10 Dec Amazon AWS Builds Toward A Shift In Processor And Server Market Power At Re:Invent

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AWS recently introduced another impressive list of new and improved capabilities at its annual re:Invent conference. I believe the most important news items from this year’s event are AWS’s entry into the broader hardware market, via vertical integration of its own processors into its cloud infrastructure, and expansion of that cloud infrastructure into private, on-premises […]

08 Nov Cisco Introduces First Hybrid Kubernetes Platform Support For Amazon EKS

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Cisco’s Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes on Amazon AWS.   CISCO Today, Cisco Systems announced the introduction of a new hybrid deployment option for joint customers of Cisco Systems and Amazon.com Web Services (AWS) who deploy their container-based applications on Kubernetes. The Cisco Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes on AWS enables configuration of the Kubernetes-based Cisco Container Platform […]

15 Oct Enterprises Consider Container Platform Options As Market Consolidates

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Container platforms are a hot topic in the enterprise. They represent a top investment theme in the executive stories of digital transformation and cyber-security initiatives at the upcoming fall conference of ONUG, one of the top enterprise cloud user groups representing over $150B in annual IT spend. However, container platforms fall within the cloud management […]

06 Aug The Evolving Enterprise Calculus Of Public Cloud Versus Private Infrastructure

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There is clear enterprise consensus that hybrid cloud is the appropriate long-term strategic approach to best leverage cloud computing. There has been much less consensus in decision-making on the underlying use of public cloud versus private infrastructure for individual applications. I find that as an enterprise improves its recognition of the differences between infrastructures in […]

28 Jun HPE Expands Cloud Services Into Large Managed Services Opportunity

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Last week at HPE Discover 2018, HPE announced its entry into the cloud managed service provider (MSP) market with the introduction of its Greenlake Hybrid Cloud. For those with an eye on the cloud MSP market, this is a significant entry into a highly fragmented multi-billion dollar market by a provider with a combination of […]

07 May Dell EMC, VMware, And Pivotal Deliver Joint Cloud Platform Solutions

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Last week I attended the first (of its name) Dell Technologies World — the annual conference previously known as EMC World and then Dell EMC World. The name change reflects Dell EMC’s focus on delivering “better together” customer solutions across the entire Dell Technologies portfolio of companies — particularly VMware and Pivotal. The change is […]

22 Mar NVIDIA Powering Increase In GPUs Deployed For VDI

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NVIDIA has been on fire lately with strong company growth aided by particularly impressive numbers in its datacenter business. NVIDIA’s Q4 results showed datacenter revenue up 105% year-over-year contributing over 40% of the company’s overall 34% year-on-year revenue growth. Much of the datacenter revenue growth is attributed to the success of NVIDIA’s latest GPUs in […]

12 Jan Microsoft Acquisition Of Avere Signals Expansion In Hybrid Cloud Investment

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Last week, Microsoft  announced it would be acquiring Avere Systems, a high-performance storage vendor for enterprise customers with large-scale compute workloads. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the announcement information contained only general mentions of “bringing together” Avere and Azure offerings with “tighter integration”—without indication of specific product plans. What was specifically interesting […]

13 Jul Microsoft Releases Azure Stack Enabling Hybrid Cloud Among Key Market Levers Versus AWS

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Microsoft’s Inspire conference announcements included two significant items related to its Azure cloud computing business. The biggest was the announcement that the Azure Stack offering for private deployment is now ready for order from OEM launch partners Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo . The second was a $250M sales and marketing investment in […]

19 Jun Dell EMC And VMware Driving Potential Inflection Point In VDI Adoption

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Tucked appropriately but perhaps too quietly into the set of a Dell EMC and VMware announcements at Dell EMC World was an example of synergy from the Dell EMC acquisition and tighter product collaboration occurring with VMware: Dell EMC VDI Complete. We noted it in our event coverage but want to elaborate on an offering […]

15 Jun RESEARCH BRIEF: Is VDI Ready for Broader Adoption?

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has lagged versus early expectations of broad adoption for almost a decade due to lack of predictability of costs, performance issues, and complexity from deployment to support have gated broader enterprise adoption. It was only a matter of time until a single vendor could consolidate a full end-to-end offer addressing these […]

01 Jun Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Options Finally Emerging for I&O Leaders

It has been a tough last few years for IT Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) leaders aiming to optimize their organizations’ cloud computing. They have gotten experienced enough with cloud computing to know what they should deliver to the business in hybrid cloud (computing capability that spans public clouds and private clouds), yet they have been […]

21 Apr Docker And Kubernetes Fostering New Hybrid Cloud Options For Enterprise

As strong enterprise cloud adoption continues, many enterprises are looking to achieve hybrid cloud capability to benefit from the flexibility of different cloud infrastructures for deploying their application portfolio. Survey data from IDC shows 73% of enterprise cloud adopters have a hybrid cloud strategy. The most commonly desired hybrid cloud approach in enterprise combines one […]