Steve McDowell, Patrick Moorhead

Multi-Cloud Storage Center Stage At Dell Technologies World

The battle between on-prem and public cloud infrastructure is over. That was the message that Michael Dell conveyed, kicking off the first in-person Dell Technologies World in three years. Who won that battle? The IT department did.  IT infrastructure is more expansive than it has ever been. Enterprise IT resources live on-prem. They also live …

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VAST Data Demonstrates Its Impressive Momentum

Data is changing. It floods into organizations with a volume and velocity previously unseen in enterprise IT. However, transforming that data into business-impacting insights stresses even the most sophisticated of today’s storage systems – storage systems based on an architecture that has remained relatively unchanged for more than two decades.  VAST Data emerged less than …

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RESEARCH PAPER: VAST Data Set To Become the Foundation Of An AI-Powered World

VAST Data was founded only five years ago by a group of storage veterans who realized that the rapidly evolving world of storage technology wasn’t utilized to its fullest potential. The group believed that they could do better and, as a result, defined VAST’s mission “to bring an end to decades of complexity and application …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Inside The World’s Fastest Database Machine – Oracle Exadata X9M

It may seem obvious to state that a database that supports a business-critical application should run on a platform tuned to exploit the full capabilities of that database. Yet time and again, IT organizations host their critical database applications on general-purpose servers, hoping that the performance is good enough to keep those business-critical applications running. …

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Pure Storage Elevates FlashArray To Storage’s Top Tier

Enterprise IT is in the throes of an information explosion. Every prediction over the past decade about the year-over-year exponential explosion of data has come true. The big side-effect of digital transformation is that we are all awash in data, all waiting to provide business value.  Enterprise workloads with high capacity and performance requirements often …

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Oracle’s New Exadata X9M Looks Disruptive

Oracle already delivered what may be the fastest OLTP database machine ever built when it brought the Exadata X8M to market just over a year ago. However, today the company bested itself when it unveiled the new Oracle Exadata X9M. The X9M is a significant leap over what came before. This is a machine engineered …

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Pure Storage Continues To Simplify Data Management

The storage industry is in a moment of continuous disruption. This current period of innovation and change is unique because it’s no longer all about the hardware. Where we once gathered quarterly, eagerly awaiting bigger, faster, denser storage technologies – I want my NVMe – we now pine for something much different.  Cloud has changed …

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IBM’s Multi-Cloud Strategy Backed By New Storage Capabilities

Last week Arvind Krishna, IBM’s chief executive and chairman for the past eighteen months, told a virtual roomful of financial and industry analysts that IBM’s strategy is one that’s laser-focused on helping enterprises navigate the next level of digital transformation. This next level of change is fueled by a rich mix of hybrid-cloud and artificial …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Deploying Multi-Cloud With Nutanix And Lenovo ThinkAgile HX

IT infrastructure has become incredibly complex. Enterprise architecture has evolved from the traditional hub-and-spoke model of a centralized data center into a rich mix of on-premises servers and storage, public cloud, private cloud, and even edge computing. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents The Evolving IT Landscape …

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Dell Technologies Brings AI To The Edge

The job of an IT architect or administrator becomes more complex with each passing day. It hasn’t been that long since an IT staff only had to deal with the resources found inside the walls of the enterprise. Today things are different. IT organizations must address the needs of a remote workforce, multi-cloud integration, and …

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rESEARCH PAPER: Delivering The AI-Enabled Edge With Dell Technologies

Nurses in a hospital depend on edge devices to monitor and interpret signals from dozens of sensors that alert them when a patient needs attention. Edge devices in a chemical refinery predict, in real time, equipment failures before they occur by continuously analyzing hundreds of data points. Cameras inside a retail store notice that inventory …

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IBM Beefs Up Its Cyber-Resilient Storage

It’s an exciting time for those of us who work in the IT industry. It seems like that no matter where you look, you will find a disruptive technology or trend shaking things up. Some of these are good, others not so much.  Affordable high-speed 5G connectively extends our data centers to the edge while cloud …

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Nutanix Demonstrates That It’s More Than Just HCI On Investor Day

Rarely does a senior executive of a dominant company step aside to lead his biggest competitor. Yet that’s precisely what Rajiv Ramaswami, then VMware’s chief operating officer of products and cloud services, did late last year when he accepted the chief executive role at Nutanix. I was fortunate to talk with Rajiv at Nutanix’s investor …

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Pure Storage Evolves The Digital Experience For Data

Pure Storage will tell you that simplifying storage and data management is its core mission. Evolving an enterprise’s digital experience guides nearly everything the company does. Pure delivers to this mission by providing an increasingly intelligent set of integrated products and solutions.   Pure’s products and solutions are all aligned to the idea that you can’t …

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APEX Takes Dell Beyond Just Storage-As-A-Service

The public cloud providers have spoiled IT architects.  The convenience of opening a web browser and deploying resources without actually needing to buy any expensive servers or storage arrays is unmatched in the history of enterprise IT.   At the same time, placing all of your workloads in the public cloud is not the solution to …

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IBM Goes Container-Native With Spectrum Fusion

The realities of deploying cloud-native workloads force a different way of thinking about storage. Data that is location-independent introduce a flurry of new challenges. Cloud-native container technologies place different demands on persistent storage. Storage software must evolve to address these challenges.   Data management and data placement are complex problems to solve. Ensuring consistent access and …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Oracle Exadata Cloud Service X8M

It’s not an exaggeration to say that IT organizations across nearly every business segment suffer from an overabundance of data. Although data has become an essential basis of competitive differentiation, organizations generate it faster than they can consume it, and this volume of data stresses the systems that store and process it. You can download …

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AWS Expands Its Elastic File System Offerings With ‘One Zone’ For 47% Less

Every infrastructure vendor sells against the vision of data as a utility. Data is the lifeblood of any enterprise, they will honestly tell you, and our solution will make sure that your business-critical applications aren’t starved waiting for that data. The storage world has never been as rich with solutions as it is today.  The latencies …

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Pure Storage’s Steady Hand: Fiscal Q4 And Product Updates

It’s been a rough year in the enterprise IT market. The effects of a global pandemic have disrupted everyone’s plans, with spending down across nearly every segment. We have seen declines in both the server and storage markets. It takes a steady hand to guide a company through such an uncertain time.  Charlie Giancarlo, Pure …

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IBM Upgrades Entry Enterprise Flash Storage

We’re now a decade into the all-flash era.  Business-critical and performance-sensitive applications across nearly every enterprise take advantage of the benefits of flash storage. The emergence of NVMe-attached flash has removed even more latency from the storage stack while also delivering higher throughput levels.  Storage is no longer the bottleneck that it once was. While …

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