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:

ESG Brief: Cloud-native Application Strategies Are Becoming More Common in Conjunction with Ubiquitous Public Cloud Use

Abstract:

Organizations continue to look for ways to modernize their heritage production applications. Most are employing cloud-native application strategies with multiple public cloud providers. They'll need unified microservices architectures to achieve the application portability that is essential in managing multiple clouds in hybrid models where on-premises apps still play important roles and to lay the foundation for an entirely cloud-first future.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration Infrastructure, Cloud and DevOps

ESG Brief: The Value of Modern Application Architectures Is Recognized, Though Challenges Persist

Abstract:

Understanding the benefits and challenges of developing and deploying cloud-native applications is key to success. Security, integration, and the developer skills gap are among the biggest microservices hurdles, while developer velocity, app portability, and infrastructure independence lead the list of advantages.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration Infrastructure, Cloud and DevOps

ESG Brief: ESG Brief: Cloud-native Transition Is Dependent on Iterative Methodologies

Abstract:

The clear path to cloud-native applications is to use modern methodologies such as DevOps and agile development on modern application platforms and "developer-ready" infrastructure. However, the self-reported maturity of organizations in their use of modern methodologies is not substantiated by development KPIs, such as hourly code production, and most are hobbled by an IT skills gap. Choosing the right platform and building internal skills are critical in implementing the development methodologies needed for successful cloud-native deployments.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Infographic: Cloud-native Applications

Abstract:

See how IT professionals use cloud-native applications to help advance their businesses into the future with this free ESG Infographic, Distributed Cloud Series: Cloud-native Applications.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Cloud-native Applications

Abstract:

Today’s businesses are evolving rapidly to meet the demands of their customers, but traditional and heritage applications often do not meet the requirements. IT organizations are trying to keep their businesses running while migrating to new, modern approaches to advance the business into the future. Many organizations are taking a “cloud-first” approach to their digital transformation initiatives, which requires building, maintaining, and operating a developer-ready infrastructure without impacting developer velocity.

To understand cloud-native application trends, including bridging the gap between container development, Kubernetes, and IT operations through CI/CD pipelines, ESG surveyed 387 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration cloud-native Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG Research Report: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Trends

Abstract:

In order to gain insight into how infrastructure is evolving to take on today’s business challenges, ESG surveyed 348 IT decision makers at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for their organization’s on-premises infrastructure, specifically usage of or plans for hyperconverged infrastructure.

Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, retail, healthcare, and technology.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Cloud-native Application Trends

Abstract:

Organizations that currently develop and deploy cloud-native applications use DevOps and agile development processes significantly more than those that don't, suggesting that being cloud-native is as much about iterative methodologies as it is about technology. An organization's use of cloud-native applications and adoption of iterative methodologies, including low code/no code, also strongly correlate to its digital transformation maturity.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration cloud-native Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG Brief: The Growth and Adoption of HCI across the Business Ecosystem

Abstract:

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), which combines compute, storage, and virtualization resources in a single system, continues to grow in popularity as delivery models evolve. Emerging, next-generation HCI solutions that support independently managed resources can be used in conjunction with traditional, clustered HCI to expand the IT ecosystem in a more holistic approach across the entire organization.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

ESG Brief: Public Cloud and Digital Transformation Initiatives for 2021

Abstract:

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenge, businesses have shifted and ramped up focus on digital transformation initiatives. As such, the cloud promises greater operational efficiencies, collaboration, and customer experiences to accelerate this effort. This brief outlines how digital transformation initiatives continue to gain momentum with companies pursuing more aggressive public cloud spending and strategies.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Software-defined Storage for Containers and Clouds

Abstract:

StorageOS is looking to enable self-service, automated deployment, and scalability of software-defined storage (SDS) in a cloud-native approach.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure