Is STaaS the Future of On-Premise Storage?

Is STaaS the Future of On-Premise Storage?

Data creation and retention are growing at unprecedented rates, fueled by analytics, big data initiatives, the mobile workforce, and social media. This growth in data enables businesses to gain better customer insight, improve marketing, increase operational efficiencies, and make better decisions about new products and enhancements. Both the growth in data volume, as well as the data value, is driving an increase in the cost of storage that is challenged by traditional procurement approaches. The challenge is not just the growth of data, but trying to predict what type, and when storage will be required. It is the most difficult ...

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Acronym Acrobatics: Relating UEM to UEM

Acronym Acrobatics: Relating UEM to UEM

An unfortunate side effect of maintaining a vibrant technology subculture is an over-reliance on acronyms to describe basic concepts and solutions. For instance, to be ITIL compliant a CTO may need to invoke the ARP of a TCP or UDP IPv6 WAN to determine the DNS entry of an SMTP server for a POS system to prevent GIGO and ensure WYSIWYG. Now, if you understood that statement, you are certainly among the lucky few “in the know” and probably use these terms on a regular basis. However, if you are unfamiliar with or had to look up any of those ...

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The Top 5 IoT Lessons I Learned From Hollywood

The Top 5 IoT Lessons I Learned From Hollywood

In my last IoT blog, I talked about the history of IoT and the evolution of issues surrounding IoT devices. In this part of the series, we will expand on the issues around IoT and the data it collects. Research firms estimate that there will be between 20 billion and 30 billion IoT devices on Earth by 20201 and that they will have collectively produced over four zettabytes of data.2 These are virtually inconceivable volumes for the average person and dealing with volumes this high is effectively far more than a trivial matter. Given these factors, this blog is going to discuss how to deal with IoT using various (slightly ...

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posted by Jim Miller   | December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Data creation and retention are growing at unprecedented rates, fueled by analytics, big data initiatives, the mobile workforce, and social media. This growth in data enables businesses to gain better customer insight, improve marketing, increase operational efficiencies, and make better decisions about new products and enhancements. Both the growth in data volume, as well as...

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posted by Steve Brasen   | December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

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An unfortunate side effect of maintaining a vibrant technology subculture is an over-reliance on acronyms to describe basic concepts and solutions. For instance, to be ITIL compliant a CTO may need to invoke the ARP of a TCP or UDP IPv6 WAN to determine the DNS entry of an SMTP server for a POS system...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

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In an ideal world, customers would be able to fully take advantage of the benefits of hybrid cloud by rationally matching infrastructure parameters -cost, performance, reliability, availability, security, regulatory compliance, scalability- with the requirements and dependencies of each application. In reality, customers are running into the following 3 challenges: Challenge #1 – Too Much Complexity...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
As we -Evan and I- were ranting last week about how OpenStack and VMware fit together (see #EMACloudRants), we were mainly focusing on the central conundrum that VMware faces within this context: “Should we support an open platform that could commoditize away a substantial part of our profitable infrastructure business or should we ignore the...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Evan Quinn and I have been collecting popular customer questions for a while and wanted to share our thoughts on these questions in the form of a new format: EMA CLOUD RANTS. Each week we will discuss one of the hot topics in enterprise IT to provide the viewer with rapid analyst insights, without any...

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As promised in my previous post on “Software Defined Storage – Why Customers Should Care”, I want to follow-up with a brief overview of the competitive landscape. Software-only Vendors with no Horse in the Hardware Race By definition, these vendors have the highest credibility when it comes to truly abstracting storage management from the underlying...

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What does Big Data mean to traditional enterprise IT? Organizations of any size and industry are becoming more and more aware of the incredible importance of capturing, managing and analyzing the data available to them. The more comprehensively companies are able to tap structured and unstructured data sources, the quicker they can refresh this data...

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Much marketing hype and heated discussions should be seen as excellent indicators for the fact that Software Defined Storage (SDS) is one of the hottest topics in today’s data center. Naturally, every vendor defines SDS based on their own product range, sometimes leaving customer out of the equation. The following three questions are at the...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Of course, I always encourage practitioners to carefully study the full EMA research report on the “Obstacles and Priorities on the Journey to the Software-Defined Data Center” or at least read the research study summary or at the very least join the EMA SDDC Research webinar on February 18, but I still want to briefly...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
As every year, IBM invited the analyst community to Stamford, CT, for a deep dialogue on today’s most important topics in enterprise IT. Here is a short overview for everyone interested in IBM’s current world view. 1. It’s all about the service. This is the core lesson to take away from the event. IBM has...

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