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Hyperconvergence and Kubernetes

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has quickly earned a place in the datacenter, mostly due to the promise of infrastructure simplification. HCI has already worked very well for virtualized infrastructures, but will this be the case with Kubernetes? There’s reason for optimism, and I offer a couple thoughts here as to why. HCI is one of many ways...

Is Scale-Out File Storage the New Black?

Storage vendors, especially startups, are finally supporting new media types in their systems. In this article I want to talk about the impact that quad-level cell (QLC) NAND memory and Intel Optane have in the development of scale-out systems and how vendors like VAST Data are taking full advantage of them in their product design. In my recent GigaOm...

RPA Redux

It was just over a year ago when former GigaOm Analyst JP Morgenthal published an in-depth Key Criteria/Market Landscape report, titled “Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation.” In it, JP detailed both the benefits and challenges awaiting enterprises seeking to digitize and automate manual processes, and the tooling available to help do...

Kubernetes Backgrounder: What to Consider Before Deployment

Enterprises of all sizes are embracing hybrid cloud strategies that are becoming more complex and structured. But they want the flexibility to choose where applications and data should run dynamically, depending on business, technical, and financial factors. The use of Kubernetes brings this vision within reach of most organizations, but you need the...

An Intriguing Approach to Modern Data Center Infrastructure

I had the chance to meet with storage startup Nebulon recently and have been thinking about the company’s solution and value proposition. It is very difficult to figure out where they belong in the market, but in the end I decided that their product should be included in the composable storage category. Here’s why. Nebulon’s product consists of two...

Asked and Answered:

Robotic process automation (RPA) lets businesses quickly transition analog, human-led activities into automated digital actions. What differentiates RPA from tools that have complementary or overlapping capabilities is the ability to implement computer-initiated actions that would typically require human intervention. Examples of such actions include...

Inside Research: People Analytics

In a recent report, “Key Criteria for Evaluating People Analytics,” distinguished analyst Stowe Boyd looks at the emerging field of people analytics, and examines the platforms that focus on human resources and the criteria with which to best judge their capabilities. Stowe in the report outlines the table stakes criteria of People Analytics—the essential...

Inside Research: Scale-Out File Storage

In a new Key Criteria report, GigaOm analyst Enrico Signoretti looks at how file storage—one of the most popular ways to store data—has been adapted for modern scale-out systems, and how this helps large enterprises achieve their ends. “Key Criteria for Evaluating Scale-Out File Storage” examines the history of file storage and shows how its strengths—ease...

Deploying Value Stream Management

Value Stream Management (VSM) began on production lines in the 20th century, with manufacturers using multiple, small increases in efficiency to reduce costs, tackle common problems, and increase profits. That increasing efficiency resulted from examining the processes involved in creating the product or service, figuring out the steps involved in each...

Enabling the New Generation of Home Workers

Are you looking into Workplace tools and optimization strategies or solutions? Register to attend our free webinar on August 13th entitled, “Workplace Productivity and the Future of Work”. COVID-19 has created a new normal: knowledge workers setting up their offices at home, juggling child care, homeschooling, and household chores even as they...

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