Of all technology areas, John is most interested in Big Data. In 2005, he co-authored a book entitled Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence. John also writes for his blog “Inescapable Data” on Forbes.com. His blog focuses on trends and announcements in the IT industry that relate to Big Data.
Prior to joining Evaluator Group in 2009, John entered the IT industry as a salesperson in the mainframe business. In 1990, he transitioned to IDC as an analyst where he specialized in mainframe competitive analysis. Since joining Evaluator Group, John’s areas of focus have expanded to include Solid State, Archive, and Big Data.
An active thought-leader in the IT industry, John facilitated the founding of SNIA’s End User Council and has been a featured speaker at Storage Networking World and Storage Decisions events.
Evaluator Group, http://www.evaluatorgroup.com, is an IT analyst firm dedicated to delivering unbiased in-depth information on Information Management and data storage. We review products and architectures with the perspective of how they impact application delivery such as databases, virtualization, VDI and Data Analytics.
Our goal: To help IT professionals and vendors create and implement strategies that enable them to maximize the value and efficiency they get from their storage.
We work closely with enterprises (end-users) that are purchasing information management and data storage technologies and empower their decisions with the most in-depth product analysis in the industry. We also work with storage vendors assisting them to understand trends in the industry. They rely on our research and competitive insight, and count on our independence and technical depth.
Our analysts are among the most knowledgeable and experienced individuals in the industry. We are solely focused on information management, storage technologies and how they impact the critical applications in IT, so we provide deeper and more detailed information than any of our competitors.
The core of our expertise comes from hands-on experience in the industry. Our analysts have been integrally involved in engineering data centers, creating new storage products, creating systems architectures and understanding dynamics of the purchasing process. This first-hand experience fuels our trend analysis, product investigation, and strategy work.
We offer research, consultation, and education. Our research includes: Product Analysis and Briefs which are reviews of products, Comparison Matrix for similar products to compare side by side Industry and Technical Industry Insight Whitepapers, Evaluation Guide and Workbooks to assist end users through selecting the right functionality for their environment. We hold an Advanced Storage Education classes twice a year in the US and Europe. Plus, we offer individual consultations and independent education.
What technologies do we cover? SAN Storage, NAS Storage, Solid State Storage, Storage Virtualization, Virtualization, Performance, Data Analytics, Object Storage, Archive, Data Protection, and Management Software. We cover all the major and secondary data storage providers, plus key upcoming vendors in new technology areas such as Object Storage and Solid State.
For more information visit http://www.evaluatorgroup.com