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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

17 Aug The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Edge Computing

The topic of edge computing is hot. Every analyst, journalist, and pundit is offering an opinion. Every day, my email “inbox” is filled with enough of those opinions to thoroughly confuse anyone trying to get their head around the basics of edge computing and what all the hype means. So, in a thousand words or […]

10 Jul Inside IBM’s New FlashSystem 9100

It’s been a crowded season of storage industry announcements. It seemed like things were finally quieting down, but today IBM shook things up again with its announcement of a new end-to-end NVMe powerhouse storage solution, the IBM FlashSystem 9100. I’ve written previously about IBM’s current cadence of innovation. In addition to the new IBM FlashSystem […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]