Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead

Hillstone Networks Expands Its Security Portfolio With CloudArmour

The cybersecurity space is big – really big. The current state of geopolitics has elevated security from top of mind to obsessive focus for every C-level executive at companies of all sizes and types around the globe.  The CISOs and security professionals charged with protecting environments don’t have it easy. In addition to the daily …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Why The Financial Services Industry Is Adopting Nutanix

The digitalization of the global economy has arguably impacted financial services (Finserv) more significantly than any other industry. Centuries-old businesses that span banking, insurance and capital markets face both regulatory and competitive challenges on an unprecedented level. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents Introduction The Unique Finserv …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Nutanix Powers Creativity

The media and entertainment industry pushes technology to its limits. The production workflow – from content creation to streaming to digital preservation – requires a range of technological capability and adaptability resembling cloud services. Put differently, the imagination and innovation required from people to design and deliver these productions require technologies that complement this creative process. You can download …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Winning The Data-Centric Digital Business In This Decade

The datacenter has evolved. Where we used to see the enterprise datacenter as a location (or locations), the modern datacenter has no physical construct. Rather, the modern datacenter emphasizes data – and spans the core to the cloud and the edge. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents Introduction Data …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Cloud Comes To Healthcare

The healthcare industry has been on the leading edge of the digital transformation curve in many ways, some of which the COVID-19 pandemic has expedited. Life-critical patient data in the form of electronic health records (EHRs) and diagnostic-quality images stored in Picture Archive and Communications Systems (PACS) accompany patients as they interact with caregivers throughout …

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HeatWave ML: Real-Time Intelligence Comes To MySQL

Data is crude. Data is the new currency. Data drives the modern business. Add these cliches to the long list that describe the modern business. And while these cliches are maybe overused, they are true. Data transformed into intelligence drives the modern business. And the business that can glean insights from intelligence fastest is best …

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AMD Doubles Down On High-Performance Computing With Milan-X

Every time I write about AMD, I start with “it’s been a great few weeks for the company….” This piece will begin the same way. The company had a great quarter; its 2022 outlook is strong, the Xilinx acquisition closed, and EPYC continues to gain share across all market segments. Last week, AMD launched Milan-X …

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Oracle Announces Support For MongoDB – This Is Bigger Than Just An API

Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle Database API for MongoDB. This service enables enterprise organizations to realize the benefits of Oracle Autonomous Database without sacrificing or altering their MongoDB environments. If you are an enterprise IT organization looking to drive the most out of the data in your organization – this is important. And, …

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How CyberArk Manages Privileged Access

The enterprise cyber security landscape is both multi-layered and multi-vectored. Solutions and platforms have been designed and developed to protect the entire enterprise—from the perimeter to infrastructure to users—and all of the apps and data contained within. Any IT professional can attest to the complexity of enterprise cyber security, and any security-focused IT professional can …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Modern Privileged Access Management

Privileged accounts (Windows administrator accounts, Linux root accounts, cloud and application admin accounts, etc.) represent one of the largest security vulnerabilities any organization faces. Although privileged accounts are fundamental for administering and maintaining systems, infrastructure and applications across any IT environment, clever threat actors can exploit them to perpetrate attacks, steal confidential data and cause …

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My Industry Analyst Takeaway From AWS Re:Invent – AWS Is More Than A Cloud

AWS re:Invent is a week-long event filled with a lot of news – year in and year out. 2021 was no different as the company made several big announcements spanning storage to networking to compute. On the compute front, Moor Insights & Strategy Principal Analyst Patrick Moorhead gave a rundown on the company’s Graviton 3, …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Autopilot Drives MySQL Database Service Differentiation

Time-to-value and time-to-action are two key metrics of success in the digitized economy, both measuring access to actionable intelligence. This intelligence is only useful when all data sources are appropriately transformed and analyzed. MySQL, an open-source relational database, gained widespread popularity in companies of all sizes in the early 2000s. Today, MySQL instances are the …

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AMD Doubles Down On HPC With Milan-X And MI200

AMD introduced the Milan-X CPU and MI200 Series GPU to extend its high-performance computing (HPC) performance capabilities. The Milan-X combines packaging and unique 3-D stacking to achieve what AMD claims is significant performance gains for HPC workloads. Meanwhile, the MI200 is a new GPU design that competes directly with NVIDIA’s A100 GPU, an HPC workhorse.  What …

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Database-As-A-Service – Are You In The Cloud?

“To cloud or not to cloud” sounds kind of Shakespearean in tone and is a legitimate question every IT organization faces when looking to simplify operations and deliver services. But really, this is an old argument. Everything in the datacenter is being cloudified. The real question is whether to keep services and functions on-prem. Everything …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Transforming Database Operations With Nutanix And HPE

Data and automation – automation of business processes that can acquire, transform, and act on data to deliver outcomes – are the key to success in the digitized economy. Businesses today demand the cloud-like agility and cloud-like economics of automated IT infrastructure and databases delivered as a service. You can download the paper by clicking …

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rESEARCH PAPER: Assessing Dell Technologies’ Vision For Autonomous Operations

Automation is the key to success. These words have perhaps never been more accurate than in today’s age of the digitally transformed business. A company will win or lose depending on how fast it responds to the needs of its markets, customers and employees. And technology is what enables IT organizations to increase responsiveness to …

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Intel Makes A Strong Statement On The Datacenter Front With Sapphire Rapids

The last couple of years in datacenter compute has been dominated on two fronts. Arm establishing a foothold in the cloud, and AMD establishing a foothold everywhere. Yes, Intel still owns the vast majority of the datacenter, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way.  This feeling is partly because of the amazing story that is AMD …

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Oracle Claims Leadership In Cloud Data Warehouse Space Over Snowflake With Its New MySQL Heatwave Service

Oracle announced its next-generation MySQL HeatWave offering today, focusing on machine learning (ML)-based automation and scalability that the company claims will drive greater performance and price-performance leadership in the market. As part of today’s news, a raft of new publicly accessible and repeatable benchmarks became available, demonstrating Oracle’s claim that MySQL HeatWave is an incredible …

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AMD’s Latest Quarter: Enterprise IT Is Finally Getting On Board

In case you haven’t heard, AMD had a killer Q2. Its revenue of $3.85B represents a 99% growth year-over-year (YoY). Additionally, gross margin came in at 48% (up 4% YoY), and operating income at $831M.  In the datacenter group, the numbers were even more impressive. Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-custom (EESC) reported $1.6B, up 183% YoY. …

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Mapping HPE’s Zero Trust Efforts To The Current Cyber Threat Landscape

The latest ransomware attack on the market was a doozy. Just a few weeks ago, the Russian hacking group known as REvil attacked MSPs (Managed Service Providers) that utilize Kesaya’s VSA software, holding them hostage for a total ransom of $70M. The cyberattack affected 800 and 1,500 organizations, disrupting IT functions for MSPs and their …

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