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Data Protection: Updates from Dell Technologies World

By Steve Scully, Thursday, May 10th 2018

Analyst Blogs

Dell EMC has long been a leader in the data protection industry with a broad portfolio of products and solutions from its Data Protection Division (DPD).  We recently attended Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas (April 30 to May 2)...

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A Few Thoughts on Copy Data Management

By Steve Scully, Tuesday, April 17th 2018

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As we mentioned in last month’s blog, Copy Data Management (CDM) is one of the interesting areas in enterprise data management that has been gaining in popularity and relevance.  CDM is about locating and managing all the copies of your...

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HANA – SAP’s Strategy is now In-Memory – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, March 20th 2018

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The ideal computational system keeps all data in the fastest accessible place – typically system memory. However, memory volatility and cost have traditionally limited its size. Data that needs to be persisted shuffles back and forth to and from disk....

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Scale-Out Data Protection: Research and Coverage Update

By Steve Scully, Monday, March 19th 2018

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They say that times flies when you’re having fun, so I must be having too much fun these days.  My first (and only) blog with Evaluator Group was months ago and it is long past time for this one. Though it...

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The Coming Intersection of HPC and the Enterprise Data Center – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, February 20th 2018

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High Performance Computing (HPC) traditionally exists as a separate and distinct discipline from enterprise data center computing. Both use the same basic components—servers, networks, storage arrays—but are optimized for different types of applications. Those within the data center are largely...

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What Comes after CI and HCI? – Composable Infrastructures

By Eric Slack, Monday, February 19th 2018

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There’s an evolution occurring in IT infrastructure that’s providing alternatives to the traditional server-, storage- and SAN-based systems enterprises have used for the past two decades or so. This evolution was first defined by “hyperscalers”, the big public cloud and social...

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Big Data Meets Data Fabric and Multi-cloud – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Sunday, January 14th 2018

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As cloud computing progresses forward, an ages-old problem for IT is resurfacing—how to integrate and secure data stores that are disbursed geographically and across a growing diversity of applications. Data silos, which have always limited an organizations ability to extract...

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HCI – What Happened in 2017 and What to Watch for in 2018

By Eric Slack, Sunday, January 14th 2018

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The Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) segment continued to grow throughout 2017. Evaluator Group research in this area expanded in 2017 as well, adding products from NetApp, Lenovo and IBM. In this blog we’ll review some of the developments that occurred in 2017...

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Who Will Be the Haves and Have Nots? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

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Tis the season for industry analysts to make stunningly insightful predictions about the coming year. They make interesting reading at best. Rarely do analysts review what they wrote the year before to see if they actually got it right. Years...

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Data Protection: Research Outlook and Changes in the Market

By Steve Scully, Friday, December 8th 2017

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I’m just a little over thirty days into my role at Evaluator Group covering various aspects of Data Management including Data Protection and Secondary Storage. Even with a good understanding of the technology and what vendors are doing in this...

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