ESG Brief: VMware and AWS Join Forces to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Demand

Abstract:

VMware and Amazon Web Services recently announced a new partnership and service called VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS is a cloud service from VMware, offering VMware infrastructure delivered as a service on AWS. This new service brings together the power of both VMware and AWS, offering a hybrid cloud service that has a lower barrier of entry for customers who are already invested in VMware and thus will start a new wave of hybrid cloud adoption with their customers.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

ESG Brief: CoreOS Advances Container Tools with Self-driving Kubernetes Release

Abstract:

The recent Tectonic Summit by CoreOS brought several significant announcements. The move of Tectonic to a self-driving update model, which aligns the releases with the current branch, enables companies that use Tectonic to always be on the latest version of Kubernetes. This move, along with the offer of free Tectonic use on up to ten nodes, significantly lowers the barriers of entry for the use of commercial Kubernetes and reduces the concerns of staying current with new features. CoreOS’s moves should give enterprises looking for a commercial, supported Kubernetes distribution a very strong option.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

ESG Research Report: The Cloud Computing Spectrum, from Private to Hybrid

Abstract:

In order to assess organizations’ use of server virtualization, cloud computing technology, and converged infrastructure platforms, ESG recently surveyed 308 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ server virtualization and cloud computing environments and strategies.

Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including financial services, manufacturing, business services, communications and media, and government. For more details, please see the Research Methodology and Respondent Demographics sections of this report.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: 2015 Data Storage Market Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted an in-depth survey of 373 IT and data storage professionals concerning their organizations’ current data storage environments including current storage resources, challenges, purchase criteria, and forward-looking data storage plans. Survey participants represented midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America (United States and Canada).

Topics: Storage Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration