Cloud services and enterprise software

13 Jul Lenovo Moves The Datacenter Ball Forward At NYC Transform Event

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Lenovo held their Transform event in NYC This past week I attended the Lenovo Transform event in New York City. During the opening keynote, I literally had a front row to some big Lenovo enterprise announcements. The overarching narrative of the day was that Lenovo wants to move from being a PC company to being a […]

30 Jun Cisco Live Day 3: Leaning Into Security

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Wednesday’s keynote opened with a dramatized video of a police interrogation Today I’ll be wrapping up my analysis of Cisco Live 2017, which I attended this week in Las Vegas. I’ve been busy this week, publishing recaps of both Day 1, and Day 2—today we’ll finish out with Day 3’s security keynote. Many know Cisco […]

28 Jun Cisco Live Day 2: All About Deeper Tech And A Glimpse Into Cisco’s Future

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I’ve been attending Cisco Live this week in Las Vegas—yesterday I published my recap of Day 1’s  opening keynote. On Day 1 we heard more from CEO Chuck Robbins about Cisco Systems’ intent-based network, and Robbins’ overall vision for the company—it was a great kickoff to the event. Today,I’ll be recapping the Technology Vision Keynote […]

27 Jun Cisco Live Day 1: All In On The Network Intuitive

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Cisco’s Chuck Robbins presents at Cisco Live 2017 It’s been a busy few weeks for us analysts, with HPE Discover, the AMD EPYC launch, and Lenovo Transform held last week. No rest for the weary though—this week I’m attending Cisco Live in Las Vegas. Cisco Live is the networking powerhouse’s premier annual event (this year […]

21 Jun Will 5G Change Lives? Infrastructure Providers, Carriers, Even Dell EMC And HPE Are Betting It Will

Do you feel the need for speed? Imagine the ability to move from 100s of megabits per second today to 10,000+ in the future on your smartphone or tablet. 5G will turn all of that into a reality. To badly misquote one of my favorite superheroes, “With great speed comes great performance.” Thus 5G has […]

20 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: Scaling Up To Digital Transformation

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Changing business cycles are driving more uncertainty as IT grapples with digital transformation and infrastructure modernization—keeping companies relevant by building an IT infrastructure for today, which is also adaptable for the future. But existing infrastructures cannot respond well to changes in the environment, scaling poorly to meet new challenges with resources that may not be […]

20 Jun China Is Driving To 5G And IoT Through Global Collaboration

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(Photo credit: John Fruehe, Moor Insights & Strategy) Telecoms and cloud service providers are gearing up for two of the largest functional changes in decades: The Internet of Things (IoT) which is happening now and 5G which is on the horizon. Both will require substantial investments in capital and operations for today’s networks to be […]

19 Jun HPE Goes Big With New Gen10 Servers

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HPE Gen10 Family Last week, I attended HPE Discover in Las Vegas and I wrote a pretty lengthy column recapping the main keynote and themes of the show (which you can read here), but today I wanted to go ahead and recap the Gen10 Breakout Session which gave the best overview of the launch. I […]

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 […]

13 Jun Verizon Closes Yahoo, Many Changes Ahead For Its Consolidated Media Services Subsidiary

Verizon Communications  announced today that it closed its acquisition of Yahoo for nearly $4.5B. It also closed the door on Marissa Mayer as she departs from the beleaguered internet company that she led since mid-2012. Two storied brands come together With the addition of Yahoo, Verizon is planning to consolidate its other holding of AOL […]

12 Jun HPE Discover 2017: Raising Customer Confidence In A Turbulent Time

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HPE CEO Meg Whitman opens up Discover 2017 in Las Vegas This past week I attended Hewlett Packard Enterprise ‘s Discover 2017 in Las Vegas with fellow Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Mike Krell (IIoT) and Rhett Dillingham(cloud software/services).  Discover is HPE’s premier, semi-annual conference and the company’s opportunity to set its narrative, announce new […]

06 Jun HPE Discover 2017 Analyst Coverage

Moor Insights & Strategy analyst have been busy diving deep into a few areas of HPE’s strategies and new offerings, including hybrid IT, security, composable infrastructure, and IoT. You can find these below. 1/ Forbes: HPE Raises The Infrastructure Security Bar With New Gen 10 Platform (June 5, 2017) The advent of IoT, hybrid IT, and […]

05 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: Hybrid IT Helps Businesses Navigate Through Digital Transformation

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In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common […]

05 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Locks Down Server Security

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Security is a looming issue for businesses. The threat landscape is increasing, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Emerging technologies like IoT, mobility, and hybrid IT environments now open new business opportunity, but they also introduce new risk. Protecting servers at the software level is no longer enough. Businesses need to reach down into the […]

05 Jun Red Hat Summit And OpenStack Summit: Two Weeks Of Open Source Software In Boston

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(Photo credit: John Fruehe, Moor Insights & Strategy) Enterprise software comes in two primary varieties: proprietary and open source. Proprietary solutions include things like Oracle databases, Microsoft operating systems and SAP applications. These vendors develop the code and do not allow it to be dissected by a customer; all innovation comes from the vendor. In […]

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 […]

01 Jun VDI deserves another look based on Dell EMC VDI Complete

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is well known to be a vastly underutilized technology in enterprise. A large majority of the market has long been aware of the potential benefits but has been waiting on the technology to mature. The new Dell EMC VDI Complete offering announced recently at Dell EMC World 2017 was a big […]

31 May Denial Of Service Is A Growing Threat: How Can You Better Protect Your Business?

Earlier this month, I wrote on the changing face of cybersecurity, and last week I wrote a blog on recent high-profile security attacks, and what lessons we can take away from them. Today, as part of our ongoing series on security, I wanted to take a deeper dive into the different kinds of Denial of […]

25 May RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Synergy Helps Simplify Hybrid IT

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IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy accelerated by mobility, IoT, and AI. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor […]

24 May RESEARCH BRIEF: Cisco UCS: True System Innovation

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Businesses are finding that their IT organizations are struggling to address the new demands of digital transformation. Many of these organizations continue to use environments built from silos and discrete components rather than a well-thought-out systems architecture. If IT leaders are going to modernize their infrastructure, they need a solution that delivers flexibility and agility […]