Infrastructure and Data Management CommunityCloud-Based Predictive Analytics Bandwagon Growing<div><p>On November 23, 2018, Veritas announced the launch of Predictive Insights, a cloud-based platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to deliver an improved support model for Veritas NetBackup customers.  This platform hits the ground running because it uses years of encrypted event data from thousands of Veritas NBU…</p></div>Eric BurgenerTue, 27 Nov 2018 15:57:55 -0500 modernization with Enterprise Linux<div><p>Applications are crucial to the functioning of a modern enterprise. Firms that constantly evolve and update their application strategy are the ones that are successful at expanding their competitive differentiation in the digital economy. They infuse their applications portfolio with new-generation applications that run in the cloud, are delivered…</p></div>Ashish NadkarniSun, 30 Sep 2018 14:06:35 -0400 NVMe Really Come to Dominate Primary Storage in the Next Three to Four Years?<div><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;margin-left:0in;font-size:15px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>There are clearly workloads that really do need NVMe performance today, but customers whose general-purpose enterprise storage platforms are coming up for technology refresh are also asking this.   We've just completed a major primary research project into NVMe usage and released three documents based around it (a write-up on a series on in-depth…</p></div>Eric BurgenerWed, 26 Sep 2018 18:15:36 -0400 Practices for designing an Edge Computing Infrastructure<div><p>At first glance, Edge Computing appears very homogeneous, and includes all activities that are performed outside of the "Core", which could be the location of the primary corporatewide IT (Information Technologies) infrastructure. In fact, Edge Computing is a multitiered mix of assets arranged in a use-case and workload centric fashion. An…</p></div>Ashish NadkarniTue, 22 May 2018 13:58:39 -0400 ways to streamline and automate the management of Hybrid IT<div><p>Digital transformation (referred to as DX, for short) is a journey that most organizations have to undertake in order to future-proof their existence.Organizations embark on DX initiatives to achieve business growth, gain competitive advantage and deliver improved customer experiences.For many organizations, applications and workloads are at the…</p></div>Ashish NadkarniFri, 20 Apr 2018 15:05:27 -0400 on the Net Promoter Score (Blog #2)<div><p>More reaction to criticisms leveled against the use of NPS to evaluate customer experience…</p> <p><strong>Experience and NPS score rarely match.</strong> For an NPS score (or any tool, for that matter) to have predictive value it should consistently forecast some outcome. With NPS, the assumption is that a high number indicates lots of happy customers, and prospective…</p></div>Eric BurgenerTue, 13 Feb 2018 13:58:01 -0500 On the Net Promoter Score (Blog #1)<div><p>Over the last several years, there have been several startup enterprise storage vendors that have built a program around the Net Promoter Score (NPS) customer satisfaction metric that has generated a significantly differentiated customer experience. Early vendors to use this metric very successfully were Nimble Storage (now HPE), Nutanix, and Pure…</p></div>Eric BurgenerFri, 09 Feb 2018 20:01:15 -0500 IDC MarketScape: AFA Vendor Assessment 2017 Is Out<div><p>In mid-December, IDC released the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide All-Flash Array 2017 Vendor Assessment (IDC <span class="ig-nolink"><span class="ig-nolink">#US43387917</span></span>, December 2017). Given the state of market maturity in the AFA space, it was necessary to narrowly focus assessment to arrays that were specifically sold for dense mixed workload consolidation that included at least some…</p></div>Eric BurgenerFri, 29 Dec 2017 13:55:09 -0500 Memory Summit 2017 On Fire This Year... Literally<div><p>At the Flash Memory Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center this year, NVMe technology was a mainstream theme. IDC research indicates that 48% of enterprises already have NVMe deployed in some manner in their IT shops, but 99%+ of this is as local storage that was purchased after market and configured into PCIe slots on commodity x86 servers.…</p></div>Eric BurgenerThu, 10 Aug 2017 13:13:26 -0400 Infrastructure for the Modern Datacenter - Part 2<div><p><strong>How essential are software-defined resources to the composable data center? </strong></p> <p>A self-imposed incentive by most industries to transform themselves digitally is fueling the demand for a new infrastructure architecture. Lines of businesses are mandating IT organizations adopt a software-defined and service-centric approach to speed up IT…</p></div>Ashish NadkarniWed, 02 Aug 2017 22:09:18 -0400