Category: Data Infrastructure

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.
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.
A Look at the Long-Term Relationship, Spanning 25 Years for a Data-Centric Approach to Computer-Generated Film Production
Camberley Bates, VP and Practice Lead for Data Infrastructure at The Futurum Group, explores the 25-year relationship between NetApp and DreamWorks Animation and assesses key implications of the partners’ technology collaboration on CG feature films.
Positive Sequential Growth Signals Rebound for PCs and Improving Demand for AI-Driven Infrastructure
Daniel Newman and Olivier Blanchard, analysts at The Futurum Group, share their insights on Dell’s Q2 2024 earnings, which suggest an improving demand environment for PCs and AI-driven infrastructure.
Momentous Event Included Key Transformative Announcements Related to Partnerships, Infrastructure, AI, and Security
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group highlights Google Cloud Next's key revelations. These include enhancements in Vertex AI, the introduction of TPU v5e, and A3 VMs, along with Duet AI for streamlined workflow.
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.
10,000 in Attendance in Las Vegas, All Abuzz on Generative AI and Its Impact
Russ Fellows, VP and Head of The Futurum Labs and Camberley Bates, VP and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group share their insights on VMware's Explore conference and recent announcements emphasizing multi-cloud and private AI.
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.
The Futurum Group’s Steven Dickens and Camberley Bates cover some of the announcements from Flash Memory Summit and discuss the current state of the CHIPS Act of 2022.
The Futurum Group’s Camberley Bates, Steven Dickens and Krista Macomber cover IT infrastructure consumption models, cloud computing, hybrid approaches, as well as enterprise pricing, procurement, data protection, disaster recovery, security, and compliance.
Camberley Bates, VP and Practice Lead, and Krista Macomber, Senior Analyst, cover a range of news items, evolving considerations for cyber-resiliency, and what exactly constitutes comprehensive cyber-resiliency in this episode of the Infrastructure Matters podcast.
AMD’s Q2 Revenue Was Hit by Weaker PC and Gaming Markets
Chief analyst Daniel Newman and senior analyst Todd R. Weiss of The Futurum Group share their insights as AMD revenue hits $5.4 billion in Q2, down 18% YoY, but beats estimates. The CPU, GPU, and AI chip vendor saw revenue affected by weaker PC and gaming markets and global supply chain inventory corrections.