Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead

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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What Is The Significance Of Google’s New Tau VMs?

Google Cloud (GCP) recently released its Tau VM platform, based on AMD’s 3rd Generation EPYC Processor (codenamed Milan). With this release, Google is claiming best absolute performance and price-performance leadership related to general-purpose VMs in the public cloud. These are both very bold claims.  What does this mean for customers? And what does it mean …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Zero Trust Is A Lifecycle Effort

Securing infrastructure begins before one ever installs a server. This statement has never been more accurate – or less understood – which can leave organizations more vulnerable than ever. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents: Introduction Setting The Stage – It’s A Dangerous World HPE’s Security-First Vision – And Tactics Addressing …

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HPE’s Project Aurora Is A Big Deal – Here Is What You Need To Know

HPE kicked off Discover with the unveiling of Project Aurora, a silicon-to-workload and edge-to-cloud security solution. With Project Aurora (first available on its cloud-native GreenLake Lighthouse platform), HPE claims to deliver a zero-trust architecture that protects infrastructure and workloads from the most advanced and insidious attacks. Does HPE deliver? And what is zero-trust? We will …

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Unpacking Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Ampere A1 Compute Platform Announcement

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) announced its first Arm-based instances with the Ampere A1 Compute Platform. With this news, OCI joins the growing number of cloud providers that have embraced Arm as a cost-efficient, scalable offering to support the needs of its customers. What is the Ampere A1 Compute Platform, what workloads does it support, and …

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RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Enables Zero Trust Security Architecture With Project Aurora

Enterprise IT organizations are more vulnerable than ever. The threat landscape continues to grow in terms of attack surfaces and vectors and willing conspirators. Data is the target. And infrastructure – the environment that houses, processes, and moves that data – is how to exploit an organization. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table …

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Dell Jumps Head First Into Consumption-Based Computing With APEX

Dell Tech World came and went last night. Front and center was APEX, the company’s consumption-based offering that enables companies of all sizes to consume IT infrastructure and solutions in a cloud-like fashion. Pay for what you use, with no capital outlay.  During the launch of APEX back in October of last year, Michael Dell …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Expands Its Capabilities With Arm

The modern business lives in the cloud. Newer businesses born in the cloud have a distinct advantage over more mature organizations regarding market adaptability and agility. As a result, larger and more mature organizations are in the throes of digital transformation projects that enable quicker “time to insight.” You can download the paper by clicking …

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Arm Continues Its Enterprise Push With Neoverse Next Gen

Arm recently announced the launch of its next-generation Neoverse family of IP, and its intentions are clear – to be the architecture of choice in the cloud-driven enterprise. So, what is next-generation Neoverse, and what is the direct impact on enterprise IT organizations? And how will/should the x86 players respond? I’ll try to cover this …

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Intel’s Ice Lake Launch Makes A Statement

Every analyst and pundit will have an opinion on the launch of Intel’s 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Platform. Many will pull up a chart that compares Ice Lake’s top-level specifications against its competition and give a thumbs up or thumbs down. I’m going to look at this launch a little differently and explain why I think …

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AMD Continues Its Datacenter Push With 3rd Generation Of EPYC

The issues facing enterprise IT in this new datacentric era are not new. They are issues that have plagued IT for a long time, such as data management, security and the ability to support business initiatives faster and cheaper. That said, new wrinkles have been introduced. Enterprises must know how to manage the data being …

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AMD Will Make Significant Gains In The Enterprise With Milan

When AMD launched its 1st Generation EPYC processor, it had a very narrow focus on where it would land—the cloud. While the CPU had many features that made it attractive to the enterprise, the company was measured in its approach. Of course, the company wouldn’t turn away other opportunities, but its theme, “born in the cloud,” …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Four Reasons Why Oracle Autonomous Cloud Data Warehouse Is Right For Enterprise IT And Data Consumers

Data is the new crude of the modern enterprise. And intelligence is the refined oil that makes the modern business run more efficiently in the digital economy. How quickly a company can execute this transformation from data to intelligence is known as “time-to- value.” This metric is perhaps the most critical measure of an organization’s …

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RESEARCH PAPER: HPE and AMD Deliver a Compelling Portfolio for the Modern Business

The modern business is undergoing digital transformation to be faster and more responsive to the market’s needs. And the outbreak of COVID-19 has expanded the scope of many transformation projects to support an increasingly remote workforce. Indeed, digital transformation is more than a trend – it is a fundamental shift both operationally and organizationally – and it’s rooted …

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RESEARCH PAPER: IBM LinuxONE Delivers Performance and Cost Benefits

Successful technology trends and innovations often have roots in cost reduction, simplicity and business agility. Ironically, in the era of virtualization and consolidation, the datacenter footprint has grown for many businesses, with a corresponding increase in capital expenditures (CapEx) and operational expenditures (OpEx). One of the reasons costs increase through the adoption of technology is …

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Digging Deeper On HPE’s Latest Security Announcements

October kicks off National Cyber Security Month. In what seems to be an annual event, HPE made some security-related announcements that set the company up uniquely in the IT solutions provider market. What are those announcements, and what do they mean for IT organizations? I’ll unpack all of this and give my perspective in the …

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