06 Jun Pure Storage Keeps Up Momentum With New Offerings

Pure Storage has been an unlikely leader in the storage industry. It came out of seemingly nowhere, introducing the industry to the power of all-flash arrays. IT shops responded and began adopting Pure Storage’s all-flash solutions into their performance applications. The entire storage industry scrambled to respond to the threat of all-flash arrays, and over […]

22 May IBM Storage Makes Its Voice Heard

IBM Corporation has been ubiquitous in the data center for so long that it is easy to take it for granted. This is especially true of IBM Storage, who has struggled in the past with both execution and portfolio agility. Two years ago, IBM brought fresh leadership in to run its storage unit. Ed Walsh […]

18 May Dell EMC Storage: Supercars And Freight Trains

It was no surprise that the crowd of ten thousand technology practitioners and engineers cheered the appearance of a McLaren supercar driving across the stage at the 2018 Dell Technologies World event earlier this month. The McLaren, and the Formula One racing technology behind it is an engineering wonder. During a race, a McLaren F1 […]

16 May HPE Looks To The Future of Composable Infrastructure With Plexxi Acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced its intention to acquire Plexxi, a small software-defined networking company, for an undisclosed amount.  Plexxi provides flexible software-defined networking fabric capabilities for HCI and cloud applications. HPE, in announcing the acquisition, specifically called out the benefit that Plexxi’s capabilities in software-defined and flexible networking will bring to HPE’s Simplivity and […]

14 Mar Nutanix Aims To Bridge HCI And Cloud With Acquisitions

There are two trends right now that are changing the way IT organizations deploy services to their customers: converged/hyper-converged infrastructure and the movement of workloads to the cloud. Both are focused squarely on making IT more efficient in both cost and operational overhead. Nutanix, a pioneer who largely invented the HCI space, continues to share […]

01 Mar RESEARCH PAPER: Storage-Optimized Machine Learning

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Organizations run at the speed of their data. While Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have a continuing history of solving traditional problems in pattern recognition, AI and ML techniques are rapidly finding their place in business analytics, where the patterns being determined might be less obvious. The efficiency of these learning systems can […]

01 Mar Hyperconvergence At The Rack Level: Dell EMC Launches Innovative New Solution

I have been thinking quite a bit recently about Dell EMC and its approach to converged infrastructure. This has been triggered by both an organizational change at Dell, and the opportunity I’ve had to take a deep look at the new Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 converged infrastructure solution. I wanted to go ahead and share […]

03 Feb HPE Cloud Volumes Is An Intriguing Storage Service Offering

Enterprise IT is an increasingly cloud-aware undertaking—more and more applications and data are migrating to Amazon.com AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft ’s Azure. It’s important to note though that not all workloads are following suit with the widespread cloud migration. This fact is driving the industry to focus on supporting hybrid cloud solutions—solutions that […]

24 Jan Storage Industry 2018: Predictions For The Year To Come

When it comes to storage, this new year certainly won’t be boring. A number of technologies and market movements have been percolating over the past few years and will reach full steam in 2018—impacting the landscape for enterprise suppliers and enterprise buyers alike. There is a lot to cover, so let’s dive in. The year […]

20 Nov A Tech Analyst’s Thoughts On NetApp’s 2Q FY2018 Results

NetApp is living one of the great stories in technology right now. In a storage market dominated by Dell Technologies (with its EMC unit) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise , NetApp has just beat consensus on earnings by $0.20/share. NetApp delivered a $1.42B quarter, driving 6% growth year-over-year. More impressively is that its product revenue grew […]

27 Sep The State Of Storage: Second Quarter Enterprise Market Trends

The horse race At its heart, an IDC quarterly report is for the race watchers. Technology and market watchers want to know who is winning and—more interestingly—who isn’t. The storage market has long been dominated by a handful of big players, surrounded by a wide smattering of emergent technology companies—all of whom believe that they […]