John Fruehe

RESEARCH PAPER: Power / Performance Determinism

Today’s demanding workloads and complex environments leave businesses looking for every ounce of available performance from their systems. While CPU vendors strive to deliver the highest level of performance at all times, CPU manufacturing processes leave some variability that prevents vendors from capitalizing on every last drop of performance in an individual CPU. Because CPU …

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RESEARCH PAPER: SPEC CPU 2017 & Changing Performance

Benchmarks help determine the relative performance of different platforms, neutralizing technical differences so IT can better ascertain the actual workload impact. The SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark has helped IT generate a relative performance baseline for CPUs across different platforms for over ten years. But being more than a decade old means the benchmark no longer …

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RESEARCH PAPER: AMD EPYC Brings New RAS Capability

With each new enterprise platform transition, the reliance on technology increases. Today, businesses are looking to strategies like digital transformation to reshape their operations, but these new approaches to business will put more stress and reliance on servers. By digitizing, instrumenting, and capturing untold amounts of data, businesses can get a better handle on their …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Scaling Up To Digital Transformation

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 …

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China Is Driving To 5G And IoT Through Global Collaboration

(Photo credit: John Fruehe, Moor Insights & Strategy) Telecoms and cloud service providers are gearing up for two of the largest functional changes in decades: The Internet of Things (IoT) which is happening now and 5G which is on the horizon. Both will require substantial investments in capital and operations for today’s networks to be …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Hybrid IT Helps Businesses Navigate Through Digital Transformation

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 …

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RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Locks Down Server Security

Security is a looming issue for businesses. The threat landscape is increasing, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Emerging technologies like IoT, mobility, and hybrid IT environments now open new business opportunity, but they also introduce new risk. Protecting servers at the software level is no longer enough. Businesses need to reach down into the …

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

(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 …

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RESEARCH BRIEF: Cisco UCS: True System Innovation

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 …

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SD-WAN Gets Real As Cisco Systems Makes A Big Investment

WAN connections are complicated, expensive to maintain and difficult to change, inhibiting rapid innovation and growth. Last year I proclaimed the SD-WAN market would face consolidation as software-defined WANs (SD-WANs) gained momentum. Since then many have confirmed this view, adding that market consolidation would accelerate once networking giant Cisco Systems  made an acquisition. The wait …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo’s Scalable Solutions For SAP Applications

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 …

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RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack Storage: Maturity & Choice

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 …

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RESEARCH PAPER: CIOs Are Driving Digital Transformation

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 …

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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 …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Security Follows Compute to the Edge

Edge computing is becoming more prevalent for both the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and traditional operational applications. Companies need to protect their data better at remote locations and all along the path back to central datacenters. You can download the paper here. Table of Contents Executive Summary Network Edge Now Transforming IT Architectures Attacks …

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A Networking Open Source Innovation Pipeline Can Accelerate Businesses

Proprietary networking has always been a double-edged sword. It delivered the stability businesses depend on to keep things running, but it often lacked the innovation that help businesses get ahead. More to the point, most new technology introductions were taken with skepticism and caution. Each new generation of products only seemed to lock businesses in …

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Home Wi-Fi Gets A Big Boost Led By Google

In the typical US home, a single Wi-Fi router typically provides the wireless network coverage, and that was enough for most uses. If for some reason there was poor coverage, users would just move closer to the router. But with today’s smart and connected homes, the choice to move closer is often not an option, …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Consumer Networking Gains Wi-Fi Mesh

Consumers traditionally deploy a single Wi-Fi router for the home and adapt their usage around the router. But, changing needs are rendering this strategy unworkable for many homes as the coverage area needs are increasing, the prevalence of mobile devices is changing the access patterns and a host of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now entering the …

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What To Expect From Networking In 2017

Each year we try to lay out what businesses should expect in the upcoming year in the networking market. This year we expect to see a lot of changes as the traditionally conservative networking market begins to feel the pressure of years of networking status quo and resistance to change. This is our view of …

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Home Wi-Fi Is Broken, But Enterprise Technology Can Fix It

About once a week my wife utters those four special words to me: “Is the Internet broken?” What she means by this is that she is having a problem connecting to the Wi-Fi, mostly because she has been moving around the house with her devices. Years ago, families sat around the radio together in one …

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