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Have you ever heard the expression “a rising tide raises all ships?” Well, last week, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), it was very clear that Satya Nadella and Microsoft are “raising the tide” with their “Cloud first, Mobile first” messaging.
This blog uses both video of EMC executives and ESG commentary to look in more detail at some of the key storage (VMAX, Isilon, and XtremIO) announcements made by EMC at its big launch earlier this month. Is it magic and "redefining the possible," or something impressive but a tad more pragmatically business focused?
IBM and Apple’s global announcement of a global partnership was long on plumbing but short on how the resulting applications will have a transformative impact on the enterprise. IBM at this juncture was catering more to the CIO by speaking to the enterprise level security, lifecycle support, and integration that IBM is bringing to iOS. While developers will get new APIs and development frameworks there was no real discussion of how these new iOS applications will be transformative from a content standpoint.
Security analytics growth will drive growth in PCAP appliances, analytics distribution networks, SDN, and middleware.
We know the benefits that cloud storage can offer organizations - flexibility, agility, and elasticity more efficiently at lower costs. And that’s really just the start. Once you factor in the potential to address business continuity and productivity concerns with instant backup, archive, and disaster recovery plans, it’s turning into a no brainer.
A plethora of intelligence feeds are driving new products, services, and enterprise threat intelligence strategy.
The announcement of support for SQL on Hadoop and NoSQL data sources brings big data deeper into Oracle's arena.
July 2014 saw the fourth EMC “MegaLaunch,” featuring a broad swathe of announcements across EMC’s portfolio. While the range of news - and associated materials - to consume can seem daunting, this 8 minute “On Location” video blog (featuring ESG analysts Jason Buffington, Terri McClure and Mark Peters) will give you some key headlines and commentary in a very efficient and easily digested manner….
On July 10, AWS unveiled its online file sharing and collaboration solution, Zocalo. It is a natural next step as it continues to build up its end-user computing portfolio – and could have far reaching market impact.
Last week, in London, EMC made several announcements – many of which hinged on the VMAX3 platform – but the one of most interest to me was ProtectPoint, where those new VMAX machines will be able to send their backup data directly from production storage to protection storage (EMC Data Domain) without an intermediary backup server.
I mentioned this in my blog last week as an example of the fact that, while “backup” is evolving, those kinds of evolutions require that the role of both the Backup Administrator (which should not be thought of as a Data Protection Manager/DPM) and the Storage Administrator (or any other workload manager that is becoming able to protect their own data) need to evolve, as well.