Cloud services and enterprise software

14 Oct Oracle Taps Openness And Its Inner Consumer Persona At OpenWorld 2019

Oracle held its annual OpenWorld event once again at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. The world’s third-largest software company by revenue (in 2018) made several interesting and important announcements, many of which have been well-covered by journalists and analysts. The company invited me to attend its Industry Analyst event at Oracle Park, home […]

03 Oct Dell’s PowerMax Wears An Optane Bow-Tie

You’ll notice my friend James Myers, from Intel, when you inevitably see him roaming the halls of your next tech conference. He’s hard to miss, with a warm smile and distinctive bow tie that draw you instinctively closer. If it’s his friendly demeanor that attracts you, it’s the depth of his passion for a specific set […]

03 Oct IBM Galvanizes Its Place In Secure And Private Workloads With New z15 Platform

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In the world of computers, one of the oldest and best-known in the industry is the IBM mainframe, which has existed since the 1960s. This week IBM unveiled the latest addition to its Z mainframe portfolio, a new platform called the “z15”, which was designed with data privacy, security and hybrid multicloud in mind. Let’s take a closer look at the offering, and what it […]

03 Oct Amazon’s AWS Gave Us A Deeper Dive Into Outposts, And It’s Looking Really Good

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When I started my firm eight years ago, I used to receive a bunch of shots when I said the cloud world was headed hybrid. Now that reality has set in, gone are the drunken-sailor days of notions that 100% of the data would be processed and stored in the public cloud. The realities of […]

08 Jun Pure Storage’s Upcoming Accelerate Event Is the Place To Be If You View Data As A Strategic Asset

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I attend around 40 technology vendor or tech association events each year. That gives me a better understanding of each company’s strategies and offerings so that I can make recommendations and, for the lack of a better term, “grade” the vendors on their capabilities. This September 15th-18th Pure Storage will hold its annual Accelerate conference at the Austin […]

30 May IBM Makes The Mainframe More Accessible With New ‘Tailored Fit Pricing’ Program

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If you have followed my datacenter research and writing over the past decade, I have focused on X86, POWER, Arm, and accelerated infrastructure. Given the rise of cloud models and the reality that many mission-critical enterprise apps are staying on the mainframe, I felt it time I started to give the platform more attention. IBM’s […]

10 May Google Spiritually Commits To Multi-Cloud At GCN 2019

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I recently attended the Google Cloud Next 2019 event in San Francisco and wanted to weigh in on what I consider the highlights. The annual GCN conference is a must-attend for anyone connected with Google Cloud and its enterprise capabilities, and this year’s event was a solid one with several announcements with new leader Thomas […]

03 Apr Simple Factors To Consider When Selecting A Strategic Public Cloud Provider

One of the bigger debates in the IT world the previous five years had been about whether to go public or private cloud. For the most part, the majority in the tech world believe that it is a “hybrid” world, one spread between on-prem and public clouds. Amazon AWS’s announcement of Outposts at its last […]

01 Feb What Do Cisco Systems And A Famous Church In Spain Have In Common?

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I attended Cisco Live! Europe 2019 this week in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. Famous for its amazing cuisine of tapas, paella, and ham, the city also features architectural wonders like the La Sagrada Familia, designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Construction started in 1882 and the story is that it’s been under […]

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 […]

10 Dec Amazon AWS Expands Its Market Opportunity And Lowers Customer Costs At Re:Invent 2018

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It has been a bit over a week since AWS re:Invent 2018 ended in Las Vegas. I had the chance to attend Amazon’s premier conference for all things AWS with 50,000 other on-site participants (100,000 online) and it was a great opportunity to see what’s new in its #1 market share cloud services portfolio. The […]

05 Dec Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At Amazon AWS re:Invent 2018

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Columns/reports: Amazon AWS Expands Its Market Opportunity And Lowers Customer Costs At Re:Invent 2018, by Patrick Moorhead (December 10, 2018) Amazon AWS Builds Toward A Shift In Processor And Server Market Power At Re:Invent, by Rhett Dillingham (December 10, 2018) AWS Expands Compute Instances With Graviton A1 And Makes Arm Neoverse Real At re:Invent, by […]

15 Nov We Must Find A Way To Defy Data Gravity In The Cloud

The IT industry is in the midst of a transformational era in terms of how we treat data.  At Moor Insights & Strategy we have discussed countless the times forces that are driving the need for a data strategy, how that need is deeply impacted by real-time analytics, and how data has escaped the datacenter […]

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 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 […]

17 Oct Huawei’s Ambitious Goal To Make Connectivity Smarter

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Shanghai, China.  WILL TOWNSEND Last week, I attended Huawei Connect 2018 in Shanghai, China. In the event’s third year, Huawei outlined its broad strategy to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the masses, leveraging its growing global footprint in consumer devices, enterprise networking, and wireless carrier infrastructure. With over 26,000 in attendance (a dramatic increase from […]

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 […]

12 Oct NVIDIA: From The Datacenter To The Autonomous Car

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Some folks say that NVIDIA has lost its early pole position in autonomous driving. Tesla de-selected NVIDIA to power its autonomous vehicle computing, and BMW picked Intel to be its technology supplier for autonomous driving systems. However, considering the company NVIDIA keeps and its wide array of technology, expertise, and services, I wouldn’t count it out. […]

03 Oct Xilinx Launches Versal Acceleration Chip

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Xilinx launched its next-generation 7nm Versal product, based on the Adaptable Computing Acceleration Platform, at the Xilinx Developer Forum in San Jose this week. It also announced its first production PCIe board, called Alveo, around which it is already building a thriving ecosystem. Let’s dive in to understand what was announced and what it might […]

02 Oct New Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Sets The High Bar For Workspaces

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Surface Hub 2X Tiled and Surface Hub 25.    MICROSOFT Last week I attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, and since then have published several columns detailing what I took away from the event. My first column focused on the new Open Data Initiative, a partnership between Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe, without or […]

12 Sep Pure Storage’s New ‘Data Hub’ Storage Architecture Looks Compelling

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Pure’s proposed “data hub architecture”.  PURE STORAGE At Moor Insights & Strategy we talk a whole lot about the changing nature of data. Analyst Steve McDowell and I have written a lot recently about the expanding scope of data,  how every enterprise needs a data strategy,  and have even discussed the impact of data on […]