Jan2018

Multicloud: Is It a Valid Strategy or Pie in the Sky?

Multicloud is the concept of consuming resources from differing public and/or private cloud providers to deliver your computing needs. There now many public clouds, including Azure, AWS, GCP, and OVH, which operate at a global level, while others, including Interoute …
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Jan2018

Microsoft Buys Avere Systems to Bolster Performance Storage Offerings

Microsoft is quick out of the blocks this year on the acquisition front with an announcement that it will acquire Avere Systems for an undisclosed amount. Avere Systems is a hybrid cloud data storage company based out of Pittsburgh. Its …
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Jan2018

Security: Cloud Meltdown, or Is It?

Do Meltdown and Spectre invalidate the cloud? Do modern security issues invalidate the cloud? Does lack of provable security invalidate the cloud? But isn’t it provable? These are pretty strong statements, but the latest Spectre patch microcode recall for certain …
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Jan2018

When IT Comes Apart: A Case of Failure

What do you do when everything fails—not just typical application failure, but failure of more than one subsystem all at once? Recently, I had such a failure. The air-conditioning plant failed, and the new 10G switch failed, causing a loop …
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Jan2018

Recent Announcements: This Is New December 2017

Past and current partners have made a number of end-of-year announcements that have crossed our news desk. Some convey significant changes, others incremental changes. Some even herald complete turnarounds in direction. Starting with this article, we plan to bring you …
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