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The Storage-as-a-Service Market Heats Up — Pure Storage, IBM, VAST Data, Red Hat and others are Disrupting the Storage Landscape

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Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on the disruption that is occurring in the storage marketplace, as well as recent announcements from IBM and Pure Storage. Steven also covers how traditional supply chains are being transformed through approaches taken by players such as VAST Data, and open source models such as CEPH.

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IBM Storage Adds Enhanced Data Protection to FlashSystem Showing a Focus on Security, Ransomware, and Storage

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Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis of IBM Storage announcements today, which reflect the company’s addition of enhanced data protection to Flash System, showing a focus on security, ransomware, and storage. While the company has some catching up to do, this focus on data protection and a Storage-as-a-Service offering is clearly important to clients and prospects

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IBM Systems Has A Tough Quarter, But That Is Not The Whole Story

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the Q2 2021 results for IBM Systems. The headline results on the surface look troubling for Systems, however given the product life cycles of IBM Z and Power, and tough comparisons against Q2 2020, the business did surprisingly well and shows areas of growth and penetration in the marketplace.

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IBM’s Bluetab Acquisition: Tripling Down on Building Cloud Services Business

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With yet another acquisition, this time Bluetab, IBM is clearly tripling down on building its cloud services business. Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis on the spending spree IBM is on to build a post Kyndryl services business that can support the company’s ambitions in hybrid cloud. A pattern is emerging in the acquisition strategy of IBM in the services business to focus on the deployment of hybrid cloud solutions.

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Nerdio Announces New Integrations with Microsoft Windows 365, Aimed at Making Remote Work Easier

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on developments coming out of VDI vendor Nerdio. As remote work accelerates the need for increased deployment of remote desktops, VDI has exploded. Nerdio is hyper focused on the issues around the deployment of VDI architectures either within MSP’s looking to service the SMB marketplace or large enterprises looking to manage their desktop fleet.

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SUSE Announces First Earnings as a Public Company, Post Rancher Labs Acquisition

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Futurum analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the first set of earnings announcements from SUSE as a public company. With SUSE having recently acquired Rancher Labs and IPO’ing the business in May, this first set of numbers was crucial to the market sentiment around this open source leader. SUSE showed strong growth and positive signals across all areas of the business, including Cloud adoption.

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Zoho Advances BI and Analytics Platform With New Self-service Approach, Aiming to Radically Transform Data Integrity and Business Insights

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his analysis on the new functionality announced today by Zoho. With a focus on radically improving the ease of manipulation of data and a focus on enhancing data integrity, Zoho is transforming the insights business users can get from disparate data sources.