Big Data and Storage

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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NVIDIA Brings AI To DC

Nearly every enterprise is experimenting with artificial intelligence and deep learning. It seems like every week there’s a new survey out detailing the ever-increasing amount of focus that IT shops of all sizes put on the technology. If it’s true that data is the new currency, then it’s artificial intelligence that mines that data for …

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IBM Launches New Storage Solutions Geared Towards AI And Container Environments

IBM lives at the intersection of disruptive technology and real-world solutions. There are no two more disruptive technologies in the enterprise today than artificial intelligence and containerized applications. Artificial intelligence is in the enterprise. Nearly every IT organization has either already deployed, or is preparing to deploy, some sort of AI solution. The problem with AI …

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HPE Extends Its Cybersecurity Capabilities And Earns Two Cyber Catalyst Designations

HPE has been busy shoring up its already formidable security capabilities. In addition to Silicon Root of Trust built into its ProLiant, Synergy, Apollo, SimpliVity, and Edgeline servers, the company rolled out new functionality that drives end-to-end lifecycle security. On top of this, two HPE hardware and software solutions recently received Cyber Catalyst designations: Silicon Root of …

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Is The Fastest Storage Array In The World Now From IBM?

here are very few architectures in the computing world like a mainframe. It delivers obscenely high levels of performance while simultaneously scaling towards the upper reaches of what you’d believe is feasible. It does this without any performance hiccups. Mainframes are built for continuous up-time. They set the benchmark for the industry in information security. …

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The Road To Self-Driving Storage

You’ve already noticed that the data center is in the midst of a revolution. It is no longer a world where you can simply unpack a server or storage array, rack it, and walk away.  The rise of various clouds, edge computing, machine learning, and software-defined everything makes the world increasingly complicated. Your infrastructure is …

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AMD EPYC Is Poised For Big Gains, But Not For The Reasons You Think

AMD garnered a lot of attention with the launch of its EPYC 7002 Series processor a couple of weeks ago, and with good reason. It’s a highly performant part with a feature set that differentiates the product from the rest of market. The press has been very positive in its coverage of EPYC. The strength of …

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HPE Delivers Storage And Convergence At Discover 2019

It seems like it’s been a long time since either storage or HCI were front and center at an HPE event. Hewlett Packard Enterprise fixed that this week with a flurry of announcements during its keynote at its marquee HPE Discover event in Las Vegas. HPE’s has a robust storage portfolio. Its Nimble Storage and …

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Things Are About To Get Interesting In Chipville, Datacenter

There’s been a lot of noise in the datacenter CPU market over the last few months. Intel launched its 2nd Generation Scalable Xeon Processor (codenamed Cascade Lake). Arm is winning in the cloud and seems to be finding momentum with its N1 & E1 processors. And let’s not forget AMD —in addition to finding momentum in the HPC space, the …

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Dell Technologies Launches Unified Workspace At Dell Tech World 2019

This week I’m attending Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas. Dell Technologies is a company that I cover extensively, and I always look forward to attending the tech giant’s premier annual technology conference. I’ll be covering the event all week with fellow analysts Rhett Dillingham (cloud), Matt Kimball (server and CI Steve McDowell (storage and …

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For IBM, Storage Is A Lighthouse For Its Data-Driven, Multi-Cloud World

This blog was written by Steve McDowell, storage and HCI practice leadfor Moor Insights & Strategy. The cloud computing world is one filled with sudden pivots, swift turns, and sharp boomerangs. The early hopes that cloud computing, with its attractive cost/benefit equations and ease of management, would replace the enterprise data center were short-lived. As enterprises …

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NVIDIA Is Coming For Your Data Center

Article by Steve McDowell. NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) took place a few weeks ago near the company’s headquarters in San Jose, California. Be careful how you say “GPU,” though—NVIDIA’s founder and CEO Jensen Huang was clear that it’s a term he avoids, preferring to use product names.  NVIDIA’s processing technology, you see, is about …

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Pure Storage Brings Compuverde’s Unstructured Capabilities Into The Fold

Pure Storage is a company that I’ve been following closely for the past several years. It was one of the first to market with an all-flash storage array, as well as NVMe and high-performance storage. Its innovation often leads the way in storage and pushes its larger, perhaps more well-known, competitors to compete. Last week, it …

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