Analyst Blogs

Abolish the Cloud Data Toll Gate – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, October 8th 2018

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It is now common for public cloud services provides (CSPs) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to charge data egress fees. These are monthly fees levied on top of charges for cloud services whenever a customer retrieves...

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Data Protection: Combined Data Protection Systems Matrix simplifies research

By Steve Scully, Monday, October 8th 2018

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A few months ago, Evaluator Group combined what was four data protection systems matrices (virtual, entry-level, midrange and high-end) into a single, overall matrix for our traditional data protection systems research.  As data protection solutions have evolved over the years,...

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HCIs Can Have Disaggregated Architectures

By Eric Slack, Monday, October 8th 2018

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Product categories and labels can be useful for IT professionals who are involved in the process of identifying and evaluating potential solutions for a new project or infrastructure upgrade. Vendors and analysts are also interested in these product categories (in...

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Does Public Cloud Storage Cost More? Yes and No – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, September 18th 2018

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Recently published research on hybrid cloud storage use cases sheds light on the ongoing debate over which storage environment costs more: the cloud or an on-premises data center. It this increasingly advanced stage of public cloud storage usage within the...

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What VMworld 2018 Said About VMware – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, September 10th 2018

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VMworld 2018 drew a crowd of approximately 20,000, down 10,000 from last year’s attendance of 30,000. Why the fall-off in attendance isn’t exactly clear, but containers and public clouds are possibilities. Both are surfacing as potential threats to VMware’s dominating...

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

By Frederic Van Haren, Monday, September 10th 2018

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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

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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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