Steve McDowell, Patrick Moorhead

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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Broadcom And IBM Deliver New Levels Of Cyber-Resilient Storage

Every business-critical application requires a reliable path to its data. That data needs to be available, and that data needs to be protected. Today, we find ourselves challenged as the world throws seemingly continuous disruptions at the very IT organizations tasked with keeping every enterprise’s data safe.   Whether a pandemic, a fire, hurricane, or even …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Overcoming The Risks & Complexities Of Legacy Data Migration

Migrating data off legacy storage systems is a necessary part of maintaining an evolving IT infrastructure. Migrations can occur for any number of reasons: managing technical debt, reducing maintenance fees on legacy equipment, upgrading storage systems to meet new and increasing capacity, or performance requirements. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo …

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Pure Storage Beats The Odds, Again

You’d think Wall Street prognosticators would learn from their past mistakes. It seems to me that if a company beats estimates 75% of the time over two years, then maybe that model needs to be tweaked. Pure Storage, in its most current earnings, has beaten the odds and over-delivered yet again. Inside the quarter  Pure …

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AWS Storage Day Rich With Announcements

Storage is one of the critical elements around which cloud adoption either fails or succeeds. We talk about “data gravity,” the idea that workloads’ portability is constrained by the bulk of that workload’s data. It’s data gravity that keeps applications locked into an infrastructure that may not be the most effective one to meet an evolving …

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IBM Focuses On Container Data In Latest Announcements

Containers have quickly emerged as one of the dominant architectures for application development and deployment. It’s a technology that eases many of the burdens facing IT administrators, as they seek to deliver business-critical applications while maintaining a high degree of IT agility. Containers provide efficient and flexible cloud-native workflows throughout the enterprise.  It’s no wonder …

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Pure Storage Acquires Portworx And Elevates Container Data Management In The Process

Disruptive technologies often serve as a great equalizer. By definition, they change the conversation. Disruptive technologies can punish incumbents. It can also open the door to new opportunities for those daring enough to challenge the status quo. The rise of containers as an application architecture is one of these disruptive technologies. Containers have become, in …

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Pure And Cohesity Partnership: Data Recovery At The Speed Of Flash

How rapidly can your organization recover from a ransomware attack? Imagine that your business has shifted to a work-from-home model. Thousands of your users have migrated to remote desktops, putting the integrity of your virtual machine images directly into your business’s critical path. Suddenly your enterprise, like an estimated 2,300 others each day, is hit by …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Avoiding Needless Cost And Complexity For Amazon RDS Data Protection

Cloud architectures require data protection services designed from the ground up to meet the unique demands of the cloud environment. Using tools designed for on- premises workloads to address the unique needs of a cloud deployment can lead to unwanted (and often unexpected) cost and complexity. There is a gap between data protection tools designed …

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HPE’s Intelligent Storage Update

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s announcements this morning gave a welcome surprise to the enterprise storage world. Its annual showcase event, HPE Discover, is only two weeks away. Discover is usually where the good news is delivered, and today’s news is indeed good. A crowded press release and blog post announced a flurry of features and enhancements …

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