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  1. Veritas Ramps Up Its Cloud Data Protection Offerings

    Most companies use some form of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Even those who are dragged kicking and screaming into the cloud era use things like Box, Slack, and other services. And during the pandemic, that trend has accelerated like a bullet train, since workforces are now dispersed and data and applications need to be accessed from anywhere. What many organizations don’t fully understand,… Read More

  2. Are You Experiencing Cybersecurity Tool Fatigue?

    According to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, spending on cybersecurity for infrastructure will reach nearly $106 billion this year, an increase of about $9 billion over last year. Referring to the SolarWinds hack, Michela Menting, Digital Security Research Director at ABI Research, said that “the implications for national security are significant, and critical infrastructure o… Read More

  3. Are You Ready for ‘Cloud First’ Computing?

    “Cloud first.” It’s what many organizations—maybe most—say they want to be these days. Some even are. But for the vast majority, it’s still an aspirational goal more than anything else. Companies inherently understand the value of being “cloud first,” since we’re well beyond the era of wondering if this “cloud” thing will make it, and if the cloud’s advantages are real (hin… Read More

  4. Alkira Connects You To Any Cloud, Anywhere

    David Klebanov, head of product marketing for Alkira, asks a fascinating question during his discussion with ActualTech Media Partner James Green: What if you’d had the chance to design your network with the cloud in mind? That’s what drove the idea behind Alkira, which offers networking (or network)-as-a-service. As Klebanov explains in this Spotlight Series video, Alkira allows customers… Read More

  5. HYCU Says It’s ‘All About the Recovery’

    Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU, says “It’s not about backup. Anybody can build backup. It’s about great recovery,” what does he mean? He means, in IT terms, that backup is now just table stakes—it’s baked in. But when you’re hit with a ransomware attack, what businesses need to know is how soon they can be back up and running again, with minimal (or no) damage. HYCU, which calls its… Read More

  6. Lightbits Offers NVMe Performance with All-Flash Features

    There’s no doubt that NVMe is lightning-fast storage. The problem is that it’s confined to servers. But what if you could break it free from those constraints, and pool it? It could open up new worlds of speed as well as scalability. Lightbits Labs has done just that, as VP of Product Marketing Josh Goldenhar VP explains to ActualTech Media Partner James Green in this Spotlight Series video… Read More

  7. Focus on Your Business, Rather Than Managing Storage, with StorPool

    Unless you’re in the data storage management business, why would you want to spend time managing your storage? It’s a question StorPool asked from the beginning, and why they built a platform to remove the storage management burden from your shoulders. StorPool CEO and Co-Founder Boyan Ivanov joins ActualTech Media Partner James Green to chat about that topic in this Spotlight Series video.… Read More

  8. ZeeTim Makes VDI Management Easy

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  9. Executive Q&A With Ananda Networks: Security Needs a Makeover

    Information security has been an issue ever since two computers were first joined together to share data. And now that most of the computers on the planet are networked—computers in this sense being anything from an IBM Z mainframe to an Apple Watch—security has become more important, and more complex, than ever. That’s a problem for Adi Ruppin of Ananda Networks, who says that while dis… Read More

  10. Putting IT Vendors In the Spotlight

    In December 2020, ActualTech Media undertook a new project: a “Spotlight Series” of videos that provides a chance to get to know a particular IT vendor and what their product does. The Spotlight Series started life as “RoadCast,” which had the same goal, but the videos were done in person. Obviously 2020 being, well, 2020, that wasn’t going to work. These interviews were done remotely… Read More

  11. Simplifying Management with VMware vRealize Operations Extensibility

    One of the fundamental truths of enterprise IT is that management tool consolidation improves operational efficiency. It’s easier for an IT pro to use a single solution to collectively monitor all of their applications and infrastructure/cloud resources than to take a piecemeal approach to monitoring by using a variety of different tools. Of course, providing comprehensive management capabili… Read More

  12. Deep Instinct: Cybersecurity Through Deep Learning

    Ransomware. Viruses. Malware. Zero-day attacks. The threats to your company’s systems and data are growing, and the bad guys are getting better at evading detection. The solution? To be smarter than they are. Deep Instinct does that by applying “deep learning” to cybersecurity, using advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to spot threats before they can take down your netwo… Read More

  13. Customized Kubernetes with Spectro Cloud

    It’s not exactly breaking news to say that Kubernetes is hard. And the more complex your environment—both on- and off-premises—the more difficult it is to deploy and manage. Spectro Cloud understands this, and also recognizes that your environment is unique to your business. That means a one-size-fits-all Kubernetes solution isn’t what you need—you need a bespoke offering that fits yo… Read More

  14. Render Wants To ‘Make DevOps Go Away’

    When Anurag Goel, CEO of Render, says that his company’s goal is to “make DevOps go away,” what does he mean? As he tells ActualTech Media Partner James Green in this Spotlight Series video chat, he means that there should be as little friction as possible between the developer and the deployed app. That involves making all the infrastructure disappear. That’s what Render does, by su… Read More

  15. TrapX Offers Deception as a Service

    Does Deception as a Service sound like something you’d actually want? If TrapX is doing it, the answer’s Yes! In this case, TrapX is offering a way to make “honeypots” scalable and agile. Steve Preston, SVP, Strategy & Growth for TrapX, explains how it’s done in this Spotlight Series video discussion with Scott Lowe, CEO of ActualTech Media. TrapX’s core service dynamically deplo… Read More

  16. Protect Your Cloud-Native Environment with Isovalent

    IT networking and security were never easy, but they were certainly easier back when everything was behind the walled garden of a data center. Those days are long gone, replaced by cloud-based environments in which data and application components can be, basically, anywhere. Nowadays, understanding and securing your network is so much harder that it’s impossible to do without automation. That… Read More

  17. Scala Computing Offers Hyperscale Simulations

    So, you want to add machine learning or artificial intelligence to your most mission-critical application. Do you have any idea how that will affect the network, the application and, ultimately, your end users? With Scala Computing, you can try it out virtually before flipping the switch in your data center. Scala Computing allows network simulation at massive scale, COO Rob Zecha explains to S… Read More

  18. Weaveworks and the Concept of ‘GitOps’

    If you spend any time in IT, you’ve heard of DevOps. You’ve probably also heard other “Ops” variations, including DataOps, SecOps, and DevSecOps. Well, here’s one you likely haven’t come across, but one that will become more and more important going forward: GitOps. GitOps was coined by the company Weaveworks, and it’s described by CTO Cornelia Davis as a way to bring reliability… Read More

  19. Espressive Brings Help to the Helpdesk

    “When it came to the employee experience, it was like 1995.” So says Pat Calhoun, and that’s what drove him to create Espressive, which aims to modernize the tradition-bound helpdesk experience and make things better for the end user. In this edition of the Spotlight Series of IT interviews, Calhoun, also the company’s CEO, chatted with ActualTech Media Partner James Green about how Esp… Read More

  20. Monitoring Your Applications with VMware vRealize Operations

    One of most compelling features of VMware vRealize Operations is its ability to monitor both operating systems and applications such as Microsoft Exchange, MySQL, and Oracle WebLogic Server. VMware vRealize Operations uses application metrics to help identify conditions that might eventually lead to a health or performance issue. The real question, however, is what to do when such conditions are d… Read More