Big Data and Storage

AMD’s Latest Quarter: Enterprise IT Is Finally Getting On Board

In case you haven’t heard, AMD had a killer Q2. Its revenue of $3.85B represents a 99% growth year-over-year (YoY). Additionally, gross margin came in at 48% (up 4% YoY), and operating income at $831M.  In the datacenter group, the numbers were even more impressive. Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-custom (EESC) reported $1.6B, up 183% YoY. …

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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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HPE’s Project Aurora Is A Big Deal – Here Is What You Need To Know

HPE kicked off Discover with the unveiling of Project Aurora, a silicon-to-workload and edge-to-cloud security solution. With Project Aurora (first available on its cloud-native GreenLake Lighthouse platform), HPE claims to deliver a zero-trust architecture that protects infrastructure and workloads from the most advanced and insidious attacks. Does HPE deliver? And what is zero-trust? We will …

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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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How AQUA For Amazon Redshift Performs Its Queries Up To 10X Faster Than Before

I love to research and write about semiconductors and chips! Many industry pundits were crowning software king about a decade ago, with semiconductors reduced commodity serfdom. From what I hope you are seeing right now is that when you combine the two and then add cloud, the real magic happens.   Today that is true, as …

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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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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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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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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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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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Exploring Marvell’s Digital Transformation Strategy and Focus for the Future – Six Five Insiders Edition

On this episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition podcast hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman talk to Chris Koopmans, the CMO of Marvell, about the company’s rebranding efforts, their transformation initiatives and the product lines and services that Marvell is focusing on for the future.  In our conversation, Chris, Daniel and I explored Marvell’s recent pivot …

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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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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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IBM Simplifies Storage With Updated FlashSystem Line

You would never suspect, as you walk into the offices of IBM storage in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), that you’re entering the hallways of a nearly seventy-year-old enterprise. That’s how long it’s been since IBM invented the hard disk drive and spawned an industry. The offices are bright and open, full of palpable …

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What AMD And Intel Quarterly Numbers Say About Datacenter Business

Earnings season is in full swing—both AMD and Intel announced 4th quarter (and annual) results recently. Both companies claimed strong quarters with robust growth. The following few paragraphs will attempt to dissect those numbers in a little more detail and provide some guidance on what these numbers say about the 2020 business outlook. AMD EESC – …

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HPE Announces Kubernetes-based Container Platform, Touts ‘Industry First’

Hewlett Packard Enterprise made major waves last week with the announcement of its new HPE Container Platform, which it touts as the “industry’s first enterprise-grade Kubernetes-based container platform.” Enabling the containerization of both cloud-native and monolithic apps with persistent storage, I see this solution as a pretty big deal and paramount to HPE’s future success. …

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