13 Jul Lenovo Moves The Datacenter Ball Forward At NYC Transform Event

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Lenovo held their Transform event in NYC This past week I attended the Lenovo Transform event in New York City. During the opening keynote, I literally had a front row to some big Lenovo enterprise announcements. The overarching narrative of the day was that Lenovo wants to move from being a PC company to being a […]

30 Jun Cisco Live Day 3: Leaning Into Security

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Wednesday’s keynote opened with a dramatized video of a police interrogation Today I’ll be wrapping up my analysis of Cisco Live 2017, which I attended this week in Las Vegas. I’ve been busy this week, publishing recaps of both Day 1, and Day 2—today we’ll finish out with Day 3’s security keynote. Many know Cisco […]

28 Jun Cisco Live Day 2: All About Deeper Tech And A Glimpse Into Cisco’s Future

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I’ve been attending Cisco Live this week in Las Vegas—yesterday I published my recap of Day 1’s  opening keynote. On Day 1 we heard more from CEO Chuck Robbins about Cisco Systems’ intent-based network, and Robbins’ overall vision for the company—it was a great kickoff to the event. Today,I’ll be recapping the Technology Vision Keynote […]

27 Jun Cisco Live Day 1: All In On The Network Intuitive

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Cisco’s Chuck Robbins presents at Cisco Live 2017 It’s been a busy few weeks for us analysts, with HPE Discover, the AMD EPYC launch, and Lenovo Transform held last week. No rest for the weary though—this week I’m attending Cisco Live in Las Vegas. Cisco Live is the networking powerhouse’s premier annual event (this year […]

20 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: Scaling Up To Digital Transformation

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Changing business cycles are driving more uncertainty as IT grapples with digital transformation and infrastructure modernization—keeping companies relevant by building an IT infrastructure for today, which is also adaptable for the future. But existing infrastructures cannot respond well to changes in the environment, scaling poorly to meet new challenges with resources that may not be […]

05 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: Hybrid IT Helps Businesses Navigate Through Digital Transformation

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In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common […]

05 Jun Red Hat Summit And OpenStack Summit: Two Weeks Of Open Source Software In Boston

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(Photo credit: John Fruehe, Moor Insights & Strategy) Enterprise software comes in two primary varieties: proprietary and open source. Proprietary solutions include things like Oracle databases, Microsoft operating systems and SAP applications. These vendors develop the code and do not allow it to be dissected by a customer; all innovation comes from the vendor. In […]

25 May RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Synergy Helps Simplify Hybrid IT

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IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy accelerated by mobility, IoT, and AI. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor […]

24 May RESEARCH BRIEF: Cisco UCS: True System Innovation

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Businesses are finding that their IT organizations are struggling to address the new demands of digital transformation. Many of these organizations continue to use environments built from silos and discrete components rather than a well-thought-out systems architecture. If IT leaders are going to modernize their infrastructure, they need a solution that delivers flexibility and agility […]

15 May RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo’s Scalable Solutions For SAP Applications

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Digital transformation is driving business to embrace new IT architectures as they try to take advantage of new data sources and drive better decision making. SAP is a leader in providing the software to help automate, run, and bring insight to enterprises. But how SAP applications are deployed can have a huge impact on how […]

08 May RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack Storage: Maturity & Choice

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With the growing popularity of cloud computing, there is still a need for alternatives to the major public offerings. OpenStack presents an option that enables organizations to build elastic and scalable cloud services that deliver more control and choice for their IT environments. The rapid growth of data consumption, combined with the elasticity that cloud […]

01 May RESEARCH PAPER: CIOs Are Driving Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is today’s most visible IT trend, propelled by an almost limitless amount of information from vastly different sources that can help accelerate decision making. The need to become more agile by speeding up decisions is driving changes in business, led by the CIO. Motivated by the need to deepen customer engagement and increase […]

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 […]

24 Mar IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Makes Her Case At InterConnect Why IBM Is The Right Business Platform

This past week I attended IBM’s premier cloud and cognitive conference, InterConnect 2017, held in Las Vegas, NV. The event is IBM’s chance to showcase their newest advancements in cloud technology, with around 25,000 developers, clients, and partners in attendance. Attendees have access to 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications—it’s really quite a happening. Ginni Rometty’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]