Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair

ESG Senior Analyst Scott Sinclair has a proven history in both the storage and data protection industries. Scott uses his keen understanding and experience investigating new technologies and designing business strategies for Fortune 500 technology companies to solve unique problems for his clients.

Recent Posts by Scott Sinclair:

Pure Accelerate: Building the Modern Data Experience on a Foundation of Flash

This week Pure // Accelerate came to my hometown of Austin, Tx. And for three days, the city was orange; filled with a customer base that is both passionate and enthusiastic.

Topics: Storage

VMworld 2019: Building the IT Hero for the Digital Era

The theme of this year’s VMworld is “Make you Mark.” The kickoff keynote delivered a familiar narrative placing the IT leader in the place of a hero, a cross between “Morpheus and Hermione,” gifted with powers to change the world.

Topics: Storage VMworld

Flash Memory Summit 2019: What’s Next and What’s Missing in the Future of Flash (Video)

This week, I was in Santa Clara, California for my annual pilgrimage to Flash Memory Summit (FMS). While I was there, I got a few moments during a very busy week to stand in front of a camera with my colleague, Mark Peters, and discuss this year’s summit, as well as the latest news.

Before I get to the new tech, I feel I must address the big question: “Is Flash Memory Summit still as important as it once was?” With flash memory becoming the de facto standard for data storage now, do we need a separate event for flash? Isn’t everything storage-related about flash now?

The Need for Speed: Amazon buys E8

The Israeli tech news site, Globes, reported today that Amazon is acquiring the NVMe flash storage start-up, E8. The report mentions the deal is estimated to be between $50 and $60 million. However, the article also notes that other sources estimate the deal might have been for less.  

So, why is Amazon buying E8?

At this time, I have not seen an official statement from Amazon. I speculate, however, that this is a technology, rather than a business, acquisition, something that offers high performance NVMe storage that fits Amazon’s hyperscale architecture. E8’s technology may be delivered as an ultra-fast storage tier. Or Amazon may use the technology in future versions of Outposts. Either presents a fascinating opportunity for Amazon and its customers.  

Topics: Storage

Google to Acquire Elastifile, Adding an Essential Piece for GCP

Today, Google Cloud announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elastifile. For those of you who are not familiar the emerging storage firm or why Google might want to acquire the company, let me help break it down.

Topics: Storage

HPE Discover 2019: Innovation Is Back

The technology industry moves at a blistering pace. New shining stars of innovation emerge constantly. And leaders that once dominated the market landscape can quickly get pushed to the wayside.

If HPE Discover 2019 showed me anything, it is that HPE will not be pushed around or aside. The company that has long claimed to be built on innovation has found its footing. HPE Discover 2019 was HPE’s message to the IT industry that the innovation has never stopped.

Topics: Storage

Lenovo Accelerate: Taming the Next IT Frontier, the Edge

Digital transformation takes many forms. Nearly every company wants to maximize the value of its data, but each has specific goals in mind. When IT vendors discuss transformation, however, their story often sounds the same: “Build from the data center out.”

While that approach is valuable, for a variety of industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the edge are the real keys to maximizing an organization’s digital future. IoT can no longer be ignored. According to recent ESG research, 36% of IT organizations indicated that they have IoT initiatives already underway.

Topics: Storage

Red Hat Summit 2019 - Capturing the Hearts and Minds of the Transformed Enterprise

Every technology event or conference offers insight into the future of IT. Few, however, rival the breadth of digital business impact or the passion among the attendees that Red Hat displayed this week. After only a few hours on the floor and talking with attendees, I am reassured not only that IBM is making a wise move with the acquisition, but also that Red Hat is incredibly well positioned to address the challenges of modern IT.

Topics: Storage

Dell Technologies World: The Plan Comes Together & The Cloud is Just the Beginning

What a week. Now that I have had a day to recover, let’s discuss Dell Technologies World. What happened, what was interesting, and what does this mean for the future?

Now, let’s start by discussing the new product announcements, which were both numerous and impressive. For example:

Topics: Storage Dell Technologies World

Two Questions That Should Shape Dell Technologies World

With Dell Technologies World coming next week, now is the time to focus on what questions we want Dell to answer. And, what questions should they answer? Yes, we want to see new technology. We expect it at this point. And while I do have some technology questions for Dell Technologies, we also need to focus on the bigger picture, or the Bigger Truth as we say at ESG.

Topics: Storage