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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Consumption Pricing Arrives – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Thursday, August 15th 2019

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There’s a new pricing trend among hyperconverged infrastructure vendors: a consumption-based model, with on-premises hardware and an ideal bridge to the cloud. The cloud concept has a number of appealing characteristics -- flexibility, near unlimited scale, etc. -- but arguably...

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Does Your On-Premises As-A-Service Vendor Scale? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By Nick Waterhouse, Wednesday, July 10th 2019

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A critical aspect of all Information Technology is responsiveness. If an application, a system, or an IT management team isn’t responsive, users will conclude that whatever or whomever they’re dealing with either doesn’t work or doesn’t care. And it’s only...

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Vendors Research: Top Players – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Tuesday, July 2nd 2019

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Evaluator Group’s latest research on hyperconverged infrastructure vendors assesses the top five offerings, plus niche players, including their differentiators. The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market is consolidating, with VMware's vSAN and Nutanix the dominant products. Based on the latest Evaluator Group survey, vSAN – when combined with...

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Software Composable Infrastructure: Relief for Hyperscale Envy – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, June 10th 2019

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Software composable infrastructures dynamically configure physical resources, using APIs to map storage and networking components to servers to create bare-metal compute instances. We’ve all heard about the hyperscalers, those big public cloud and social media companies that essentially reinvented storage...

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Earns Enterprise Trust for Critical Use – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, April 15th 2019

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Studies by Evaluator Group have tracked enterprise use of hyperconverged infrastructure for three years; the latest results suggest the technology has crossed a threshold of acceptance. Back in 2016, Evaluator Group undertook a new study, titled “HCI in the Enterprise,”...

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Cloud Storage On Premises And On Your Terms – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, April 1st 2019

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Public cloud computing asks a fundamental question: Do you have to own computational resources to benefit from them? New infrastructure as-a-service services offerings that reside within the four walls of the data center and behind the corporate firewall ask the...

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How to Compare the Cost of HCI Systems – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Saturday, March 9th 2019

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Every year Evaluator Group conducts a survey-based study on HCI in the enterprise designed to gauge attitudes and acceptance for this technology in large companies and to understand which products are being considered and how they’re being evaluated. In the...

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Is A Cloud War On The Horizon? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Sunday, March 3rd 2019

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Last week, Google Cloud Platform’s new CEO Thomas Kurian announced to attendees of the 2019 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco that GCP would move aggressively to compete with other public cloud computing leaders starting with Azure...

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Enterprise Data ISVs Generate Investment Heat – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Sunday, January 20th 2019

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Enterprise IT initiatives aimed at digital transformation and AI are no doubt real and they are now impacting traditional IT. Here I’m referring to the traditional practices IT staff apply to new applications in order to bring them into operational...

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HCI Use Cases: Edge Computing, Artificial Intelligence – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Thursday, January 17th 2019

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HCI use cases are continuing to increase; read up on the role HCI can play in edge computing as well as in advanced computing scenarios such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. In 2018 the hyperconverged infrastructure market continued its...

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