VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) improves VMware admin productivity. Yet before VCF takes over, administrators must prepare the hardware precisely as recommended by the VMware Compatibility List (HCL) for each VCF cluster to be installed. RackN has been working with the VMware VCF team to create an integrated software solution thatContinue Reading

If you are a Gartner subscriber, RackN recommends reading “How to Mitigate Firmware Security Risks in Data Centers, and Public and Private Clouds” by Tony Harvey. This excellent paper discusses why having a process for patching firmware is critical for businesses. It goes on to add that enabling the securityContinue Reading

Joining us this week is Mike D. Kail, previously the CTO of Cybric and Yahoo’s CIO and SVP of Infrastructure. Highlights RANT Cast on Cybersecurity Regulations from Governments Security is Important but NOT a Priority Culture around Security is Lacking Time for Security Tech to Include UI Testing and ConsiderContinue Reading

How secure is your infrastructure? Not just your internal data centers, but what about your networks connecting to public clouds or hosting providers? How about your corporate data which could be anywhere in the world as you certainly have Shadow IT somewhere? RackN believes that IT security begins with aContinue Reading

In this week’s podcast, we speak with Paul Teich, Principal Analyst, Tirias Research. Paul offered his insight into several key industry trends as well as the recent Spectre and Meltdown discoveries. Spectre and Meltdown – Will this drive additional security focus? Augmented Reality and AI is the holy grail ofContinue Reading

In this week’s podcast, we speak with Tim Crawford from AVOA who is ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Technology Officers (#4) and Top 100 Cloud Expert and Influencer. He focuses on several interesting topics: CIO selection of new technology for enterprise Challenges for Enterprise toContinue Reading

In this week’s podcast, Chris Steffen, Technical Security Director at Cryptzone joins Rob Hirschfeld and myself to cover the latest topics in cloud, edge and data security. Chris is a well-respected cloud security expert with practical experience securing large infrastructures as well as an excellent speaker and influencer on allContinue Reading

There is new security vulnerability that should be triggering a massive server fleet wide upgrade and patch for data center operators everywhere.  This one undermines fundamental encryption features embedded into servers’ trusted platform module (TPM).   According to Sophos.com, “this one’s a biggie.” Yet, it’s unlikely anyone will actually patch theirContinue Reading

Author’s call to action: if you think you already know this is a problem, then why do we keep reliving it?  We’re doing our part open with Digital Rebar and we need more help to secure infrastructure using foundational automation. There’s a frustrating cyberattack driven security awareness cycle in ITContinue Reading