Unpacking Multi-cloud Adoption with ESG’s new Cloud Infrastructure and IT/DevOps Analyst

Did you know: Almost 90% of organizations leverage multiple cloud service providers?

Having just joined ESG from Amazon Web Services, this is not surprising to me. Did it surprise you? It shouldn’t be a surprise at all. Talking with 1000s of enterprises of all different sizes, different verticals, and different application stacks over the past, I have heard many legitimate reasons for using more than one cloud service provider (CSP). But I am getting ahead of myself, let me introduce myself.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

From Vendor Marketing and Strategy to ESG Analyst

I’ve always made it a priority to choose roles where I can make the biggest impact, and where I can learn and grow. It hasn’t been a clear path (as Sheryl Sandberg would say, it’s not a ladder, it’s a jungle gym), but I can confidently say it’s led me to fulfilling roles.

In this blog post, I’ll share a bit about my background, and then describe why I’m thrilled to join ESG to cover cloud-native and application security – a rapidly evolving and dynamic space.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Apple Business Essentials Further Demonstrates Focus Beyond Consumers

Let's face it, while businesses recognize that they should be managing devices, apps, and data better than they are currently doing, there are still MANY midmarket businesses that have not put controls and process in place. I highly suspect that good intentions exist in these companies, but lack of skills, complex solutions, balancing risk and time are all factoring into where device management lands on their priority list. Apple is out to help change this.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

The Bigger Truth (Video): CyberArk's Wi-Fi Crack, Microsoft's Massive Earnings, & I Got a Beer in 8 Seconds

Check out the latest episode of The Bigger Truth. 

This week, I share my thoughts on the following enterprise technology news stories:

Researcher cracks 70% of neighborhood Wi-Fi passwords: https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com...

Topics: Cybersecurity

4 Ways that Solution Validation Marketing Content Can Help You to Close More Deals, Faster

When you buy something online, a toaster for instance, do you simply find one in your price range and hit “order?” Or do you first look for third-party articles about which toasters are on the market (top rated, or those that include a specific feature you want)? You may also check to see which toasters have the highest customer ratings and read the reviews. From something as simple as a toaster, all the way up to a data center full of hyperconverged infrastructure, customers put trust in the opinions of those who don’t have stakes in the game. Independent third parties deliver the facts about product features and differentiation (why the customer should consider the product), and customer reviews provide raw, personal, and honest feedback about the product. Both are invaluable to customers that are trying to choose between several products in a saturated market.

Topics: ESG Validation Services

HCI: The “Super Infrastructure”

You know those people who seem to have more than 24 hours in a day? They simultaneously balance work, hobbies, family, friends, and health (somehow). These “super humans” do it all. And although those aspects of life are separate entities, they still affect one another and must be managed concurrently. A desire to continuously “do more” creates challenges in our lives – it adds complexity and requires us to find new ways to become more efficient. Similarly, IT teams are tasked with doing more with the limited resources and budget they are provided - all in a world in which IT environments are becoming more and more complex. Organizations strive to increase operational efficiency and speed while minimizing costs and downtime; but this is no easy feat.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure ESG Validation Services

Analyst Insights from Commvault Connections 2021

Last week I had the pleasure of (virtually) joining Commvault Connections 2021, along with colleagues Vinny Choinski and Kevin Rhone. In this video, we collectively share our insight on what we all agree was a very completebut also conciseevent.

Topics: Data Protection

The Bigger Truth (Video): Ransomware Rules Push, Facebook Woes, & China Wants a Say in Tech Standards Setting

Check out the first episode of The Bigger Truth here

In this week's episode, I share my thoughts on the following enterprise news stories:

US lawmakers propose ransomware reporting rules: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/2...

Topics: Cybersecurity Enterprise Mobility

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 Launched with Explosive Growth!

This year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon did not disappoint! As a hybrid event, there were many attendees in person as well as virtual, and the event coordinators did a great job at seamlessly transitioning between the attendees. At this year’s North America event, the coverage areas focused on application definition/development, orchestration/management, runtime, and provisioning. There was also a “special” category for offerings supporting cloud-native technology that did not fit into the other groupings.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

VMware’s Next Chapter... But Is It Going to Work?

The powerhouse VMware is doing it again—leading the way in the industry with innovation focused on the next generation of multi-cloud offerings. The question is: Will it be enough to differentiate VMware from the pack?

Topics: Converged Infrastructure