Analyst Blogs

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

By John Webster, 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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