HPE InfoSight Brings Autonomous DC (i.e. Skynet) Closer
Dec07

HPE InfoSight Brings Autonomous DC (i.e. Skynet) Closer

The upcoming termination of Meg Whitman’s reign is not the only Big Bang due out of Hewlett Packard Enterprise early next year: in January the drastically slimmed-down enterprise IT powerhouse will roll out a 3PAR-enabled artificial intelligence recommendation engine (InfoSight AIRE) that will take HPE closer to the autonomous datacenter, according to company officials. “Infosight is AI for the datacenter,” HPE’s Gavin Cohen, VP,...

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Dell: Disk Isn’t Dead But…
Jul22

Dell: Disk Isn’t Dead But…

If it was just about adding the latest media type – in this case SSDs based on Triple Level Cell 3D NAND technology – then Dell’s bragging rights for the lowest-cost enterprise flash would last just as long as it took for its flash storage competitors to jump on the TLC bandwagon. In other words, not very long. However Dell’s secret sauce – a virtualized storage array architecture that automatically leverages multiple...

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HP Targets Storage For The Software-Defined Data Center
Aug25

HP Targets Storage For The Software-Defined Data Center

Like it tried at EMC World in May, it looks like HP is looking to do another preemptive strike at this week’s VMworld 2014. The world’s largest IT vendor has decided to push the software-defined data center agenda of storage arch-rival EMC’s virtualization sidekick, as well as OpenStack cloud integration, and an entry-level all-flash array. The intent is to help relieve the pressure IT departments and service...

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Actifio & EMC: Clarification & How To Make A Few Billion $s

First, I can’t believe that after changing the name of ESG from Enterprise Storage Group to Enterprise Strategy Group almost 13 years ago, I still got called the former in this Forbes Article. The author quotes me somewhat incorrectly a few times, but the overall point was correct. I didn’t say EMC follows the “5 step program” outlined specifically, I said all incumbent players tend to do this. What I was...

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