Distributed Cloud & Digital Ecosystems Research Conversation with Mark Bowker and Bob Laliberte (Video)

Listen in as Bob Laliberte and I discuss these two important research topics and capture technology and business insights into the future of the data center.

Distributed Cloud is a connected ecosystem of cloud services, developer-ready infrastructure, and legacy IT that provides consistent operations for modern applications.

Digital Ecosystems: How carriers, Telcos, MSPs, and CSPs are innovating and optimizing edge computing applications.  

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Distributed Cloud & Observability Research Conversation with Mark Bowker and Bob Laliberte (Video)

Listen in as Bob Laliberte and I discuss these two important research topics:

Distributed Cloud is a connected ecosystem of cloud services, developer-ready infrastructure, and legacy IT that provides consistent operations for modern applications.

Observability from Code to Cloud: Optimizing cloud-native application architectures via AIOps-driven automation and FinOps cost optimization.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Distributed Cloud Research Conversation with Mark Bowker and Scott Sinclair (Video)

Listen in as Scott Sinclair and I discuss these two important research topics and capture technology and business insights into the future of the data center.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Dell Technologies World: Insights and Go-to-market Impact

One may think that the pace of cloud innovation and changing consumption models have simplified life for IT professionals. However, ESG's annual Technology Spending Intentions Survey highlighted that 75% of organizations believe IT complexity has increased over the last 2 years. Dell Technologies World was packed with announcements and information to help IT professionals address this complexity and transform operations. Listen in as Mark Peters, Practice Director; Kevin Rhone, Director ESG Channel Acceleration; Scott Sinclair, ESG Senior Analyst; and I share our thoughts on the event and the potential Dell is creating with Apex.

Topics: Storage Channel Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

What is Distributed Cloud?

Doug Cahill and I had the opportunity to discuss some of the operating dynamics in today's IT organizations and how the pressure of embracing cloud innovation is creating the opportunity for distributed cloud environments. What is distributed cloud? Simply put, distributed cloud is a connected ecosystem of cloud services, developer-ready infrastructure, and legacy IT that provides consistent operations for modern applications. Listen in as Doug and I explore the importance of distributed cloud and its potential impact in the market.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

Oracle's Autonomous Data Warehouse Enhancements: "Democratizing Simplicity"

So, here’s the thing – regardless of how complex or simple IT is to manage and to run, it’s still all-too-often the aegis of just the IT department; and that’s especially true of data lakes, marts, or warehouses, call them what you will. That’s not to say regular non-IT users can’t and don’t consume the valuable outputs from these endeavors (of course they do, that’s the point), but anything new is invariably only achieved with the necessary involvement of highly trained and skilled help – DBAs, system administrators—IT personnel of some sort.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

Keep an Eye on IBM Cloud

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the IBM Cloud team on a couple of projects and met with some great professionals with significant expertise in disaster recovery and data protection in general. The IBM Cloud team leverages a number of partners in its ecosystem and IBM services.  As the title of this short post indicates, keep an eye on IBM Cloud, as they have built and are working on furthering a great platform for BC/DR. 

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

NetApp's Insight- ESG's Take on a Full Event  (Video)

NetApp's annual Insight event wrapped recently. Right off the bat, I must record that I thought this was a lesson to many other vendors about how best to run a digital event. It was fast-paced, enjoyable and easy to watch. And that matters; the best content in the world is wasted if a vendor has poor and/or boring presentations...NetApp did a stellar job of embracing the new medium. Luckily, the content also did not disappoint. In the video below, Scott Sinclair and I discuss some of our key takeaways.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

Bye Old IBM…Hello New Bisected IBM

IBM’s announcement last week that it is to split into two companies by spinning off a big chunk of itself leads with a compellingly bold statement, saying it is “…to accelerate hybrid cloud growth strategy and execute spin-off market-leading managed infrastructure services unit.” By the way, when I say “big chunk,” I actually mean a relatively small percentage (just under 25% of current revenues)…but anything at IBM-scale is big compared to most businesses; the NewCo has a current revenue run-rate of $19BN, a backlog of $60BN and does business with 75% of the Fortune 100. Not bad, eh!?

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

HPE Discover 2020: Enabling Cloud Everywhere with Next-level Intelligence for Storage

HPE’s Discover 2020 virtual event continued this week, with a day focused on storage. On the whole, HPE’s virtual Discover experience has been impressive, entertaining, and well managed. Check it out, the content is still available.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration