Just a quick post here to give you a head’s up that the Enterprise Strategy Group has released their latest paper, and it just so happens to be a project I was directly involved in. If you attended any of the major internal and external trade shows last fall that NetApp participates in, you likely saw a presentation from myself and another about Storage as a Service with vCloud Director. This solution was so large, and so exhaustive, that it proved difficult to squeeze any and all of the technical details into an hour for a powerpoint presentation.
From their website:
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated, full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm, world-renowned for forward-looking market intelligence, analysis, and consulting services that deliver proven, measurable results. Recognized as one of the world’s top 10 analyst firms by offering a unique blend of capabilities–including world-class market research, hands-on technical product testing, and expert consulting methodologies such as the ESG Strategy Lifecycle—ESG is relied upon by IT professionals, technology vendors, institutional investors, and the media for actionable IT and business intelligence.
For those unfamiliar with ESG, their charter is to validate solutions presented by vendors that are often times questioned by the greater audience. These validations from a 3rd party are taken very seriously, especially among the Director and C-level ranks, and help evaluate options when making infrastructure implementation decisions.