Deep learning virtual machines (VMs). Edge cloud orchestrator. Generative artificial intelligence (AI). Hybrid multi-cloud. Large language models (LLM). Private AI. VMware AI Labs. vSAN Max. These terms and many more VMware dropped on attendees at this year’s VMware Explore held this past week in Las Vegas, NV. While some of these technologies may never impact enterprises, three stand poised to impact them in the near-term.
Category: Artificial Intelligence
Despite the economic downturn that hit the memory providers hard this year, the 2023 edition of the show attracted more than 3,000 energetic participants. And I do mean participants. Many of the people at this event are the innovators who are engineering the future of memory, storage, and related technologies enabling the AI era.
In 2019 Nutanix made a lot of noise around its Nutanix Mine product which DCIG wrote about a few years ago. This offering presents Nutanix’s technology as a secondary scale-out storage offering optimized for use in backup. One could configure Mine as either a backup storage target or an integrated backup appliance with both backup software and storage.
Until recently, data-intensive analytic workloads were mostly the domain of large-scale research and educational institutions. However, many commercial enterprises are now adopting these AI-driven workloads to enhance the value of their business data. As organizations embrace these workloads they should be aware of 7 storage considerations for enterprise AI.
Enterprise storage providers are embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning to create AI-enabled intelligent infrastructure. The focus and maturity of each vendorâ€™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.
Every enterprise storage briefing now includes a discussion of infrastructure analytics. For some vendors, this is a relatively new endeavor. Other vendors have woven analytics into the design of their company and products from day one. As companies evaluate enterprise storage offerings, they should pay careful attention to these infrastructure analytics and how they fit with their own needs, abilities, and culture.
Ask anyone how to defeat ransomware and software from cyber security providers may first come to mind. These include Avast, Bitdefender, Malwarebytes, Sophos, and others. Mention using backup software to defeat ransomware and people may look at you like you have lost your mind. Crazy or not, backup software now incorporates features that serve as a secondary perimeter to defend against ransomware attacks.
ISC West—the International Security Conference and Exposition—provides insight into some of the biggest trends in the security industry. The conference attracted more than 30,000 attendees and nearly 1,000 vendors earlier this month. DCIG analysts planned our attendance at this year’s conference with a focus on video surveillance, especially video analytics. We had an eye-opening experience.
Dell EMC announced that it will soon add Optane-based storage to its PowerMAX arrays, and that PowerMAX will use Optane as a storage tier, not “just” cache. This statement implies using Optane as a storage tier is superior to using it as a cache. But is it?
The first movie I remember seeing in a theater was 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you saw it, I am guessing that you remember it, too. At the core of the story is HAL, a sophisticated computer that controls everything on a space ship en route to Jupiter. The movie is ultimately a story of artificial intelligence gone awry.