How Lenovo’s Strategic Partnerships…

Strategic partnerships between IT vendors have existed for decades, and mostly followed conventional synergistic pitches: By combining the products/expertise of vendors A and B, you can get C, or even D or E. Twenty years ago, those relationships mainly consisted of system vendors and specialty ISVs of various sizes and kinds. But the continuing rise of Intel x86-based servers changed the balance due to customers adopting Intel...

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HPE Targets One of DT’s Biggest Pain Points
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HPE Targets One of DT’s Biggest Pain Points

HPE’s enterprise storage credentials are impressive – sitting second (17.3%) behind Dell (19.1%) [although it’s growth in the last quarter was an anemic 1.9% versus 26.6% for Dell and 21.3% for the overall market] — but this week’s backup, or secondary storage, announcements are intended to redress an area where the company has been relegated to the ‘niche’ category. IDC’s numbers were for the second quarter,...

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FlureeDB – A Different Kind of Blockchain Solution

FlureeDB is an enterprise blockchain-based database solution that combines blockchain’s security, immutability, decentralization and distributed ledger capabilities with a feature-rich graph-style database. After an 8-month beta program that included over 700 participants, FlureeDB was officially released in late August. Unlike other enterprise blockchain solutions that are designed for asset transaction-oriented applications such as...

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Hitachi Vantara Talks What’s Next at NEXT

Last week saw the 2018 Hitachi Vantara NEXT conference. For those of you not following along closely, Hitachi Vantara is the artist previously known as, well, many other things…! One of the ongoing challenges the company faces (both for itself, and indeed to a greater extent when we consider it in association with its Hitachi parent) is how to describe its panoply of abilities, both IT and otherwise, in a cohesive manner. Well,...

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NVIDIA GTC Europe: Where Today Meets Tomorrow

NVIDIA’s GTC (GPU Technology Conference) has become the premier hardware event focused on the near-term future of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, High Performance Computing (both PCs and Servers), Virtual Reality, and the wave of disruptive innovation we seem to be in the middle of. This year’s European event takes place from October 9th-11th in Munich, Germany, known throughout the continent as the place where...

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