ESG Brief: Why and How to Protect VMs within Hyperconverged and Converged Infrastructures

Abstract:

Many of the most compelling hyperconverged and converged infrastructure solutions boast built-in data protection capabilities. For the purposes of this paper, the two architectures will be collectively considered and referred to as “HCI” unless specifically noted. Built-in data protection capabilities within some HCI offerings are often seen as differentiators and additional benefits of consolidating IT solution components versus using self-built and protected infrastructure. But does this mean that as organizations embrace HCI, traditional DP solutions’ relevance will fade? Not necessarily.

Topics: Data Protection Converged Infrastructure

ESG Master Survey Results: 2018 IT Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on 2018 IT budget trends, technology initiatives and priorities, year-over-year spending change (overall and by technology), hiring/staffing trends, and cloud adoption/usage.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration IT Spending Intentions

ESG Master Survey Results: IT Plans and Priorities for Remote and Branch Offices

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the IT priorities and challenges when it comes to supporting the technology requirements of remote office/branch office (ROBO) locations, and how organizations plan to address those challenges.

Topics: Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure

ESG Master Survey Results: 2017 General Storage Trends

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on usage trends for traditional storage infrastructure and an emergent set of newer on-and off-premises options, with topics ranging from challenges and sentiment to purchasing dynamics and drivers.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Master Survey Results: Converged and Hyperconverged Infrastructure Trends

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on usage trends for converged and hyperconverged infrastructure technology, and the impact these solutions are having on on-premises IT environments.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Convergence and Storage: Competition or Coexistence?

Abstract:

The growing adoption of converged and hyperconverged IT infrastructure is having a significant impact on traditional storage systems and the professionals who support and manage them. These solutions are likelier to be deployed in more complex—or at least diverse—storage environments, and are increasingly used to support existing workloads rather than just net-new applications. At the same time, storage specialists are losing their grip on the authority to decide what storage is used in CI/HCI implementations. While the full extent of change toward a more converged IT infrastructure has likely not yet occurred, nonetheless for storage specialists, the writing appears to be on the (data center) wall.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Brief: Applications Help to Define Hybrid Cloud

Abstract:

Hybrid cloud is becoming the leading cloud strategy for most organizations and the focus for vendors in the cloud management space. But the term hybrid cloud has not been well defined yet. How do IT decision makers and practitioners view hybrid cloud and how can vendors tailor their solutions and messaging to address these needs?

Topics: VMworld Converged Infrastructure

ESG Brief: On-premises Infrastructure Is the Key to Hybrid Cloud

Abstract:

While hybrid cloud is defined by the use of both on- and off-premises infrastructure, on-premises environments will be extremely important for years to come. In fact, ESG’s research indicates those committed to a long-term hybrid cloud strategy tend to weight the on-premises part of the hybrid cloud equation more heavily. What are the implications and opportunities for cloud service providers and infrastructure management vendors?

Topics: VMworld Converged Infrastructure

ESG Research Report: 2017 IT Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 641 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2016 IT spending as well as their 2017 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration IT Spending Intentions

ESG Brief: Impact of New Microsoft Systems Management Solutions on Enterprises

Abstract:

Microsoft’s recent product releases in the systems management space have put a spotlight on what its customers need to do for their future planning. With two separate systems management solutions, Microsoft brings a unique approach to both on-premises and off-premises management. Microsoft customers should evaluate Microsoft’s future direction for both System Center and Operations Management Suite, as well as their own future IT plans, to make the right decision with respect to their management infrastructure.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure