Wednesday, September 22, 2021

14 things you need to know about data storage management

“When it comes to storing data, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution,” says Orlando Scott-Cowley, Messaging, Security and Storage Evangelist at Mimecast, a cloud and mobile data storage and security provider.

Before you decide where or how you will store your structured and unstructured data, “companies first need to understand the amount and type of data they have along with the motivation behind storing the information,” Cowley says. “Having this background will help determine what route to take, whether building on-premise solutions or moving to the cloud,” or some combination of the two.

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Thanks to Jennifer Lonoff Schiff (see source)

BrandPost: Zero Trust Implementation is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Although no one wants to say the quiet part out loud, security isn't easy. If it were, there wouldn't be so many successful cyberattacks. Virtually everyone agrees that the concepts behind the zero-trust security model make sense. Instead of assuming anyone or anything that has gained access to the network can be trusted, assume the opposite. Nothing can be trusted anywhere, whether outside or inside the network perimeter.

Zero trust sounds great on paper, but organizations have been slow to implement it. According to a recent ESG report, "The State of Zero trust Security Strategies," only 13% of organizations have strong adherence to zero-trust principles and 54% have been working on zero trust for less than two years. Although 74% are very familiar with the concepts, 76% expect zero trust to be complex to implement.

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Thanks to Brand Post (see source)

Multicloud Wins the Federal Government Cloud Wars

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently changed the course of their cloud strategy, shifting away from a $10 billion, single-cloud Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, and adopting a multicloud strategy instead. This move to align DoD digital initiatives such as the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) and the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) created a way forward for the DoD and other agencies with similar IT agendas to leverage new technology. Government agencies and their mission partners can learn a great deal from the digital transformation war stories from the private sector and take advantage of the innovations…

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IS-IS Flooding Details

Last week I published an unrolled version of Peter Paluch’s explanation of flooding differences between OSPF and IS-IS. Here’s the second part of the saga: IS-IS flooding details (yet again, reposted in a more traditional format with Peter’s permission).

In IS-IS, DIS1 is best described as a “baseline benchmark” – a reference point that other routers compare themselves to, but it does not sit in the middle of the flow of updates (Link State PDUs, LSPs).

A quick and simplified refresher on packet types in IS-IS: A LSP carries topological information about its originating router – its System ID, its links to other routers and its attached prefixes. It is similar to an OSPF LSU containing one or more LSAs of different types.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Lenovo extends TruScale as-a-service model to its entire portfolio

Lenovo is expanding its TruScale pay-per-use model to cover its all data-center products—servers, storage—and client-side devices—laptops, tablets.

This transition to a fully integrated, end-to-end, as-a-service model is part of the company’s “One Lenovo” strategy of providing its entire portfolio of clients and servers as a fully managed, on-premises cloud environment through TruScale leasing.

One Lenovo simply means laptops and desktops will be sold along with data-center products together all under one sales program. Lenovo will launch a new channel program in 2022 to encompass the One Lenovo strategy.

Thanks to Andy Patrizio (see source)