Cloud services and enterprise software

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 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 […]

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 Salesforce.com 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 […]

04 Sep AWS, Dell, Arm And Edge Announcements Dominate VMware’s VMworld 2018

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger welcomes everybody to VMworld.   PATRICK MOORHEAD Five years ago, it appeared that VMware was going to end up like many legacy enterprise businesses, either overwhelmed by the public cloud IaaS (infrastructure as a service), SaaS (software as a service) offerings, or cheap private clouds.  To VMware’s credit, the company hunkered down […]

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 […]

23 Jul Is White The New Color Of Networking?

AWS  has had a rough couple of weeks. Maybe it was stress-testing its flexible computing infrastructure power on Prime Day last week when the site crashed for hours (I eventually scored a great deal on some wireless cameras). Then there were the recent rumors of the online giant getting into the network switch business, followed by […]

06 Jul HPE Discover 2018 Signaled The Next Stage Of The Company’s Future Under Antonio Neri

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HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri PATRICK MOORHEAD Last week, analysts Will Townsend (networking), Matt Kimball (compute), Steve McDowell (storage), Rhett Dillingham (cloud), and I spent most of the week in Las Vegas attending HPE Discover 2018, taking in all the latest announcements from the tech giant. This year’s event is notable, amongst other things, for […]

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 […]

25 Jun It’s All About Networking At The Edge At HPE Discover 2018

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Walking through the doors of HPE Discover 2018. WILL TOWNSEND No, I’m not talking about the Edge, lead guitarist for the rock band U2. Rather, I’m referring to edge network computing. Data is proliferating at an astounding rate and traditional networking can’t keep up. Software-defined topologies are taking center stage and the benefits are enormous—greater scale, […]

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 […]