Cloud services and enterprise software

13 May The Dell Technologies Vision Coming Together At Dell EMC World 2017

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Last week I attended Dell EMC World (DEW) in Las Vegas—Dell Technologies’ premier customer, press, analyst and partner conference. This year, it was designed to showcase the work the company has been doing since the acquisition of EMC last year. The theme of the conference this year is “REALIZE”—as in, realize your company’s digital future. […]

08 May RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack Storage: Maturity & Choice

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With the growing popularity of cloud computing, there is still a need for alternatives to the major public offerings. OpenStack presents an option that enables organizations to build elastic and scalable cloud services that deliver more control and choice for their IT environments. The rapid growth of data consumption, combined with the elasticity that cloud […]

05 May Security Is A Constantly Moving Target, Isn’t It Time To Secure The Hardware?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that cybersecurity is a different beast than it was 10, or even 5 years ago. While traditional cyber threats such as adware and spam emails are certainly still alive and kicking, the threat surface has grown enormously with the advent of IoT, mobility, BYOD, and the cloud. It’s a […]

01 May RESEARCH PAPER: CIOs Are Driving Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is today’s most visible IT trend, propelled by an almost limitless amount of information from vastly different sources that can help accelerate decision making. The need to become more agile by speeding up decisions is driving changes in business, led by the CIO. Motivated by the need to deepen customer engagement and increase […]

30 Apr Microsoft Showcases Digital Transformation Customer Wins In IoT, Machine Learning And Azure Cloud

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Microsoft held its Digital Difference event in NYC last week I have spent the last few months attending some key industry technology shows as do many industry analysts. I attended Google Next 17 Day 1 and Day 2 , IBM Interconnect and Facebook F8 Day 1 and Day 2.  Last week I attended another important event, Microsoft’s Digital Difference event in New York City. I got to hear from some of Microsoft’s […]

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 […]

20 Apr Facebook F8 Day 2: 10 Year Roadmap For VR/AR, Wireless, Brain Interfaces And Open-Sourced AI

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SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 18: A view of the booth demonstrating Facebook Spaces at Facebook’s F8 Developer Yesterday marked the last day of F8 2017, Facebook’s annual developer conference, which I’ve been attending the last several days in San Jose (my rundown of Day 1 is here). Attendance for Day 2 was considerably down […]

19 Apr Facebook F8 Day 1: Crushing Snapchat, New VR Community, Maybe Serious About Collaboration

This week I’m attending Facebook F8, the social media giant’s annual global developer conference, in San Jose. Held (almost) every year since 2007, Facebook typically seizes the opportunity to unveil new products and features, and to provide insight as to what direction the company is heading in the future. As per usual, the conference kicked […]

07 Apr RESEARCH BRIEF: Time To Reassess VDI?

The world of VDI (Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure) has been quietly innovating without many IT staff being aware of how much has changed and the implications of the improved VDI experience. Compared to five years ago, today’s best VDI experience is very different, driven by improvements on the server, networking and thin client. On the server […]

27 Mar RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo Brings Azure Stack On Premises

Public cloud technologies are being adopted quickly to help businesses become more agile and flexible. However, many of the current workloads being run within datacenters cannot be deployed off-premises, as public cloud demands, because of the need for control, performance, security, or user experience. Private cloud services are a way for businesses to bring the […]

24 Mar IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Makes Her Case At InterConnect Why IBM Is The Right Business Platform

This past week I attended IBM’s premier cloud and cognitive conference, InterConnect 2017, held in Las Vegas, NV. The event is IBM’s chance to showcase their newest advancements in cloud technology, with around 25,000 developers, clients, and partners in attendance. Attendees have access to 2,000 sessions, labs and certifications—it’s really quite a happening. Ginni Rometty’s […]

14 Mar Google Cloud Next ’17: A Dizzying Array Of New Features And Capabilities On Day 2

Yesterday, I published my thoughts recapping Day 1 of Google Cloud Next ’17, which I attended in San Francisco last week. We heard a lot about what Google is doing in the realms of machine learning, amongst a smattering of other announcements in different areas—a new partnership with SAP, a new Engineering Support model, Google […]

13 Mar Google Cloud Next ’17: Impressive, But Hard To Find Definitive Differentiators After Day 1

I attended Google’s annual, enterprise-focused event, Google Cloud Next ’17, last week in San Francisco, paying close attention to all the announcements coming out of the three-day event. I attended their industry analyst event as well, held the day before. The conference is Google’s chance to showcase its achievements from the past year, as well […]

08 Mar Qualcomm Partners With Microsoft On Centriq 2400 And Cloud Services

Qualcomm made waves today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) US Summit when they announced a new collaboration with Microsoft, aimed at “accelerating next-gen cloud services” on Qualcomm’s 10 nanometer, 48-core Centriq 2400 platform. At Moor Insights & Strategy, we’ve been following Qualcomm’s efforts to break into the server market for a while now. We […]

08 Mar Microsoft And NVIDIA Announce HGX-1 Platform Standard For AI/ML Cloud Computing

NVIDIA, Microsoft, and Ingrasys, a subsidiary of Foxconn, announced today their plans for HGX-1, a hyperscale GPU accelerator for AI and cloud computing. This open-source design is being released in conjunction with Microsoft’s Project Olympus initiative at the OCP (Open Compute Project) conference and is designed to give hyperscale datacenters a high performance and flexible […]

01 Mar With Its Recent Outage, Amazon Web Services Is Helping To Sell Hybrid IT

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed leader in the public cloud space–it is growing quickly every quarter and delivering strong earnings back to its parent, Amazon.com. Microsoft ‘s Azure is narrowing the gap and IBM, Google and Rackspace offer significant enterprise public cloud services, too. AWS is very profitable, generating $3.7 billion in operating […]

24 Feb RESEARCH PAPER: Security Follows Compute to the Edge

Edge computing is becoming more prevalent for both the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and traditional operational applications. Companies need to protect their data better at remote locations and all along the path back to central datacenters. You can download the paper here. Table of Contents Executive Summary Network Edge Now Transforming IT Architectures Attacks […]

14 Feb A Networking Open Source Innovation Pipeline Can Accelerate Businesses

Proprietary networking has always been a double-edged sword. It delivered the stability businesses depend on to keep things running, but it often lacked the innovation that help businesses get ahead. More to the point, most new technology introductions were taken with skepticism and caution. Each new generation of products only seemed to lock businesses in […]

14 Feb With A Few Surprises, Cisco Releases 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

At the end of January, Cisco Systems released their annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) to the world. This report has become something of a tradition for Cisco, with this being the 10 th year running, and it’s always a good resource to keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing field of cybersecurity. Even […]

13 Feb HPE Beefs Up Network Security With Niara Acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been very busy since the separation of HP Inc. and HPE, doing spin-mergers, spin-outs and resetting for a much leaner and faster future. This never meant they wouldn’t acquire companies; in fact, they have indicated a few areas where this made sense, one of them being edge security. Two weeks […]