With IT in a considerable state of flux (think of the increase, integration, and intricacies of cloud, mobility, big data, and consolidation), having easy access to—and guaranteed availability of—ever-increasing volumes and types of data is paramount to every workload and every IT user. Storage has moved from a key supporting role in prior paradigms to center-stage protagonist in the drama of contemporary IT. Leading IT organizations understand that data is at once their DNA, lifeblood, and soul, yet they can’t afford for it to be an anchor. Hence, vendors and IT users alike are focused on delivering a highly accurate, reliable, protected, and cost-effective data stream. Tools such as flash, object storage, [hyper]converged platforms, and architectures built with cloud and software-definition make up the plethora of storage solutions aimed at spiraling expectations. This makes for a beguiling and obfuscated landscape. The Enterprise Strategy Group’s experience- and research-backed insights will help you optimally utilize storage to support a breadth of IT and business objectives while prioritizing complex cost-constraint demands.


Infographic: Distributed Cloud Series: Observability from Code to Cloud

IT operations teams continue to strive to improve collaboration with developers on building modern application architectures. As companies accelerate or embark on their digital transformation journeys, what is the expected role of ITSM in enabling businesses to realize the benefits of automation, observability, intelligence, and optimization? ESG recently surveyed IT, DevOps, and application development professionals responsible for application infrastructure to find the answers.




Scott Sinclair

Practice Director

Research Coverage
Storage: Storage Systems and Software

Practice Director Scott Sinclair has a proven history in both the storage and data protection industries.

Paul Nashawaty

Principal Analyst

Research Coverage
Infrastructure Modernization, Application Modernization

Senior Analyst Paul Nashawaty covers infrastructure modernization and application modernization for the Enterprise Strategy Group. 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.




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