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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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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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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An Enterprise Cloud ‘Survey of Surveys’ – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, May 4th 2016

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John Webster recently published a report on "Survey of Surveys'.  The Blog summarizes his findings or download the free report: Industry Insight: Cloud Survey of Surveys Enterprise Cloud adoption is one of the most–if not the most–surveyed topics in enterprise IT...

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It’s Hard to Pick Cloud Winners and Losers (But You Should Try) – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, March 7th 2016

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Cloud computing discussions often turn to the future of cloud—even with my relatives. Over Christmas dinner last year, a lively debate erupted over whether or not all company-owned and operated IT would eventually disappear. One in-law who is a CFO...

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The Rebirth of Parallel I/O – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, December 10th 2015

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The transition from a dependence on rotating disk to solid-state storage is under way. And as the cost per unit of solid state storage capacity inevitably decreases, enterprise IT is now getting the message that an investment in solid state...

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Are All Public Clouds Created Equally? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, November 18th 2015

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Cloud computing is often spoken of in “as a service” terms like IT as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service, and Platform as a Service. And each has its well know XaaS acronym to go along...

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Is Hadoop ‘In Production’ Or Not? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, October 16th 2015

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“In production” is a phrase often used by enterprise data center administrators to delineate applications and system that are used to support an organization’s day-to-day operations from those in a status that is something else—in test for example. And reaching...

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Dell/EMC — A Retrospective View — Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, October 13th 2015

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It’s hard for me to imagine that EMC—the company with the most formidable sales machine in tech—is now to be acquired by Dell. Rewind to twenty-five years ago when EMC had an interesting but not necessarily advanced enterprise storage array...

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