Analyst Blogs

Cloud Storage Is Now A Big Deal – AWS OEM’s NetApp ONTAP – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, September 13th 2021

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The Deal On September 2, 2021, AWS announced the availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP. This new AWS FSx file storage service will deliver the complete functionality of NetApp ONTAP delivered as a fully managed public cloud storage service. Initially, the...

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Why “Joint Warfighter Cloud” Is Good For Enterprise IT – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, July 22nd 2021

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Two years ago, the US Department of Defense awarded a contract to Microsoft to develop a cloud computing capability called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure. However, JEDI as it became known, was controversial from the start. The competitors, AWS and...

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Storage Performance for Cloud Native Applications

By Russ Fellows, Tuesday, July 20th 2021

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We talk with our IT clients on a regular basis, and also conduct primary research into emerging IT trends.  One of the leading trends we hear is the adoption and deployment of cloud native applications, including containers and Kubernetes, and...

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Container-Native Storage: What you need to know

By Dave Raffo, Monday, May 24th 2021

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Storage for containers is rapidly becoming a requirement for IT teams, following years of developers adopting containers for their applications. Now that those apps are in production, they need persistent storage and enterprise grade storage features. The Evaluator Group sees...

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The Future of Optane and Persistent Memory

By Russ Fellows, Monday, March 29th 2021

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Prelude This blog was not sponsored or suggested to me by any 3rd party, the thoughts and opinions are mine, based upon my experience using and testing these technologies with a variety of environments and applications. What prompted me to...

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Battle For Cloud Dominance – Who Comes After Jassy At AWS? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, March 5th 2021

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Andy Jassy is Amazon’s new CEO. Now for the real question no one is yet asking: Who will succeed Jassy? Jassy built Amazon Web Services from the ground up to become what it is today – the number 1 leader...

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IBM Spins-Out A Multi-Billion Dollar Goliath – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By Nick Waterhouse, Tuesday, February 2nd 2021

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In October of last year, IBM announced its intent to spinout the Managed Infrastructure Services group from IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS) division. The new IT outsourcing entity, named NewCo for now, will focus on managing IT infrastructure on behalf...

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A CIO’s Top Five For 2021 – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, January 26th 2021

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A tumultuous 2020 is now behind us. I offer five enterprise IT perspectives on the upcoming year as an aid to planning and decision-making. Anticipating the New Normal As we begin 2021, the outlook remains uncertain. The Pandemic will be...

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Gelsinger Waves Farewell – Can VMware Navigate The Course Ahead? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, January 19th 2021

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Pat Gelsinger stunned the enterprise computing world recently with the announcement of his jump from VMware to Intel. Pat will no longer be the man leading VMware – a technology leader and innovator that has, during his tenure as CEO...

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Benefits Enterprises With Agility

By Eric Slack, Monday, December 14th 2020

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Enterprise IT shops are finding similar hyperconverged infrastructure benefits as small businesses. It’s easy to design, deploy, use and upgrade, and it drives greater agility. Evaluator Group has been conducting research on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for the past four years,...

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