Analyst Blogs

Data Growth IS NOT the Problem – Managing Data Diversity IS the Problem

By John Webster, Tuesday, October 6th 2020

Analyst Blogs

As analysts, we are constantly reminded of the continued growth in the volume of stored data, now measured in the zillions of petabytes – typically used as a lead-in to pitch a vendor’s storage or data management software suite. Yes,...

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Now is the Time to Look at a New Strategic Plan in IT

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, September 15th 2020

Analyst Blogs

Reactions to the current uncertainties and impacts by companies and their directions to IT have been varied, and, for the most part, have been to put a hold on projects or go slow with expenditures.  While there may be additional...

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Microsoft Makes Its Solution a Subscription Based Azure Hybrid Cloud Service – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Tuesday, September 15th 2020

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After several years of less-than-stellar success in the crowded HCI space, Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is being transitioned to a subscription offering with its own operating system, Azure Stack HCI 20H2. Microsoft has changed the way Azure Stack HCI is sold and...

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COVID-19’s Impact on VDI, HCI and Digital Transformation – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, August 10th 2020

Analyst Blogs

COVID-19 is causing widespread changes within businesses and accelerating digital transformation. VDI, HCI and hybrid multicloud are well-positioned to help. Virtual desktop infrastructure has always been a killer app for hyperconverged infrastructure, and we’re seeing it in this new world of COVID-19 as well....

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Hubs And Outposts – Tales Of Two Trojan Horses – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, August 10th 2020

Analyst Blogs

Microsoft introduced Azure Stack in early 2016 as an extension of the Azure public cloud into the enterprise data center. Amazon Web Services followed two years later with an announcement of AWS Outposts. Both aim to attract enterprise application workloads...

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Is Tape the New Cloud?

By Mitch Lewis, Wednesday, July 15th 2020

Analyst Blogs

The information technology landscape seems to have an ever-increasing number of “as a Service” offerings as data continues to move into public clouds, and often for good reason. The public cloud is an attractive offering – pay as you go,...

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vSphere 7 With Kubernetes: Combo Support for Containers, VMs – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, July 13th 2020

Analyst Blogs

With vSphere 7 with Kubernetes, VMware addresses the need for self-service access to Kubernetes in a VM environment without creating separate silos for VMs and containers. In the last article we talked about container-native storage systems, platforms that incorporate software-defined storage...

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Going Radio Silent in IT

By Randy Kerns, Thursday, July 9th 2020

Analyst Blogs

The current situation we are in worldwide has created challenges in the Information Technology industry.  Projects have been put on hold.  Orders are to minimize IT changes with the fear that a change will cause a potential disruption.  And, an...

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Evaluator Group Testing of Spectra Logic StorCycle

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, June 16th 2020

Analyst Blogs

Due to many factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals in Information Technology have been focused on optimizing their environments and reducing expenses.  Recent strategic projects with our IT clients have provided new insights into the current needs and methods for...

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Container-Native Storage: The Benefits of HCI for Containers – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, June 8th 2020

Analyst Blogs

IT organizations are recognizing the need to support containers for their software development groups but also to accommodate container-based applications as they move into production. Containers offer a number of benefits, as well as some challenges, particularly around storage. In...

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