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Storage Industry News Roundup (7/10 – 7/17)

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:09

Storage Industry News Roundup (7/10 – 7/17)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Aptare

7/13 – CDP Aptare

Cisco

7/11 – Cisco delivers powerful 5th generation servers for its Unified Computing System

Cloudera

7/13 – Cloudera Partners with CyberZ on Cloud Migration Journey to Simplify Big Data

Cray

7/11 – CRAY ADDS NEW INTEL XEON SCALABLE PROCESSORS TO CRAY SUPERCOMPUTERS

7/13 – CRAY TO PROVIDE CRAY URIKA-GX SYSTEM TO THE ALAN TURING INSTITUTE

DDN

7/17 – SUPER WOMEN IN FLASH: WOMEN, LEADERSHIP AND FLASH – PANEL & NETWORKING EVENT

Dell EMC

7/11 – Dell EMC Launches Next Generation of the World’s Best-Selling Server Portfolio

Fujitsu

7/11 – Fujitsu Innovates Server Portfolio for the Computing Demands of a Digital World

Huawei

7/13 – Huawei Releases FusionServer V5, its Latest Generation Server Series Designed to Power Digital Transformation in the Enterprise

IBM

7/11 – IBM to Launch the Next Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors in the Cloud

7/13 – IBM Cloud Helps StockX to Redesign and Scale Operations

7/17 – IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

Intel

7/11 – The Intel Xeon Scalable – a Truly Big Day for the Data Center

Lenovo

7/11 – LENOVO ANNOUNCES 42 WORLD RECORD PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS FOR NEW THINKSYSTEM SERVER PORTFOLIO

Maxta

7/11 – Maxta Delivers Immediate Support for Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Nutanix

7/12 – Euronet Worldwide Replaces Legacy Three-Tier Infrastructure with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Scality

7/11 – Scality Launches Zenko, Open Source Software to Assure Data Control in a Multi-Cloud World

SolarWinds

7/12 – SolarWinds Announces Expanded Distribution Partnership With Tech Data Corporation to Help Meet Customer Needs Across Central and South American, Caribbean Regions

Super Micro Computer

7/11 – Supermicro Unleashes New X11 Server Building Block Solutions with Full Support for New Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

 

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What Changed the Data Storage Problem into a Data-Driven Opportunity? – Part 2

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:11

Read part 1 here.

In the last blog we talked about how the (big) data problem companies are facing as their infrastructures explode is being recast as a data opportunity. A number of things are behind this change, including cell phone and mobile device technologies and the cloud. But these are facilitating factors, the real story is the insight available to companies through the advancement of data analytics and the possibility of a new revenue stream from this data. It is no longer just about the service companies provide, but also becoming a ‘data company.’

Siri and Alexa

Digital personal assistants (like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa) have pushed voice recognition technology allowing easier interaction with humans and creating (yet) another source of digital data. That same technology that allows Siri to answer your question also enables audio recordings to be searched and filtered for specific words or phrases. Facial recognition software and related technologies are allowing days or weeks of video to be searched for a specific person, or car, or license plate, etc.

Edge Computing

This kind of computing at the “edge” makes it feasible to capture much more data than can realistically be stored at (or transmitted to) a central data center and makes the final analysis by humans more efficient, as they only save the data under scrutiny.

In addition to being able to compare more data points or cross reference more data sources, new analytics technologies are using artificial intelligence techniques to foster “deep learning” (a subset of machine learning that uses artificial neural networks to enable computers to operate more like the human brain). These advances are made possible by the processing power available and the access to much larger data sets.

Self-driving Cars

This is giving rise to “smarter” devices that can predict outcomes and take preemptory action (or annoy humans with seemingly endless suggestions about products and services based on past activity). Systems that can learn can start to replace more of the tasks humans have historically done, even complex ones, like driving a car. Indeed, self-driving cars use all of the technologies discussed in this blog series to capture, filter and process the enormous amount of information these systems can now sense to effectively adjust to real-time conditions on the road and make the right decisions, at the right time.

Big Data has been with us for about a decade and in that time technology has matured. Data science, the ability to design the queries and comparisons of all the data captured, is still behind our ability to generate and store this information, but it’s getting better.

IoT and Virtual Reality

At Dell EMC world, Boeing showed how they’re using IoT technologies to instrument every aspect of a complex system, like airplanes, and applying all that data to continuous process improvement. At the same event, Nike showed what you’d expect from a hip consumer products company –using technology and computers to automate everything in the design, manufacturing and distribution process.

Virtual Reality (VR) may be best suited for entertainment, but “augmented reality” is a way to use VR technology to improve productivity in a big way. Having VR glasses can show assemblers which parts to put on next and where, or provide an enhanced spatial reality to see what a new wall would look like in a remodel. It can also be used to show how different materials would really look on the wall or on the front of a building, rather than looking at book of samples.

Awareness and Understanding

So what does this mean for IT professionals and where’s the opportunity? The first step is awareness of which data are now feasible to be captured, stored and processed and how. All the data that in the past was a problem is rapidly becoming an enabler of new insight. Corporate management is getting a steady dose of the “data is the new oil” message from their boards, investors and industry thought leaders, and they’re expecting IT to show them how to make it a reality.

Smart IT professionals are embracing that concept and learning how to support the transformation of IT from a data storage and compute process facilitator to an insight generation service. In fact, more and more employees are saying that the level of technology a company adopts influences their decision of which job to take. They also realize that level of data technology is directly related to long term viability in the data-driven economy. Smart companies are recruiting these people to help them turn data into a source of insight and opportunity.

 

The amount and diversity of technology available in infrastructure products can be overwhelming for those trying to evaluate appropriate solutions. In this blog we discuss pertinent topics to help IT professionals think outside the checkbox of features and functionality.

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Super Women in Flash Host a Panel on Diversity and Leadership at the Flash Memory Summit

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:05

Join Intel, IBM, Data Direct Networks and Evaluator Group on Tuesday August 8th

SANTA CLARA, CA – July 13, 2017 – The Flash Memory Summit 2017 (FMS) is bringing together a team from Intel, IBM and DDN to promote and celebrate the success of Women in the technology industry. Top female and male executives will talk about gaining ground on diversity, its impact on companies and how to build leadership in diverse teams. Join FMS on August 8-10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA and take part in an engaging panel discussion and social networking event with current business leaders and your peers. This session will take place on Tuesday, August 8, 3:45 – 5:00 PM and is complementary and open to all.

“The FMS event becomes a vehicle for gathering and socialization, along with Women Exec’s sharing their experience,” says Camberley Bates, Managing Director and Analyst for Evaluator Group. “The ultimate goal is to encourage more women to enter and succeed in our marketplace.” The Women, Leadership and Flash session presents an excellent opportunity to network, enjoy food and libations, and then explore the Flash Memory Summit exhibit hall to discover the latest advances in memory technology.

The panel of very impressive executives include:

  • Calline Sanchez, VP Enterprise Storage, IBM
  • Bill Leszinske, VP of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development in the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Intel
  • Jessica Popp, GM IME Business Unit, DDN
  • Carol Wilder, Director of Strategic Planning, Intel
  • Panel Moderator: Camberley Bates, Managing Director Evaluator Group

Registration not required, but appreciated.

FMS features the latest technology trends, the most exciting products, and the broadest coverage of a rapidly expanding market. In 2016, FMS drew almost 6,000 registrants and over 100 exhibitors. The 2017 version already projects significant growth. The conference also features new marketing and market research tracks, and sessions sponsored by NVM Express, SNIA, JEDEC, SCSI Trade Association, SD Card Association, and the Fibre Channel Industry Association. Popular continuing features include a Chat with the Experts session, performance testing results, and a venture capital (VC) Forum.

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To discuss exhibiting, contact:

Alan Land, Exhibit Sales Manager

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To ask about program issues, contact:

Lance Leventhal, Program Chairperson

Lance@FlashMemorySummit.com

+1.858.756.3327

About Flash Memory Summit

The Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies, and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world’s largest event featuring the trends, innovations, and influencers driving the adoption of flash memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in smartphones, tablets, and mobile and embedded systems.

About Evaluator Group

Evaluator Group Inc. is dedicated to helping IT professionals and vendors create and implement strategies that make the most of the value of their IT infrastructure and digital information. Evaluator Group services deliver in-depth, unbiased analysis on storage architectures, infrastructures and management for IT professionals. Since 1997 Evaluator Group has provided services for thousands of end users and vendor professionals through product and market evaluations, competitive analysis and education. www.evaluatorgroup.com Follow us on Twitter @evaluator_group

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Storage Industry News Roundup (7/3 – 7/10)

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:58

Storage Industry News Roundup (7/3 – 7/10)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Actifio

7/10 – Media Alert: Actifio Live Brings the Enterprise Data-as-a-Service Discussion to Washington, D.C.

Aptare

7/6 – Aptare: Eight exabyte-juggler pimps its ‘data centre MRI’ product

CA Technologies

7/3 – Report explores benefits of cloud and DevOps combination in software delivery

Dell

7/6 – Dell Enhances Leadership in Desktop Virtualization with New Appliance, Thin Client, Software Solutions

Infinidat

7/5 – INFINIDAT and specialist distributor M2M Enterprise announce UK-wide partnership

Scale Computing

7/6 – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine cures infrastructure complexity with Scale Computing

VMware

7/6 – VMworld 2017 Heads to Las Vegas and Barcelona

 

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Measuring the Value of Storage – by Russ Fellows

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:23

I just recently completed testing a Hyperconverged system using three new technologies:

  1. Intel Xeon Scalable processor systems
  2. Intel Optane storage and Intel NVMe Flash
  3. VMware vSAN 6.6 software

The results showed significant performance enhancements, but more importantly significantly better price / performance.

The Hyperconverged system achieved world-record performance and price-performance results with the Test Report available here and the IOmark certification results here.

Figure 1: IOmark-VM Performance Comparison

In the chart above, it is clear that Optane has a big impact on performance. The three new configurations on the right all use Optane, the three configurations from last year on the left do not, they use NVMe Flash media. Performance is interesting, but what has value is price / performance, which leads to chart 2 below.

Figure 2: IOmark-VM Price / Performance Comparison

In looking at the data, it is important to remember that lower is better, ie a lower cost per application is better. It is quite clear that storage media has a massive impact on these results. First generation hybrid systems using SSD cache and HDD for capacity are no match for all flash systems, which are no match for NVMe systems, which in turn are no match for Optane systems.

I was excited to be able to share these results, when I just happened to run across a few articles talking about what a disappointment Optane was. How Optane was too expensive given its modest performance benefits. I found these statements to be either uninformed, or more likely the result of not understanding the value of storage in Hyperconverged systems.

These statements remind me of the comments I heard just three or four years ago about how “Flash would never become mainstream because it is just too expensive.” Focusing on the cost of something rather than its inherent value demonstrates a lack of understanding of how IT equipment is utilized and its value in producing results.

The most important question is not what is the cost per Gigabyte, but rather ‘How do you measure the value of storage?’

Certainly many people understand that dollar per gigabyte metrics are an inadequate way to measure storage as it does not include value of the data stored, nor the amount of work being done. Cost per gigabyte is a measure of data at rest, not of data being used. If cost per gigabyte is the metric, then tape is your answer. Thus, cost per gigabyte is not the correct metric for understanding the value of data in a real-time trading application or other time critical processes.

Time has value and improving storage performance can have significant business benefits. Delivering results, measured by the amount of work completed is a much better metric. Fortunately, many in the IT industry now understand this, which helps explain why solid-state storage revenue is growing over 20% annually while remaining enterprise storage revenue is declining.

Some Simple Math

The most recent Intel and vSAN Hyperconverged configuration I tested had an all-in cost of $241,633.57 and achieved a performance of 800 IOmark-VMs at a cost of $302.04 / IOmark-VM. If these were the only data points available they would be interesting, but nothing more. However, IOmark-VM is in fact a benchmark, meaning the results can be directly compared against any other published IOmark-VM results.

Last year we tested several Hyperconverged configurations, including one using Intel’s best performing NVMe device and vSAN 6.2. The all-in price of that configuration was $206,599.84 and achieved an industry best performance of 320 IOmark-VMs at a cost of $645.62.

The math is simple, price / performance is what matters most as long as the cost is within budget. Using new higher performing components (Xeon Scalable processor systems + Optane and vSAN 6.6) we added approximately 17% more cost but in return saw an increase of 150% more work done. That is a business proposition that IT managers, CIO’s and particularly CFO’s will find very compelling.

As an added bonus, the capacity of the new Optane configuration had 4X the usable capacity of last year’s configuration. So if you are stuck measuring the value of storage strictly on $ per Gigabyte basis, you’ll find more than a 3X increase.

What Made This Possible?

Put very simply, a number of technologies had to come together in order to provide these record results. In particular, when evaluating Hyperconverged systems, every aspect of the system is important and must be in balance with the rest of the system. If one aspect is faster than the system can use, that resource is wasted.

Until now, the dirty secret of Hyperconverged was that storage was almost always a significant bottleneck. That is, the CPU and memory were capable of doing more work than the few captive spinning drives with an SSD and some storage software could deliver…

As I said, until now. What changed from just a few months ago is the speed potential of the storage media in server based storage. What changed was the availability of Optane along with server platforms that enable Hyperconverged storage such as vSAN 6.6 to provide industry leading price / performance. The primary component that enabled these performance gains was Optane, along with the ability of the software-defined storage (vSAN 6.6) to utilize these capabilities.

Take Away

It is human nature to believe that expensive products can be substituted without much impact on performance. The idea that using less expensive components that are slower would increase price / performance is logical.

However, it is simply wrong. The most expensive Hyperconverged systems on a cost per VM basis are those with slower storage. The slower the storage, the more expensive the system is when measured on the unit of work, the number of virtual applications supported. The Evaluator Group analysis published last year shows this very clearly with many data points, using published benchmark data.

Claiming “Optane is dead” shows a lack of understanding of the financial value of system performance and how storage impacts systems overall. Opinion without facts is something we hear too often these days.

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Women, Leadership and Flash Panel & Networking (FMS) – August 8th, 2017

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:20

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Join us for Flash Memory Summit Women, Leadership and Flash – Panel & Networking

Tuesday, August 8th, 3:45 – 5PM

Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara

Bayshore Room

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In our 3rd year of Women In Flash, we are bringing together a team from IBM, Intel and DDN to talk about gaining ground on diversity, its impact on our companies and in addition how to build leadership in diverse teams. Come and join in an engaging panel discussion from current business leaders and your peers. There will be an opportunity to network, and enjoy food and libations and then take on the Flash Memory Summit exhibit hall for the latest showcase of technology.

Panel Members:

  • Bill Leszinske, VP of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development in the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Intel
  • Jessica Popp, GM IME Business Unit, DDN
  • Calline Sanchez, VP Enterprise Storage, IBM
  • Carol Wilder, Director of Strategic Planning, Intel
  • Panel Moderator: Camberley Bates, Managing Director Evaluator Group

Registration not required, but appreciated. With your registration you will be registered for the Flash Memory Summit 2017 Exhibit and Open Sessions

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Storage Industry News Roundup (6/26 – 7/3)

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:13

Storage Industry News Roundup (6/26 – 7/3)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Brocade

6/27 – HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS FEDERAL SIGNS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT TRANSFER AND CONTROL OF BROCADE CLEARED ASSETS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

CA Technologies

6/28 – CA Technologies Recognized for Addressing Cloud, Container and DevOps Challenges

6/28 – Data-driven Decisions: Is Data Driving You in the Right Direction?

Datera6/28 – Steadfast Selects Datera to Power Reliable, Flexible Data Storage for Customers’ Long Term Growth

Dell EMC

6/29 – Dell EMC Unity Rockets Past $1 Billion Milestone

Fujitsu

6/27 – Fujitsu Develops Virtual Machine Control Technology to Improve Server Density of Datacenter Racks

HPE

6/29 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Wipro to Deliver Consumption Based IT for Customers

IBM

6/26 – IBM Simplifies Object Storage for Cisco Customers

6/27 – American Airlines Embarks on Global Cloud Transformation with IBM

Intel

6/27 – Intel Takes Another Major Step in Memory Leadership

6/29 – Join Intel for its Biggest Data Center Launch in a Decade

Microsoft 

6/27 – Box and Microsoft partner for cloud content management with Azure

Nutanix

6/28 – Nutanix Teams Up with Google Cloud to Fuse Cloud Environments for Enterprise Apps

6/28 – Nutanix Reboots The Hybrid Cloud With Single OS for the Multi-cloud Era

Scality

6/28 – Launched Just a Year Ago, Open-Source Scality S3 Server Gains Extraordinary Momentum as it Simplifies the Life of Developers

Tegile

6/28 – Tegile Unveils New Multi-Tiered-Flash Storage Platform

VMware

6/27 – VMware Announces vSAN Customer Adoption in Higher Education

Zadara

6/27 – Zadara Expands Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service Coverage in London with AWS and Equinix

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Storage Industry News Roundup (6/19 – 6/26)

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:10

Storage Industry News Roundup (6/19 – 6/26)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Actifio

6/22 – Actifio Digitizes Business Agility For Global Enterprise Users with VARiedy

CA Technologies

6/21 – CA Technologies Introduces Microservices Solution to Create and Manage Modern Application Architectures

6/24 – The Cloud Policy Police, CA Technologies Issues A Call To Arms

Cisco

6/22 – Cisco and NetApp Advance Digital Transformation with Software-Defined Converged Infrastructure Solution for the Next Generation Data Center

Cray

6/20 – CRAY POWERS BREAKTHROUGH DISCOVERIES WITH URIKA-XC — DELIVERING ANALYTICS AND AI AT SUPERCOMPUTING SCALE

DataCore

6/20 – JULABO Replicates Critical Data Center Infrastructure between the USA and Europe using DataCore Software-Defined Storage

Datera

6/20 – Datera Partners with Redapt to Bring Elastic Storage to North American Enterprises and SaaS Providers

HPE

6/19 – HPE Delivers Faster Business Insights and Industry-Leading Security with New High Performance Computing Solutions

Huawei

6/22 – Huawei and IDC Jointly Issue Cloud Enterprise Communications White Paper

6/22 – Huawei Releases HPC Cloud Solution 2.0

IBM

6/22 – IBM Unveils New Ways to Use, Develop for Db2 for Greater Data Control

Lenovo

6/20 – LENOVO HELPS CUSTOMERS HARNESS “INTELLIGENCE REVOLUTION” WITH THE LAUNCH OF LARGEST DATA CENTER PORTFOLIO IN ITS HISTORY

MapR

6/22 – NTT DATA Business Solutions Brings World-Class SAP Expertise to the MapR Platform

NetApp

6/22 – Cisco and NetApp Advance Digital Transformation with Software-Defined Converged Infrastructure Solution for the Next-Generation Data Center

Quantum

6/19 – ACRI-ST Extends Quantum Xcellis Scale-out Storage to Manage 8 Petabytes of Satellite-based Research Data

Spectra Logic

6/19 – Spectra Logic Adds GPFS Integration through ArcaStream Ngenea BlackPearl Certification

Super Micro Computer

6/20 – Supermicro Announces Full Portfolio of A+ Server Solutions Optimized for New High-Performance AMD EPYC™ Processors

SwiftStack

6/22 – How this hybrid cloud storage provider landed clients like Disney and Dreamworks

 

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What Changed the Data Storage Problem into a Data-Driven Opportunity?

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:20

Analysts go to a lot of trade shows and company-sponsored events where vendors show their new products and technologies. At these shows there’s always a theme. For a long time that theme was around data growth; how to storage and manage more data with fewer resources, how to keep up with the rising tide of information, how to do more with less, etc, etc. But over the past few years the trade show theme has shifted. Data is looked at now more like an opportunity than a problem.

Infrastructure companies, especially storage companies, are turning the lemons of too much data into lemonade by capturing new insights from all that data – with a healthy dose of the cloud mixed in. What used to be a data deluge problem is now a “data driven” opportunity in a “world where everything computes”, if companies can just realize their own “IT transformation” and “put data to work”. (The four themes in quotes were from NetApp, HPE, Dell EMC and Pure Storage events this summer)

Data more valuable than oil

Just a few years ago, we started hearing about Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Things, mostly esoteric descriptions of how sensors are gathering more and more data points to improve the production process. Now, there’s data coming out of everything, fostering new analyses that promise to eliminate those processes altogether. We’re hearing that “data is now more valuable than oil” (Pure Storage), but what’s changed over the past several years to enable this transformation?

Change agents

Cell phone technology has put tremendous compute and data gathering power into really small packages. This has allowed handheld devices to accompany people through every step of the production process. One of the first industries to leverage this technology was package delivery. UPS started using electronic pads to capture signatures as part of their real time delivery tracking in the early 2000s, but now use handheld computers to scan packages by drivers and provide real-time location.

Current generations of smart phones have an even more impressive array of data gathering technology. This includes an accelerometer to detect motion and vibration, a magnetometer (compass) for direction, a gyroscope and proximity sensor to detect twisting and position, and of course, a GPS system that can fix location within a few feet (that’s more accurate than what the military had a few decades ago). There’s also a barometer, a microphone and sensors to detect touch, light and heat, and course, a pretty good camera.

Since the introduction of the iPhone, cell phone cameras have made high resolution video and image capture affordable and wireless networking technologies have made it possible to connect video cameras everywhere, without expensive installation.

All of this technology can be put to use in purpose-built devices for capturing a myriad of data for every industry almost anywhere in the world. And since these phone-like devices can connect via Bluetooth, WAN or cell signal, all that data can be easily transmitted to a central location. It can also be preprocessed “at the edge”, using the compute power available in these extremely small packages.

The Cloud

Products like Amazon Web Services have shown that companies don’t even need their own data centers any more, if they so choose. But rather than go “all in” most organizations are combining the public cloud with some kind of on-site infrastructure, a “hybrid cloud”. The cloud has been a popular theme at technology shows as well, but lately its role has been more accurately defined as part of the infrastructure.

The cloud provides a wonderful mechanism to centralize, store and process data, but it’s a facilitator. The real driver is the analysis, or the application, the engine that’s driving the insight. In the next blog we’ll look at the analytics behind all this data. We’ll discuss the advancements in technology that’s transforming the data problem into an opportunity. We’ll also discuss what all this means for companies.

The amount and diversity of technology available in infrastructure products can be overwhelming for those trying to evaluate appropriate solutions. In this blog we discuss pertinent topics to help IT professionals think outside the checkbox of features and functionality.

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Storage Industry News Roundup (6/12 – 6/19)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:03

Storage Industry News Roundup (6/12 – 6/19)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Actifio

6/15 – Media Alert: Actifio Live Is Coming to New York City

CA Technologies

6/15 – CA Technologies Acquires German Firm for Mainframe Expertise

Cisco

6/16 – Enterprises Get Increased Scalability, Agility from Verizon and Cisco

DataCore

6/13 – TUI Cruises’ Fleet Stays on Course with DataCore’s Software-Defined Storage

DDN

6/14 – DDN STORAGE USHERS IN THE DATA-CENTRIC COMPUTING ERA WITH NEW INNOVATIONS TO ENABLE PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY AT SCALE

HPE

6/15 – U.S. Dept. of Energy Taps Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Machine Research Project to Design Memory-Driven Supercomputer

Huawei

6/16 – Huawei Partners with Tableau to Provide Comprehensive Big Data Services

IBM

6/13 – IBM Brings Identity-as-a-Service to Hybrid Cloud Environments

6/15 – IBM Helps Service Providers Deliver and Manage Applications across Hybrid Cloud Networks

Intel

6/19 – Intel Demonstrates Future of High-Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence Capabilities

MapR

6/14 – MapR Showcases Big Data Technologies at Connected Cars and Autonomous Vehicles 2017

Nutanix

6/18 – Netmagic Partners with Nutanix to Offer Managed Enterprise Cloud Services

Pivot3

6/14 – Pivot3 Achieves Common Criteria Certification to Support Increased Adoption of Hyperconverged Infrastructure Among Government Agencies

Quantum

6/15 – Quantum and DataFrameworks Deliver Intelligent Data Management for High-Performance, Project-Based Workflows

6/19 – ACRI-ST Extends Quantum Xcellis Scale-out Storage to Manage 8 Petabytes of Satellite-based Research Data

Spectra Logic

6/14 – Spectra Logic Publishes Annual State of Data Storage

6/19 – Spectra Logic Adds GPFS Integration through ArcaStream Ngenea BlackPearl Certification

Super Micro Computer

6/18 – Supermicro Introduces Workload Optimized HPC Solutions with New Intel X11 Architecture at the International Supercomputing Conference 2017

6/19 – New Supermicro X11 SuperBlade® Boosts I/O Performance Featuring Intel® Omni-Path Fabric

 

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Newsletter Archive

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:00

Missed a past newsletter? Sign up for the newsletter or read current and past newsletters in our Newsletter Archive:

June 2017 Newsletter

 

 

 

 

May 2017 Newsletter

 

 

 

April 2017 Newsletter

Industry Update: IBM VersaStack for Hybrid Cloud

Blog: Microsoft and VMware will Square-off in the Hybrid Cloud

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Storage Industry News Roundup (6/5 – 6/12)

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:32

Storage Industry News Roundup (6/5 – 6/12)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Actifio

6/7 – Media Alert: Actifio Joins Pure Accelerate to Showcase How the AppFlash DevOps Platform Helps Tame the Big Database Beast and Turbo-charge Application Development

Catalogic

6/7 – Catalogic Software Brings Message of Copy and Dev-Test Automation to Pure//Accelerate

Commvault

6/7 – RANDSTAD SELECTS COMMVAULT FOR PUBLIC CLOUD DATA PROTECTION AND MIGRATION TO AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Cray

6/7 – LEIDOS AND CRAY INC. ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO OFFER MULTI-LEVEL SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Fujitsu

6/5 – Fujitsu and SAP Expand Global Partnership

Hitachi

6/6 – Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio Transforms Cloud Infrastructure To Achieve Over 60% TCO Savings Versus Public Cloud

HPE

6/5 – HPE Unveils the World’s Most Secure Industry Standard Servers

Huawei

6/9 – Huawei to Expand Its Server Product Portfolio to Deliver Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack

HyperGrid

6/6 – HyperGrid Delivers Another Major Innovation – Public Cloud On-Premises is Now a Reality

IBM

6/12 – VersaStack with IBM Flash Accelerates Data Transfer for Virtual Desktop and Hybrid Cloud Workloads

Infinidat

6/7 – CONSIDERATIONS FOR STORAGE PERFORMANCE TESTING

MapR

6/6 – New MapR-XD Extends Converged Data Platform to Create Cloud-scale Data Fabric

NetApp

6/5 – New NetApp Solutions and Services for Hybrid Cloud Power Customer Success in the Data-Driven World

6/6 – NetApp Expands Collaboration with Microsoft in Hybrid Cloud Data Services

6/7 – NetApp Positioned to Capture Digital Transformation Opportunity with Leadership in Hybrid Cloud Data Services

6/8 – NetApp Showcases Data Management Solutions at DataWorks/Hadoop Summit 2017

Oracle

6/5 – Oracle Continues Innovation and Expansion of Cloud Security Offerings

Pivot3

6/8 – Spotlight: Pivot3 Acuity

Scality

6/6 – Scality Cracks Enterprise Cloud Security Anxieties with Secure Multi-site File and Object Cloud

Veritas

6/6 – Veritas Unveils New Technologies to Solve Key Challenges in the Multi-Cloud

VMware

6/6 – VMware Helps Customers Maximize Hybrid Cloud Investments with New vRealize Cloud Management Platform

 

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VMworld 2017 – August 27-31st, 2017

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:29

The Evaluator Group team will be attending this year’s VMworld in Las Vegas, NV.  Click here for more information on this conference and contact us if you would like to set up a time to talk with Evaluator Group at this event.

 

Russ Fellows will be presenting at the following two events:

Why Your Next Server Refresh Based on Next Generation Intel Technology Needs vSAN

VMWorld panel discussion and presentation moderated by Evaluator Group on performance test results of next generation Intel technology together with the latest version of VMware vSAN 6.6.  Panel will include:

  • Industry Analyst – Evaluator Group – Russ Fellows
  • VMware vSAN representative – Ernesto China
  • Intel Storage Builders program representative – TBD

Abstract:

  • Evaluator Group, is a leading independent storage analyst firm, who works with IT users to evaluate their datacenter options and are known for their independent performance testing and economic modeling of technology choices. The discussion will center on the performance results of Evaluator Group’s recent testing of vSAN with the latest generation of Intel server, networking and NVMe storage technology, and compare to the economics of the previous generation of solid-state storage technology.  As hyper-converged and software defined storage technologies such as vSAN move into the mainstream, understanding the performance and economic trade-offs are critical for IT professionals.  This session will highlight the considerations that are critical for the modern data center including how to optimize cost and economics while meeting stringent performance requirements.

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Presentation of Evaluator Group Findings
  • Panel Discussion Moderated by Evaluator Group
  • Conclusions & Final Remarks

 

Partner Exchange: Why Your Customer’s Next Server Refresh should also be your Next Storage Refresh Opportunity

VMWorld panel discussion and presentation moderated by Evaluator Group on performance test results of next generation Intel technology together with the latest version of VMware vSAN 6.6.  Panel will include:

  • Industry Analyst – Evaluator Group – Russ Fellows
  • VMware vSAN representative – Ernesto China, Rakesh Radhakrishnan
  • Intel Storage Builders program representative – TBD

Abstract:

  • The arrival of Intel’s next-generation Skylake Server chips is likely to trigger the biggest data center refresh cycle in 5 years. Many organizations around the world will likely see this as an opportunity to modernize their data center and make the leap to HCI. Join us for a panel discussion and presentation on how reseller partners can take advantage of this refresh opportunity to refresh their customer’s traditional SAN storage with vSAN and double their profits and deal size in the process. The panel will include VMware representatives and will be moderated by Evaluator Group. The discussion will center on the performance results of Evaluator Group’s recent testing of vSAN with the latest generation of Intel server, networking and NVMe storage technology, and compare to the economics of the previous generation of solid-state storage technology.

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Presentation of Evaluator Group Findings
  • Panel Discussion Moderated by Evaluator Group
  • Conclusions & Final Remarks

 

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Flash Memory Summit – August 8-10th, 2017

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:07

Camberley Bates and Randy Kerns will be attending this year’s Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA.  Click here for more information on this conference and contact us if you would like to set up a time to talk with Evaluator Group at this event.

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Storage Industry News Roundup (5/29 – 6/5)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 02:10

Storage Industry News Roundup (5/29 – 6/5)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Actifio

6/1 – Actifio Announces New Enterprise Cloud Data Management Solutions Powered by Nutanix

Brocade

6/1 – AFFILIATE OF PULSE SECURE, LLC TO ACQUIRE THE VIRTUAL APPLICATION DELIVERY CONTROLLER (VADC) BUSINESS FROM BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.

6/2 – AT&T TO ACQUIRE VYATTA SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY FROM BROCADE

Cisco

5/31 – Cisco and IBM Join Forces to Tackle Cybercrime

5/31 – Cisco Introduces Single Enterprise Agreement Spanning Infrastructure, Collaboration and Security

Commvault

5/31 – CAPTAIN “SULLY” SULLENBERGER AND EXPLORER ROBERT SWAN OBE TO HEADLINE COMMVAULT GO 2017

FalconStor

5/30 – AWS CUSTOMERS ARE NOW ABLE TO BENEFIT FROM FREESTOR

Fujitsu

6/5 – Fujitsu Develops Blockchain-based Software for a Secure Data Exchange Network

6/5 – Fujitsu and SAP Expand Global Partnership

Hedvig

6/1 – Hedvig Joins HPE Complete to Deliver a Scale-Out, Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution

HPE

6/5 – HPE Unveils the World’s Most Secure Industry Standard Servers

6/5 – Aruba Fundamentally Redefines Enterprise Core Switching for Mobile, Cloud and IoT Demands

6/5 – HPE Partners with ClearCenter to Simplify IT for Small and Medium Businesses

Huawei

5/30 – Huawei Released the CloudFAN Prototype for MSOs, Promoting Cloud Evolution for HFC Networks

HyperGrid

6/5 – HyperGrid Delivers Another Major Innovation – Public Cloud On-Premises is Now a Reality

MapR

6/1 – MapR Optimizes MapR-DB with Deep Apache Spark Integrations

NetApp

6/5 – New NetApp Solutions and Services for Hybrid Cloud Power Customer Success in the Data-Driven World

Nutanix

5/31 – Nutanix and Dell Solutions Help Vast-Auto Distribution Obtain Faster Performance and Fewer CapEx and OpEx Costs

Oracle

6/5 – Oracle Continues Innovation and Expansion of Cloud Security Offerings

SanDisk

5/29 – WESTERN DIGITAL TO DELIVER WORLD’S FIRST CLIENT SOLID STATE DRIVES WITH 64-LAYER 3D NAND TECHNOLOGY

Scality

5/30 – The rise of multi-cloud and data controllers

 

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Storage Industry News Roundup (5/22 – 5/29)

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 01:04

Storage Industry News Roundup (5/22 – 5/29)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Actifio

5/25 – Actifio Renews Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Membership

Cloudera

5/24 – Cloudera Launches Altus to Simplify Big Data Workloads in the Cloud

Cohesity

5/23 – Cohesity and Lenovo Global IT Team Up to Bring Software-Defined Secondary Storage to China Market

5/25 – Cohesity Customers Can Now Use Microsoft Azure Cloud to Efficiently Scale Out Secondary Storage

5/25 – Cohesity Joins Hewlett Packard Enterprise Complete Program to Deliver Hyperconverged Secondary Storage Solutions to Enterprise Customers

DataCore

5/23 – DataCore’s Sixth Annual “State of Software-Defined Storage, Hyperconverged and Cloud Storage” Survey Reveals Top Business Drivers, Technology Disappointments and False Starts

DDN

5/24 – DDN NAMES INDUSTRY VISIONARY ERIC BARTON AS CTO FOR SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE

5/25 – DDN TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS PRODUCTION-LEVEL PERFORMANCE FOR MACHINE LEARNING SUCCESS AT SCALE

HGST

5/22 – HGST, A Western Digital Brand, Addresses The Data Demands Of The Life Sciences Industry At Every Step Of Data Analysis, From Collaboration and Research To Data Archive

HPE

5/24 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise Delivers The Broadest and Deepest Flash Storage Portfolio for Hybrid IT

Huawei

5/25 – Huawei and Keppel Data Centers Announce to Jointly Develop the New-generation Data Center

5/26 – Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 Achieves Certification as an Enterprise Storage Solution for SAP HANA®

IBM

5/24 – IBM Accelerates Open Database-as-a-Service on IBM Power Systems

MapR

5/23 – New MapR Quick Start Solution Accelerates Deep Learning Application Deployments

Nutanix

5/22 – Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Drives Efficiency for SAIC Volkswagen

5/23 – Nutanix Enables TBConsulting to Rapidly and Efficiently Scale Managed Desktop Environment

Oracle

5/22 – AS ONE Leverages Oracle Database Cloud to Publish Inventory Data to 4,300 Dealers in Real Time

SanDisk

5/29 – WESTERN DIGITAL TO DELIVER WORLD’S FIRST CLIENT SOLID STATE DRIVES WITH 64-LAYER 3D NAND TECHNOLOGY

Super Micro Computer

5/23 – Supermicro Announces Sample Systems Based on Upcoming Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family

SwiftStack

5/22 – Bridging the Streaming Video Storage Gap

VMware

5/23 – VMware to Present at the Stifel Technology, Internet & Media Conference

5/24 – VMware to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology Conference

 

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Storage Industry News Roundup (5/15 – 5/22)

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:08

Storage Industry News Roundup (5/15 – 5/22)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

CA Technologies

5/15 – CA Technologies Uses Advanced Analytics to Achieve Peak Performance of SD-WANs

5/16 – New Data-centric Security Features from CA Technologies Tackle Vulnerabilities and Compliance Challenges

Commvault

5/16 – COMMVAULT LAUNCHES POWERFUL NEW VM BACKUP AND RECOVERY TRIAL SOFTWARE FOR CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS

Cray

5/16 – MARKLEY AND CRAY PARTNER TO PROVIDE SUPERCOMPUTING AS A SERVICE

DataGravity

5/16 – DataGravity Brings Behavior-Driven Data Management to Veeam Environments

Fujitsu

5/16 – Fujitsu and 1QBit Collaborate on Quantum Inspired AI Cloud Service

HGST

5/16 – Western Digital Sets New Standard With Latest Generation In Popular HGST-Brand Ultrastar SAS SSD Family

5/22 – HGST, A Western Digital Brand, Addresses The Data Demands Of The Life Sciences Industry At Every Step Of Data Analysis, From Collaboration and Research To Data Archive

HPE

5/15 – HPE Extends Solutions for SAP Applications from the Digital Core to the Intelligent Edge

Huawei

5/22 – Sixth China OpenStack Bug Smash Ensures Smooth Release

Maxta

5/20 – Maxta launches in UK to take on Nutanix and VMware with ‘unique’ channel model

Nutanix

5/15 – IBM and Nutanix Launch Hyperconverged Initiative to bring Enterprises into the Cognitive Era

5/22 – Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Drives Efficiency for SAIC Volkswagen

Oracle

5/22 – AS ONE Leverages Oracle Database Cloud to Publish Inventory Data to 4,300 Dealers in Real Time

Quantum

5/16 – Quantum Announces New Integration With Veeam to Deliver More Efficient VM Protection

5/18 – Quantum to Present at Bio-IT World on How Integrated, Multi-Tier Data Storage Optimizes Investment for Scientific Analysis and Technical Computing

SolarWinds

5/17 – SolarWinds Acquires Scout’s SaaS-based Server Monitoring Technology and Launches It as SolarWinds Pingdom Server Monitor

StorMagic

5/16 – StorMagic’s SvSAN – Targeting HCI’s ROBO Sweet Spot

5/20 – Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 1

5/20 – Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 2

5/20 – Software-defined storage goes mainstream with the release of Windows Server 2016 – Part 3

SwiftStack

5/17 – What Storage Product Should You Use in the Cisco UCS Storage Server?

5/22 – Bridging the Streaming Video Storage Gap

Violin

5/16 – Violin® Enhances Executive Team with Storage Industry Veteran

VMware

5/16 – VMware to Deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Zadara

5/16 – Zadara Storage and consalco. Open Storage-as-a-Service Demo Center in Munich in collaboration with Intel

 

 

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Storage Industry News Roundup (5/8 – 5/15)

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:50

Storage Industry News Roundup (5/8 – 5/15)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Actifio

5/10 – Actifio Launches a Painkiller for Enterprises with Large Databases in Linux

Brocade

5/8 – BROCADE DELIVERS MODERN STORAGE NETWORKS FOR NEW DELL EMC ALL-FLASH ARRAYS

CA Technologies

5/15 – CA Technologies Uses Advanced Analytics to Achieve Peak Performance of SD-WANs

Cisco

5/15 – Businesses Select Cisco UCS as Top Choice for SAP HANA Deployments

Cloudera

5/9 – Cloudera Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Certification for Cloud Offerings

Cray

5/10 – CRAY DELIVERS PRODUCTION-READY AI WITH NEW CRAY CS-STORM ACCELERATED CLUSTER SUPERCOMPUTERS

DataCore

5/9 – DataCore Solutions Now Verified to Meet Demanding VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Configuration Requirements

HDatera

5/8 – vScaler Integrates with Datera to Provide Storage as-a-Service on Openstack

Dell EMC

5/8 – Dell EMC Delivers Wave of Innovations to Help Customers Realize Digital Transformation Goals

5/8 – Dell EMC Introduces New All-Flash Storage Systems to Help Customers Modernize Their Data Centers and Transform IT

5/8 – Dell EMC Launches Integrated Data Protection Appliance and Expands Cloud Data Protection Portfolio

5/8 – New Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Advancements and Cloud-Like Consumption Model Ease Adoption

5/8 – Dell EMC Software-Defined Storage Paves Way for Data Center Modernization

Hitachi

5/11 – Customers Are Embracing Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere To Create a Protected Digital Workplace

HPE

5/15 – HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data

Huawei

5/12 – Huawei Passed OpenStack Interoperability Test for the Second Time

5/12 – Huawei KunLun Certified for 16TB SAP HANA®

MapR

5/9 – MAPR EXTENDS ADVANCED ON-DEMAND TECHNICAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR BIG DATA PROFESSIONALS WITH ACADEMY PRO

Maxta

5/9 – Trusource Labs Scales IT to Support Hyper-Growth with Maxta Hyperconvergence

Micron

5/10 – Micron Accelerates All-Flash Storage Speed, Performance and Value with New Flexible Petabyte-Scale Enterprise Data Center Solution

NetApp

5/8 – NetApp Releases Next-Generation Object Storage Software at OpenStack Summit Boston

5/10 – NetApp Showcases Hybrid Cloud Data Management Solutions for SAP HANA and Applications at 2017 SAPPHIRE NOW

5/11 – NetApp Showcases Cloud-Connected Data Management Solutions at VeeamON 2017

Nexsan

5/9 – Nexsan Unveils Next Generation Unity™ Systems to Meet Growing Customer Demand

Nutanix

5/15 – Hitachi Elevator Chooses Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform for Digital Transformation

Oracle

5/9 – Oracle Cloud Platform Adds New Levels of Performance, Availability, and Access for Oracle Database Applications

5/10 – Oracle API Platform Cloud Enables Customers to Drive Business Transformation and API-First Thinking

5/12 – Customers Rapidly Adopting Oracle’s New Security Cloud Services

Pivot3

5/9 – Advantage Technologies Partners With Pivot3 to Expand Data Center Services Using Its Hyperconverged Solutions

SanDisk

5/8 – WESTERN DIGITAL INTRODUCES INAND 7250A EMBEDDED STORAGE DEVICE FOR EVOLVING DATA DEMANDS OF CONNECTED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

SolarWinds

5/10 – SolarWinds and Prologic to Showcase End-to-End Hybrid IT Management at Bynet Expo 2017

Super Micro Computer

5/9 – Supermicro Showcases Enterprise IT Solutions at Japan IT Week’s Data Center Expo 2017

Veritas

5/8 – Veritas Unveils New Software-Defined Storage for OpenStack

Violin

5/11 – Violin® Announces Issuance of New Patent (Patent No. 9,495,110)

VMware

5/9 – VMware and Pivotal Extend Strategic Alliance to Integrate VMware NSX and Pivotal Cloud Foundry to Deliver New “Developer-Ready Infrastructure”

5/9 – VMware Introduces Integrations with Dell EMC to Accelerate Workforce Transformation

 

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Nutanix .NEXT – June 28-30th, 2017

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:50

The Evaluator Group team will be attending this year’s Nutanix .NEXT event in Washington, DC.  Click here for more information on this conference and contact us if you would like to set up a time to talk with Evaluator Group at this event.

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NetApp Analyst Summit – June 5th, 2017

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:44

The Evaluator Group team will be attending this year’s NetApp Analyst Summit in Boulder, CO.  Contact us if you would like to set up a time to talk with Evaluator Group at this event.

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