10 Sep AMD EPYC Is Poised For Big Gains, But Not For The Reasons You Think

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AMD garnered a lot of attention with the launch of its EPYC 7002 Series processor a couple of weeks ago, and with good reason. It’s a highly performant part with a feature set that differentiates the product from the rest of market. The press has been very positive in its coverage of EPYC. The strength of […]

22 Aug All Roads Lead To An Epyc “Rome” For Enterprise IT

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In case you weren’t convinced by AMD’s re-entry to the server market with the initial launch of EPYC in 2017, the company today launched an what I consider an incredible follow-on product with EPYC 7002 Series (codenamed Rome). While the market was excited to see the company re-enter the market with the original EPYC CPU, […]

17 Jun Things Are About To Get Interesting In Chipville, Datacenter

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There’s been a lot of noise in the datacenter CPU market over the last few months. Intel launched its 2nd Generation Scalable Xeon Processor (codenamed Cascade Lake). Arm is winning in the cloud and seems to be finding momentum with its N1 & E1 processors. And let’s not forget AMD —in addition to finding momentum in the HPC space, the […]

13 Feb What Lenovo TruScale Consumption-Based Infrastructure Services Means For IT

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Lenovo announced its new TruScale Infrastructure Services today, a service in which IT organizations deploy Lenovo ThinkSystem or ThinkAgile platforms and only pay for the compute resources consumed. There’s a few questions I’d like to address here. Why did Lenovo launch this service? What does it mean for IT organizations? What does it mean for Lenovo’s […]

04 Dec AWS Expands Compute Instances With Graviton A1 And Makes Arm Neoverse Real At re:Invent

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Note: This blog contains contributions from Patrick Moorhead, President, and principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy. One major trend we see at Moor Insights & Strategy is for cloud giants to use and sometimes develop their own, specialized silicon to give them a competitive advantage. We’ve seen this at Microsoft Azure, Google GCP, and Alibaba. […]

20 Nov IoT And Edge Computing: The Wild West Of Cybersecurity

Is it me, or has the cybersecurity landscape been a little bit quiet during this national cybersecurity month? After a wild 2017 and early 2018, the cyber threat landscape seems significantly slower. At the very least, the publicity around it has quieted down. Rest assured though, the threats are still there. Many organizations are still […]

17 Oct Arm Launches Neoverse: Five Things To Know

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Arm TechCon 2018 is being held in San Jose, CA this week.   MATT KIMBALL Today at Arm TechCon 2018, Arm doubled down in the infrastructure space with the launch of its Neoverse brand of infrastructure related intellectual property (IP) and a brief glimpse at its roadmap. The Arm market vision is spot on, and the […]

21 Aug IBM POWERs Scale Up With Its Newest Servers

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Note: This blog contains contributions from Moor Insights & Strategy principal analyst, Patrick Moorhead IBM has had a string of success in recent quarters with its Systems business lines and last quarter, was the growth driver for the entire company. Part of that can be attributed to Z mainframes but was also driven by the […]

17 Aug The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Edge Computing

The topic of edge computing is hot. Every analyst, journalist, and pundit is offering an opinion. Every day, my email “inbox” is filled with enough of those opinions to thoroughly confuse anyone trying to get their head around the basics of edge computing and what all the hype means. So, in a thousand words or […]

17 Jul Lenovo Launches ThinkAgile CP “Composable Cloud” Platform

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ThinkAgile CP overview LENOVO The market for cloud services and private cloud software is booming based on IT’s desire to simplify and speed up its operations and therefore put more effort into strategic projects and applications. As a former IT practitioner, I cannot tell you how valuable this is, but how difficult it can be to […]

26 Jun HPE Discover 2018: Livin’ On The Edge

Hewlett Packard Enterprise ’s Discover conference was held in Las Vegas last week and the company was laser-focused on edge computing, cloud computing, and the autonomous datacenter. When it comes to technology conferences, most companies strive to paint an inspiring vision of the future. Oftentimes though, that vision is almost science fiction—no real linkage to […]

08 Jun It’s Been An EPYC Couple Of Weeks For AMD

Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ) has been busy on the server front. At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Lisa Su gave a brief, but compelling update on AMD’s server business (you can view here – go to the 20:35 mark). The “net – net” of this all is that EPYC is gaining momentum with OEM […]

25 May What Does The Red Hat And IBM Cloud Private And Deep Learning Combination Bring To Enterprise IT?

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IBM has been on a roll lately with POWER Systems. Principal analyst and colleague Patrick Moorhead wrote aboutGoogle deploying POWER9 announced at the OpenPOWER Summit and last week I wrote about  IBM expanding its platform HCI footprint with Nutanix. As another output of a long partnership, IBM and Red Hat recently announced the availability of […]

18 May IBM Extends Its Reach In The Datacenter Through Nutanix

IBM has been making a lot of noise in the datacenter recently. In December of 2017, the company’s POWER9 platforms hit the market with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). In March of this year, Rackspace and Google gave the first public peak at the Zaius and Barreleye 2 Open Compute platform at the Open […]

02 Apr The Curious Case Of Carbonite And The Democratization Of Disaster Recovery

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Every time I hear the name Carbonite, I flash back to the days of listening to sports radio on my daily commute and hearing the commercials promoting the protection of your personal data. It seemed like every five minutes there was another once-hopeless person who was saved by the magic of Carbonite’s data protection and […]

06 Mar Packet Deploys EPYC-Based Dell EMC Servers: Here’s Why You Should Care

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Bare metal cloud provider Packet is expanding its cloud offerings with the launch of a new, single processor/single socket offering based on Dell  EMC ’s R6415 rack server. This server is designed around the AMD EPYC SoC, a processor designed for scale out implementations and positioned for cloud. Packet’s offering features plenty of compute resources: […]

27 Feb How Does HyperFlex 3.0 Impact Cisco’s Position In The HCI Space?

Cisco Systems recently released HyperFlex 3.0 to the market, strengthening its hyperconverged offering considerably. This release sports a number of new features that deliver on Cisco’s vision of any app on any cloud at any time, with a strong focus on simplicity.  The real question is, how does Cisco compare against Nutanix and Dell EMC […]

22 Feb Can Stratus Make It On The Industrial Edge?

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Stratus launched its new ztC Edge system last week, as part of the company’s push into the industrial edge computing market. This is a move that makes sense, but it’s also a move that will put Stratus in competition with some very well-established edge players. It will additionally put Stratus in competition with Operation Technology […]

21 Feb Hewlett Packard Enterprise Releases iLO Amplifier Pack With Server System Restore

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HPE iLO Hewlett Packard Enterprise has released an update to its iLO Amplifier Pack, making Server System Restore available to customers who have already purchased or downloaded the iLO Amplifier Pack. Server System Restore is a feature that enables the automatic restoration of server operating environments, through the iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition license, following […]

06 Feb Dell EMC Expands The PowerEdge Portfolio With AMD EPYC Offerings

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Dell EMC, AMD   Dell EMC launched its Advanced Micro Deviceslineup in China today, a few months after announcing its reengagement with AMD . This is an important milestone for both Dell EMC and Advanced Micro Devices. For Dell EMC, it is a furthering of the company’s strategy of delivering choice in the marketplace. For […]