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 […]

28 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: The Dell EMC Networking Strategy

Dell EMC holds a substantial portion of the enterprise IT market. The combined entity has a commanding lead in enterprise storage as well as a top spot in server shipments. To bridge these two islands of technology, the company offers many connectivity options for the wide range of workloads where Dell EMC provides solutions. Dell EMC delivers its own […]

21 Nov Mellanox & HDR InfiniBand

As SC16 has ended, I find myself recapping the many things I saw that are noteworthy. For those of you who are not heavily involved in High Performance Computing (HPC), SC or Super Computing is the premier event where the HPC segment of the industry “struts its stuff”. Most things were not a surprise, but […]

18 Nov Highlights From MI&S Analysts At #SC16

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High performance computing (HPC) is no longer the exclusive club for universities and national labs, it has extended to drug manufacturers, automakers, and now even the cloud giants like Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon AWS are getting into the action. The one show where everyone gets together to show off their HPC wares and research […]

18 Nov With PowerAI, IBM Will Likely Accelerate Enterprise AI Trial And Adoption #SC16

While AI (artificial intelligence) has been around since the 50’s, IBM was the pioneer in the latest AI cycle with their own custom solution dubbed Watson. Ever since the introduction of Watson and its ability to beat Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings, the company has been increasing its investment in the space. IBM Watson is now […]

18 Nov What Does The Future Hold For NetApp?

The enterprise storage market is changing at a rapid pace. New technology inflection points such as flash-based arrays and software-defined storage have emerged to address the changing needs of today’s data-intensive workloads. In addition, public cloud-based storage offerings from vendors like Amazon.com, Microsoft and Google are making a permanent impact on enterprise storage economics and consumption models. […]

15 Nov ONUG Provides A Front Line View In The War On Stagnant Networking

Twice a year the largest companies get together to help plot out the future. Businesses are now talking about digital transformation, changing their IT to adapt to the new age of digital information, analytics and cloud technologies. But their traditional networks are holding them back. Network innovation is starting to be driven by the buyers—not […]