Mark Peters

Senior Analyst

  • research briefs
    Sep 24, 2014

    The Use of Solid-state Storage in Virtual Servers

    Many organizations that use solid-state storage attribute their initial adoption of the technology to an attempt to solve performance challenges. In fact, previously conducted ESG research revealed that the majority of early solid-state storage users cited the alleviation of I/O bottlenecks caused specifically by the demands of server virtualization as an initial adoption driver.

  • Blogs
    Sep 23, 2014

    HP's New Free-defined Software-defined Storage

    HP's announcement to provide an entry level of its SDS offering - VSA - for free with certain server purchases is interesting for what it represents just as much as for what it actually is.

  • Blogs
    Sep 18, 2014

    Permabit SANblox: Fitting More Bricks in Storage Buildings

    The new SANblox offeering from Permabit allows the retrofitting of data reduction technologies (dedupe and compression) onto existing FC arrays. That's clearly an attractive proposition for some users...but will their vendors give them a chance to deploy it? 

  • Blogs
    Sep 17, 2014

    Dot Hill - A Video Look Behind the Engineering Scenes

    Like any other product, with storage we enjoy the use and value of the actual item; occassionally, however it is worth reminding ourselves of the attention to detail that goes into making a complete offering. So, on a recent visit to Dot Hill I took my camcorder to the engineering labs....

  • News
    Sep 16, 2014

    LTO tape vendors announce LTO-9 and LTO-10 - TechTarget

  • Blogs
    Sep 8, 2014

    ESG Recap of VMworld 2014

    The ESG analyst team headed into VMworld 2014 with a list of questions and was met with the high energy of the event the moment we all deplaned at SFO. This blog collects each of the individual analysts' key takeaways.

  • esg video capsules
    Sep 4, 2014

    ESG Video Capsule: HDS Pushes the Tier One Storage Envelope

    ESG Senior Analyst Mark Peters discusses how HDS is pushing the Tier One storage envelope with new technology.

  • Blogs
    Sep 3, 2014

    VMworld 2014 - ESG's Event Video Insights

    In this video blog from the 2014 VMworld event in San Francisco, members of ESG's analyst team give you some key insights - the "Cliff Notes" if you like - from the conference in just about six minutes.  

  • Blogs
    Aug 19, 2014

    IBM Making Solid Progress in Flash (includes video)

    This video blog has interviews that I conducted with Michael Kuhn and Kevin Powell of IBM at the recent Flash Memory Summit - the topics are the state of the flash storage market and also a drill-down into IBM's update to its V840 system that was announced at the Summit.

  • News
    Aug 13, 2014

    Colleges Gain Flexibility with Storage Virtualization - EdTech

  • Blogs
    Aug 12, 2014

    Flash Storage Summit - and the beat goes on (includes video)

    This year's Flash Memory Summit was a line in the sand for this contemporary storage technology - it is now definitely a 'norm' with value to offer across the board. Included in this blog is a brief video in which ESG analysts Mark Peters and Scott Sinclair cover some of the headline take-aways behind the headlines that were actually issued at the event.   

  • Blogs
    Jul 22, 2014

    EMC’s MegaLaunch: Storage Specifics (Includes Video)

    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?   

  • Blogs
    Jul 14, 2014

    EMC’s 2014 MegaLaunch - a Tour de Force? (Includes Video)

    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….

  • Blogs
    Jun 27, 2014

    Oracle’s New ZS3-2 Makes Me Reconsider…..

    Sometimes we all miss changes that are happening right in front of us. Aspects of Oracle's recent ZS3-2 announcment made me realize this....  

  • Blogs
    Jun 17, 2014

    NetApp Stakes Its Claims (with video)

    NetApp recently held its annual Analyst Summit. Read this blog for my high level take on what really mattered - but you can also enjoy a 6 minute video summary of the event with additional insights from my colleagues (Terri McClure, Kevin Rhone, and Mark Bowker); the video also features three senior NetApp Executives (Tom Georgens, George Kurian, and Jullie Parrish) explaining the key takeaways that they would want you to know. 

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Mark Peters is an ESG senior analyst focused on storage systems. His particular areas of emphasis are block and unified storage systems, virtualized storage, all types of solid-state storage, and the emerging opportunities represented by “software-defined storage.”

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