Resources (83)

  1. 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-Service (SaaS) provider only provides 30 days’ worth of backups. Uh oh. This is an issue that organizations using SaaS applications need to consider, and far too few of them do. That’s why Da… Listen Now

  2. 081 – A Question of Data Sovereignty

    Thanks to regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations are more aware than ever of the need to protect the privacy of customer data. And the GDPR is just the beginning: the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. The problem is that knowing where your customer data even exists is becoming harder in the cloud era. XMedius, which spec… Listen Now

  3. 080 – Remove All the Bottlenecks!

    Data center storage is evolving constantly, and one of the most crucial areas is in lower latency. Latency, after all, impacts everything in your operations. And cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) demand the lowest latency possible. Delivering that low latency can’t happen until system bottlenecks are removed, whether they’re existing, olde… Listen Now

  4. 079 – Joe’s Cat Pictures Shouldn’t Be on Primary Storage

    If you’re like most companies, you’re leaving the wrong data on the wrong storage. Data that isn’t touched often—like Joe’s cat pictures—doesn't need to be stored on expensive primary storage. But moving that data to much less costly secondary storage is a huge challenge: for both admins who have to move it, and end users who face confusing interfaces. Answering that challenge with… Listen Now

  5. 078 – Ditching AWS for Render

    You may think of the public cloud as an “easy” button, something that takes the pain out of application development, for example. The reality is that it can make things harder—much harder. That was the experience of Anurag Goel, Founder/CEO of Render, a unified cloud platform for building and running applications and websites. Goel found that it took so many steps to get anything done on… Listen Now

  6. 077 – Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service

    Enterprise-level, fully-managed Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS): Is it a thing? Should it be a thing? And why would you outsource something as important as storage? Zadara says there are good reasons to do just that, leveraging the power of cloud computing without losing the speed and latency benefits of on-premises storage. That’s the subject of this episode of “10 on Tech.” Zadara’s Greg… Listen Now

  7. 076 – Multi-Cloud Management Fundamentals

    The public cloud, contrary to perception, doesn’t make management easier; in most cases, it’s just the opposite, according to Wally McDermid, VP Cloud Business Development for Scality. And when it comes to multi-cloud scenarios, things just get hairier. Wally discusses these difficulties with ActualTech Media Partner James Green in this episode of “10 on Tech.” It includes these key fea… Listen Now

  8. 075 – The Business of Public Cloud

    Perception and use of the major public clouds has undergone a shift as it has become more of a baseline technology for companies. As Kelly Goolsby says, businesses have come to understand that it’s no longer about the “cool” stuff cloud can do for you, but meeting business requirements. Goolsby, Director of Solution Architecture at Liquid Web, chats with ActualTech Media Partner James Gre… Listen Now

  9. 074 – Qumulo and the Problem of ‘Data Blindness’

    Most companies are great at creating data—it’s why the industry’s drowning in data lakes. But for most, they’re not nearly as good at knowing important details about that data. Without that information—being “blind” to your data’s characteristics—you’re put at a competitive disadvantage. That idea of “data blindness” is the subject of this episode of “10 on Tech.” Mo… Listen Now

  10. 073 – It's Midnight: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

    So, you’ve got lots of data, and it’s stored here, there, and everywhere. How do you manage it all? And beyond that, how do you put it to use in your environment, to do business-enhancing things like artificial intelligence and machine learning? That’s what this episode of “10 on Tech” is about. ActualTech Media Partner James Green talks with Alluxio CEO Steven Mih about the growing p… Listen Now

  11. 072 – It’s Like AWS S3 Storage, Only 75% Cheaper

    Many know the storage company Backblaze from their groundbreaking and justifiably famous “hard drive stats,” in which they publish data on hard drive failures within their data centers. Others know them from their consumer backup offerings. But did you know that Backblaze also offers enterprise-worthy cloud storage? It’s called “Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage,” and the company says it’s… Listen Now

  12. 071 – Even SMBs Can Have a Data Warehouse

    The reality is that every business knows it needs to do more with its data. The problem is that this reality bumps into another reality, especially for smaller companies—the lack of resources to implement full data infrastructure. Automation to the rescue! Offloading this chore can enable organizations of all sizes to build data structures that will help their bottom line. One of the vendors… Listen Now

  13. 070 – AIOps: the Future Is Now

    Artificial intelligence (AI) as applied to helping manage your IT infrastructure may still feel like a long way off. But it isn’t. This concept, called “AIOps,” is here now and available to organizations. One leading vendor in the space, Dynatrace, is using its AI engine, called “Davis,” to help automate infrastructure, including finding problems before they impact your operations. Da… Listen Now

  14. 069 – Security Via Addresses and Ports Is Dead

    “This notion that address and port mean something is long since over.” That provocative statement about network security comes from Peter Smith, founder/CEO of Edgewise, as he spoke with ActualTech Media Partner James Green about Zero Trust on this episode of “10 on Tech.” Peter’s talking about the new software-defined era of computing that uses dynamically-assigned addresses and port… Listen Now

  15. 068 – Unlock the Potential in Your Data

    Dremio Founder and CEO Tomer Shiran calls his company a “cloud data lake engine.” It sounds very sophisticated—but what does that really mean? Basically, it means that his company will connect all your data, whether it’s in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or on-premises (or some combination of all of those), and add services that allow you to leverage it for maximum benefit.… Listen Now

  16. 067 – ‘Zero Trust’ in Multi-cloud Environments

    The concept of “zero trust” is becoming the standard security model in the industry, and that’s a great thing. But zero trust also comes with its own set of challenges; one of the biggest is scaling, especially when the environment extends beyond the on-premises boundaries of the traditional data center. Security vendor Aporeto has an answer to that challenge, and CMO Gregg Holzrichter di… Listen Now

  17. 066 – Achieving High Availability for Your Cloud Apps Through Clustering

    There are plenty of people who believe that the public cloud somehow confers availability to applications by its very nature. But that’s a myth—and a potentially dangerous one as well, because you may find out, via a call from the boss, that the mission-critical app you’re hosting on Amazon Web Services isn’t as, uh, resilient as you thought. The reality is that app availability in the… Listen Now

  18. 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, you’re mostly on your own. Your email, your data in SharePoint or Microsoft Teams or other Softwar… Listen Now

  19. 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, behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. On the other hand, Google is a huge company with lo… Listen Now

  20. 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 challenges. Perhaps the biggest of all is complexity. And when it comes to backing up data on those pla… Listen Now