Thu 14 February, 2019

IBM marries on-premises, private- and public-cloud data

2019-02-14T17:49:19+00:00Thu 14 February, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

IBM has taken the wraps off of a new multi-cloud integration platform it hopes will help customers manage, secure and integrate data no matter where it resides – in on-premise, private-cloud or public-cloud applications. Enterprise customers are faced with the daunting task of bridging legacy applic..

Wed 13 February, 2019

That VPN may not be as secure as you think

2019-02-14T01:36:15+00:00Wed 13 February, 2019|Tags: , , |

If you’re a VPN subscriber and have ever wondered just how secure the supposedly encrypted pipe that you’re using through the internet is — and whether the anonymity promise made by the VPN provider is indeed protecting your privacy— well, your hunches may be correct. It turns out several of these c..

Wed 13 February, 2019

Sitting in the Linux Cockpit

2019-02-13T17:25:10+00:00Wed 13 February, 2019|Tags: , |

If you haven't tried the relatively new Linux Cockpit, you might be surprised by all it can do. It's a user-friendly web-based console that provides some very easy ways to administer Linux systems — through the web. You can monitor system resources, add or remove accounts, monitor system u..

Wed 13 February, 2019

Lentiq combines data lakes with edge computing

2019-02-13T17:25:11+00:00Wed 13 February, 2019|Tags: , |

It’s a common tactic to combine two technologies for synergy sake, but Lentiq really has a unique idea. It is combining the concept of the data lake with edge computing into what it calls “interconnected micro data lakes,” or data pools. “Data pools” are micro-data lakes that function like a data la..

Wed 13 February, 2019

The long, slow death of commercial Unix

2019-02-13T17:25:12+00:00Wed 13 February, 2019|Tags: , |

In the 1990s and well into the 2000s, if you had mission-critical applications that required zero downtime, resiliency, failover and high performance, but didn’t want a mainframe, Unix was your go-to solution. If your database, ERP, HR, payroll, accounting, and other line-of-business apps weren’t ru..

Tue 12 February, 2019

Lenovo jumps into the pay-per-use server market

2019-02-13T01:08:38+00:00Tue 12 February, 2019|Tags: |

A year ago, every major vendor had a pay-per-use on-premises server as a way to counteract the popularity of cloud vendors — all but Lenovo. Well, no more. The company is launching TruScale, a pay-per-use system for its servers that it says offers true pay-per-use and no requirement of a minimum cap..

Tue 12 February, 2019

BrandPost: Wi-Fi Next Steps: 802.11ax or 802.11ac?

2019-02-13T01:08:39+00:00Tue 12 February, 2019|Tags: |

With a new wireless standard ready and available, 2019 unwraps a wireless conundrum as 802.11ax solutions take their place in the market. You may also hear about Wi-Fi 6, which is just the new nomenclature used by the Wi-Fi Alliance (instead of 802.11ax) in the effort to simplify the naming conventi..

Mon 11 February, 2019

BrandPost: Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router #4: Broadband is Used Only for Failover

2019-02-12T08:55:20+00:00Mon 11 February, 2019|Tags: , |

Continuing our homage to the iconic David Letterman Top Ten List from his former Late Show, Silver Peak is counting down the Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router. Click for the #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 and #10 reasons to replace conventional branch routers with a business-driven SD-WAN platform. Th..