Oct2017

It Is Time that IoT Was Called by Its Real Name: the Intelligent Edge

The Internet of Things (IoT)—or, according to Cisco, the “Internet of Everything”—is starting to really heat up. We are finally seeing real use cases: automation in Australian mining, American farming, and the wineries of Spain; sensors with real-time monitoring; decision-making processing …
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Oct2017

The VMware Optimism

Upon the completion of the VMworld 2017 conferences in Las Vegas and Barcelona, I find myself feeling very optimistic about VMware. The near-term demand appears to be favorable, and the partner communities are anticipating an acceleration well into 2018. As such, the partners are making go-to-market investments in VMware NSX, VMware vSAN, and the vRealize product suite.

Jun2017

Dell and Amazon Start Making a Positive Impact on VMware

Dell and Amazon are starting to make a positive impact on VMware. Once we learned about the Dell acquisition of EMC, there was a lot of speculation on how this acquisition would affect VMware moving forward. I believe we are starting to see some of the positive effects of this acquisition.

Mar2017

News from the Storage World

News from the storage world. My last post reported on the virtualization vendors fourth quarter results and this post is reporting on some things from the storage side of the industry. The source of these results are the Cleveland Research, the individual company reports, CRC and Factset Estimates.
First let me present some year over year numbers from Dell / EMC, NetApp, HP, Pure, Nimble and finally Nutanix. Let me present the year over year numbers so we can get a better understanding on how the storage world is doing.