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Can IBM’s New Duopoly Produce A Unifying Vision? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Sunday, February 16th 2020

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IBM has announced the replacement of current CEO Ginni Rometty with a duopoly – Arvind Krishna as CEO with Jim Whitehurst as President. Why? And, why? Reading the published reports on the reasons for succession, it becomes clear that Ginni Rometty’s tenure...

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Storage Briefings Roundup: Computational Storage, Micro Edge – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, January 13th 2020

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Evaluator Group looks back at 2019 storage briefings, highlighting four products in three technology areas (computational storage, software-defined servers and micro edge computing). As an analyst with Evaluator Group, I receive storage industry briefings several times a week. While many are...

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NetApp Insight 2019 – Where Is the Last Big Independent Data Storage Company Headed? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, December 10th 2019

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NetApp was founded in 1992 as a producer of small to midrange file servers. It gained early traction when users found that they could consolidate multiple Windows file servers down to one NetApp box. NetApp went on to take-on all...

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Digital Transformation Drives Converged Infrastructure Solutions – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Wednesday, November 27th 2019

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The same IT trends that create challenges for CIOS are also driving their suppliers to come out with products and technologies that can help. Some of the latest converged infrastructure solutions include the use of automation, machine learning, microservices and...

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Comparing Cloud Storage – How Do AWS, Azure And Google Stack-Up? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, October 24th 2019

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There is a perception among enterprise IT cloud storage users that, while cloud storage generally costs more than on-premises data center storage, the premium is worth the cost in terms of agility gained and on-premises staff responsibilities avoided. Therefore, it...

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IT Management In The Cloud – How Much Is Really Getting Done For You? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, October 17th 2019

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Yesterday I was running through the Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2019 events catalog, busily reserving seats for what promises to be a packed house, when I ran across this admonition that introduced a session on backup in the cloud: “According to recent...

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HCI, Cloud Integration: Key Features – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, October 7th 2019

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The hybrid cloud is the platform of choice for IT organizations, and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a strong solution for the on-premises portion of that hybrid cloud. Dell EMC, NetApp and HPE have created on-premises offerings using their HCI products, sold on an as-a-service basis. This...

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CloudLIVE Boston 2019 – What Enterprise Cloud Teams Can Learn From Their Peers – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, October 1st 2019

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The CloudLIVE event held recently in the metropolitan Boston area served as a venue for the give and take of practical cloud management advice. I attended the event and will focus here on what I heard from presenters and panelists who were...

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HCI Security Should Factor into HCI Product Evaluations – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Thursday, September 19th 2019

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HCI systems carry benefits and drawbacks from a security perspective. IT pros can’t ignore the factors impacting HCI security when they’re choosing a product. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has been increasingly adopted in enterprise data centers. This is something we’ve seen in...

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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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