Cloud Services and Enterprise Software

Cloud services and enterprise software

HPE’s Impressive 80% Q3 GreenLake Growth Highlights Implications Of SAP HANA As-A-Service Deal

Over the past several years, HPE has been engaged in a transition from selling infrastructure to offering solutions (hardware + software) on a consumption basis. The growing popularity of consumption-based computing is evident in the success of HPE GreenLake, a hybrid IT-as-a-Service offering, delivered via a flexible consumption model. Last week, HPE announced that it …

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Cloud-Native Is Our Future: Can The VM Pioneer VMware Lead It?

Agility, mobility, and security. These are three reasons why enterprise organizations are adopting a cloud-native approach developing and maintaining applications and services. But adopting cloud-native is more than microservices and containers. In this article, I will unpack the cloud-native landscape in more detail and explain why I believe companies like VMware are well-positioned for success …

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IBM Delivering Confidential Computing Since 2016 While Many Still Talking About It

I will probably get some feedback on my assertion in the title of this blog. But the truth is, as many of you are painfully aware, it’s hard to compare security between vendors because there aren’t benchmarks like there are for the performance of a workload. The challenge is further compounded by the fact there …

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Google Advances Its Cloud Security At Google Cloud Next Week 4

This week is a busy one for a tech analyst, with major announcements from both Samsung and Google. I’ve been covering Google Cloud Next’s announcements throughout the past couple of months, and have written on the company’s new G Suite features as well as some new partnerships and security/trust capabilities. Tuesday, I tuned into the Security & Trust …

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Oracle Fields A Unique Private Cloud Called ‘Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer’

One of the benefits of being a smaller analyst firm is that you tend to see trends more quickly, and because you don’t have layers of bureaucracy, you can start analyzing and communicate on those trends quickly. One of the things that Moor Insights & Strategy has been talking about since before its popularization is …

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HPE Moving Quickly To Become A Cloud And Services Play With The Help Of 8,300 Software Engineers

Following HPE and Hewlett-Packard, the past 30 years has been a rewarding adventure in showing examples of how things should be done in business to some things that should be avoided. What I like is that the company took significant risks to move the ball forward and transform in big ways. Detractors will focus on the …

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IBM Cloud For Financial Services Momentum Builds With BNP Paribas And 30 ISVs

I have long believed IBM has a clear opportunity to differentiate IBM Cloud as a top option for the large financial services firms seeking to migrate more of their application portfolio to the public cloud. Nearly all of the financial services firms have tasted the benefits of public cloud on the small portion of their …

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The Oracle Fusion Cloud Is The Real Deal And That’s Bad News For SAP

Apps—in this day and age, we all use them, whether on our smartphones, tablets, or PCs. We rely on them for entertainment, navigation, news, and productivity, and so much more. What many consumers don’t realize, though, is that there’s a whole other category of apps outside of the consumer realm, geared specifically towards the internal …

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IBM Unveils Surprise Summer Cloud Capabilities For Power Systems

In what seems like a lifetime ago, back in the first quarter of 2020, IBM announced its Power Systems Private Cloud solutions—a significant step in advancing the company’s hybrid cloud strategy. I believe IBM’s on-prem to public cloud provider approach is a novel one, with a lot of potential, and I’ve been following the company’s …

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VMware Security- One Of The Best Kept IT Secrets

I recently got the chance to attend an analyst briefing held by VMware senior executives, where I learned a lot about the company’s overall strategy and progress. This is a big time for VMware, and the tech industry in general, with more people working remotely than ever before in order to minimize the spread of …

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Privacy And Information Are The New Cloud Currency And Google Owns The Mint

Over the past few months, most public cloud providers and their counterparts have doubled down on security. Recently, Google pushed multiple new security enhancements to augment its already secure ecosystem. The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has come a long way in assuaging privacy and security concerns. However, the kicker with GGP remains—you must be within …

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Rethinking Agility in the Wake of COVID-19 – The Six Five – Insiders Edition

On this episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Daniel Newman and Patrick Moorhead welcome Pega CEO Alan Trefler. The discussion centered around the need for agility in the wake of COVID-19. Build for Change – More Than a Motto Alan shared that in the 1980s when he set out to build Pega, …

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IBM Builds Out Its Financial Services-Ready Public Cloud Ecosystem With More ISVs

Towards the end of last year, IBM and Bank of America made news with the announcement they were partnering to develop a financial services-ready public cloud (of which Bank of America will be the first customer). This is a significant development, since I believe the horizontally-oriented cloud market does not yet offer the levels of …

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Six Five Live Ep 38- Chips in the Desert

Leading global tech analysts Patrick Moorhead (Moor Insights & Strategy) and Daniel Newman (Futurum Research) are front and center on The Six Five analyzing the tech industry’s biggest news each and every week and also conducting interviews with tech industry “insiders” on a regular basis. The Six Five represents six (6) handpicked topics that will …

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The Unsung Application Heroes Of AWS Come Through During COVID-19 Crisis

Amazon’s AWS is the most popular enterprise cloud infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering in the world, boasting millions of cloud customers. While it’s known all over for its IaaS and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) solutions, less of a spotlight is dedicated to its applications which it has been adding over the past few years.   Three of its popular apps, …

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Cybersecurity Issues? Amazon Detective Is On The Case

With millions of cloud customers, Amazon’s AWS is the most popular enterprise cloud infrastructure as a services company on the planet. With that much data on its hands, though, comes a great responsibility to ensure cybersecurity at all costs. To Amazon’s credit, it has not shied away from this responsibility. A big part of ensuring …

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Surprise! AWS Leads In ‘Cloud AI Services’ Ranking

Everyone reading this article knows that the cloud space is hot. And it’s comprised of many different types of services and platforms to complete a full stack. Ten years ago, it was sufficient to just call the space “cloud”, as it was primarily infrastructure as a service for virtualized workloads. But given the fractalization of …

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Cisco Systems Goes Big On 5G

Despite the cancellation of Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Cisco Systems launched a number of initiatives this week that appear to be follow ups to its “Internet for the Future” announcement from last mid-December. The prior announcement was punctuated with portfolio updates spanning optics, silicon and software. This announcement is focused specifically on the service provider …

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Six Questions To Ask When Evaluating Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Hybrid cloud is hot right now. Nearly every IT organization claims to have a solution deployed, but very few actually do. Instead, they have a private cloud with some level of integration with multiple cloud instances. In the next few articles, we will attempt to spell out what makes a hybrid cloud environment hybrid, and …

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HPE Bolsters Cloud-Native Security Expertise With Scytale Acquisition

HPE is a company that I follow very closely. The infrastructure, edge and now hybrid cloud company has really differentiated itself over the past several years with its very serious approach to infrastructure security (see more background here if interested), which, for HPE, starts all the way down at the hardware level. HPE was an early pioneer …

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