Secure Insight: GigaOm Partners with the CISO Series

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9th April

Don’t look now, but GigaOm, the analyst firm that enables smart businesses to future-proof their decisions, is forging new partnerships to extend its reach and better inform busy IT decision makers. On Thursday, the company announced it was teaming with the CISO Series to share content and better support the community of chief information security officers, security practitioners, and security vendors.

“The CISO Series is one we have admired for a while because they have a very similar aim: They help security professionals become more knowledgeable and understand how their roles are changing,” said Ben Book, GigaOm founder and CEO. “We saw a clear common interest and are delighted to be working together.”

The CISO Series brand has built a formidable reputation through its podcasts, blogs, video chats, and live events for the security community. It has added the extremely popular CyberSecurity … Read More »

The Time is Now for Edge Experimentation

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9th April

What is an edge platform? In a recent report, GigaOm Radar for Edge Platforms, Analyst Chris Grundemann says the term itself remains hard to pin down.

“The relative newness of the edge market makes it more difficult to evaluate,” says Grundemann. “In fact, the biggest challenges are still related to defining ‘edge.’ There are many different aspects to edge and many different perspectives on what (or where) exactly it is. In my view, many of them are correct. So, our challenge for this report was defining what specifically we were including and how we were defining this one aspect of edge.”

In the wider technology industry, the term “edge” is used fairly loosely. For the purposes of the report, Grundemann, along with co-researcher Logan Andrew Green, describe edge platforms as ones that leverage distributed infrastructure to deliver services, content, compute, and security … Read More »

Data Storage Acceleration

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8th April

Flash memory is now the standard for storing active data in the data center. NVMe and NVMe over Fiber (NVMe-oF) are on the rise and ensuring that storage is no longer the bottleneck in the infrastructure. On paper, CPUs now can access data as fast as they can and networks can be used at their full potential, opening the door to better performance and quicker results. In reality, everything is fast but also inefficient. Vendors solve their problems without addressing the bigger picture, resulting in increasing complexity and cost.

Over the last few months I’ve written several times about hardware acceleration and resources like GPUs, FPGAs, smart NICS, DPUs (Network Data Processing Units), and more. The point of these solutions is to improve overall system efficiency by offloading demanding tasks that consume CPU cycles and hamper application performance. This specialized hardware … Read More »