Analyst Blogs

How to Choose a Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Solution – Cost and Performance – by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, January 23rd 2017

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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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How to Choose a Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution – by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Wednesday, January 11th 2017

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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 in Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) space where the product evaluation now encompasses compute and...

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Best of Breed-as-a-Service? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, December 12th 2016

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The concept of running enterprise IT like a utility is far from new. Vendors were promoting it alone with the other “new economy” stuff of Internet 1.0. However, the concept has been slow to take off—partially because vendors really didn’t...

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“More’s” Law in Hyperconverged Infrastructures – by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, November 28th 2016

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliance vendors seem to be in a race to come out with the most features, a practice enabled by the software-defined storage (SDS) technology that’s at the foundation of these products. This trend is giving rise to...

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Thinking Outside the Checkbox of VM-awareness – by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, November 7th 2016

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There certainly are a lot of “check box” items in our industry. These are the long lists of features that populate technical data sheets. In an effort to keep up with the competition, it seems that vendors feel compelled to...

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Computational Consistency and Why It Matters – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, October 26th 2016

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The advance of Big Data analytics and the need for real time results in application environments such as IoT is driving the need for a new approach to storage. Startups in this space have a particular goal in mind and...

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Enterprise Storage: Still A Land Of Opportunity For Those With The Right Vision – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, September 29th 2016

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As someone well-placed at a major storage vendor pointed out to me recently, big box storage arrays are going the way of the dinosaur because a single all flash array can replace multiple disk arrays. And for that reason, the...

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Is there an Elephant in the Room for Hyperconverged Infrastructures? – Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Thursday, September 29th 2016

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Microsoft, which joined the Cloud rush a few years ago with Azure, is gaining on market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS). Although AWS enjoys a roughly 30% market share, Az ure now has 11% of the market, and is increasing...

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The 800-pound Gorilla in Hyperconverged – Eric Slack

By Evaluator Group, Monday, September 12th 2016

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At VMworld a couple weeks ago, Chad Sakac, President of VCE, DellEMC’s Converged Platform Division, made it clear that Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions are a big part of the company’s plans moving forward. They’ve also had some early success. VxRail (which...

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Who Competes With VMware Now? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, September 8th 2016

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Yesterday, September 7, 2016, the EMC² logo disappeared. It’s hard for me to imagine that one of the greatest tech marketing companies of all time is suddenly gone. Yes, I know it lives on under Dell Technologies as DellEMC, but the...

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