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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Sharpens Its Edge At Discover 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) held the digital version of its Discover event this week. Similar to the Atmosphere virtual event, held last week by HPE’s Aruba division, the “Intelligent Edge” was a core theme (see my coverage of the Aruba event here, if interested). Today I would like to share my edge and telco-related insights from Discover …

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IBM Wazi Seeks To Empowers Even More Developers On IBM Z Mainframes

IBM’s mainframe servers are not a new addition to the company’s portfolio—in fact, they’ve been more or less the gold standard for enterprises since the 1960s for fault-tolerant transaction processing and security. Mainframes are large servers that serve the environments that require the highest uptime, security, and the largest and fastest transaction volumes. IBM has been …

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Cisco Live! 2020 Goes Digital To Address COVID-19 And Inclusivity

I attended the first ever virtual Cisco Live! event this week from the comfort of my home, as did many of the Cisco executives that presented. Before COVID-19 hit in full force, I traveled the world to attend enterprise networking and mobility conferences. It has definitely been a dramatic change—I miss the personal interactions with attendees as …

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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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Pure Unifies Storage With New File Capabilities At Accelerate Conference

Sometimes a small number of little things can be taken together to become something impactful, exceeding the sum of its parts. That’s what happened today when Pure Storage revealed the features in the latest update to Purity//FA, the software behind its FlashArray series of all-flash storage appliances. Pure is a company that likes to refine …

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HPE Aruba Delivers A Networking Sixth Sense With Its ESP Platform

HPE Aruba held the digital version of its signature Atmosphere event this week. In an enlightened move, the company decided to have comedian and talk show host James Corden perform master of ceremonies duties, starting the event with some much-needed comic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic and recent social unrest. Not surprisingly, the “Intelligent Edge” …

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Six Five Live Ep 41- A Thousand Eyes On Earnings (Citing Dell, Pure Storage, Salesforce, Qualcomm, HP Inc.)

Leading global tech analysts Patrick Moorhead (Moor Insights & Strategy) and Daniel Newman (Futurum Research) are front and center on The Six Five analyzing the tech industry’s biggest news each and every week and also conducting interviews with tech industry “insiders” on a regular basis. The Six Five represents six (6) handpicked topics that will …

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Microsoft’s One-Two 5G Telco Punch

There has been quite a lot of activity lately tied to the public cloud provider push into the telco space. Amazon Web Services launched its Wavelength initiative at the last re:Invent event in December to help operators “supercharge” 5G networks by placing compute and storage resources closer to the network edge. Google Cloud recently announced …

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Do You Know Where Your Servers Come From? Here’s Why Securing The Supply Chain Matters

Supply chain – it’s a term and topic that is now discussed around dinner tables as families and friends discuss and debate COVID-19’s spotlight on the US dependence on other countries to provide the essential products and materials we need in time of crisis. The other dinner table discussion seems to focus around cybersecurity. With …

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When Every Data Center Is Suddenly Lights Out

Reconfiguring an enterprise’s IT infrastructure to support the wholesale relocation of a workforce from the cubicle farm to the home-office, without warning, and with only a limited ability to walk into a data center is an uncomfortable position in which to find yourself. Installing a rack of new equipment can be painful under the best …

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NVIDIA Launches New Ampere Architecture, Infrastructure, Robotics And Automotive Technologies At GTC 2020

I attend hundreds of events a year as an analyst and one way I rate them is by the number and industry impact of the announcements. I watched NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 virtual keynote today, and the company scored high on both. Architecture is everything when you are a platform provider and NVIDIA rolled out its …

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Six Five Live Ep 40- Build Toward The Future (Citing Microsoft, HPE, NVIDIA, Google, Apple, Splunk, Intel)

You can find the Six Five Podcast here. Leading global tech analysts Patrick Moorhead (Moor Insights & Strategy) and Daniel Newman (Futurum Research) are front and center on The Six Five analyzing the tech industry’s biggest news each and every week and also conducting interviews with tech industry “insiders” on a regular basis. The Six …

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Lenovo Extends Its EPYC Portfolio – Here’s Why IT Should Take Note

The Lenovo Datacenter Group has been on an impressive run since Kirk Skaugen took over in 2017. The team he assembled quickly and methodically righted the ship, driving market share gains quarter after quarter. They also made smart strategic bets, resulting in success in all segments of its infrastructure business. Server shipments continue to increase, …

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IBM’s Telco Cloud And Network Edge Journey

It has been almost a year since IBM closed its acquisition of Red Hat. I was initially skeptical of the announcement in the fall of 2018. Red Hat has been nimble and quick, disrupting the telco space with its Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, OpenShift, Cloudforms, and other open source platforms. I worried that Big Blue’s culture …

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Six Five Live Ep 38- Chips in the Desert

Leading global tech analysts Patrick Moorhead (Moor Insights & Strategy) and Daniel Newman (Futurum Research) are front and center on The Six Five analyzing the tech industry’s biggest news each and every week and also conducting interviews with tech industry “insiders” on a regular basis. The Six Five represents six (6) handpicked topics that will …

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Networking Providers Inject Needed Liquidity Into The COVID-19 Fight

COVID-19 continues to shock global markets, affecting nearly every sector of the U.S. economy. It has exposed a weakness in business continuity plans—organizations of all sizes are scrambling to support work from home. The need for reliable and secure collaboration is paramount. Last week I wrote about the efforts by networking infrastructure and service providers …

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How To Secure The Intelligent Edge

It is perhaps the lowest form of human life that uses a crisis like COVID-19 to exploit the vulnerabilities of people and organizations. From price gouging critical supplies to the phishing scams that are hitting email inboxes daily, there have been many reminders lately that the cyber-world is full of actors–individuals, groups, and nation-states–that exploit …

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IBM Bolsters Z Portfolio With New Data Privacy Capabilities

Last fall IBM unveiled the latest addition to its popular long-standing Z mainframe portfolio, the z15. The z15 was designed expressly with data security and privacy in mind—security meaning keeping bad guys out, and privacy meaning protecting corporate data. The z15’s predecessor, the z14, did much to move the ball down the court in terms …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Aims To Deliver 5G Simplification

This week Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a set of initiatives aimed at simplifying operator deployments of 5G, including a new platform initiative, enhanced standards and tools, and open source collaboration. I recently spent time with executives from the company’s telecommunications division. I would like to share my insights into what I found to be …

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Arm Neoverse Keeps On Rolling With Marvell ThunderX3 Design

For those that still think of Arm-based servers as AMD’s Seattle, Applied Micro’s X-Gene, Calxeda, or even Qualcomm, think again. While the specifications of Arm’s Neoverse portfolio looked impressive at launch last year, only time could tell what the implementation of the N1 microarchitecture would look like in the real world. In a word: wow. …

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