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Ken Clipperton

Managing Analyst

Ken Clipperton is the Lead Analyst for Storage at DCIG. Ken brings more than 20 years of information technology leadership to his current role. Prior roles include server administrator, systems analyst, and then information technology director at a series of three private colleges and universities. Ken has served on multiple corporate advisory boards, state-wide technology commissions, national user group boards, and presented at many national and regional technology conferences.

Throughout his career, Ken has specialized in evaluating and implementing innovative technologies to address operational, tactical and strategic business priorities. For example, Ken was a key leader in the creation of the world’s first comprehensive wireless community at Buena Vista University–a project called eBVyou–that became a national model and drew visiting teams from hundreds of colleges, universities and K-12 school districts.

Ken earned his MBA in Management Information Systems from Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN and a BA in History from Crown College.

Latest Posts By Ken Clipperton

Storing Files in the Cloud: Strategic and Tactical Considerations

DCIG will share conclusions from its independent research into software-defined storage as part of the Festival of Big Data and Cloud. This live panel discussion with Nasuni founder and CTO Andres Rodriguez, Nasuni VP of Product Strategy John Capello, and DCIG Lead Analyst for Storage Ken Clipperton will provide insight into the strategic and tactical considerations driving the cloud file storage marketplace.

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DCIG Researching Object and Universal Storage Solutions

DCIG is expanding its software-defined storage (SDS) research to include object and universal storage solutions. It invites solution providers to participate in the survey research taking place through June 2021. DCIG will publish results beginning in the 3rd quarter. These DCIG TOP 5 reports help IT decision-makers save valuable time through a succinct analysis of available solutions.

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WekaFS—The Data Platform That Breaks Through Storage Limits

This article evaluates WekaIO’s WekaFS high-performance software-defined data platform based on DCIG’s “Three New Rules for Selecting Scalable Storage Solutions.” WekaFS satisfies extreme storage requirements, delivering quicker time to market, faster insights, and dramatic data center efficiency improvements.

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The AI-enabled Intelligent Infrastructure Opportunity

Enterprise storage providers are embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning to create AI-enabled intelligent infrastructure. The focus and maturity of each vendor’s offering varies. Some are focused on individual array health, relying more on fault data than predictive analytics. Others focus on application-level performance and availability. Both approaches offer significant benefits to customers.

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