12 Dec IBM Spectrum Storage for AI Brings Scalable Storage To Deep Learning

AI and deep learning are invading the enterprise. NVIDIA Corporation is in the midst of an unprecedented run, delivering targeted technology and products that enable companies to learn from their data. These learnings can lead to competitive insights, recognizing new trends, fueling control systems for intelligent infrastructure, or simply providing predictive capabilities to better manage the […]

10 Dec Amazon AWS Expands Its Market Opportunity And Lowers Customer Costs At Re:Invent 2018

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It has been a bit over a week since AWS re:Invent 2018 ended in Las Vegas. I had the chance to attend Amazon’s premier conference for all things AWS with 50,000 other on-site participants (100,000 online) and it was a great opportunity to see what’s new in its #1 market share cloud services portfolio. The […]

04 Dec Amazon Cloud Moves Up The Storage Stack

Last week Amazon.com  AWS held its re:Invent conference. Amazon always delivers, and as such, it is always one of my favorite events. The company takes the concept of “give the customer what the customer wants” to an extreme when it comes to cloud services. There is nothing that is off-limits. This year was no exception—Amazon […]

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 […]

19 Nov Pure Storage Stakes A Leadership Position In Hybrid Cloud Storage With AWS

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Until today, deploying storage into the cloud required compromise. Cloud computing, public and private, is now a critical part of the infrastructure of nearly every IT architecture, no matter the size. There has been an explosion of innovation focused on providing IT the tools required to seamless migrate and manage workloads across on-premise and cloud […]

16 Nov Is Microsoft Adding Xilinx To Its Datacenters?

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At this point, Microsoft is probably the industry’s largest buyer of Intel FPGAs for datacenter acceleration. It has published numerous blogs and papers about its extensive use cases for the adaptable hardware, from security to search to AI (which I have opined on in numerous Forbes blogs). On Wednesday, October 31, Bloomberg’s Ian King published […]

13 Nov Cisco Systems And David Goeckeler’s Vision For Networking

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Before the kickoff of Cisco Systems’Partner Summit 2018 in Las Vegas this week, I had the opportunity to gain some insights from David Goeckeler, Executive Vice President of Networking and Security. David has responsibility for the entire connectivity infrastructure portfolio for the networking giant. His vision for the future of Cisco is decidedly multi-domain and cloud-centric. […]

13 Nov Cisco Systems And Its Bridge To Possible

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Cisco unveils new branding campaign at the Cisco Partner Summit 2018.   WILL TOWNSEND Before I was an industry analyst, I spent a considerable amount of time working in the IT distribution channel. First at Compaq, then HP (after the merger of the two companies), and lastly at a number of smaller start-ups. Some of my […]

11 Nov AMD Looks To The ‘Next Horizon’ To Deliver Increased Datacenter Value

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AMD Next Horizon with AMD President/CEO Dr. Lisa Su.  PATRICK MOORHEAD In August 2016, when AMD announced at an event in San Francisco that its Zen architecture would provide a 40% IPC improvement, I will admit, I was skeptical. I was hopeful as the industry needed more competition but skeptical as the company hadn’t had […]

08 Nov CenturyLink Field Delivers A “Fan”-tastic Networking Experience

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WILL TOWNSEND I had the recent opportunity to tour CenturyLink Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC. Built in 2002 upon the same site that the original Kingdome stood, the venue is a marvel of architecture and engineering. Paul Allen, may he rest in peace, was the famous Microsoft  executive credited for winning […]

07 Nov IBM Raises The Bar For Storage, Again

The big news in the technology world this past week was IBM Corporation’s purchase of Red Hat in one of the largest software company acquisitions in history. While that is a foundation-shaking move for both IBM and Red Hat, it will not impact the day-to-day lives of most working IT professionals. IT professionals focus on […]

22 Oct Lenovo’s Secret Recipe For Hyperscale Success Is Called ‘ODM+’

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Unnamed hyperscale customer.  LENOVO It’s no secret that Lenovo is on a roll in the datacenter after years of declines after the IBM x86 server business acquisition. Lenovo achieved its goal of becoming #1 in HPC Top 500 two years ahead of its self-imposed schedule), and recent numbers for its Data Center Group showed a […]

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 […]

27 Sep Salesforce And Oracle Missing From The Open Data Initiative Announced At Ignite

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Microsoft, SAP, Adobe CEOs announce the Open Data Initiative.   PATRICK MOORHEAD This week I’m attending Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, the tech giant’s annual customer and CIO conference. In comparison, Microsoft Build is primarily for developers and its ecosystem and Inspire is for its partners and channels. I make a point to attend the […]

17 Sep Lenovo And NetApp Get Very Close On Storage Systems

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As part of the Lenovo and NetApp deal, it will create a China JV.     STEVE MCDOWELL Principal Analyst Patrick Moorhead contributed to this post. Lenovo and NetApp announced a strategic alliance at the Lenovo Transform 2.0 event in New York City this week. Moor Insights & Strategy principal analyst Patrick Moorhead was in attendance […]

04 Sep AWS, Dell, Arm And Edge Announcements Dominate VMware’s VMworld 2018

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger welcomes everybody to VMworld.   PATRICK MOORHEAD Five years ago, it appeared that VMware was going to end up like many legacy enterprise businesses, either overwhelmed by the public cloud IaaS (infrastructure as a service), SaaS (software as a service) offerings, or cheap private clouds.  To VMware’s credit, the company hunkered down […]

31 Aug Microservices: Scalability For An Emerging Networking Paradigm

It seems the technology industry is always coining new buzz-words. “Intent-based” has been all the rage in networking lately, with Cisco Systems pushing its highly visible “Network. Intuitive” strategy. Today I’d like to talk about the buzz-word “disaggregation”—the notion of separating functions such as computing, storage, and networking in order to drive organizational efficiency and […]

28 Aug Intel Had One Thing To Accomplish At Its Data-Centric Summit, So How’d It Work Out?

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Intel’s Lisa Spellman kicks off its Data Centric Innovation Summit in Santa Clara.     PATRICK MOORHEAD I had the opportunity of attending Intel’s “Data-Centric” Innovation (DCI) Summit last week with a small group of industry analysts, financial analysts, and press and wanted to share with you my quick thoughts. This event seemed a bit financial-analyst […]

22 Aug Intel Makes Storage Integral To Data Center Architecture, And That’s Smart

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SANTA CLARA, CA/USA – MARCH 1, 2014: Intel Sign at Corporate Headquarters.   PATRICK MOORHEAD Intel Corporation is not always top-of-mind when you think about storage companies and that’s a mistake. Intel has been delivering solid-state storage since 1985.  Over the few years, Intel has been increasing its investment both in storage technology, but also in […]

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 […]