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451 Research: Software-defined storage – a proxy for storage transformation  

InsightaaS: Time was, storage transformation was a lot about falling prices, but as 451 storage research VP Simon Robinson explains in the article below, storage is now having to play catch up with compute virtualization in the data centre. If “software-defined storage” – a “proxy” that Robinson believes stands in for several transformational disruptions that have […]

Simon Robinson, research VP, storage, 451 Research

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, Inc.

VMware’s version 6 virtual blast  

With a considerable amount of fanfare, VMware announced the latest iteration of its popular virtualization platform this past week. As part of the launch, the company claimed a goodly number of “industry firsts” – nine to be precise – as well as a dizzying array of new features and product enhancements – 650 in vSphere […]


451 Research: Pneuron offers a new way of thinking about connecting and using hybrid IT

InsightaaS: In the Impact Report that follows below, 451 research manager, enterprise architecture, integration & business process management Carl Lehmann offers a good example of the kind of study the 451 Research Group built its reputation on – a deep dive into the value proposition and competitive landscape surrounding new, disruptive technology companies. With this review […]

Carl Lehmann, research manager, enterprise architecture, integration & business process management, 451 Research

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS.com

Everything old

Many people and companies position new products as “<old version>-killers”. Sometimes it’s true (or close to true); over time, touch tone phones replaced rotary dial, CDs have more or less replaced vinyl records, and DVDs have replaced VHS tape (and are in turn being nudged out by streaming video). But sometimes it’s just change for […]


451 Research: 2015 in datacenter technology – tailwinds for most, crosswinds for some

InsightaaS: Long time industry analyst and current research VP, datacenter technologies (DCT) & eco-efficient IT for 451 Research, Andy Lawrence considers the sources of ambivalence in the data centre sector as the community considers prospects for 2015/16 in the article below. Based on this year’s installment of ongoing 451 research into data centre technology trends, […]

Andy Lawrence, research VP, datacenter technologies (DCT) & eco-efficient IT for 451 Research