Analyst Blogs

IBM Spins-Out A Multi-Billion Dollar Goliath – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By Nick Waterhouse, Tuesday, February 2nd 2021

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In October of last year, IBM announced its intent to spinout the Managed Infrastructure Services group from IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS) division. The new IT outsourcing entity, named NewCo for now, will focus on managing IT infrastructure on behalf...

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A CIO’s Top Five For 2021 – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, January 26th 2021

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A tumultuous 2020 is now behind us. I offer five enterprise IT perspectives on the upcoming year as an aid to planning and decision-making. Anticipating the New Normal As we begin 2021, the outlook remains uncertain. The Pandemic will be...

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Gelsinger Waves Farewell – Can VMware Navigate The Course Ahead? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, January 19th 2021

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Pat Gelsinger stunned the enterprise computing world recently with the announcement of his jump from VMware to Intel. Pat will no longer be the man leading VMware – a technology leader and innovator that has, during his tenure as CEO...

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Benefits Enterprises With Agility

By Eric Slack, Monday, December 14th 2020

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Enterprise IT shops are finding similar hyperconverged infrastructure benefits as small businesses. It’s easy to design, deploy, use and upgrade, and it drives greater agility. Evaluator Group has been conducting research on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for the past four years,...

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Scality Update

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, December 9th 2020

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Delivering an object storage solution is a constant challenge when adapting to changing environments. Scality has made updates to RING Scalable Storage to meet new user demands.  Scality now offers an all-flash object storage system to address a growing trend...

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QLC – Level-ing Expectations

By Mitch Lewis, Monday, November 23rd 2020

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Quad-Level Cell (QLC) technology represents the latest innovation in NAND flash storage. QLC is capable of storing 4 bits per cell, resulting in cheaper, denser storage than TLC, MLC, or SLC NAND alternatives. The cost and performance characteristics of QLC...

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Software-Defined Storage as Replacement for Dedicated Arrays – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Evaluator Group, Monday, November 9th 2020

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Software-defined storage is finding new life beyond its role in hyperconverged infrastructure, returning to its roots as a pure storage system. We look at SDS products from NetApp SolidFire and StorONE. Software-defined storage, or SDS, is a somewhat ambiguous term...

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Enterprise IT Priorities Have Shifted – Permanently – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, November 9th 2020

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Download our free research study, "Enterprise IT Responds to COVID-19 Round II"!  The COVID-19 pandemic is once again setting off alarm bells in hospitals, schools, and other industry segments. This time around however, we seem as a society to be...

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Converged, Hyperconverged Infrastructure Lifecycle Management – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, October 12th 2020

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Lifecycle management for converged and hyperconverged infrastructure is a thorny problem for a variety of reasons. Products that attempt to simplify the process have arrived. The process of keeping firmware and software components updated and compatible has always been part...

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Testing Object Storage at 5 PB and 10 Billion Objects

By Russ Fellows, Monday, October 12th 2020

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I have been involved with testing computer and storage systems for more than 30 years working in a variety of roles, including test engineering, and IT management roles.  This is always interesting because by design, you are testing new configurations...

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