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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

01 Mar Hyperconvergence At The Rack Level: Dell EMC Launches Innovative New Solution

I have been thinking quite a bit recently about Dell EMC and its approach to converged infrastructure. This has been triggered by both an organizational change at Dell, and the opportunity I’ve had to take a deep look at the new Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 converged infrastructure solution. I wanted to go ahead and share […]

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 […]