Analyst Blogs

VMworld 2018 – HPC/Big Data/AI: What’s New, Updates and Sessions

By Frederic Van Haren, Monday, September 10th 2018

Analyst Blogs

I attended VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas the week of August 27th, 2018. As every year there is a lot more going at the conference than just VMware. Many storage vendors are present to show off their new technology and...

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For Data, Lifespan is an Economic Issue

By Randy Kerns, Monday, August 13th 2018

Analyst Blogs

Data is critical to organizations and companies is a conclusion reached by most everyone.  In the different groups, there is wide variation in what is required to provide the necessary infrastructure to store, access, and manage information.  Decisions to implement...

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The Data-centric World of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By Frederic Van Haren, Monday, August 13th 2018

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[Compute-centric] In the early days of High-Performance Computing (HPC) the concept of solving complex problems was driven by how much processing power was available to achieve the goal all within a reasonable amount of time. At the same time the...

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Pay-as-you-go is OPEX, Right? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, July 12th 2018

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Cloud computing ushered in an increased appreciation and appetite for treating enterprise computing infrastructure as an operating expense (OPEX). The pay-as-you-go model works for off-site computing resources so why not on-site as well? “Why not just make it all OPEX,”...

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HCI’s Evolving Use Cases – State, Local Government and Education

By Eric Slack, Monday, July 9th 2018

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The move towards “integrated” systems, IT infrastructures designed around ease of deployment and scaling, is real as organizations strive to reduce costs and maintain the ability to support their dynamic IT environments. Hyperconverged (HCI) wasn’t the first open systems integrated technology...

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Data Protection: Scale-Out Data Protection Research Now Available

By Steve Scully, Tuesday, June 26th 2018

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Back in March, we published a blog about the research we were doing around scale-out data protection appliances.  I’m happy to report that we have now published this information and it’s available as a new research area on our website. ...

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From Big Data to Machine Learning to Deep Learning – the progress of AI

By Frederic Van Haren, Wednesday, June 13th 2018

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[HPC] High-Performance Computing (HPC) became popular in the ‘60s with governments and academics who required to solve large computational problems and could afford to take advantage of the advancements in computer technology. Until then most of the complex problems were...

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More Thoughts on Copy Data Management

By Steve Scully, Monday, June 4th 2018

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I ended my last Copy Data Management (CDM) blog with several follow-on questions about the CDM market we are evaluating.  But before moving forward with those questions, I wanted to add to the first discussion based on feedback from that...

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Making a Difference in the Flash Industry

By Camberley Bates, Thursday, May 24th 2018

Analyst Blogs

This is the fourth year I have hosted the SuperWomen in Flash, an event that recognizes and encourages the engagement of women in our industry. We have done this with a panel and social event.  This year we are adding...

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NVMe over Fabric Gets Real

By Russ Fellows, Monday, May 14th 2018

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For much of the last year, vendors have been discussing end-to-end NVMe, but have not had anything tangible outside of statements of direction and “technology demonstrations”.  With the announcement of end-to-end FC-NVMe solutions from both Dell-EMC and NetApp - and...

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