Cloud Services and Enterprise Software

Cloud services and enterprise software

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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HPE Seeks To Further Simplify Hybrid Cloud Management With GreenLake Central Launch

A few weeks ago, HPE announced its new GreenLake Central offering—a software platform that gives customers an operational console to run, manage and optimize their entire hybrid IT environment and provide customers a consistent cloud experience across all of their applications and data. This announcement comes on the heels of HPE’s annual Financial Analyst Day …

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The Top Five AWS Re:Invent 2019 Announcements That Impact Your Enterprise Today

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Amazon.com AWS’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Re:Invent is AWS’s once a year mega-event where it announces new services and holds 2,500 educational sessions for builders, CIOs, channel and ecosystem partners, customers, and of course, industry analysts like me. It’s a large event at 65,000 attendees but …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At AWS re:Invent 2019

Articles: Two AWS Re:Invent Announcements That Will Have Long-Lasting Impact On The Enterprise Datacenter (Dec 16, 2019) by Matt Kimball Amazon Plugs Quantum Cloud Computing Braket Into AWS (Dec. 11, 2019) by Paul Smith-Goodson AWS Wavelength Could Supercharge 5G (Dec. 10, 2019) by Will Townsend The Top Five AWS Re:Invent 2019 Announcements That Impact Your …

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HPE Tells Investors It’s All About Services At Its Annual Securities Analyst Meeting

As a tech industry analyst, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a company I follow very closely on a variety of fronts. One annual event that I always make sure to tune into is HPE’s Securities Analyst Meeting, held in New York City, where the company gets to talk directly to investors about its progress, financials and …

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Adobe MAX Highlights: New Apps And Updated Business Outlook

Last week, the Adobe Max 2019 conference took place in Los Angeles, CA. Those in attendance at the annual event include Adobe partners, developers and creative professional customers that all come together to see the latest solutions. This year around 15,000 in total descended on LA to attend. As an amateur content creator, digital media and …

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Dell EMC PowerOne: Is The Future Of Autonomous Infrastructure Here?

Dell Technologies has been busy in the press since it launched PowerOne. What is PowerOne? What does it mean for enterprise IT? And is it really autonomous infrastructure? The next few paragraphs will address these questions. For a deeper dive on PowerOne, visit the Moor Insights & Strategy site. PowerOne – pragmatic innovation drives the autonomy journey Autonomous …

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Dell Technologies Expands Service Offerings At Its 2019 Summit

This week I, and many of the Moor Insights & Strategy team, attended Dell’s annual Technologies Summit in my home base of Austin, TX. With Dell’s wide-ranging family of companies, there’s always a little something for everyone at these events. Here is my coverage from 2017.The emphasis this year was services, a new automated infrastructure platform, and 2030 …

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IBM And Bank Of America Are Developing A Financial Services-Ready Public Cloud

Most of my cloud analysis has consisted of horizontal IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions. While most technology markets start vertically until the shared vertical elements connect to create horizontal opportunities, the cloud market has done quite so far in its horizontal orientation. The current cloud market has addressed 20% of IT workloads, but the other …

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Is Customer Experience The Future Of Cisco Systems?

I attended Cisco Systems’ Partner Summit in Las Vegas last week. I’ve participated in many Cisco events in the past, but this one was decidedly different. Beyond the core focus on its partner community, there was a resounding theme around customer experience (CX). From my perspective, CX encapsulates the understanding of how a customer deploys and consumes …

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