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Does Public Cloud Storage Cost More? Yes and No

By John Webster, Tuesday, September 18th 2018

Analyst Blogs

Recently published research on hybrid cloud storage use cases sheds light on the ongoing debate over which storage environment costs more: the cloud or an on-premises data center. It this increasingly advanced stage of public cloud storage usage within the...

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What VMworld 2018 Said About VMware – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, September 10th 2018

Analyst Blogs

VMworld 2018 drew a crowd of approximately 20,000, down 10,000 from last year’s attendance of 30,000. Why the fall-off in attendance isn’t exactly clear, but containers and public clouds are possibilities. Both are surfacing as potential threats to VMware’s dominating...

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VMworld 2018 – HPC/Big Data/AI: What’s New, Updates and Sessions

By Frederic Van Haren, Monday, September 10th 2018

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I attended VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas the week of August 27th, 2018. As every year there is a lot more going at the conference than just VMware. Many storage vendors are present to show off their new technology and...

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For Data, Lifespan is an Economic Issue

By Randy Kerns, Monday, August 13th 2018

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Data is critical to organizations and companies is a conclusion reached by most everyone.  In the different groups, there is wide variation in what is required to provide the necessary infrastructure to store, access, and manage information.  Decisions to implement...

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The Data-centric World of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By Frederic Van Haren, Monday, August 13th 2018

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[Compute-centric] In the early days of High-Performance Computing (HPC) the concept of solving complex problems was driven by how much processing power was available to achieve the goal all within a reasonable amount of time. At the same time the...

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Pay-as-you-go is OPEX, Right? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, July 12th 2018

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Cloud computing ushered in an increased appreciation and appetite for treating enterprise computing infrastructure as an operating expense (OPEX). The pay-as-you-go model works for off-site computing resources so why not on-site as well? “Why not just make it all OPEX,”...

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HCI’s Evolving Use Cases – State, Local Government and Education

By Eric Slack, Monday, July 9th 2018

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The move towards “integrated” systems, IT infrastructures designed around ease of deployment and scaling, is real as organizations strive to reduce costs and maintain the ability to support their dynamic IT environments. Hyperconverged (HCI) wasn’t the first open systems integrated technology...

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Data Protection: Scale-Out Data Protection Research Now Available

By Steve Scully, Tuesday, June 26th 2018

Analyst Blogs

Back in March, we published a blog about the research we were doing around scale-out data protection appliances.  I’m happy to report that we have now published this information and it’s available as a new research area on our website. ...

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From Big Data to Machine Learning to Deep Learning – the progress of AI

By Frederic Van Haren, Wednesday, June 13th 2018

Analyst Blogs

[HPC] High-Performance Computing (HPC) became popular in the ‘60s with governments and academics who required to solve large computational problems and could afford to take advantage of the advancements in computer technology. Until then most of the complex problems were...

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More Thoughts on Copy Data Management

By Steve Scully, Monday, June 4th 2018

Analyst Blogs

I ended my last Copy Data Management (CDM) blog with several follow-on questions about the CDM market we are evaluating.  But before moving forward with those questions, I wanted to add to the first discussion based on feedback from that...

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