Analyst Blogs

Why we are so interested in High-Performance Computing in the Enterprise, and you should be too

By Camberley Bates, Sunday, November 5th 2017

Analyst Blogs

Most recently we added Frederic Van Haren to our team of analysts to cover a very big space – HPC/ AI / Deep Learning / Machine Learning --- call it what you will.  We’ve been known as the super technical...

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Dell Makes a Big Bet on IoT – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, October 20th 2017

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I attended a Dell-hosted, two-day analyst event last week in New York City. The first day focused on IQT—Dell’s “intelligent” approach to the Internet of Things (IoT). Michael Dell was with us for the entire day. During the second day, company...

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Enterprise Vendors Expanding in the HCI Market

By Eric Slack, Tuesday, October 10th 2017

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The Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market has been shifting towards the larger, established storage and server vendors for the past year or more. HPE bought SimpliVity earlier in 2017, Cisco is expanding its presence, and IBM and NetApp are coming out...

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Microsoft Azure Stack vs. VMware Cloud on AWS – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, September 7th 2017

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Customers, Start Your Pencil Sharpeners Enterprise hybrid cloud adoption is rising. It’s a trend that prompts vendors that serve enterprise IT to respond with hybrid cloud “in a box” solutions. In a previous post, I squared-off two such offerings—Microsoft’s Azure Stack vs. VMware’s...

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Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct added to Evaluator Group Research

By Eric Slack, Tuesday, September 5th 2017

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Plus updates to HCI and SDS products   Evaluator Group recently updated the Evaluator Series Research coverage for several Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliance products, which we’ll go over in this blog. We also added Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) to...

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Object — Just Another Storage Technology or a New Business Proposition? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, September 1st 2017

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“Data Tsunami” is a trite expression meant to convey to enterprise IT a sense or impending doom. If you as an IT executive fail to manage it, unnamed bad things will happen – like maybe you’ll drown? But the Tsunami...

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‘Right to Erasure’ Law Proves Major European Union GDPR Hurdle – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Friday, August 4th 2017

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 goes into effect in May of 2018 and has the potential to be very disruptive to Information Storage and Management in addition to the many other aspects of business. Much has been written...

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What Changed the Data Storage Problem into a Data-Driven Opportunity? – Part 2

By Eric Slack, Tuesday, July 18th 2017

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Read part 1 here. In the last blog we talked about how the (big) data problem companies are facing as their infrastructures explode is being recast as a data opportunity. A number of things are behind this change, including cell...

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Measuring the Value of Storage – by Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Wednesday, July 12th 2017

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I just recently completed testing a Hyperconverged system using three new technologies: Intel Xeon Scalable processor systems Intel Optane storage and Intel NVMe Flash VMware vSAN 6.6 software The results showed significant performance enhancements, but more importantly significantly better price...

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What Changed the Data Storage Problem into a Data-Driven Opportunity?

By Eric Slack, Monday, June 26th 2017

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Analysts go to a lot of trade shows and company-sponsored events where vendors show their new products and technologies. At these shows there’s always a theme. For a long time that theme was around data growth; how to storage and...

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