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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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Microsoft’s Storage Spaces Direct: How It Differs from Other HCIs – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Tuesday, December 11th 2018

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Microsoft’s Storage Spaces Direct HCI, which reappears in Windows Server 2019, disaggregates the storage from the compute nodes. Find out how the product differs from other HCIs. In the last blog we focused on HCI products that had disaggregated architectures, meaning...

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Introducing Data Protection Software Research Coverage

By Steve Scully, Monday, December 10th 2018

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We are preparing our final edits on the Trends in Enterprise Data Protection Research Study which is scheduled for release in January 2019.  This study looks at operational trends in data protection over the next 1 to 2 years from...

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AWS Outposts: Reinventing the On-prem/Off-prem Debate – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, December 10th 2018

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At re:Invent 2018, AWS let loose a flurry of services announcements. One of the most interesting and perhaps the most consequential is AWS Outposts. Outposts is a fully managed, on-premises ITaaS platform that is essentially an extension of an AWS public cloud region...

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The Value of Disaggregated Hyper-Converged Infrastructure – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, November 12th 2018

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A disaggregated hyper-converged infrastructure approach delivers more flexibility and resource efficiency over traditional HCI models, but carries a few drawbacks. Learn about the pros and cons and compare disaggregated HCI products. A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is composed of a cluster of nodes...

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