Introducing Data Protection Software Research Coverage

By Steve Scully, Monday, December 10th 2018

Analyst Blogs

We are preparing our final edits on the Trends in Enterprise Data Protection Research Study which is scheduled for release in January 2019.  This study looks at operational trends in data protection over the next 1 to 2 years from...

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AWS Outposts: Reinventing the On-prem/Off-prem Debate – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, December 10th 2018

Analyst Blogs

At re:Invent 2018, AWS let loose a flurry of services announcements. One of the most interesting and perhaps the most consequential is AWS Outposts. Outposts is a fully managed, on-premises ITaaS platform that is essentially an extension of an AWS public cloud region...

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The Value of Disaggregated Hyper-Converged Infrastructure – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, November 12th 2018

Analyst Blogs

A disaggregated hyper-converged infrastructure approach delivers more flexibility and resource efficiency over traditional HCI models, but carries a few drawbacks. Learn about the pros and cons and compare disaggregated HCI products. A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is composed of a cluster of nodes...

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Data Protection: Fresh Faces for Backup and Recovery Software

By Steve Scully, Monday, November 12th 2018

Analyst Blogs

We are hard at work on our Enterprise Data Protection Software matrix, corresponding Product Briefs and supporting documents.  We plan to launch this new coverage area around this time next month.  With hundreds of data protection solutions in the market...

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IBM to Acquire Red Hat for $34 Billion-Wow – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Analyst Blogs

IBM has announced its widely unexpected intention to acquire Red Hat. For me and others I’ve spoken to, this is a stunning event that represents more than the $34B bet that IBM just placed on cloud and open source. But...

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Abolish the Cloud Data Toll Gate – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, October 8th 2018

Analyst Blogs

It is now common for public cloud services provides (CSPs) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to charge data egress fees. These are monthly fees levied on top of charges for cloud services whenever a customer retrieves...

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Data Protection: Combined Data Protection Systems Matrix simplifies research

By Steve Scully, Monday, October 8th 2018

Analyst Blogs

A few months ago, Evaluator Group combined what was four data protection systems matrices (virtual, entry-level, midrange and high-end) into a single, overall matrix for our traditional data protection systems research.  As data protection solutions have evolved over the years,...

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HCIs Can Have Disaggregated Architectures

By Eric Slack, Monday, October 8th 2018

Analyst Blogs

Product categories and labels can be useful for IT professionals who are involved in the process of identifying and evaluating potential solutions for a new project or infrastructure upgrade. Vendors and analysts are also interested in these product categories (in...

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Does Public Cloud Storage Cost More? Yes and No – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, September 18th 2018

Analyst Blogs

Recently published research on hybrid cloud storage use cases sheds light on the ongoing debate over which storage environment costs more: the cloud or an on-premises data center. It this increasingly advanced stage of public cloud storage usage within the...

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What VMworld 2018 Said About VMware – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, September 10th 2018

Analyst Blogs

VMworld 2018 drew a crowd of approximately 20,000, down 10,000 from last year’s attendance of 30,000. Why the fall-off in attendance isn’t exactly clear, but containers and public clouds are possibilities. Both are surfacing as potential threats to VMware’s dominating...

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