Distributed Cloud & Observability Research Conversation with Mark Bowker and Bob Laliberte (Video)

Listen in as Bob Laliberte and I discuss these two important research topics:

Distributed Cloud is a connected ecosystem of cloud services, developer-ready infrastructure, and legacy IT that provides consistent operations for modern applications.

Observability from Code to Cloud: Optimizing cloud-native application architectures via AIOps-driven automation and FinOps cost optimization.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Juniper Networks Rolls Out Apstra 4.0 to Accelerate Deployments and Simplify Day 2 Operations

Organizations today are digitally transforming their IT environments to become more agile and responsive to market and customer demands. While this typically includes people, process, and technology, the technology piece underpins many of the new processes and ensures your employees can collaborate and be productive.

Topics: Networking

Distributed Cloud Research Conversation with Mark Bowker and Scott Sinclair (Video)

Listen in as Scott Sinclair and I discuss these two important research topics and capture technology and business insights into the future of the data center.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

SAP Sapphire Now 2021 Review

As with any event, Sapphire 2021 was loaded with product launches, updates, and delighted customers who shared how they are working with SAP to better leverage data that can enable them to adapt to a dynamic business environment. At the root of the keynote and breakout sessions was a common theme that likely resonated with most, if not all, attendees and that was the idea of extending the value of working together as a community to the business.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

Insights from VeeamON 2021(Video)

In this video, I share my perspectives on VeeamON 2021. 



Topics: Data Protection

Observe: Solutions That Just Make Sense

You may not have heard of Observe. It's a relatively new company, launched in October 2020. Observe has been out selling, gaining customers, and growing market share. Though it’s been less than a year, Observe's customer base already includes more than 20 tech/SaaS companies, including Topgolf.

Topics: SaaS

Aruba Launches First Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi 6E Solutions—the Aruba 630 Series

Wi-Fi 6E

Wi-Fi 6E is the latest advancement in Wi-Fi technology, and last year the FCC opened up the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use in the US. What makes this so significant is that the amount of usable Wi-Fi will more than double (due to the amount of RF spectrum available for Wi-Fi).

With Wi-Fi 6E, we should expect to experience less network congestion due to wider channels and faster data rates that can support high-bandwidth applications and use cases—providing a realistic means to help speed innovation.

Topics: Networking

Rise of the Machines

It was 30 years ago when Terminator 2 (T2) came out. I vividly remember watching it in the movie theatre when it debuted, and I re-watched it over this past Memorial Day weekend. The premise of the film series is that civilization will be eliminated by futuristic machines uprising, and in the T2 sequel, Skynet, the 21st century supercomputer, sends a second terminator—the T1000. This one is more stealthy and more advanced, capable of rapid shape shifting and near-perfect mimicry.1

Topics: Identity Management

Cisco Takes Infrastructure Into the Age of Hybrid Clouds

June is proving to be a busy month in the tech world. Cisco is no exception and has announced a new launch within their portfolio. I had the opportunity to attend Cisco’s Future Cloud event, and I am providing my summary of Cisco's future direction. They focused on innovation in these main areas:

Topics: Storage Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Cisco's Future Cloud Event— Leveraging Breadth and Depth of Portfolio for Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Cisco held its Future Cloud event today to launch a suite of solutions to enable hybrid cloud environments. This was an important launch for Cisco, as it marks a departure from individual product announcements and delivers a more comprehensive solution that leverages the breadth and depth of the Cisco portfolio to connect, secure, and automate cloud migrations.

Topics: hybrid cloud