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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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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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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Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Appeals to MSPs, HCI, Data Center – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, May 4th 2020

Analyst Blogs

This is the third in a series of articles on making hybrid cloud a reality. The first two looked at Google Anthos and AWS Outposts. In this article we’ll examine Microsoft’s Azure Stack hybrid cloud family (which includes Azure Stack...

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Google Anthos: Hybrid Cloud on Your Infrastructure – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, April 6th 2020

Analyst Blogs

This second in a series of articles, on making hybrid cloud a reality, looks at Google Anthos, how it works, the deployment options, how it compares with AWS Outposts and who should consider it. Read the first installment here.  The...

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AWS Outposts: Enabling Hybrid Cloud – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Wednesday, March 11th 2020

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In the first of a series of articles on methods for making hybrid cloud a reality, we examine AWS Outposts, explaining how it works, how it compares cost-wise with non-hybrid AWS cloud services and who should consider it. On paper,...

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How Technology Trends are Changing CI and HCI Solutions – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Wednesday, February 19th 2020

Analyst Blogs

From AI and advanced analytics to edge computing, containers and more – today's top technology trends are bringing new life to converged and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. There are several big technology trends whose impact is being felt throughout the data...

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Storage Briefings Roundup: Computational Storage, Micro Edge – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, January 13th 2020

Analyst Blogs

Evaluator Group looks back at 2019 storage briefings, highlighting four products in three technology areas (computational storage, software-defined servers and micro edge computing). As an analyst with Evaluator Group, I receive storage industry briefings several times a week. While many are...

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Digital Transformation Drives Converged Infrastructure Solutions – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Analyst Blogs

The same IT trends that create challenges for CIOS are also driving their suppliers to come out with products and technologies that can help. Some of the latest converged infrastructure solutions include the use of automation, machine learning, microservices and...

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