HPE buys Cray: Is this the definition of insanity?

We know Moore’s law drives consolidation in the industry. What we do not know, however, is if any two hardware-centric vendors can come together and build a business accretive to the top line. Michael Blumenthal tried this strategy by combining Burroughs and Sperry to create Unisys, and that certainly did not work. More recently Dell […]

Cyber liability insurance: Modern security apparatus for modern security threats

Cyber liability insurance: Leveraging an old concept for modern challenges Despite modern security challenges, there are modern solutions emerging to help customers navigate security risks, reduce risk for enterprises, generate better security hygiene, and perhaps even foster stronger standard bodies. One solution is taking an old concept, insurance, and modifying it for the data age. […]

Commoditization economics and emerging workloads disrupt the data center landscape

Commoditization mitigation strategies require business model shifts and an ever-watchful eye on exascale cloud entrants Volume or value? Toward the end of 2018 in the data center market, two distinct vendor strategies emerged: Vendors began either increasing sales volume or selling lower-volume but higher-value solutions. TBR believes that in 1H19, now that vendors have determined […]

IBM makes major strides in quantum with Volume and AI

IBM Quantum Volume creates a new way to assess a quantum computer’s capabilities as a whole system, rather than just based on its number of qubits. IBM unveils research into the intersection between quantum computing and machine learning. IBM, ever present in the development of cutting-edge technology, is a leader in the quantum computing space […]

Key findings from TBR’s 2H18 Hyperconverged Platforms Customer Research

TBR forecasts the HCI market will reach $15 billion by 2023, representing a significant growth opportunity for data center vendors. Survey incidence data indicate that the majority of potential customers have not yet begun their hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) journey. Emerging solutions, such as Lenovo’s TruScale Infrastructure Services and AWS Outposts have the potential to shake […]

Lenovo unveils TruScale Infrastructure Services, consumption-based data center pricing

In February Lenovo’s Data Center Group (DCG) unveiled TruScale Infrastructure Services. A Hardware as a Service (HaaS) solution with subscription-based pricing, TruScale makes DCG’s entire ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio available to customers “as a Service” through both Lenovo sales associates and channel partners. For a monthly fee, customers will gain access to data center infrastructure, […]

IT budgets are shifting in HCI’s favor

Key findings from TBR’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) customer survey 87% of respondents indicated that they were likely to make their next HCI purchase from their current HCI vendor. 80% of respondents are leveraging HCI for a cloud installment. 68% of respondents cited their desire to purchase hyperconverged directly from teh vendor rather than through channel […]

AWS shakes up the private cloud infrastructure market with Outposts

Outposts enable AWS to meet clients’ demand for private cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled at re:Invent in Las Vegas its new Outposts on-premises cloud infrastructure, which will enable AWS to become the sole cloud infrastructure provider for its clients. The underlying Outposts infrastructure closely resembles AWS’ public cloud data center infrastructure. Since the infrastructure […]