

  15. Google Anthos: a Few Steps Closer to the Virtual Data Center

    Google’s cloud services management platform, Anthos, is not just an incremental feature improvement—it will change how organizations utilize compute resources. Virtual machines let us stop thinking about the details of physical servers. Containers gave us the framework to efficiently implement microservices that ran on a single server. And now Anthos is the start of abstracting away the data c… Read More

  16. Multi-Cloud Data Management with Cisco and Veeam

    According to a 2018 report by TechTarget, by the end of 2019 nearly 81% of enterprises will have adopted a multi-cloud strategy, and for good reason. By leveraging multiple cloud provider services, organizations are able to piece together best-of-breed solutions at the lowest possible cost. That’s just one advantage. This approach also allows organizations to improve their overall flexibility… Read More

  17. Cohesity Offers Lightning-Quick Restores

    Cohesity is known for its superior backup and disaster recovery abilities, and rightly so. But they do a lot more than that, and Principal Technologist Jon Hildebrand talks with ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe about those things in this RoadCast video. One highlight is Cohesity's Instant Mass Restore capability. Backups have been around as long as data has existed, but not until recently has the a… Read More

  18. Unravel Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help Improve Your Data Pipeline

    "We were founded to solve a fundamental problem," Steven Wastie says. "If you're running modern data applications -- IoT, machine learning, advanced analytics -- how do you ensure those applications are performing in the way the business needs them to perform?" That's how Wastie, Chief Marketing Officer for Unravel, summed up the company's mission to ActualTech Media CEO Scott Lowe in this RoadCas… Read More

  19. Arrcus Provides Networking Choice

    Networking is notoriously difficult to do. That's why, throughout the history of IT, it's typically been done in a proprietary way, with vendors creating their own hardware and software, then selling it as a closed package. Arrcus thinks it has a better way to do networking. To explain, Devesh Garg, founder and CEO of Arrcus, spoke with ActualTech Media's Scott Lowe about his company's goals. A… Read More

  20. HyperGrid: Guard Rails for Cloud Security

    Everyone loves a good analogy, because they help simplify complex ideas. That comes in handy in the case of public cloud security, which can be exceptionally complex. Manoj Nair, CEO of HyperGrid, uses a great analogy when talking about how his company approaches cloud security: guard rails. IT can no longer isolate users behind data center walls, so they need to instead create ways to ensure user… Read More