Apache Iceberg as the New S3 and Data Analytics with Starburst

 The data analytics landscape has seen a remarkable transformation with the emergence of open-source platforms. Among these, Apache Iceberg and Starburst stand out as pivotal players, empowering enterprises with advanced data warehousing and analytics solutions. On Episode 86 of Great Things with Great Tech I spoke to CEO and co-founder Justin Borgman about the […] Read More

VeeamON Technical Mainstage Demo Recap

VeeamON 2024 has wrapped up, and what a brilliant event it was! A lot of great feedback overall, and a lot of positive reaction to the demo’s that we showed on mainstage over the two days. While the Opening Keynote showed off what’s on the truck plus a sneak look at the Veeam Data Cloud […] Read More

The Dark Side of AI: Navigating the Threat of Malicious LLMs on the Dark Web

As we move deeper into the era of Generative AI, the not so known corners of the internet, particularly the dark web, are becoming a hotbed for sophisticated cyber threats. I’ve been talking for a while about the pointy end of the stick getting pointier and among the most concerning of these are malicious Large […] Read More

Important Release – Backup & Replication 12.1.2 Enhancing Security, Performance, and Compatibility

I haven’t done one of these blog posts for a while, but in the lead up to VeeamON in a couple weeks, as we look ahead to what’s coming we haven’t taken our eyes off what’s already out there and been released. Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1.2 (Build was released overnight and this release […] Read More

Evolution of Apache CloudStack: From Cloud.com to Apache

 The cloud computing landscape has witnessed a remarkable transformation with the emergence of open-source platforms. Among these, Apache CloudStack stands out as a pivotal player, empowering enterprises with turnkey cloud solutions. In this blog post, we embark on a historical journey to trace the evolution of Apache CloudStack, from its humble beginnings as a […] Read More

Bringing Ideas to Life: The Power of Prompt Engineering

Recently, I had the pleasure of sharing my journey and insights on the “90 Days of DevOps” YouTube channel as part of Michael Cade’s 2024 version of 90 Days of DevOps, where I discussed my very unconventional and niche side project, Find My Black Pudding. By leveraging Generative AI platforms and large language models, specifically […] Read More

Prompt Engineering – Custom GPTs Are Changing the Way We Interact with Technology

Back in November 2023, OpenAI introduced custom versions of ChatGPT that combine instructions, extra knowledge, and any combination of skills that can be created by ChatGPT users… the idea was essentially an extension of what you could do with ChatGPT and it’s plugin library (which is very very hit and miss) and also be able […] Read More

So you want to be a Prompt Engineer?

Automation has always been something I’ve worked in and around since I started back on the help desk over twenty years ago… dealing with repeatable and repetitive tasks is what drives humans to find way to make the processes easier and more efficient… it’s at the heart of innovation and has been this way throughout […] Read More

2024: Balancing the Dynamic World of Data Protection and Cybersecurity

We are well into 2024 now, with January all but done and dusted… but before we really dive into 2024, let’s take a look ahead as we move forward into what could be a watershed year for technology. Last year’s technological landscape was marked by a whirlwind of innovation, driven primarily by the burgeoning field […] Read More

Remaining Authentic in the Land of Corporate Marketing

That is a tightrope of a blog title as ever i’ve written… so let’s see how this goes! I had the pleasure of joining host Jeremy Balius, on the Filament podcast which was released last week. I’ve known Jeremy for a number of years now and he has grown Filament into an impressive B2B Marketing […] Read More

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