06 Jul HPE Discover 2018 Signaled The Next Stage Of The Company’s Future Under Antonio Neri

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HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri PATRICK MOORHEAD Last week, analysts Will Townsend (networking), Matt Kimball (compute), Steve McDowell (storage), Rhett Dillingham (cloud), and I spent most of the week in Las Vegas attending HPE Discover 2018, taking in all the latest announcements from the tech giant. This year’s event is notable, amongst other things, for […]

06 Jul Lenovo Rakes In Most TOP500 Systems And Two Years Ahead Of Schedule

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TOP500 It’s that time of year again at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) conference, where records are being broken, and new lists created. This year’s ISC is being held in Frankfurt, Germany, and Lenovo announced that it had officially become the number one provider of supercomputing systems, as ranked by the number of systems placed […]

26 Jun HPE Discover 2018: Livin’ On The Edge

Hewlett Packard Enterprise ’s Discover conference was held in Las Vegas last week and the company was laser-focused on edge computing, cloud computing, and the autonomous datacenter. When it comes to technology conferences, most companies strive to paint an inspiring vision of the future. Oftentimes though, that vision is almost science fiction—no real linkage to […]

20 Jun How Has The AMD EPYC Server Processor Done In Its First Year?

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A beaming Lisa Su, AMD CEO, stands in front of an EPYC-based server rack Advanced Micro Devices, AMD, re-entered the server market with the launch of its EPYC processor one year ago today. This launch was significant and could be described as a very big bet by AMD against a competitor that owns over 99% […]

08 Jun It’s Been An EPYC Couple Of Weeks For AMD

Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ) has been busy on the server front. At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Lisa Su gave a brief, but compelling update on AMD’s server business (you can view here – go to the 20:35 mark). The “net – net” of this all is that EPYC is gaining momentum with OEM […]

06 Jun Pure Storage Keeps Up Momentum With New Offerings

Pure Storage has been an unlikely leader in the storage industry. It came out of seemingly nowhere, introducing the industry to the power of all-flash arrays. IT shops responded and began adopting Pure Storage’s all-flash solutions into their performance applications. The entire storage industry scrambled to respond to the threat of all-flash arrays, and over […]

05 Jun Intel Is Disrupting The Storage Tier

The traditional data tier is changing and I’ve been talking about this for a while. I’ve written about the explosion of data,  and how to craft a strategy to exploit that explosion of data.  That defines how to talk about data, but what about the storage of data? Intel announced two new product families last […]

25 May What Does The Red Hat And IBM Cloud Private And Deep Learning Combination Bring To Enterprise IT?

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IBM has been on a roll lately with POWER Systems. Principal analyst and colleague Patrick Moorhead wrote aboutGoogle deploying POWER9 announced at the OpenPOWER Summit and last week I wrote about  IBM expanding its platform HCI footprint with Nutanix. As another output of a long partnership, IBM and Red Hat recently announced the availability of […]

22 May IBM Storage Makes Its Voice Heard

IBM Corporation has been ubiquitous in the data center for so long that it is easy to take it for granted. This is especially true of IBM Storage, who has struggled in the past with both execution and portfolio agility. Two years ago, IBM brought fresh leadership in to run its storage unit. Ed Walsh […]

18 May IBM Extends Its Reach In The Datacenter Through Nutanix

IBM has been making a lot of noise in the datacenter recently. In December of 2017, the company’s POWER9 platforms hit the market with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). In March of this year, Rackspace and Google gave the first public peak at the Zaius and Barreleye 2 Open Compute platform at the Open […]

18 May Dell EMC Storage: Supercars And Freight Trains

It was no surprise that the crowd of ten thousand technology practitioners and engineers cheered the appearance of a McLaren supercar driving across the stage at the 2018 Dell Technologies World event earlier this month. The McLaren, and the Formula One racing technology behind it is an engineering wonder. During a race, a McLaren F1 […]

16 May HPE Looks To The Future of Composable Infrastructure With Plexxi Acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced its intention to acquire Plexxi, a small software-defined networking company, for an undisclosed amount.  Plexxi provides flexible software-defined networking fabric capabilities for HCI and cloud applications. HPE, in announcing the acquisition, specifically called out the benefit that Plexxi’s capabilities in software-defined and flexible networking will bring to HPE’s Simplivity and […]

02 May Dell Technologies World 2018 Day 2: New Products Galore

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Dell Vice Chairman Jeff Clarke kicks off Dell Tech World Day 2 As I wrote yesterday, this week I am attending Dell Technologies World 2018 in Las Vegas to get a look the conglomerate’s overall vision, and to see what new products and solutions it has in store for its customers and partners in the […]

01 May Dell Technologies World 2018 Day 1: One Big Happy Family

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Dell Technologies Michael Dell storms onto the stage at this year’s event This week I’m attending Dell Technologies World 2018 in Las Vegas, the tech giant’s premier annual show. Over 14,000 attendees came to the event and included customers, press, analysts, technology and channel partners. Dell is a company that I follow very closely, and […]

18 Apr Is Cisco Opening Up With Its DevNet Group?

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Cisco DevNet logo When you’re big, it seems like everyone is gunning for you. Much the same could be said for Cisco Systems . Chided in the past for locking in its customers with a closed approach to delivering networking solutions, the company is now embracing an open standards approach. I had the opportunity recently […]

02 Apr The Curious Case Of Carbonite And The Democratization Of Disaster Recovery

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Every time I hear the name Carbonite, I flash back to the days of listening to sports radio on my daily commute and hearing the commercials promoting the protection of your personal data. It seemed like every five minutes there was another once-hopeless person who was saved by the magic of Carbonite’s data protection and […]

19 Mar Google Confirms POWER9 Processor Data Center Deployment At OpenPOWER Summit 2018

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The OpenPOWERSummit was held today in Las Vegas, NV Three “flavors” of systems architecture are currently vying for the datacenter- Arm, POWER, and X86. The OpenPOWER Foundation represents the ecosystem for all things POWER—a collaborative, open-source effort to challenge and upend traditional x86 architecture’s dominance in the industry. Each year, more companies sign on as […]

14 Mar Nutanix Aims To Bridge HCI And Cloud With Acquisitions

There are two trends right now that are changing the way IT organizations deploy services to their customers: converged/hyper-converged infrastructure and the movement of workloads to the cloud. Both are focused squarely on making IT more efficient in both cost and operational overhead. Nutanix, a pioneer who largely invented the HCI space, continues to share […]

12 Mar Data Is Escaping Your Data Center And What You Can Do About It

While I do have the flair for the dramatic, I don’t mean to alarm anyone by saying this, but your data is escaping from the datacenter. The volume and velocity of data are increasing at such a rapid rate, and being generated and consumed increasingly away from the traditional IT datacenter, that there is no other […]

06 Mar Packet Deploys EPYC-Based Dell EMC Servers: Here’s Why You Should Care

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Bare metal cloud provider Packet is expanding its cloud offerings with the launch of a new, single processor/single socket offering based on Dell  EMC ’s R6415 rack server. This server is designed around the AMD EPYC SoC, a processor designed for scale out implementations and positioned for cloud. Packet’s offering features plenty of compute resources: […]