09 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: AMD EPYC Presents Opportunity To Save On Software Licensing Costs

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Software licensing models for many server applications have long been tied to the hardware infrastructure resources on which they are run, particularly server processor resources. As server processor architectures have evolved, software licensing models have evolved with them. The software licensing model evolution has varied widely by software vendor, both in their types of changes […]

16 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: A Single Platform For Container Orchestration and Data Services

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Mesosphere DC/OS offers enterprises a cohesive platform combining the disparate set of open source container orchestration and data-intensive application tools with automated best practices to ease the work of building, deploying, and operating modern applications. With the recent addition of Kubernetes for container orchestration, DC/OS stands out as a platform for managing both stateless and […]

13 Jul Microsoft Releases Azure Stack Enabling Hybrid Cloud Among Key Market Levers Versus AWS

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Microsoft’s Inspire conference announcements included two significant items related to its Azure cloud computing business. The biggest was the announcement that the Azure Stack offering for private deployment is now ready for order from OEM launch partners Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo . The second was a $250M sales and marketing investment in […]

19 Jun Dell EMC And VMware Driving Potential Inflection Point In VDI Adoption

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Tucked appropriately but perhaps too quietly into the set of a Dell EMC and VMware announcements at Dell EMC World was an example of synergy from the Dell EMC acquisition and tighter product collaboration occurring with VMware: Dell EMC VDI Complete. We noted it in our event coverage but want to elaborate on an offering […]

15 Jun RESEARCH BRIEF: Is VDI Ready for Broader Adoption?

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has lagged versus early expectations of broad adoption for almost a decade due to lack of predictability of costs, performance issues, and complexity from deployment to support have gated broader enterprise adoption. It was only a matter of time until a single vendor could consolidate a full end-to-end offer addressing these […]

01 Jun Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Options Finally Emerging for I&O Leaders

It has been a tough last few years for IT Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) leaders aiming to optimize their organizations’ cloud computing. They have gotten experienced enough with cloud computing to know what they should deliver to the business in hybrid cloud (computing capability that spans public clouds and private clouds), yet they have been […]

21 Apr Docker And Kubernetes Fostering New Hybrid Cloud Options For Enterprise

As strong enterprise cloud adoption continues, many enterprises are looking to achieve hybrid cloud capability to benefit from the flexibility of different cloud infrastructures for deploying their application portfolio. Survey data from IDC shows 73% of enterprise cloud adopters have a hybrid cloud strategy. The most commonly desired hybrid cloud approach in enterprise combines one […]