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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Cloud Solutions Megacast

    Many IT organizations are feeling pressured by marketing hype to move into the public cloud. However, once they arrive there they soon realize that that public cloud can be much more complex and costly than they anticipated. What IT Organizations need to know is that there are new and innovative ways to leverage the public cloud to make tremendous improvements to on-premises IT. These new solution… Learn More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 041 – Hands-Off Data Center Infrastructure

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  12. Free eBook: The Gorilla Guide to... VMware vRealize Operations by vExpert, David M Davis

    After publishing over 50 blog posts on VMware vRealize Operations Manager and after working with the solution for 3+ years, I decided to consolidate that knowledge into a book. My hope is that, out of this book, many more IT Professionals can learn the value of VMware vRealize Operations, its ease of use, and how it can help them to transform their IT operations. The new Gorilla Guide to... VMw… Read More

  13. Data Protection Megacast

    With massively growing data sets and expectations of 100% uptime with long term retention, companies are struggling to meet data protection and disaster recovery demands. These problems are prevalent, no matter the size of the organization. To compound that, IT organizations simply don’t have time to research and compare the latest software and hardware solutions available for enterprise data pr… Learn More

  14. The Quantum Computing Break is Coming. Will You Be Ready?

    Quantum computing is a game-changer and will have a huge impact on the way we do business, safeguard data, explore space, and even predict weather events. Yet, some experts say in the not so distant future quantum computers will break existing public key cryptography forever. On that digital day of reckoning, every stored secret protected by traditional public key crypto will be broken forever;… Learn More

  15. 040 – Ransomware and the Cloud: A Deadly Combination

    Time was, the chief disasters that worried IT were natural disasters – things like fires, floods, earthquakes and tornados. In other words, you had to worry about your on-premises data center going down. But that’s changing, as more pieces of your data center move offsite. With Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) becoming more common, the ways you protect your data have to evolve. That’s e… Listen Now

  16. Tales from the Multi-Cloud Crypt

    As Halloween approaches, it becomes clear that legacy data center environments can be scary and inefficient places with unexpected surprises that pop up at every turn. IT pros and decision makers face everything from hallowing hybrid cloud costs to insufficient infrastructure parts. These are the kinds of surprises that you never want. What better way to start the correction process than shari… Learn More

  17. 039 - ‘Hyperconverged Kubernetes’? Yes, It’s a Thing

    You’re probably used to the idea of hyperconvergence as it’s applied to storage, servers and networking. But you’re probably not aware that the principles of hyperconvergence can be applied to Kubernetes! This episode of “10 on Tech” teases out that concept. ActualTech Media’s James Green talks with Robin Systems CEO Premal Buch about “hyperconverged Kubernetes,” and how it can… Listen Now

  18. Solutions for AWS and Azure EcoCast

    AWS and Azure-friendly hybrid cloud solutions offer tremendous benefits but can also be complex and costly for companies that don’t have the right tools to leverage them. No matter the use case, most organizations that utilize hybrid clouds are using third-party solutions to help integrate with the AWS and Azure public clouds in the most optimal way. The most common solutions include cloud-based… Learn More

  19. 038 - Doing More – Much More – With Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    Hyperconverged infrastructure, also known as HCI, used to be thought of as appliances that basically brought together storage, compute and networking into a single box. But that definition, and the way of doing HCI in general, is changing. That’s the focus of this “10 on Tech” podcast, which features a discussion with Maxta Founder and CEO Yoram Novick. ActualTech Media’s James Green as… Listen Now

  20. Enterprise Networking & Security MegaCast

    The overlapping worlds of security and networking are evolving at an ever-increasing pace. As new efficiencies become possible and as new threats are identified, networking and security pros need to remain ever-vigilant in order to remain effective. With change comes opportunity. The opportunity you have today is to take a hard look at how you’re operating your networking and security disci… Learn More