Today’s Challenge for the OpenStack Foundation: Move Beyond the Complexity Conundrum

Today’s Challenge for the OpenStack Foundation: Move Beyond the Complexity Conundrum

The OpenStack Foundation is addressing complexity with "composability." Will that be enough to bring disgruntled early adopters back into the fold?
Microsoft and VMware Will Square-off in the Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft and VMware Will Square-off in the Hybrid Cloud

Many enterprises will be on the road to the hybrid cloud and they will find Microsoft and VMware waiting for them with highly differentiated approaches. Who will win?
The Next as-a-Service: SRM

The Next as-a-Service: SRM

Storage Resource Management is once again a growth opportunity. The simplicity and visibility provided through new cloud-based as-a-service dashboards empower a broad range of IT management while retaining the sophistication augmented by predictive analytics, required by storage administrators.
Best of Breed as a Service?

Best of Breed as a Service?

The concept of running enterprise IT like a utility is far from new. Vendors were promoting it alone with the other “new economy” stuff of Internet 1.0. However, the concept was been slow to take off—partially because vendors really didn’t follow through with the pay as you go acquisition model, [...]
Computational Consistency and Why It Matters

Computational Consistency and Why It Matters

The advance of Big Data analytics and the need for real time results in application environments such as IoT is driving the need for a new approach to storage. Startups in this space have a particular goal in mind and that is to reduce the latency between the computational layer [...]
Enterprise Storage: Still A Land Of Opportunity For Those With The Right Vision

Enterprise Storage: Still A Land Of Opportunity For Those With The Right Vision

Remember that those who have traditionally predicted meteoric data growth haven’t backed off. IoT is only the latest data volume generator and more will come when we get to some others now appearing on the horizon like blockchain. So there are now some interesting startups looking to capitalize on some hot storage trends.
Who Competes With VMware Now?

Who Competes With VMware Now?

Yesterday, September 7, 2016, the EMC² logo disappeared. It’s hard for me to imagine that one of the greatest tech marketing companies of all time is suddenly gone. Yes, I know it lives on under Dell Technologies as DellEMC, but the impressions I have of the two companies side by side are so disparate that I’m still having trouble seeing how one blends into the other.
The Quest for Real Time Computing

The Quest for Real Time Computing

The history of computing can be seen as mankind’s journey toward making a machine imitate the human mind. Our brains process multiple streams and many types of data, simultaneously and in real time. We are able to focus on what’s important to us at any given time while we ignore [...]
An Enterprise Cloud “Survey of Surveys”

An Enterprise Cloud “Survey of Surveys”

Enterprise Cloud adoption is one of the most--if not the most--surveyed topics in enterprise IT today. This is true I think because cloud computing now impacts nearly every computing vendor. It is reshaping the face of IT and its impact on enterprise information systems is as significant as that of [...]
It’s Hard to Pick Cloud Winners and Losers

It’s Hard to Pick Cloud Winners and Losers

Cloud computing discussions often turn to the future of cloud—even with my relatives. Over Christmas dinner last year, a lively debate erupted over whether or not all company-owned and operated IT would eventually disappear. One in-law who is a CFO of a software startup believes that, because IT was so [...]
The Rebirth of Parallel I/O

The Rebirth of Parallel I/O

The transition from a dependence on rotating disk to solid-state storage is under way. And as the cost per unit of solid state storage capacity inevitably decreases, enterprise IT is now getting the message that an investment in solid state storage drives more revenue generating transactions every business day. However, improving [...]
Are All Public Clouds Created Equally?

Are All Public Clouds Created Equally?

Cloud computing is often spoken of in “as a service” terms like IT as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service, and Platform as a Service. And each has its well know XaaS acronym to go along with it—ITaaS, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS. Public clouds that fit into [...]
Is Hadoop “In Production” or Not?

Is Hadoop “In Production” or Not?

“In production” is a phrase often used by enterprise data center administrators to delineate applications and system that are used to support an organization’s day-to-day operations from those in a status that is something else—in test for example. And reaching production status is now increasingly important for the leading commercial [...]
Dell/EMC — A Retrospective View

Dell/EMC — A Retrospective View

It’s hard for me to imagine that EMC—the company with the most formidable sales machine in tech—is now to be acquired by Dell. Rewind to twenty-five years ago when EMC had an interesting but not necessarily advanced enterprise storage array called Symmetrix. At that time, RAID technology had yet to be [...]
No More Great Innovations?

No More Great Innovations?

A debate among economists has been brewing over whether or not humanity will continue to innovate at the pace experienced over the last 150 years—a time that produced automobiles, mass distribution of electricity, radio, television, and the Internet to name a few. One side argues that we have seen the [...]
The Two Faces of Flash Storage Buyers

The Two Faces of Flash Storage Buyers

Storage vendors of many sizes now offer all-flash storage arrays. Indeed, some of the dominant enterprise storage vendors now lead customer presentations with their all-flash arrays in new storage purchase discussions with customers. It’s the right thing to do strategically because, we believe that in three to five years, most [...]
OpenStack Summit 2015: Decomposing Four Misconceptions

OpenStack Summit 2015: Decomposing Four Misconceptions

I've just returned from OpenStack Summit 2015 in Vancouver where 6000+ software-defined attendees convened to contribute and commune and where the opening keynote speaker laid down the following proclamation: Every company is becoming a software company and every company has to write software to compete. Thus began a conference where presenters representing [...]
OpenStack Summit 2015: Decomposing Four Misconceptions

OpenStack Summit 2015: Decomposing Four Misconceptions

I've just returned from OpenStack Summit 2015 in Vancouver where 6000+ software-defined attendees convened to contribute and commune and where the opening keynote speaker laid down the following proclamation: Every company is becoming a software company and every company has to write software to compete. Thus began a conference where presenters representing [...]
Software Defined Storage Needs a More Clearly Defined Value Proposition

Software Defined Storage Needs a More Clearly Defined Value Proposition

The Software Defined Storage (SDS) model in its early days was often compared to Software Defined Networking (SDN). Both used virtualization as a foundational technology and replaced hardware constructs with software loaded onto general purpose, open, commodity platforms. The early vendors of SDS such as EMC also applied SDN’s data [...]
Software Defined Storage Needs a More Clearly Defined Value Proposition

Software Defined Storage Needs a More Clearly Defined Value Proposition

The Software Defined Storage (SDS) model in its early days was often compared to Software Defined Networking (SDN). Both used virtualization as a foundational technology and replaced hardware constructs with software loaded onto general purpose, open, commodity platforms.  The early vendors of SDS such as EMC also applied SDN’s data [...]
In-Memory Computing and the Emergence of Tier -1 Storage

In-Memory Computing and the Emergence of Tier -1 Storage

We've been watching the advance of solid state disk (SSD) as its ever improving price for capacity metrics make it an attractive replacement for relatively slow, spinning, mechanical disk media. Disk drive manufactures like Hitachi saw this coming years ago when they projected the discontinuance of high performance, enterprise-oriented fibre [...]
In-Memory Computing and the Emergence of Tier -1 Storage

In-Memory Computing and the Emergence of Tier -1 Storage

We've been watching the advance of solid state disk (SSD) as its ever improving price for capacity metrics make it an attractive replacement for relatively slow, spinning, mechanical disk media. Disk drive manufactures like Hitachi saw this coming years ago when they projected the discontinuance of high performance, enterprise-oriented fibre [...]
Is it Time for Hadoop Alternatives?

Is it Time for Hadoop Alternatives?

Hadoop has progressed from a large scale, batch-oriented analytics tool used by a handful of webscalers to a multi-application processing platform for webscale and enterprise users. The vendors of Hadoop’s three major distributions uniformly characterize it as a modern architecture for Big Data that will integrate with and [...]
Is it Time for Hadoop Alternatives?

Is it Time for Hadoop Alternatives?

Hadoop has progressed from a large scale, batch-oriented analytics tool used by a handful of webscalers to a multi-application processing platform for webscale and enterprise users. The vendors of Hadoop’s three major distributions uniformly characterize it as a modern architecture for Big Data that will integrate with and [...]
Software Defined Storage Disruption? When Commodity Storage Refuses to Remain Commodity

Software Defined Storage Disruption? When Commodity Storage Refuses to Remain Commodity

Defining IT with software is assumed to be a disruptive force. Reduce the cost of infrastructure by throwing out the high cost, purpose-built and proprietary hardware. Replace it with commodity priced-white boxes that are transformed into server, networking, and storage platforms with software—and in some cases, all three in one--converged [...]
Software Defined Storage Disruption? When Commodity Storage Refuses to Remain Commodity

Software Defined Storage Disruption? When Commodity Storage Refuses to Remain Commodity

Defining IT with software is assumed to be a disruptive force. Reduce the cost of infrastructure by throwing out the high cost, purpose-built and proprietary hardware. Replace it with commodity priced-white boxes that are transformed into server, networking, and storage platforms with software—and in some cases, all three in one--converged [...]
NetApp’s New Data Fabric Strategy

NetApp’s New Data Fabric Strategy

Last week, NetApp choose its Insight customer/partner conference to make a number of product announcements that, taken together, mark a multifaceted expansion into public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments. At the heart of these announcements is NetApp’s Data Fabric strategy that marks another milestone in the evolution of NetApp from [...]
NetApp’s New Data Fabric Strategy

NetApp’s New Data Fabric Strategy

Last week, NetApp choose its Insight customer/partner conference to make a number of product announcements that, taken together, mark a multifaceted expansion into public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments. At the heart of these announcements is NetApp’s Data Fabric strategy that marks another milestone in the evolution of NetApp from [...]
Data: To Own or Not To Own

Data: To Own or Not To Own

In a recent blog post I noted that the average enterprise data center saves all data forever. For many of the storage administrators at these data centers, that’s petabytes of data growing at the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% and more. Yes, the practice becomes hugely expensive and [...]
Data: To Own or Not To Own

Data: To Own or Not To Own

In a recent blog post I noted that the average enterprise data center saves all data forever. For many of the storage administrators at these data centers, that’s petabytes of data growing at the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% and more. Yes, the practice becomes hugely expensive and [...]
Enterprise Data Storage and IoT — Time for a Reality Check

Enterprise Data Storage and IoT — Time for a Reality Check

A common practice among the purveyors of enterprise IT storage is to begin a product pitch with the following admonition: “Stored data volumes are growing at explosive rates!” Therefor Mr. Customer, you need our product to manage this explosive growth, or else. The latest buzz word driving the explosive growth of [...]
Enterprise Data Storage and IoT — Time for a Reality Check

Enterprise Data Storage and IoT — Time for a Reality Check

A common practice among the purveyors of enterprise IT storage is to begin a product pitch with the following admonition: “Stored data volumes are growing at explosive rates!” Therefor Mr. Customer, you need our product to manage this explosive growth, or else. The latest buzz word driving the explosive growth of [...]
TCO for Software Defined Storage — Known or Unknown?

TCO for Software Defined Storage — Known or Unknown?

In a recent blog post on Software Defined Storage (SDS) I mentioned that, while the model was attractive from the standpoint of lowering the upfront cost of enterprise storage, pricing models across SDS vendors are still a work in progress. But in this post, I was only referring to how [...]
TCO for Software Defined Storage — Known or Unknown?

TCO for Software Defined Storage — Known or Unknown?

In a recent blog post on Software Defined Storage (SDS) I mentioned that, while the model was attractive from the standpoint of lowering the upfront cost of enterprise storage, pricing models across SDS vendors are still a work in progress. But in this post, I was only referring to how [...]
Hitachi Data Systems Executes Another Transformation

Hitachi Data Systems Executes Another Transformation

In many ways, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is emblematic of a storage industry that is grappling with the need to quickly make a transition to new business models. Why? The storage industry has suddenly become a convergence zone for many of computing’s major disruptive shifts: From physical to virtual From traditional IT to [...]
Hitachi Data Systems Executes Another Transformation

Hitachi Data Systems Executes Another Transformation

In many ways, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is emblematic of a storage industry that is grappling with the need to quickly make a transition to new business models. Why? The storage industry has suddenly become a convergence zone for many of computing’s major disruptive shifts: From physical to virtual From traditional IT to [...]
What Did SanDisk Just Buy?

What Did SanDisk Just Buy?

  On June 5, 2014, Fusion-io executives invited industry analysts to a one-day product announcement and company strategy update. Eleven days later, SanDisk announced that it intended to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1B in cash as it builds out its enterprise flash and solid state device strategy. Not surprisingly, there was no [...]
What Did SanDisk Just Buy?

What Did SanDisk Just Buy?

  On June 5, 2014, Fusion-io executives invited industry analysts to a one-day product announcement and company strategy update. Eleven days later, SanDisk announced that it intended to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1B in cash as it builds out its enterprise flash and solid state device strategy. Not surprisingly, there was no [...]
Will Users See the Value of Software Defined Storage?

Will Users See the Value of Software Defined Storage?

Vendors of enterprise storage arrays (EMC, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp) are all riding the Software Defined Storage (SDS) bandwagon to one degree or another. IBM says that its enterprise storage product line will over time become increasingly software defined. EMC’s ViPR SDS platform is now a flagship product while HDS [...]
Will Users See the Value of Software Defined Storage?

Will Users See the Value of Software Defined Storage?

Vendors of enterprise storage arrays (EMC, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp) are all riding the Software Defined Storage (SDS) bandwagon to one degree or another. IBM says that its enterprise storage product line will over time become increasingly software defined. EMC’s ViPR SDS platform is now a flagship product while HDS [...]
SSD is Hot — So Why is Toshiba Demolishing a NAND Flash Fab?

SSD is Hot — So Why is Toshiba Demolishing a NAND Flash Fab?

Toshiba recently announced that it will begin demolishing its No. 2 semiconductor fabrication facility, the company’s NAND Flash memory plant, and replace it with a new fab facility on the same site. Why? According to Toshiba: “The primary purpose of the new wafer fab is to secure space for converting [...]
SSD is Hot — So Why is Toshiba Demolishing a NAND Flash Fab?

SSD is Hot — So Why is Toshiba Demolishing a NAND Flash Fab?

Toshiba recently announced that it will begin demolishing its No. 2 semiconductor fabrication facility, the company’s NAND Flash memory plant, and replace it with a new fab facility on the same site. Why? According to Toshiba: “The primary purpose of the new wafer fab is to secure space for converting [...]
Redefining EMC — Impressions from EMC World 2014

Redefining EMC — Impressions from EMC World 2014

In March of last year, EMC announced that it had split itself into three separate business entities; EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II), VMware, and Pivotal. EMC now calls this grouping of business units a Federation. Over the course of three days at EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas last week, [...]
Redefining EMC — Impressions from EMC World 2014

Redefining EMC — Impressions from EMC World 2014

In March of last year, EMC announced that it had split itself into three separate business entities; EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II), VMware, and Pivotal. EMC now calls this grouping of business units a Federation. Over the course of three days at EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas last week, [...]
Who Saves Everything Forever?

Who Saves Everything Forever?

If you were to ask the average enterprise data center administrator how long their organization save its data, the quick answer would be "forever."  It's been that way for years, in fact decades. Knowingly throwing away data is something that these people normally don't do unless they know for sure [...]
Who Saves Everything Forever?

Who Saves Everything Forever?

If you were to ask the average enterprise data center administrator how long their organization save its data, the quick answer would be "forever." It's been that way for years, in fact decades. Knowingly throwing away data is something that these people normally don't do unless they know for sure [...]
Do Enterprise Storage Arrays have a Future?

Do Enterprise Storage Arrays have a Future?

I’m reading some handwriting on the wall. It says that revenue growth for the storage array platforms commonly used in enterprise data centers will be hard to come by in 2014. I say this knowing full well that more data is being produced by more people using more data generating [...]
Do Enterprise Storage Arrays have a Future?

Do Enterprise Storage Arrays have a Future?

I’m reading some handwriting on the wall. It says that revenue growth for the storage array platforms commonly used in enterprise data centers will be hard to come by in 2014. I say this knowing full well that more data is being produced by more people using more data generating [...]
Storage Market Forecast for 2014: Trifurcation Results in Increasing Complexity

Storage Market Forecast for 2014: Trifurcation Results in Increasing Complexity

Tis the season for forecasting as pundits prove their worth by predicting the future—at least into the following year. As an industry analyst I often feel compelled to write these, usually with little regard for what I said the year before because consistency is not the point of these exercises. [...]
Storage Market Forecast for 2014: Trifurcation Results in Increasing Complexity

Storage Market Forecast for 2014: Trifurcation Results in Increasing Complexity

Tis the season for forecasting as pundits prove their worth by predicting the future—at least into the following year. As an industry analyst I often feel compelled to write these, usually with little regard for what I said the year before because consistency is not the point of these exercises. [...]
Hadoop Meets The Mainframe

Hadoop Meets The Mainframe

Apache Hadoop Elephant (Photo credit: IntelFreePress) Within enterprise data centers, Hadoop is a shiny new toy—the same place where the mainframe is sometimes thought of as a dinosaur. Yet the two have some things in common. Both are used as large scale, high performance batch processing platforms. And now, many of [...]
Hadoop Meets The Mainframe

Hadoop Meets The Mainframe

Apache Hadoop Elephant (Photo credit: IntelFreePress) Within enterprise data centers, Hadoop is a shiny new toy—the same place where the mainframe is sometimes thought of as a dinosaur. Yet the two have some things in common. Both are used as large scale, high performance batch processing platforms. And now, many of [...]
Can The Storage Industry Be Up And Down At The Same Time?

Can The Storage Industry Be Up And Down At The Same Time?

In a recent blog post, Dan Crain, CEO of WhipTail (recently acquired by Cisco) concluded that: “We are seeing a new generation of data storage technology from companies that are pioneering new ways to think about “Big and Fast Data.” The next several years will finally be transformative for the data [...]
Can The Storage Industry Be Up And Down At The Same Time?

Can The Storage Industry Be Up And Down At The Same Time?

In a recent blog post, Dan Crain, CEO of WhipTail (recently acquired by Cisco) concluded that: “We are seeing a new generation of data storage technology from companies that are pioneering new ways to think about “Big and Fast Data.” The next several years will finally be transformative for the data [...]
Is Hadoop a New Storage Paradigm?

Is Hadoop a New Storage Paradigm?

According to historians of economic theory, there are two ways to define creative destruction. One is negative—that capitalist systems unleash forces that lead to their own demise. The other is positive—that those forces result in better products and services that replace the ones that were destroyed. It’s the second one [...]
Is Hadoop a New Storage Paradigm?

Is Hadoop a New Storage Paradigm?

According to historians of economic theory, there are two ways to define creative destruction. One is negative—that capitalist systems unleash forces that lead to their own demise. The other is positive—that those forces result in better products and services that replace the ones that were destroyed. It’s the second one [...]
The Big Brother Backlash

The Big Brother Backlash

Who Do You Trust With Your Big Data? I just read an article written by Kevin Roose and published recently by New York mag that starts: “At 6 a.m. on Friday, I wake up, fumble for my alarm, and roll out of bed. As I walk to the kitchen to brew coffee, I [...]
The Big Brother Backlash

The Big Brother Backlash

Who Do You Trust With Your Big Data? I just read an article written by Kevin Roose and published recently by New York mag that starts: “At 6 a.m. on Friday, I wake up, fumble for my alarm, and roll out of bed. As I walk to the kitchen to brew coffee, I [...]
Dell Enterprise Forum And Dell’s Future

Dell Enterprise Forum And Dell’s Future

Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty regarding founder Michael Dell’s proposal to Dell private via leveraged buyout (LBO), Dell hosted its Enterprise Forum recently in Santa Clara, CA for about 1,600 attendees that included customers, channel partners, analysts, and Dell executives. And in spite of the fact that servers and [...]
Dell Enterprise Forum And Dell’s Future

Dell Enterprise Forum And Dell’s Future

Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty regarding founder Michael Dell’s proposal to Dell private via leveraged buyout (LBO), Dell hosted its Enterprise Forum recently in Santa Clara, CA for about 1,600 attendees that included customers, channel partners, analysts, and Dell executives. And in spite of the fact that servers and [...]
EMC’s Pivot Point

EMC’s Pivot Point

Paul Maritz (Photo credit: Dell's Official Flickr Page) On March 15, EMC’s Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci announced the division of EMC into three groups: EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II), EMC VMware, and EMC Pivotal. In the grand scheme of all things EMC, I believe there’s a message in naming the newest [...]
EMC’s Pivot Point

EMC’s Pivot Point

Paul Maritz (Photo credit: Dell's Official Flickr Page) On March 15, EMC’s Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci announced the division of EMC into three groups: EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II), EMC VMware, and EMC Pivotal. In the grand scheme of all things EMC, I believe there’s a message in naming the newest [...]
When Big Data Doesn’t Tell the Truth

When Big Data Doesn’t Tell the Truth

It is now clear that the Retail segment is investing in Big Data analytics sources and processes. The often cited reason is that retailers across the board are now seeing Amazon as a formidable competitor. The result is a desire among traditional “bricks and mortar” retailers to understand how online [...]
When Big Data Doesn’t Tell the Truth

When Big Data Doesn’t Tell the Truth

It is now clear that the Retail segment is investing in Big Data analytics sources and processes. The often cited reason is that retailers across the board are now seeing Amazon as a formidable competitor. The result is a desire among traditional “bricks and mortar” retailers to understand how online [...]
A Storage Guy at GigaOM Structure Data?

A Storage Guy at GigaOM Structure Data?

GigaOM’s annual Structure Data event, held typically during March in New York City, is billed as a Big Data analytics event.  But I’m a self-confessed storage bigot and I saw this latest edition as a storage event. Cloud computing aficionados likely saw clouds everywhere at this show but not me. [...]
A Storage Guy at GigaOM Structure Data?

A Storage Guy at GigaOM Structure Data?

GigaOM’s annual Structure Data event, held typically during March in New York City, is billed as a Big Data analytics event.  But I’m a self-confessed storage bigot and I saw this latest edition as a storage event. Cloud computing aficionados likely saw clouds everywhere at this show but not me. [...]
Hadoop Appliances — the Lengthening List

Hadoop Appliances — the Lengthening List

I noted in a previous blog post that Hadoop needed a number of enhancements to make it more acceptable to enterprise users. One of them was simplicity. Indeed, even some of the purveyors of Hadoop distributions privately admit that Hadoop, with its attendant add-ons (Pig, Hive, Squoop, and more) is [...]
Hadoop Appliances — the Lengthening List

Hadoop Appliances — the Lengthening List

I noted in a previous blog post that Hadoop needed a number of enhancements to make it more acceptable to enterprise users. One of them was simplicity. Indeed, even some of the purveyors of Hadoop distributions privately admit that Hadoop, with its attendant add-ons (Pig, Hive, Squoop, and more) is [...]
Whither Dell Storage Post LBO?

Whither Dell Storage Post LBO?

Eric Savitz, Forbes San Francisco bureau chief posted a very informative piece on the proposed Dell LBO that had been rumored for weeks and finally announced yesterday. The links he provides to documents Dell submitted to the SEC as part of its 8K filing are particularly interesting. Two key points he [...]
Whither Dell Storage Post LBO?

Whither Dell Storage Post LBO?

Eric Savitz, Forbes San Francisco bureau chief posted a very informative piece on the proposed Dell LBO that had been rumored for weeks and finally announced yesterday. The links he provides to documents Dell submitted to the SEC as part of its 8K filing are particularly interesting. Two key points he [...]
Hackers at the Big Iron Gates

Hackers at the Big Iron Gates

  This week’s Facebook-initiated Open Compute Summit has been depicted by TechCrunch blogger Alex Williams as an event that Image via CrunchBase benefits Facebook first and foremost as it builds out its data source business model. His well-written post basically says that significant revenue growth for Facebook can come from selling data generated by [...]
Hackers at the Big Iron Gates

Hackers at the Big Iron Gates

  This week’s Facebook-initiated Open Compute Summit has been depicted by TechCrunch blogger Alex Williams as an event that Image via CrunchBase benefits Facebook first and foremost as it builds out its data source business model. His well-written post basically says that significant revenue growth for Facebook can come from selling data generated by [...]
The Great Enterprise Hadoop Land Grab

The Great Enterprise Hadoop Land Grab

As CES kicks off, someone who follows the progress of Hadoop could well wonder where Hadoop fits—as an enabler of consumer-focused apps, an enhancer of enterprise business intelligence, or both. It is now clear that Hadoop has enabled the growth of Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Zynga, plus an already long and [...]
The Great Enterprise Hadoop Land Grab

The Great Enterprise Hadoop Land Grab

As CES kicks off, someone who follows the progress of Hadoop could well wonder where Hadoop fits—as an enabler of consumer-focused apps, an enhancer of enterprise business intelligence, or both. It is now clear that Hadoop has enabled the growth of Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Zynga, plus an already long and [...]
No new storage in 2013

No new storage in 2013

We recently queried some large enterprise IT storage architects about planned storage acquisitions in the next 12 months. The answer from one storage architect of a top-five financial institution was “ZERO, Nada, None. The CIO has told us there will be no new storage purchases this year; we must use [...]
No new storage in 2013

No new storage in 2013

We recently queried some large enterprise IT storage architects about planned storage acquisitions in the next 12 months. The answer from one storage architect of a top-five financial institution was “ZERO, Nada, None. The CIO has told us there will be no new storage purchases this year; we must use [...]

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