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HPE’s Transformation Was On Full Display At Discover 2022

Digital transformation, modernization, zero trust and data-driven are buzzwords every IT executive has likely heard one too many times. Nevertheless, these concepts are keys to survival in the digital economy. This is a truism for companies across all vertical industries, including those that build the technology fueling modernization projects. HPE started its transformation in 2018, …

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IBM Expands Its Power10 Portfolio For Mission Critical Applications

It is sometimes difficult to understand the true value of IBM’s Power-based CPUs and associated server platforms. And the company has written a lot about it over the past few years. Even for IT professionals that deploy and manage servers. As an industry, we have become accustomed to using x86 as a baseline for comparison. If an …

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Cloudera And Apache Iceberg – Collaborating On The Same Data

Recently Cloudera announced the general availability of Apache Iceberg in the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). This article provides some background on data lake storage, the challenges of organizing data within data lake storage, the emergence of Apache Iceberg as the standard for managing data in data lakes, and finally, the benefits for existing and potential users of Cloudera CDP. …

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Pure Storage’s Updated Portfolio

A rare thing is happening at Pure Storage. The company, founded on the strength of one product and set of technologies, enterprise flash storage, has quietly become much more than simply another storage company. Instead, pure today is about delivering and managing data with a simple cloud-like operating model. While storage is critical to this …

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FlashCore V3 Enables IBM’s Storage Differentiation

I was nineteen years old, working my way through college at a big oil company, when IBM’s storage team taught me that some technology can seem like magic. Something the company continues to do today.  We were readying IBM’s new RT PC servers, its first production RISC machine, for deployment across a fleet of oil …

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HPE Armed And Ready For The Enterprise And Service Providers With Ampere-Based HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 Server 

HPE Discover 2022 started with a bang today as HPE announced the ProLiant RL300 Gen 11 server. Moor Insights & Strategy’s Patrick Moorhead and I were pre-briefed on this announcement by Executive Vice President and GM of HPE’s Compute Business, Neil MacDonald. In the following paragraphs, Pat and I will cover what was announced and …

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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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Qualcomm 5G Summit Highlights Infrastructure And Robotics Momentum

Qualcomm held its annual 5G Summit in San Diego from May 9th through the 11th. The month of May has proven to be remarkably busy from an event perspective, as many companies return to in-person events post-pandemic. Consequently, I had to juggle four other events during the same week of Summit—stay tuned for coverage of those in …

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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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Johnson Controls – Deploying A ‘Business Operating System’ (BOS) To Realize The Full Potential Of Digital Transformation Across 19,000 Users

Digital transformation is so much more than replacing paper with zeros and ones. One of the most critical elements for success is establishing a cultural foundation so everyone in the company has a common understanding of how the organization functions.  A Business Operating System (BOS) is the means to a cultural foundation. A BOS gets …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of AWS Re:Invent 2021

AWS re: Invent is Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual user conference that focuses on cloud strategies and operations, security and developer productivity, and IT architecture and infrastructure. Top industry analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy cover AWS’s most impactful announcements in the categories of Enterprise Networking, Datacenter compute, AI and ML, and silicon. You can download the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy coverage of Mobile World Congress 2022

Mobile World Congress (MWC) was held in Barcelona, Spain, and was attended by top analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, including Anshel Sag, Will Townsend, and Patrick Moorhead. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts covered the top tech areas, including mobile device and chipset announcements, networking, 5G, edge, carrier services, and IoT. You can download the …

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Mobile World Congress 2022 Delivers In Three Key Areas

It has been two seemingly long years since the last in-person Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. I had the good fortune to attend this year, and the show did not disappoint. Though the attendance was smaller than in the past (the GSMA final estimate was about 60,000), all the stalwart companies were in attendance. I …

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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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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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Cisco And The Rise Of Networking As A Service

Information technology consumption services are a hot category these days, and for a good reason. The ability for enterprises and service providers to treat infrastructure as an operational expense provides certain balance sheet advantages. Especially given recent inflationary pressures, the outright purchase of networking gear might not be in the cards many businesses.  The good …

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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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Amazon Web Services Gets Serious About Networking At Re:Invent 2021

It’s December, the time of the year for mistletoe, holiday parties, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent. This year’s event did not disappoint, with its multitude of live and on-demand sessions spanning practically every technology topic under the sun. I paid keen attention to the announcements tied to telecommunications and networking and would like to …

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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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