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 David Monahan   | March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago.  I went to NYC to brief with CA Technologies.  I spent a full day speaking in group sessions with some of its top executives including CEO, Mike Gregoire, EVP Technology and Development, Peter Griffiths, EVP Strategy and Corporate Development Jacob Lamm, as well as a 1...

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posted by Jim Frey   | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend IBM‘s Pulse conference, where the company welcomed over 10,000 of its software customers. This group is primarily focused on IBM’s Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure solutions, built largely around the Tivoli and Maximo portfolios. The overall theme of the event was how Cloud is the answer…to everything....

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posted by Evan Quinn   | February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday IBM once again showed how serious it is about taking on the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce 1, and SAP Cloud as a general purpose, global, cloud business platform.  Between the unveiling of the BlueMix beta for cloud application service composition (aka application development) and the announcement of the...

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posted by Evan Quinn   | February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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What do you do for a follow-up act after a record year?  Given the plentiful demand but also the highly competitive environment of the integration software market, you continue to push out integration’s innovative edges and improve the customer value proposition.  That is precisely what Informatica is doing with it latest version of its market...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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 Evan Quinn   | February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Cloudera’s promise of a packaged Enterprise Data Hub reached general availability on February 4, 2014. Cloudera took a rather combative position versus potential data hub competitors like Hortonworks and IBM, in response to videos like this. Regardless, the new Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub Edition indeed bundles a wide set of features needed for a turnkey...

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posted by Evan Quinn   | February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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You type these letters everyday when you surf the web, or do so by inference when you “click on a link” in some fashion:  .com, .org., edu, .etc.  They are part of the addresses we use to navigate the Web, but they are changing, or more precisely expanding.  Here is a quick overview of how...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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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