Amazon Workspaces at AWS re:Invent 2018

AWS re:Invent is a premier event, and ESG always makes it a priority to attend. The event captures an audience of IT decision makers and business leaders who are hungry to learn and discover where Amazon is planning to shake up or enhance IT and business strategies. At the event this year, I’ll be paying close attention to Amazon Workspaces. If you’re not familiar with Amazon Workspaces, here are several reasons you may want to get...

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…Impressions on Cloud-native Security

In a recent research survey, ESG asked a panel of 232 security and IT professionals a series of questions about cloud-native security (i.e., security controls, management, and monitoring options built into cloud infrastructure and offered by cloud service providers (CSPs)). Here are a few of the data points we uncovered: Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents believe that the native security controls provided by CSPs are sufficient...

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EMC Unveils RackHD, Open-Source Version of OnRack
Dec08

EMC Unveils RackHD, Open-Source Version of OnRack

EMC may be just a little bit preoccupied with figuring out its future with Dell, but the storage giant still has to carry on in standalone — or federation — mode until the deal closes next year, which now includes its latest open source initiative, RackHD. Originally unveiled in May as Project OnRack, the company calls it an open source physical hardware management and orchestration (M&O) layer that automates...

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Dell and EMC – The Value of Human Assets in M&A

Like other major events, Dell’s stated plan to buy EMC for $67B has fallen off the front pages since it was announced on October 12. That’s perfectly natural from a news cycle perspective, since media organizations thrive on dishing up fresh material and opinions. So unless something new or newsworthy arises, the 12-18 months of hard, practical work required to bring the Dell/EMC deal to closure will mostly occur offstage. But for...

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Violin Memory Ups Its Game
Feb17

Violin Memory Ups Its Game

40 years ago Saturday Night Live brought us the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players”, a group of no-names that didn’t know if they would be working the next week. They went on to prove that they were ready, willing and able, and the rest is entertainment history. In enterprise storage, the new kid on the block is flash, but like SNL’s pioneers, it’s been on the outside, looking in. That’s about to change,...

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