10 May Intel Demonstrates At Data-Centric Day That It’s The Datacenter Technology Company To Beat

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I’m a bit remiss in getting this out but thought it was important to talk about Intel’s Data-Centric Day in San Francisco beyond my tweetstorm and numerous press citations. The big story from the event is that Intel is now the full datacenter technology provider to beat, with huge investments in compute, storage, and networking. […]

26 Apr For IBM, Storage Is A Lighthouse For Its Data-Driven, Multi-Cloud World

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This blog was written by Steve McDowell, storage and HCI practice leadfor Moor Insights & Strategy. The cloud computing world is one filled with sudden pivots, swift turns, and sharp boomerangs. The early hopes that cloud computing, with its attractive cost/benefit equations and ease of management, would replace the enterprise data center were short-lived. As enterprises […]

18 Apr The Linux Foundation And Its Networking Superpowers

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I’ve written before about the Linux Foundation and the power of open, standards-based networking. Open source is having a significant impact in both the enterprise and with carriers around the globe. It’s also rubbing off on companies such as Cisco Systems, who are embracing a design philosophy that no longer locks customers into a specific networking stack. […]

12 Apr NVIDIA Is Coming For Your Data Center

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Article by Steve McDowell. NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) took place a few weeks ago near the company’s headquarters in San Jose, California. Be careful how you say “GPU,” though—NVIDIA’s founder and CEO Jensen Huang was clear that it’s a term he avoids, preferring to use product names.  NVIDIA’s processing technology, you see, is about […]

09 Apr Pure Storage Brings Compuverde’s Unstructured Capabilities Into The Fold

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Pure Storage is a company that I’ve been following closely for the past several years. It was one of the first to market with an all-flash storage array, as well as NVMe and high-performance storage. Its innovation often leads the way in storage and pushes its larger, perhaps more well-known, competitors to compete. Last week, it […]

25 Mar Enterprise Networking Providers Weigh In On 5G And Wi-Fi

As an industry analyst that covers all things related to network connectivity, I have a unique perspective—I spend a lot of time with enterprise networking companies as well as operators, service providers, and telecommunication infrastructure firms. Each makes a compelling argument for why their solutions are best suited for any given deployment. Lately, though, tier […]

08 Mar IBM Thinks About Storage

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IBM  Think, one of the industry’s premier technology events, recently wrapped up in San Francisco. Braving unusually wet weather, nearly thirty thousand attendees packed into conference rooms and exhibit halls to hear what IBM Corporation had to say about its vision of the future. IBM didn’t disappoint. One thing you should know about IBM is that […]

08 Mar Pure Storage’s Flash To Flash To Cloud

The storage world is in the midst of a long period of innovation, which was kicked off by the first NVMe-enabled devices less than five years ago. It doesn’t promise to slow down anytime soon. NVMe-over-fabric is becoming a reality, cloud architectures are disrupting how IT architects manage data, QLC-flash is on the verge of […]

13 Feb What Lenovo TruScale Consumption-Based Infrastructure Services Means For IT

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Lenovo announced its new TruScale Infrastructure Services today, a service in which IT organizations deploy Lenovo ThinkSystem or ThinkAgile platforms and only pay for the compute resources consumed. There’s a few questions I’d like to address here. Why did Lenovo launch this service? What does it mean for IT organizations? What does it mean for Lenovo’s […]

13 Feb CBRE, Aruba, Cisco, And Mist Drive Experience-Based Networking

As an analyst that covers all things networking, I’m afforded an opportunity to meet and advise many different companies around the world. Networking has certainly become interesting recently with the promise of 5G and the advent of software-defined features that drive capabilities such as automation and self-healing. However, at the end of the day, networking […]

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 AWS Expands Compute Instances With Graviton A1 And Makes Arm Neoverse Real At re:Invent

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Note: This blog contains contributions from Patrick Moorhead, President, and principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy. One major trend we see at Moor Insights & Strategy is for cloud giants to use and sometimes develop their own, specialized silicon to give them a competitive advantage. We’ve seen this at Microsoft Azure, Google GCP, and Alibaba. […]

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 […]