27 Mar RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo Brings Azure Stack On Premises

Public cloud technologies are being adopted quickly to help businesses become more agile and flexible. However, many of the current workloads being run within datacenters cannot be deployed off-premises, as public cloud demands, because of the need for control, performance, security, or user experience. Private cloud services are a way for businesses to bring the […]

01 Mar With Its Recent Outage, Amazon Web Services Is Helping To Sell Hybrid IT

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed leader in the public cloud space–it is growing quickly every quarter and delivering strong earnings back to its parent, Amazon.com. Microsoft ‘s Azure is narrowing the gap and IBM, Google and Rackspace offer significant enterprise public cloud services, too. AWS is very profitable, generating $3.7 billion in operating […]

24 Feb RESEARCH PAPER: Security Follows Compute to the Edge

Edge computing is becoming more prevalent for both the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and traditional operational applications. Companies need to protect their data better at remote locations and all along the path back to central datacenters. You can download the paper here. Table of Contents Executive Summary Network Edge Now Transforming IT Architectures Attacks […]

14 Feb A Networking Open Source Innovation Pipeline Can Accelerate Businesses

Proprietary networking has always been a double-edged sword. It delivered the stability businesses depend on to keep things running, but it often lacked the innovation that help businesses get ahead. More to the point, most new technology introductions were taken with skepticism and caution. Each new generation of products only seemed to lock businesses in […]

14 Feb With A Few Surprises, Cisco Releases 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

At the end of January, Cisco Systems released their annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) to the world. This report has become something of a tradition for Cisco, with this being the 10 th year running, and it’s always a good resource to keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing field of cybersecurity. Even […]

13 Feb HPE Beefs Up Network Security With Niara Acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been very busy since the separation of HP Inc. and HPE, doing spin-mergers, spin-outs and resetting for a much leaner and faster future. This never meant they wouldn’t acquire companies; in fact, they have indicated a few areas where this made sense, one of them being edge security. Two weeks […]

31 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Consumer Networking Gains Wi-Fi Mesh

Consumers traditionally deploy a single Wi-Fi router for the home and adapt their usage around the router. But, changing needs are rendering this strategy unworkable for many homes as the coverage area needs are increasing, the prevalence of mobile devices is changing the access patterns and a host of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now entering the […]

17 Jan What To Expect in Servers, Storage, Networking, AI and IoT in 2017

Columns Jimmy Pike: Server CPU Predictions For 2017 Karl Freund: Five Things To Watch In AI And Machine Learning In 2017 Karl Freund: What To Expect in 2017 From AMD, INTEL, NVIDIA, XILINX And Others For Machine Learning Mike Krell: Internet Of Things (IoT) Outlook For 2017 Gina Longoria: Five Things To Watch In Enterprise Storage In 2017 John Fruehe: What […]

12 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Dell EMC Delivers a Broad Portfolio of Converged Systems for Enterprise IT

The converged systems market is growing rapidly as IT organizations look to improve efficiency and simplify their operations. A growing number of converged systems solutions are now available from leading vendors that range from flexible building blocks to turnkey solution stacks. Dell’s acquisition of EMC in September 2016 gave the two companies the opportunity to bring together a strong […]

12 Jan Can Lenovo Gain More Traction In The Enterprise Datacenter?

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In 2014, Lenovo , a dominant force in the PC market, embarked on a journey to increase its presence in the datacenter with the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business. Lenovo’s integration of IBM’s x86 server team is now complete, and the company has shifted into a higher gear looking to take advantage of competitive […]

10 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Gen-Z & Emerging System Requirements

The ultimate objective of modern information technology (IT) systems is to transform data into information with actionable business insights. Businesses demand security and data protection throughout this entire process. Insights must be virtually immediate, derived from data of unpredictable volume, from hosts in many different locations, and from an increasing number of diverse sources. These requirements, especially size and the […]

10 Jan Server CPU Predictions For 2017

2017 promises to be an exciting year for servers and the competitiveness of compute offerings. This year will see this scope of impact not only include enterprise datacenters and the public cloud, but extend to the emergence of “edge computing”. Edge computing is defined as compute required to deal with data at or near the […]

29 Dec Five Things To Watch In Enterprise Storage In 2017

Enterprise storage has historically been a market that is slow to change, but a number of factors are making this an interesting space to watch right now. Vendors like Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp, IBM, Pure Storage and others are servicing the storage market with on-premise traditional storage systems and server-based storage products. […]

28 Dec What To Expect From Networking In 2017

Each year we try to lay out what businesses should expect in the upcoming year in the networking market. This year we expect to see a lot of changes as the traditionally conservative networking market begins to feel the pressure of years of networking status quo and resistance to change. This is our view of […]

19 Dec RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo ThinkAgile CX Competes on Cost Economics & Time to Value

Converged systems are gaining traction with enterprise IT as a way to simplify operations, improve time to value, and lower costs over traditional infrastructure solutions. Lenovo entered the converged systems market in October 2016 with the launch of ThinkAgile CX, a rack scale solution that was jointly developed with Nimble Storage. Lenovo sees ThinkAgile CX providing an opportunity […]

07 Dec Does Qualcomm Have A Real Shot At Competing In The Datacenter?

The server processor market has been pretty boring to watch as Intel, the 800-pound gorilla in this space, has held onto more than 99% market share of unit shipments for the last several years. The industry has been begging for a viable competitor, and several have thrown their hats in the ring, including IBM with OpenPOWER […]

06 Dec HPE Discover London 2016: Company Did What They Needed To Do

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE, held their bi-annual Discover conference in London this past week, and I, along with other analysts and global press, was eager to see what’s next for the still relatively-new company. It’s been less than six months since HPE held Discover Las Vegas so this isn’t a one-shot deal where the company […]

02 Dec Hewlett Packard Enterprise Goes After Amazon Public Cloud In Enterprise Storage

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public cloud providers have permanently changed everything in the world of IT infrastructure. In the old days, IT organizations would work with their vendor of choice to buy and deploy new hardware in their own datacenters, paying a large up-front cost for the equipment. Today, the public cloud has removed […]

30 Nov Home Wi-Fi Is Broken, But Enterprise Technology Can Fix It

About once a week my wife utters those four special words to me: “Is the Internet broken?” What she means by this is that she is having a problem connecting to the Wi-Fi, mostly because she has been moving around the house with her devices. Years ago, families sat around the radio together in one […]

29 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: Predictive Maintenance: A Paradigm Shift

One of the keys to cost-effective and efficient operations for any business with a significant number of mechanical systems is its maintenance program. Programs vary widely depending on investment profile, but all have the singular objective of maximizing uptime and making operations as cost-effective as possible. You can download the paper here. Table of Contents Executive Summary Preventative […]