Paul Nashawaty

Paul Nashawaty

Senior Analyst Paul Nashawaty covers infrastructure modernization and application modernization at ESG. Paul has extensive knowledge in digital transformation initiatives across front-end and back-end systems as well as the supporting infrastructure ecosystem that supports these efforts. Paul brings more than 25 years of experience in delivering go-to-market strategies, including identifying new routes to market, expanding and developing partner ecosystems, and achieving positive business results through execution of strategic plans.

Recent Posts by Paul Nashawaty:

KubeCon 2021 and Beyond

The focus at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 demonstrated that containers and Kubernetes is growing up—fast! The adoption of Kubernetes and its overall business impact, along with how the growth of applications and cloud adoption expands beyond the developer, was a key message at the event. Kubernetes has been ready and is expanding its presence in the overall business ecosystem, with deployments both in the cloud and at the edge.

Topics: Storage hybrid cloud Artificial Intelligence AI IoT machine learning ml multi-cloud Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Consider Applying the Cloud Consumption Model to On-premises Data Center Infrastructures

When digital initiatives evolve in the data center, so too should your ability to choose how you consume IT resources. The desire to move to the cloud has some IT leaders intrigued, yet they continue to look into ways to maximize their existing IT investment and bridge the gap to get to the cloud. This has many IT leaders not moving to the cloud just yet but preferring to buy infrastructure via a consumption-based model such as a monthly subscription based on resource utilization for their on-premises data center.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Digital Transformation Application & Infrastructure Modernization

IBM Modernization with AI, Analytics, OpenShift, and Container-native Storage

IBM’s Eric Herzog, Chief Evangelist and Vice President of Worldwide Storage Channels, briefed us at ESG on the recent IBM Storage announcement launch focused on modernization infrastructure for the edge, core, and hybrid cloud. This post will cover key elements in this launch where IBM’s focus is on Spectrum Fusion HCI and the importance of edge, core, and hybrid cloud as well as simplifying Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Kentico Xperience: What’s Next for Digital Experience Platforms?

The way we interact with content is changing; however, the systems that contain the data are also evolving. Historically, the approach to connecting with businesses was through a website and web pages, often from a laptop. Now, the interaction is much more dynamic. But interaction with web content is only part of the story. Businesses connecting with their customers often require multiple ways of engagement. This can be through a web page, but also through mobile, tablets, watches, and other IoT devices such as beacons. Obviously, the shift of data distribution has evolved and the delivery of content also needs to evolve.

Topics: IoT automation Data Integration Application & Infrastructure Modernization

The Impact of Digital Transformation on IT Infrastructure (Video)

Join me and Scott Sinclair as we speak in this latest 3-minute video about the impact of digital transformation on IT infrastructure, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and the state of artificial intelligence.

 

Topics: Storage Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Accelerate Edge-to-cloud and Artificial Intelligence with Lenovo’s Smart Infrastructure Solutions

In March 2021, Lenovo announced new offerings that provide new ways for clients to accelerate computing with their Lenovo TruScale Services, which enables flexible consumption of server resources. The purpose of this launch was to accelerate real-time insights from the edge to the cloud; incorporate eighteen new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile systems in the portfolio by expanding AMD’s family of third generation EPYC microprocessors, including eight new ThinkSystem V2 servers updated with third generation Intel Xeon scalable processors; and deliver ready-to-deploy analytics and AI offerings with SAS edge analytics, city security AI with Addfor, and scalable machine learning with cnvrg.io.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Application & Infrastructure Modernization

How High-performance and High-capacity Storage Platforms Address the Storage Stack Problem

In a recent briefing with George Crump, Chief Marketing Officer of StorONE, we learned about Seagate and StorONE's latest offering that is designed to provide affordable high-performance and high-capacity storage solutions. The offering from StorONE, which became available in early March 2021 and features Seagate’s drives, was created specifically with a focus on databases, virtualization video surveillance, file, backup, and archive capability.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Public Cloud and Digital Transformation Initiatives for 2021

The Influx of Digital Efforts

2020 was a challenging year for people and business alike. As we look to 2021 and the future, businesses have shifted and ramped up the focus on digital transformation initiatives. These initiatives are emerging from the need for a remote workforce and increased digital marketing and sales efforts, fueled in part by an influx in budget from reduced travel. This more digital mindset means more customers are looking online to experience everything from shopping to virtual travel to social events and more—and companies are scrambling to accelerate their digital transformation efforts to meet the need.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Top 5 Hyperconverged Infrastructure Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) continues to be a growth area for many businesses and business lines. This is largely due to the simplified approach for driving and deploying new digital business initiatives. In fact, HCI can often be a simpler way to kick off new initiatives with no impact to core IT organizations within the business. For this reason, HCI deployments are seeing growth that enables business units to rapidly stand up new projects without impacting IT.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Introducing Enterprise Strategy Group's Application and Infrastructure Modernization Analyst

Did you know: 71% of technology decision makers use research-based thought leadership materials to vet a company’s capabilities?

I actually used to be one of those decision makers before recently joining ESG as a senior analyst, but before I get ahead of myself, let me step back and introduce myself.

When I look back, it seems like everything I have done in my career has led up to this moment. I have spent the past 25 years in the tech industry developing go-to-market strategies, identifying new routes to market, and creating and expanding partner ecosystems (three things we do in spades for our clients here at ESG).

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization