I’ve been immersed in “Open” for the last two weeks here in Boston, attending both Red Hat Summit 2017 and then OpenStack Summit. There are quite a few things worth paying attention to, especially if you are an enterprise IT shop still wondering how your inevitable cloud (and services) transformation is really going to play out, including accelerating application migration to containers and the rise of platform Management as a Service.
What’s a Cloud Converged system? It is really what us naive people thought hybrid storage was all about all along. Yet until now no high performance enterprise class storage ever actually delivered it. But now, Oracle’s latest ZFS Storage Appliance, the ZS5, comes natively integrated with Oracle Cloud storage. What does that mean? On-premise ZS5 Storage Object pools now extend organically into Oracle Cloud storage (which is also made up of ZS storage) – no gateway or third party software required.
The healthcare industry is facing tremendous data challenges as the medical community evolves to support rapid growth in digital medical imaging, new government regulations and improvements in patient care.
On March 8, HPE announced it will be acquiring Nimble for approximately $1B. This acquisition comes on the heels of the acquisition of SimpliVity for $650M that closed on February 17, 2017.
To date, secondary storage solutions have mainly focused on supporting the requirements of central data centers.
It’s almost 2017 – where is your organization with regards to getting any value out of Big Data projects? Are you still dabbling with endless POC’s, or maybe haven’t even gotten a big data project approved yet?
In the last few months I’ve been really bullish on Apache Spark as an big enabler of wider big data solution adoption. Recently we got the great opportunity to conduct some deep Spark market research (with Cloudera’s sponsorship) and were able to survey nearly seven thousand (6900+) highly qualified technical and managerial people working with big data from around the world.
Moving workloads to the public cloud is now a priority for the majority of companies. In fact, over 60% of firms we recently surveyed are housing business-critical assets in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or other public clouds.
When Virtual Instruments merged in/acquired Load Dynamix recently, we thought good things were going to happen. VI could now offer its users a full performance management “loop” of monitoring and testing in a common suite.
If you have lots of data, and what enterprise today doesn’t have a massive amount of data, you need to store the data, protect the data, enable access to the data, and more and more you are probably moving at least some of the data to the cloud.