The Importance of Disaster Recovery in your IT Infrastructure
The Importance of Disaster Recovery in your IT Infrastructure

Hurricane? Tornado? Fire? Not a problem! If you have a Disaster Recovery site (DR site), that is. A DR site is a location that a business uses to recover and reconstruct its IT operations and infrastructure when its primary facility is not accessible. Inaccessibility can be caused by a number of factors, whether it be a natural disaster or by a network or hardware failure. A DR site is crucial because it keeps an organization running, and ensures that the company does not get brought down to its knees during an unforeseen mishap.

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What Happens When You Press the Power Button?
What Happens When You Press the Power Button?

So when you press that power button, what exactly happens? In simple terms, the system is going to go through the boot process, a process that is overseen by the one and only BIOS. It doesn't seem like the system is going through an entire process because it all happens so fast, but within those few seconds, a lot happens. For those curious, we've outlined the basics of what happens in those few seconds between the moment you press the power button and when the operating system start menu welcomes you.

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When do you NEED All-Flash Storage?
When do you NEED All-Flash Storage?

All-flash storage is a hot topic around data centers these days, but the debate is ongoing as to whether or not an all-flash SAN has a place in every data center. While all-flash is an extraordinary technology, there are only a handful of data storage situations that truly require the performance of all-flash. For most, this performance is overkill.

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IoTbrix - Build, not code your IoT Devices
IoTbrix - Build, not code your IoT Devices

IoTbrix is a cloud-based firmware development environment for IoT from American Megatrends. The IoT hardware and its logical operations are represented as graphical user interface components. It allows you to represent hardware connections and logical operations by dragging and dropping components. IoTbrix can generate firmware based upon this graphical representation. It provides an easy way for the you to generate your IoT firmware without the need of going through hardware specifications. Instead, you can concentrate on logical functions.

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Traveling to Embedded World in Nuremberg this Year?
Traveling to Embedded World in Nuremberg this Year?

Embedded World 2018 is just around the corner and we're getting hyped! AMI has been attending Embedded World for more than 10 years and this year, we're excited to make another appearance to talk to attendees about the latest innovations we've been working on!

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American Megatrends Statement in Response to “Meltdown” and “Spectre” Security Vulnerabilities
American Megatrends Statement in Response to “Meltdown” and “Spectre” Security Vulnerabilities

In the wake of recent news of the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, American Megatrends has released a statement outlining the company's recent activities, stance and response plan.

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The Benefits of Easy to Expand Storage
The Benefits of Easy to Expand Storage

The lack of usable storage capacity is one of the constant walls IT professionals beat their head against. This is especially interesting since one of the primary focal points of any storage project is expansion capability. We always want to have a growth path should our organization experience planned (or unplanned) data growth. Nobody wants to resort to storage.

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Navigating the Meltdown and Spectre Attacks
Navigating the Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

2018 is off to a vulnerable start in the technology world. Earlier this week, news circulated that two major security vulnerabilities, named Meltdown and Spectre, were uncovered by security researchers in systems that use processing chips from major vendors.

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Happy New Year 2018 from the AMI Team!
Happy New Year 2018 from the AMI Team!

American Megatrends would like to wish our dear readers a very Happy New Year!

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FREE Lunch?!
FREE Lunch?!

Turns out there is a such thing as free lunch. The StorTrends team has been conducting occasional Virtual Lunch-n-Learn events centered around data storage topics, and most importantly, they will send you a FREE PIZZA for you and your comrades to enjoy as you learn.

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