Datacenter

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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Three Companies To Watch In Private Cellular Networking

I write pretty extensively about private cellular networking. The platform is poised to accelerate digital transformation within enterprise information technology (IT) environments and connect the non-carpeted operational technology (OT) ones. For a quick explanation, IT typically refers to the computer hardware and software in the traditional office environment. OT, on the other hand, is involved …

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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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Cisco Live! 2021 Takes Security And Networking To New Heights

Last year marked the first virtual Cisco Live! event and now that the end of the pandemic appears to be in sight, I am hoping this week’s virtual event was the final one. Like many of my technology analyst colleagues, I am ready to be back on the road again! With that said, the company’s signature event …

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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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Marvell Furthers Its 5G Push With Fujitsu And Facebook Connectivity

Marvell is a silicon leader for the datacenter and the edge enabling the deployment of the largest cloud players, the enterprise and enabling carriers to deploy 5G globally. The company is in the midst of a renaissance that took years and Wall Street is taking notice. Since CEO Matt Murphy’s arrival in 2016, the stock …

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Cisco Seeks To Enable An Inclusive Covid-19 Recovery

As we begin to put the pandemic in the rearview mirror, there are a number of networking infrastructure and telecom companies that continue to stand out in my mind for their proactive efforts. Cisco is one that I’ve written about in the past (you can find that article here), and I had the good fortune to …

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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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Three Cellular Networking Predictions For 2021

As we put a tumultuous 2020 in the rearview mirror, there are a number of exciting developments unfolding in the world of cellular networking. As a technology analyst that spends a significant time with both infrastructure providers and carriers, I anticipate three things gaining momentum in 2021: 5G private networking, Open RAN and the widespread …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Lab Efforts Seek To Enable 5G On A Massive Scale

I am convinced that the mountains that are near many Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE) facilities inspire the company’s lab and research and development efforts. I visited its lab in Roseville, California, in the summer of 2018, and was impressed by its capabilities. I wrote an article highlighting my insights. If interested, you can find it here.  Last month, …

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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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Intel Announces Gold Release Of OneAPI Toolkits And New Intel Server GPU

Intel has had many new irons in the fire to serve its customers and position the company for financial growth. Two of those growth areas were discrete graphics and machine learning training. Its “six pillar strategy” outlined the six things the company would focus on, two of those being expanding the definition of compute and …

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AMD Goes After NVIDIA With New GPU For The Datacenter

Today AMD announced its first data center GPU to compete in high-performance computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Last year, the company announced that it would bifurcate its GPU technology into two architectures: CDNA for computation and RDNA for graphics. This approach is now coming to fruition and should allow the company to optimize chips …

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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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Qualcomm Extends Its 5G Reach Into Infrastructure

Qualcomm held its annual 5G summit online last week. I thought the company’s use of a virtual reality conference center was very creative—it made me yearn to board a flight! Qualcomm dedicated day one to keynotes and the second to several breakout sessions. Today I would like to provide my impressions from the event.     5G …

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Lenovo And SAP Tie The Knot, Again, At Tech World 2020

Lenovo Tech World 2020, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, brought together several Lenovo events, including an event for partners.  Conferences, often timed with product announcements, allow us to hear the company strategy and focus from Lenovo’s leadership. I’ll hit the key learnings from this announcement and then my opinion at the end. Lenovo has a laser …

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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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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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Open Networking And Edge Summit 2020 Delivers

Last week, I virtually attended ONES 2020, the Linux Foundation’s Open Networking and Edge Summit. I was impressed with the diversity of content at ONES this year, and appreciated the added emphasis on edge (which was the impetus for adding the “E” to the conference name—if you’ve never heard of the event, it’s because it …

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