Author: Dave Raffo

The News Comes Less Than 3 Weeks After the Cisco-Nutanix Partnership Announcement
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group, explores Cisco’s end-of-life announcement of its HyperFlex HCI system, with the news coming less than 3 weeks after Cisco launched a partnership with HCI rival Nutanix.
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Both Vendors Will Sell Cisco Servers and Networking Running Nutanix Cloud Platform
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group, looks at the Cisco and Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure partnership, combining Cisco compute and networking services with Nutanix software.
General Availability of A3 Supercomputer Instances Powered by NVIDIA Is Only Part of the Two Companies’ Collaborative Efforts
Dave Raffo, senior analyst at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the AI partnership between Google Cloud and GPU vendor NVIDIA, highlighted by the general availability launch of NVIDIA-powered A3 GPU virtual machines.
New Premium GKE Enterprise Combines Features of GKE With Anthos
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst and Steven Dickens, VP and Practice leader at The Futurum Group, analyze how Google’s GKE Enterprise can help platform engineers looking for an integrated, managed, commercial Kubernetes platform.
FlashBlade Sales, Subscriptions, AI, and Customer Growth All Contribute to Strong Results
Dave Raffo and Camberley Bates, analysts at The Futurum Group, share their insights on Pure Storage’s Q2 fiscal 2024 revenue success, driven by strong FlashBlade sales, AI deals, and subscriptions.
New Fully-Managed File Storage Service Deepens Partnership Between the Companies, Completely Integrates NetApp Technology Into Google Cloud
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the latest collaboration between Google Cloud and NetApp Storage. With Google Cloud NetApp Volumes, NetApp now has first-party relationships with AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
VMware Turns HCI Mesh and vSAN’s Express Storage Architecture Into vSAN Max, Which Enables Independent Scaling of Storage and Compute
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group, takes an early look at VMware’s vSAN Max, a disaggregated take on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) that enables independent scaling of storage and compute.
With Cloud Block Store, Pure Decouples Storage Software From Its Flash Arrays and Runs It Natively on Azure
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group, looks at how Pure Storage is making Cloud Block Store available for Azure VMware Solutions. This is first block-only storage for AVS.
Dynatrace Continues To Build Out Its Software Intelligence Capabilities, Adding the Ability to Debug Actively Running Code in Kubernetes-Hosted Cloud-Native Applications
Steven Dickens, VP & Practice Leader at The Futurum Group, and Senior Analyst Dave Raffo look at the latest announcements from Dynatrace, including the agreement to acquire Rookout, a company specializing in debugging for Kubernetes-hosted cloud-native applications, to enhance its software intelligence capabilities.
AWS Enhances Its Block and File Storage Performance and Scalability, Hardens Data Protection in Storage Day 2023 Launches
The Futurum Group’s senior analysts Krista Macomber and Dave Raffo share their insights on AWS Storage Day performance and cost improvements made to Elastic Block Storage, FSx file storage, and data protection.
Data Security and Protection Vendor Commvault Makes Progress With Metallic SaaS Backup
The Futurum Group’s Daniel Newman and Dave Raffo provide their take on Commvault fiscal Q1 2024 earnings report, which demonstrates that the data protection vendor is continuing to make strides with its Metallic SaaS backup product and its subscription and recurring revenue models.