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  1. Ransomware Goes Local As Governments, Infrastructure, Port Authorities Take a Hit

    In the age of cyber warfare, holding up banks and taking hostages are relics of the pre-digital heists of the past. The target for this new generation of criminals is data; holding a company or organization to ransom electronically is becoming the go-to tactic. After the city of Atlanta found itself at the center of the SamSam ransomware attack this summer, a plethora of other small, local publ… Read More

  2. The Questions You Must Ask About Software-based HCI vs. Appliance-based HCI

    It’s not on the level of “What’s the meaning of life?”, but there are important questions to ask before you make the move to a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. The two types of offerings are software-based and appliance-based. In a software-based HCI environment, you can install the software on your existing servers or buy the software pre-configured on a number of server bran… Read More

  3. How MSPs Benefit from Commodity Hardware and Open Source Virtualization

    As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or hosting provider, you need to keep pace with the big public cloud providers and create customer solutions that provide the same flexibility and potential for scale that the hyperscalers offer. Yes, you can offer customers the peace of mind that comes with hosted private cloud, but that advantage alone isn’t always enough to win. Your prospects still need yo… Read More

  4. Key Advantages of Software-Based Hyperconvergence

    You have two choices when it comes to moving to hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI: a software-based approach or an appliance-based approach. They both have their positives and negatives, but the average administrator may not realize the long-term benefits of a software-based solution, since appliances have had much of the early market adoption. But the reality is that there are also direct tec… Read More

  5. Cohesity Unveils Its Data Center On Wheels - Sneak Peek!

    Mobility is an industry buzzword now -- mobility of apps, of data, of users, of... well, you name it. And it's something that Cohesity is taking more seriously than most. So seriously that they've built a complete data center inside a tractor-trailer. Cohesity, a platform for consolidating and protecting secondary data, took ActualTech Media Partner David Davis on a tour of its mammoth new vehi… Read More

  6. How Elysium Analytics Helps Secure Your Data Center

    Fewer issues are more important these days than security. The growth of both data and cloud computing mean that there are more vulnerabilities than ever before in the typical data center. Elysium Analytics was formed to address this crucial and growing concern. In this introductory RoadCast video, Elysium Vice-President Satish Abburi, and Director of Analytics Chris Berry chats with ActualTech… Read More

  7. Citus Data Takes PostgreSQL Databases to the Next Level

    Citus Data says it provides “worry-free Postgres for SaaS.” But what exactly does that mean? ActualTech Media’s David Davis asks Co-founder/CTO Ozgun Erdogan that question in the first video of this RoadCast episode. Ozgun explains that Citus solves a big problem: that PostgreSQL scales up, but not out. With the Citus extension, that challenge is overcome. Watch the whole video for more d… Read More

  8. Scaling Performance Up, Keeping Headcount Down With Quobyte Storage

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  9. The Evolution from MySQL to MariaDB

    Being a database vendor means being in a very crowded marketplace. There are so many out there, doing a plethora of different things. How do you stand out in the midst of that crowd? MariaDB, a relational, transactional and open source database created by the original developers of MySQL, does it by layering a modern architecture on a traditional SQL foundation. Chief Marketing Officer Franz A… Read More

  10. Couchbase: Purpose-Built NoSQL for the Cloud

    In the cloud era, it’s all about scale. In that regard, databases have had their issues, as they’re often not built for the massive scale necessary. But Couchbase, a NoSQL database for mission-critical applications, was built with scale in mind. In this RoadCast video, Couchbase CTO Ravi Mayuram talks with ActualTech Media Partner David Davis about how his company is removing the database a… Read More

  11. Programmability and Performance Without Compromise with Barefoot Networks

    Barefoot Networks is a 5-year-old company that’s trying to fundamentally change the way that networks are built by bringing the power of software to the data plane. Their open source, domain-specific programming language called P4 ( is built expressly for the purpose of bossing around their proprietary silicon in their Protocol Independent Switch Architecture (PISA) “Tofino” devices.… Read More

  12. Speeding Cloud-Native App Development with Rockset

    Building cloud-native applications is much different than using traditional software development methods. Cloud-native apps by nature are distributed, and need fast access to data to function well. The founders of the startup Rockset, which just came out of stealth, understand that, and built a serverless analytics and search platform to handle that challenge. It’s complicated, but at a high… Read More

  13. What Do You Get When You Cross a Drobo with a Nexsan?

    You may not know StorCentric, but it's likely you know the two companies it recently acquired, Drobo and Nexsan. In this RoadCast video, ActualTech Media Partner David Davis discusses the decisions to buy those storage companies with StorCentric CEO Mihir Shah. Shah explains how the consumer-focused Drobo products and the enterprise-level Nexsan units integrate and provide a comprehensive solution… Read More

  14. Get Ahead of the Bad Guys with DataVisor

    The bad guys are getting smarter. When it comes to online attacks, malicious actors are getting more sophisticated at evading detection and pretending to be real users. This is a serious, growing problem that DataVisor is aiming to combat. In this RoadCast video, DataVisor CEO/Co-founder Yinglian Xie and CTO/Co-founder Fang Yu discuss with ActualTech Media Partner David Davis how their product… Read More

  15. How Does Backblaze Do It for $5 a Month?

    Backblaze is all about backing up your most important personal or business asset: your data. This means it’s crucial that they have your trust. And one unique way they do that is by being completely honest about their hard drives. In this RoadCast video, ActualTech Media Partner David Davis talks with Andy Klein, director of product marketing, about how the idea of publishing information abou… Read More

  16. Taking the Fear Out of Virtual Machine Migrations

    Moving your workloads from one infrastructure to a new one can be scary; if something breaks, it can have devastating consequences for your organization. Making that migration less of a nightmare is what Sureline Systems is all about. In this RoadCast video, ActualTech Media Partner David Davis talks with Sureline COO George Symons about how his company’s products smooth the transfer of virtu… Read More

  17. 042 – Career Advice From the CTO Advisor

    Keith Townsend is one of the most prominent members of the IT community, with a long and varied background spanning multiple years and many job roles. Having recently joined VMware, he’s now added “vendor employee” to his list of titles. In this episode of “10 on Tech,” ActualTech Media Partner James Green chats with Keith about IT careers. Keith also discusses VMware’s changing rol… Listen Now

  18. Optimizing Workloads for the Cloud

    Every day, more organizations are moving to the cloud. It’s typically not a wholesale move, but bits and pieces here and there. And too often, when workloads are moved to the cloud, there’s a tendency for admins to “set it and forget it.” After all, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and so on are responsible for their clouds, right? They also have all the CPU, memory, and storage, so you’re cove… Read More

  19. Announcing the Launch of The Countermeasure!

    We're *incredibly* excited to pull back the curtain on something we've been working on intensely for the last three months... Today, we're proud to announce the launch of The Countermeasure: a weekly, analysis-rich security newsletter with a focus on the impact of infosec developments on the enterprise IT environment. The Countermeasure is delivered weekly on Saturday mornings to cut past th… Read More

  20. 041 – Hands-Off Data Center Infrastructure

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