Gina Longoria

RESEARCH PAPER: The Open Compute Project Provides Inspiration, but Delivery is Unclear

The Open Compute Project (OCP) was developed by Facebook and other hyperscale computing leaders in 2011 to help the datacenter hardware community embrace open, efficient, and cost-optimized design principles. Since then, other industry leaders such as Microsoft, Apple, Google, financial services firms, and telecomm providers have joined OCP to take part in the collaboration and community efforts. One of …

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The 3 Reasons Why OpenStack Is Now Ready For Corporate Primetime

OpenStack Cloud Software (logo source: OpenStack.org) Everyone is talking about moving to the cloud and all of the cost and efficiency advantages that cloud computing can provide for IT. However for many enterprises, a move to the cloud is easier said than done due to concerns about security, control and lack of flexibility when moving …

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RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack is Now Ready for the Enterprise

The OpenStack cloud operating system is becoming a strong alternative to traditional IT service delivery models for large enterprises. In addition to replacing traditional models, OpenStack is establishing itself as an accelerator towards efficient and credible onpremise and hybrid cloud alternatives to remote-only cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Engine, and Microsoft Azure).The OpenStack …

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TCO Analysis Demonstrates How Moving To The Cloud Can Save Your Company Money

IT organizations are moving to the cloud in droves with high hopes to improve efficiency, increase agility and save money. In an effort to address this insatiable demand, leading companies like Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft, Rackspace and others provide a wide range of cloud product offerings and services. The choices can be daunting for IT organizations who …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Business Value of Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting

Businesses face an almost overwhelming number of options for moving to “the cloud” to modernize IT capabilities and expand beyond traditional service models. Options include a combination of traditional on-premises datacenter capabilities and a wide range of cloud services deployment models. When evaluating the available options, IT should look beyond initial hardware and software expenses, as they are just …

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Could Qualcomm’s China Joint Venture Be A Game-Changer For The Server Industry?

Qualcomm’s ARM-based Server Demonstration at Announcement Event in San Francisco, October 2015 (Photo credit: Gina Longoria, Moor Insights & Strategy) China has become an increasingly important market over the last several years for server technology providers, and leading vendors such as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM and Intel are all making significant investments to get more than …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Journey to Composable Infrastructure

Today’s digital economy is driving IT as a focal point for competitive differentiation. But siloed, traditional IT architectures often are not equipped to provide the flexibility that today’s business-critical applications require. In addition, many IT organizations are transitioning to a DevOps methodology for application development which involves continuous integration, automation, and measurement throughout the process. DevOps requires an agile infrastructure …

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RESEARCH BRIEF: Building the Ecosystem for ARM Servers

Enterprise IT and cloud service providers have shifted their focus away from server buying criteria that are based on performance-per-dollar and toward metrics that encompass total cost of ownership (TCO) for the lifecycle of a server. In addition, these organizations are moving away from a “one size fits all” approach to their server purchases and toward solutions that are …

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Agile IT Infrastructure: What Will It Take To Get There, And Does Dell Have What It Takes?

Modern IT organizations are in a state of major transition. Gone are the days where IT’s primary focus is to “keep the lights on” and save money. As technology plays an increasingly important role in all aspects of business, IT is now in the driver’s seat to help the business differentiate with new products, services, …

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RESEARCH BRIEF: Dell Engineered Solutions: IT Agility for the Modern Datacenter

Business leaders are pressing IT executives to help accelerate business growth through the delivery of new products, channels, and services that take advantage of trends such as cloud computing, mobility, the internet of things (IoT), and Big Data analytics. In a world where IT is both a competitive weapon and a source for disruption, IT organizations are under significant …

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Will Rackspace Make Amazon Web Services (AWS) A Reality For The Masses?

Just about every IT organization on Earth has contemplated what their future cloud strategy will look like. Cloud services come in many flavors these days: private, hybrid, and public clouds with service offerings that include IT infrastructure hardware (IaaS), platform services (PaaS), and software / application services (SaaS). Leading companies like  Amazon, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, …

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How The Internet Of Things Will Shape The Datacenter Of The Future

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and developing a strategy to go after this market. There is a significant amount of focus by many companies to create more “things”—smart devices, wearables, and intelligent industrial endpoints. However, IoT also creates a large opportunity for datacenter infrastructure providers to help their customers move, store,process, …

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OCP Summit: Canonical Enables Interoperability for OpenStack Clouds

I spent the first part of this week at the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara where industry leaders came together to collaborate and innovate on next generation scale-out datacenter architectures. There was much discussion at the Summit about what it means to truly be “open” and many provided proof points and demonstrations of initiatives …

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