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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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Huawei and HP Tied for 1st in Container Market Share

Huawei and HP Tied for 1st in Container Market Share

| February 8, 2015 | Reply

According to IHS Technology, Huawei has ranked joint first for containerized data centers based on unit shipments worldwide with a global market share estimated at 11%. Huawei’s Container Data Center (CDC) is an industry leader in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. In its report titled “Containerized and Modular Data […]

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Tablets Decline for First Time Led by Amazon

Tablets Decline for First Time Led by Amazon

| February 2, 2015 | Reply

Worldwide tablet shipments recorded a year-over-year decline for the first time since the market’s inception in 2010. Overall shipments for tablets and 2-in-1 devices reached 76.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14) for -3.2% growth, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Although the fourth quarter […]

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AWS Market Share Grows Again

AWS Market Share Grows Again

| February 2, 2015 | Reply

New Q4 data from Synergy Research Group shows that really strong sequential growth at Amazon Web Services (AWS) propelled it to a five-year high in its share of the cloud infrastructure service market. 25% revenue growth from Q3 enabled AWS to grab a 30% worldwide market share in the final quarter of the year. Microsoft […]

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QLogic Announces World’s 1st 100Gb Ethernet Adapter

QLogic Announces World’s 1st 100Gb Ethernet Adapter

| January 29, 2015 | Reply

On January 27th, QLogic and Broadcom announced a demonstration of the first end-to-end 25GbE and 100GbE solutions. The two companies also announced interoperability between adapters based on QLogic cLOM8514 chips and Broadcom switches based on StrataXGS Tomahawk chips. Reading between the lines, this announcement represents a major milestone for server connectivity – the world’s first […]

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Forrester Ranks HP as a Private Cloud Leader in China

Forrester Ranks HP as a Private Cloud Leader in China

| January 27, 2015 | Reply

HP announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized HP as a leader in private cloud solutions in China. According to The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions in China, Q1 2015, HP leads for its  high level of competence across all major criteria, as well as the strength of its executive team working with local partners […]

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Quantum Enters Cloud Services Business

Quantum Enters Cloud Services Business

| January 27, 2015 | Reply

Quantum Corp. announced three new solutions that integrate the cloud into multi-tier, hybrid storage architectures for demanding data workloads. Rejecting the generic one-size-fits-all approach common among many other cloud offerings, the new Q-Cloud™ solutions enable customers to leverage Quantum’s intelligent data management software to store data in the cloud when it makes the most sense for […]

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Cloud, 2.5G and 25G Driving L2 Switch Market to $25B

Cloud, 2.5G and 25G Driving L2 Switch Market to $25B

| January 22, 2015 | Reply

According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group,  the Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch market is expected to exceed $25 B in 2019. Their Ethernet Switch 5-Year Forecast Report also indicates that 25 Gigabit Ethernet will be a major driver for growth in data center switching and will help propel 100 Gigabit Ethernet volumes, with Enterprises […]

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iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) a Great Technology for Private Cloud Storage

iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) a Great Technology for Private Cloud Storage

| January 22, 2015 | Reply

By Noam Shendar of Zadara Storage Just Punch It: Accelerating Storage the Easy Way Architecting storage solutions means being on the hunt for bottleneck after bottleneck and removing them to e liminate latency wherever possible. With the availability of storage media such as Flash and high-performance disk drives, the bottleneck has often moved away from the […]

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HOSTING Launches Cloud Services Built on Microsoft Azure Pack

HOSTING Launches Cloud Services Built on Microsoft Azure Pack

| January 21, 2015 | Reply

HOSTING, a leader in the managed cloud services market, today launched both public and private cloud offerings built on Microsoft Azure Pack. This unique solution set enables organizations to create, host and manage business-critical applications in a compliant, secure and highly available cloud environment. “As the first U.S. partner to collaborate with Microsoft to develop […]

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AWS Not Just Blowing Hot Air About Green Energy

AWS Not Just Blowing Hot Air About Green Energy

| January 20, 2015 | Reply

Amazon Web Services to Use Wind Farm Power to Supply its Datacenters with Approximately 500,000 MWh of Power Annually AWS today announced that it has teamed with Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) to support the construction and operation of a 150 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Benton County, Indiana, called the Amazon Web Services […]

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