Research Papers

RESEARCH PAPER: HP: Protecting Printers With Enterprise Grade Security

In today’s Internet of Things (IoT) environment, security is not only critical, it’s essential. Newly connected IoT devices such as thermostats, vending machines, HDTV’s and wearables create some of the largest potential security gaps in the IT infrastructure. As users demand mobility, cloud-based applications and collaboration, both inside and outside their company or organizations firewalls, the threat …

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ARM

Is ARM the Secret Winner in the Human IOT Race?

        With all the churn going on in the Human (wearables, home automation) side of the IoT space not many folks are going out on a limb to call winners and losers yet. There are going to be many winners (and losers) over time in Human IoT, but right now I’m going to …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Wireless Technologies for Home Automation

Simply put, there are too many choices for today’s low-end mainstream1 and DIY2 consumer when it comes to connecting the new breed of Home Automation (HA) equipment. With the plethora of thermostats, lights, locks and consumer friendly HA devices hitting the market from Nest, Philips, Belkin, Honeywell, Insteon, Schlage and others, it has become increasingly difficult …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Enable Rack Level Scale-Out Domains with RoCE and AppliedMicro X-Weave

Hyperscale datacenter operators want to expand the compute capacity of their server racks. Some server vendors are reacting by creating dense chassis that absorb the functionality of mid-rack switches, to the point where they are also capable of bypassing the top of rack (TOR) switch and connecting directly to the end of row (EOR) switch. …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Rx for 5G RF

The Internet of Things explosion has led to a severe wireless spectrum shortage, driving researchers to seek new ways to alleviate the bandwidth crunch. Wireless researchers now plan for a 5th generation wireless standard (5G), which is expected to provide a 1000x increase in network capacity and arrive at the end of the decade. To enable 5G, …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Can IBM Revitalize 8P with x86?

The need for greater agility is driving IT strategies. The importance of scale up applications is growing, but a different innovation cadence is needed. Applications and data streams are becoming more complex, requiring additional processing power and larger memory footprints for these scale up applications. With cloud-based applications, large virtualization pools, and ERP/database all running on …

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RESEARCH PAPER- HP Apollo 6000 System: Density-Optimized Server Packs a Performance Punch

Hyperscale and enterprise datacenters have become increasingly conscious of efficiency, ensuring the optimal amount of hardware resources are dialed-in to the specific needs of their workloads. For many workloads, density-optimized servers have evolved to deliver on the promise of OPEX savings (power/cooling, space) without sacrificing system performance. HP is expanding their density-optimized portfolio with the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Rack Scale Server Segmentation 2014

Moor Insights & Strategy has published commentary and detailed analysis describing the changing scale-out datacenter market for almost two years. In that time, datacenter server hardware segments and descriptive terminology have become fairly complex. Service oriented datacenters must balance their mix of compute capability and power consumption within an increasing density per cubic meter of …

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RESEARCH PAPER: HP Apollo 6000 and 8000 Advanced Cooling Solutions

CPU transistors have gotten smaller, and server component power has dropped consistently with each new generation. But datacenters are still up against the proverbial wall with pressures on both power and cooling, as they attempt to maximize their use of datacenter floor space and compute resources. Compute density has increased dramatically over the last decade, pressuring …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Is “Scalable Blade” an Oxymoron?

Blade servers solved the problem of density for businesses, but they did so with compromises that limited their appeal for many applications. As complexity of both applications and environments grew, blade infrastructures were limited in their effectiveness for the task. Customers were relegated to lower-density rack servers for their more scalable applications. And while purpose-built …

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RESEARCH PAPER AND PRESENTATION: Segmenting the Internet of Things (IoT)

You can download the updated paper here. You can download the summary presentation here. Table of Contents Introduction How Does Behavior Apply to IoT? Describing IoT Market Segments IoT Market Segment Detail Monitoring Operational Life Attainment IoT Model Axis Differentiation The Elephant in the Room: Big Data Call to Action Figure 1: IoT Segmentation Figure …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Finally, Telemedicine That Works

The healthcare industry is under extreme pressure to transform itself.  Telemedicine was always viewed as a promising technology to drive this transformation, but the cost and inflexibility of most solutions, combined with varied and inconsistent policy hurdles, prevented telemedicine from becoming a widespread reality.  Now, however, a new direction in telemedicine and the governing body’s …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Pay Attention IT: A New Convergence is Afoot

New demands from consumers, employees, and customers are placing enormous pressure on organizations: it’s all about competitive advantage. Organizations need to be more agile, grasp opportunities as they arise, and do it all faster than ever before. As expectations around IT change, new business models and opportunities are up for grabs. To take advantage of this …

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RESEARCH PAPER: IBM Announces POWER8 with OpenPOWER Partners

IBM is reinforcing its newfound open processor strategy with a POWER8 processor and servers that target cloud and big data solutions. IBM typically claims that new POWER chips offer superior performance than Intel Xeon, the industry leader, and this chip is no exception. POWER8 will be well received by IBM’s traditional scale-up AIX installed base. …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Stratus Cloud Solution Beta: SDA for OpenStack Private Clouds

OpenStack has critical mass and is the de facto standard for deploying open source-based clouds. (See our OpenStack point-of-view here.) With increasing levels of investment by service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Rackspace and infrastructure vendors like Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat, OpenStack private/hybrid clouds are becoming a strong alternative to traditional …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Vidyo Disaggregates Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) to Scale Videoconferencing

Camera sensors and video-capable displays are following Moore’s Law: declining cost and increasing quality curves. Video hardware is now ubiquitous in mobile computing devices (smartphones, tablets, and notebooks). As camera module costs continue to decline, a growing range of low-cost consumer and commercial devices will be video-enabled, including many types of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Software Defined Availability (SDA)- Critical for Managing Datacenter Scale

Many people think about web and cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) as “always available”. However, these services have poor availability compared to the high availability (HA) and fault tolerant (FT) IT services that are deployed for processes that must not fail. An example of a process that must not fail—handled by FT …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is Intel’s Future for the Datacenter

Moor Insights & Strategy believes that IT is on the cusp of a major datacenter architecture transition. This transition will be driven by 24×7 global business reach, dramatically increased use and depth of business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics (Big Data), and pushing sensors and intelligence into our physical world in the form of the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Are Software Defined WANs Ready For The Enterprise?

For too long, enterprises have been locked in a world where the advanced Wide Area Network (WAN) functionality that was required to help expand their businesses and make them more agile has been unattainable due to cost or complexity (or both). As the global business environment continues to speed up, and companies need to be …

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POSITION PAPER: Dell Opens Datacenter Networking with Cumulus Networks

Highlights of the Dell – Cumulus Joint Announcement on 1/28/14 Dell and Cumulus Networks are partnering to enable the Cumulus Linux network operating system to be integrated on Dell Networking S4810 and S6000 switches Dell is the first major networking vendor to offer a pre-installed Cumulus solution alongside its own networking operating system – straight …

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