Research Papers

RESEARCH PAPER: Overcoming The Risks & Complexities Of Legacy Data Migration

Migrating data off legacy storage systems is a necessary part of maintaining an evolving IT infrastructure. Migrations can occur for any number of reasons: managing technical debt, reducing maintenance fees on legacy equipment, upgrading storage systems to meet new and increasing capacity, or performance requirements. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Qualcomm: A New Force In Cloud AI

Qualcomm announced the first shipments of the Cloud AI 100 family of products, thus entering the data center, cloud edge, edge appliance and 5G infrastructure markets for accelerated artificial intelligence (AI) processing. Qualcomm has demonstrated its AI and power-efficiency capabilities for many years with the Snapdragon family of SoCs for mobile, networking and embedded markets. …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Comprehensive Silicon Lifecycle Management

While the global semiconductor industry has matured on many fronts, producing faster, cheaper and more power-efficient devices in vast quantities, lifecycle management for silicon remains lacking. Until now, there has been little thought given to the need for and benefits of an end-to-end, data-centric solution. Hopefully, this situation is about to change. You can download …

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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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RESEARCH PAPER: Tenstorrent’s Holistic Stack Of AI Innovation

The explosive growth of AI processing in data center and edge environments has induced AI startups and established firms alike to develop silicon to handle the massive processing demands of neural networks. Inference processing, in particular, is an emerging opportunity, wherein a trained deep neural network is processed to predict characteristics of new data samples. …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Now Is The Time For Your Enterprise To Adopt An Open Communications Platform

One area I cover closely as a tech analyst is workplace productivity solutions. While perhaps it’s easy to take for granted the tools we all use on a daily basis, businesses’ success ultimately depends on the ability of its employees to communicate and collaborate effectively and productively. It’s communication that makes a team a team. I initially got …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Blaize: AI For The Edge

While NVIDIA dominates the market for AI-specific silicon accelerating the training of neural networks, many AI startups are developing silicon to accelerate inference processing, both for data center and edge applications. CPUs have typically been the choice for inference processing, but this is changing rapidly as the size of neural networks grows exponentially and applications …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Three Key Elements Of Success In Edge Computing

We live in an intelligent world. A host of devices shapes the way we live, from the cars we drive and the streets on which those cars are driven, to the power plants that generate electricity to the factories that make the goods we consume. This intelligent world is the result of intelligent infrastructure. The …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Is Your Printer The New Trojan horse?

Of all the IT devices commonly found in a corporate office, business, school, government building or even home office, the traditional office printer is generally perceived as benign and non-threatening. However, in the age of increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks, the printer’s passive functioning is its central attraction as an attack vector for nefarious actors looking for the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Rayvolt Poised To Leverage E-Bike Market Growth With 21st-Century Technologies

While autonomous driving and electric vehicles have dominated the conversation in the traditional transportation field over the past decade, there is little question that the e-bike market is hot and surging. Some forecast the global e-bike market to reach $38.6 billion by 2025, up from the $21.1 billion that the market generated in 2018 (a …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Data Center Modernization Starts With Infrastructure

Technology drives the business. This statement has always been true but is more relevant than ever. As mature trends take root and new trends emerge, the direct impact on businesses in the digital economy can be significant. Cloud computing and the “cloud model” can increase business agility by enabling faster adoption of new technologies. Businesses may also …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Graphcore Second-Generation IPU

Graphcore, the U.K.-based startup that launched the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018, has introduced the IPU-Machine. This second-generation platform has greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large parallel processing workloads. The well-funded startup has a blue-ribbon pedigree of engineers, advisers and investors, and enjoys a valuation …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Avoiding Needless Cost And Complexity For Amazon RDS Data Protection

Cloud architectures require data protection services designed from the ground up to meet the unique demands of the cloud environment. Using tools designed for on- premises workloads to address the unique needs of a cloud deployment can lead to unwanted (and often unexpected) cost and complexity. There is a gap between data protection tools designed …

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rESEARCH PAPER: Cyberwarfare Requires Speed, Adaptability and Visibility To Win

Cybersecurity has become a war of attrition. Companies are facing new threats every day, and it is impossible to keep up with the frequency and volume of vulnerabilities that profoundly impact a company’s IT hygiene posture. Bad actors and nation-states have created a cottage industry for hackers/crackers who indiscriminately attack foreign networks and their critical infrastructure. …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Security And Privacy Controls: An Unequivocal Requirement In Today’s Smart Home

Earlier this year, Moor Insights & Strategy created a survey instrument intended to measure consumer perceptions about online security, privacy, and parental controls in the smart home. The survey instrument was created for Calix, a global provider of cloud and software platforms, systems, and services that deliver unified access networks and smart premises systems. Calix …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Tobii Benchmark Testing Validates The Benefits Of Dynamic Foveated Rendering

Led by enterprise use cases, the VR market is resurging with a new generation of devices equipped with innovative features enabled by eye tracking and foveated rendering (FR). These technologies first appeared in commercial headsets in mid-2019, and while they are relatively new, they promise to deliver significant improvements in performance and the generation of …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Aruba Edge Services Platform

The need to support robust networking and new application services places incredible demands on today’s IT staffing. An inherently siloed legacy infrastructure with inconsistent hardware and software platforms spanning local and wide area networks requires excessive manual network operations. This reduces the network operator’s ability to manage device provisioning and ongoing operations. As a result, teams are unnecessarily taxed …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Inseego: 5G Born In The U.S.A.

The United States government views the deployment of 5G networking as a strategic initiative that will unlock transformative enterprise services. The throughput and latency of 5G — a vast improvement over current 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology — will disrupt the market and accelerate digital transformation. Given the potential positive economic impact of 5G on …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Cisco Systems Delivers Multi-Domain, Modern Networking Infrastructure

Enterprises seek the ability to react quickly to business demands in the digital world. In response, IT professionals today face daunting tasks in deploying and managing networking infrastructure given resource and consumption constraints. Also, connectivity is no longer relegated to the confines of office walls or the traditional centralized datacenter. Rather, businesses require connectivity to …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Graphcore Software Stack: Built To Scale

Software for new processor designs is critical to enabling application deployment and optimizing performance. UK-based startup Graphcore, a provider of silicon for application acceleration, places significant emphasis on software, dedicating roughly half its engineering staff to the challenge. Graphcore’s Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) utilizes the expression of an algorithm as a directed graph, and the company’s Poplar software stack …

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