Analyst Blogs

Measuring the Value of Storage – by Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Wednesday, July 12th 2017

Analyst Blogs

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

Analyst Blogs

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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Today’s Challenge for the OpenStack Foundation: Move Beyond the Complexity Conundrum – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, May 11th 2017

Analyst Blogs

OpenStack Summits follow a six-month cadence and the first of this year’s shows is being held this week in Boston with OpenStack Sydney Australia following in November. Attendance here in Boston is said to be approximately 5,000 and the keynotes...

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Evaluating a Hyperconverged Solution – Management and Advanced Features

By Eric Slack, Thursday, April 27th 2017

Analyst Blogs

Evaluating products in the IT space is a complex process. A simple “feeds and speeds” comparison isn’t enough as features and functionality proliferate. This is especially true with Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) products where the evaluation now encompasses compute and management...

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Evaluating a Hyperconverged Solution – Hypervisors, Containers and Cloud Support

By Eric Slack, Wednesday, March 29th 2017

Analyst Blogs

Evaluating products in the IT space is a complex process. A simple “feeds and speeds” comparison isn’t enough as features and functionality proliferate. This is especially true with Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) products where the evaluation now encompasses compute and management...

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Microsoft and VMware Will Square-off in the Hybrid Cloud – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, March 24th 2017

Analyst Blogs

In a previous blog, I noted VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger’s view of who he thought was VMware’s biggest competitor. It was (and is) Microsoft. He sees Microsoft “everywhere.” But let’s put “everywhere” aside for the moment. The arena where these...

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The Next as-a-Service: SRM – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, March 13th 2017

Analyst Blogs

I have been hearing recently that Digital Transformation is not about moving applications to the cloud, but rather moving enterprise IT from an internal Capex-oriented practice to a consumer of IT, self-service Opex model. IT vendors, taking their cue from...

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How to Choose a Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution – Product Maturity and Company Stability – by Eric Slack

By Evaluator Group, Wednesday, March 1st 2017

Analyst Blogs

Evaluating products in the IT space is a complex process. A simple “feeds and speeds” comparison isn’t enough as features and functionality proliferate. This is especially true with Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) products where the evaluation now encompasses compute and management...

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A New Tool for Storage You Will Actually Use – by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Analyst Blogs

Relatively new in the storage world is a cloud-based application (Software as a Service or SaaS) that receives telemetry data from storage systems providing real-time dashboards along with reports and analytics. The analytics can predict potential failures, out of space...

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How to Choose a Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution – Data Protection, Business Continuity and Management – by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, February 13th 2017

Analyst Blogs

Evaluating products in the IT space is a complex process. A simple “feeds and speeds” comparison isn’t enough as features and functionality proliferate. This is especially true with Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) products where the evaluation now encompasses compute and management...

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