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Author Archive: Frank Berry

A 30-year veteran of the IT industry including senior executive positions with QLogic and Quantum, Frank founded IT Brand Pulse and leads the Business Development practice. The “Biz Dev” team helps clients create demand for their products and services through PR, advertising, trade shows, on-line events, channel programs and IT education. Frank also contributes industry analysis to leading IT publications and as a keynote speaker.

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Zadara Storage Introduces integrated Docker Containers and Backup to Amazon S3

Zadara Storage Introduces integrated Docker Containers and Backup to Amazon S3

| June 23, 2015 | Reply

Zadara Container Services (ZCS) and Backup to Amazon S3 (B2S3) enable greater performance / agility Zadara™ Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS) has announced advanced new features for their award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) solution. These new features allow Zadara VPSA users to access the most advanced Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) capabilities available on […]

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Where IT Pros are at with New Networking Technologies

Where IT Pros are at with New Networking Technologies

| April 19, 2015 | Reply

  IT Brand Pulse presented this data and summary analysis from their recent IT Pros surveys covering new networking technologies. The presentation featured data about awareness and stage of deployment for 25GbE, 40GbE, SDN, NFV, and white box switches. If you have questions or comments about the data, or to arrange a briefing, contact frank.berry@itbrandpulse.com. [slideshare id=47176634&doc=ets-networkingbuyerbehaviordataanalysis-v1-150419212300-conversion-gate02]  

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QLogic Set to Announce Something about 25G, 50G and 100G on April 15th

QLogic Set to Announce Something about 25G, 50G and 100G on April 15th

| April 11, 2015 | Reply

I received an interesting teaser from QLogic today. Seems they are going to announce something related to 25G, 50G and 100G Ethernet. This is interesting to me because while the standards are still being worked out, companies like Broadcom (with StrataXGS) and QLogic (the world’s 1st 100G adapter) are moving to market fast with new […]

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Clouds Bursting with Cisco and HP Gear in Q4

Clouds Bursting with Cisco and HP Gear in Q4

| March 13, 2015 | Reply

New Q4 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Cisco and HP maintained their leadership of the cloud infrastructure equipment market and in aggregate accounted for 27% of worldwide revenues. Across the different types of cloud deployment, Cisco has a clear lead in public cloud infrastructure while HP leads in private cloud. Both vendors saw […]

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The Most Dominant Brands in IT

The Most Dominant Brands in IT

| February 24, 2015 | Reply

IT Brand Pulse reviewed the results of almost 200 brand leader surveys conducted in 2014 to determine which are the most dominant brands. They looked at who received the highest percentage of IT pro votes, and which categories had the biggest spread between 1st and 2nd place. This first chart shows the Top Ten Brands in […]

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Zadara Helps Cloud Providers Shape Storage-as-a-Service Offerings

Zadara Helps Cloud Providers Shape Storage-as-a-Service Offerings

| February 24, 2015 | Reply

Zadara Virtual Private Storage Arrays Can be Customized to Meet Specific Needs of Telcos, MSPs and Cloud Providers Zadara™ Storage, a pioneer in enterprise storage-as-a-service (STaaS), today announced that it has released significant new functionality making its award winning Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) service even more attractive to service providers around the globe. Already known for […]

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HP Helion Unveils Application-Specific Infrastructure

HP Helion Unveils Application-Specific Infrastructure

| February 13, 2015 | Reply

Seven pre-priced and pre-configured Infrastructure as a Service solutions built to optimize the utilization and cost of IT resources HP announced an expanded portfolio of workload-focused configurations delivered in a standardized solution for HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) that simplifies and accelerates customers’ transition to the cloud. Based on extensive expertise in working […]

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Century Link 2014 Results – Hosting & Managed Services Flat

Century Link 2014 Results – Hosting & Managed Services Flat

| February 11, 2015 | Reply

Managed hosting revenues were $145 million, representing a 1.4% increase from fourth quarter 2013, and colocation revenues were $160 million, a 1.9% increase over the same period a year ago. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today reported results for fourth quarter and full-year 2014. “CenturyLink’s fourth quarter revenues came in slightly lower than anticipated, however our […]

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TelecityGroup & Interxion To Leap Frog Equinix in EMEA Colocation

TelecityGroup & Interxion To Leap Frog Equinix in EMEA Colocation

| February 11, 2015 | Reply

TelecityGroup and Interxion announced yesterday that they had reached a non-binding agreement to merge, which could be completed in the second half of 2015 if necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals are received. Synergy Research Group data shows that the merged company would surpass Equinix and become the clear leader of the retail colocation market in […]

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Cisco Tops Q2 Estimates, Aims for $12B in Q3

Cisco Tops Q2 Estimates, Aims for $12B in Q3

| February 11, 2015 | Reply

View the entire Cisco Q2 2015 conference call  presentation Strong Momentum and Results; Dividend Increase to $0.21 SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwired) — 02/11/15 — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q2 Revenue: $11.9 billion (increase of 7% year over year) Q2 Earnings per Share: $0.46 GAAP; $0.53 non-GAAP Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how […]

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