ESG Brief: Imanis Data Launches Version 4.0 and Delivers Machine Learning-based RPO


Hadoop and NoSQL workloads are pervasive in production environments and require enterprise-class data protection, yet few data protection solutions offer such capabilities. That’s the problem Imanis Data is zooming in on. Imanis Data is demonstrating that it is squarely focused on product execution and is putting its B-round of $13.5 million from earlier this year to good use. The recent announcement of v 4.0 introduces many new data protection features, including some innovative machine learning-based capabilities.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Management

ESG Brief: The Increasing Business Value of Network Infrastructure


The initial—and typically de facto—party to blame for any IT outage is the network. As a result, the network is perceived to be a problematic burden rather than a strategic resource and is subsequently derided as being a cost center. However, in a time when organizations are increasingly leveraging cloud computing services and pursuing initiatives like digital transformation and IoT, the network is more important than ever.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Data Management Networking

ESG Channel Survey: Modern Partner Enablement Trends


The objectives of this channel survey were to identify current trends and needs for effective partner enablement today, and determine how IT vendors should modernize their partner enablement programs and delivery from the ground up. ESG surveyed channel partners that sell into mid-size and enterprise organizations--38% IT value-added reseller, 36% managed services provider, 20% cloud services provider, 4% national or global systems integrator, 2% local or regional systems integrator. Survey respondents represented small, midmarket, and enterprise companies.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Converged Infrastructure Cybersecurity Data Management Data Protection Enterprise Mobility Networking Storage Systems Management Channel

ESG Brief: Teradata IntelliCloud: Agility, Security, and Operational Ease


As organizations continue embracing the cloud, Teradata IntelliCloud is enabling organizations with data-driven initiatives to simplify cloud consumption with its as-a-service offering. With support for AWS, Azure, and its own cloud infrastructure across several geographic locations, Teradata continues to put customers first by providing a scalable, highly performing, secure solution in IntelliCloud that satisfies the need for a hybrid approach to data analytics and business intelligence with simplified, self-service management.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Data Management

ESG Brief: Blockchain - Appearing on IT's Ledger


Research conducted by ESG reveals that a healthy number of IT organizations are at least testing the waters of blockchain technology, especially in verticals like financial services, telco, and transportation. As organizations look for ways to leverage blockchain to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs by leveraging a secure, decentralized platform that can help eliminate the middle man of transaction-based aspects of their business, continued proof points across verticals will go a long way to simplify the core concepts and clarify the benefits that organizations can achieve through the disruptive technology in their specific businesses.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Data Management Data Protection Enterprise Mobility Cybersecurity Networking Storage Converged Infrastructure Systems Management

ESG Brief: The Cloud’s Connection to Copy Data Management


As enterprise organizations continue to expand how they use their data to maximize its potential value, they are increasingly looking to leverage data management and enablement (DM&E) or copy data management (CDM) solutions. The growing use of public cloud infrastructure, especially by those organizations leveraging services from multiple cloud providers, is driving the use of DM&E/CDM capabilities. ESG’s research indicates that the majority of businesses are using data management technology to orchestrate copies or re-use of data, and that cloud-based services and management are the leading drivers when it comes to these solutions.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Data Management Data Protection

ESG Master Survey Results: Copy Data Management Trends


This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the business and technology drivers and obstacles with regard to copy data management, as well as feature and buying differentiators.

Topics: Data Management Data Protection

ESG Research Report: 2018 IT Spending Intentions Survey


In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 651 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’ 2017 IT spending as well as their 2018 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

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

ESG Brief: 2018 Data Analytics Spending Trends


Most organizations expect to spend more on business intelligence (BI), analytics, and big data technology solutions in 2018 as organizations continue down a path of becoming more data-driven, increasingly in real time. While overall most organizations are earmarking at least some funds for traditional business intelligence, cloud- and edge-based analytics are being prioritized by leading-edge IT consumers.

Topics: Data Management IT Spending Intentions

ESG Brief: Perspectives on Readiness for and Impact of GDPR


With the May 2018 deadline a mere four months away, are organizations ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? According to ESG research, there is still work ahead. Many firms aren’t completely prepared and may have to make incremental technology purchases for GDPR compliance over the next few months. Furthermore, organizations need to button down their incident response plans so they are prepared to report breaches to supervisory authorities within 72 hours as stipulated by GDPR. To address the many GDPR challenges ahead, ESG recommends focusing on areas like data discovery/classification, identity and access management, encryption, and IR planning.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Platforms & Services Converged Infrastructure Data Protection Enterprise Mobility Networking Storage Systems Management Data Management