Cloud Services and Enterprise Software

Cloud services and enterprise software

A Lack Of Consumer Portability And Choice Are Negatively Affecting The Mobile Experience: Part 2 

In the first part of this series, we spoke about how messaging services and payments are limiting consumers’ ability to freely move between ecosystems and interact with friends and family in meaningful ways. In this next installment, we will talk about how cloud services, app stores and wearables also affect the user experience and limit user choice …

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TeamViewer Powers Manchester United’s Operations And More

TeamViewer may be one of the best-kept secrets, at least in North America, in the world of IT. Founded in 2005 in Goppingen, Germany, just outside of Stuttgart, the company is known for its development of remote desktop support tools. TeamViewer’s comprehensive set of solutions now extends beyond IT break-fix into remote access and controI …

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Observability, Security And Merakification Headline Cisco Live! 2022

I attended Cisco Live! on June 13-15 in sunny and hot Las Vegas, NV. It was great to finally return in person and spend time with Cisco executives and customers at the networking giant’s signature event. Now that many of the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, we live in a hybrid work world. Thus, it was not …

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Amazon Web Services Pushes The Price Performance Envelope Again With Graviton3

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C7g instances supported by AWS Graviton3 processors have been available in preview since Amazon’s annual re:Invent last year. Now generally available, it is an excellent time to dig into the details.  The Six Five Summit (June 7-9, 2022) is a virtual conference on technology innovation led by myself Pat Moorhead (Moor Insights …

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Multi-Cloud Storage Center Stage At Dell Technologies World

The battle between on-prem and public cloud infrastructure is over. That was the message that Michael Dell conveyed, kicking off the first in-person Dell Technologies World in three years. Who won that battle? The IT department did.  IT infrastructure is more expansive than it has ever been. Enterprise IT resources live on-prem. They also live …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Hybrid Cloud Is The Right Infrastructure For Scaling Enterprise AI

Most IT executives have a fundamental understanding of AI’s remarkable potential and capability. Unfortunately, that does not translate into a workable IT infrastructure strategy or an understanding of the differences between AI-optimized infrastructure, conventional IT, and cloud provisioning. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents Synopsis Moving From …

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IBM Z16 – The Mainframe Is Dead, Long Live The Mainframe

Remember industry-standard servers stacked to the ceiling in every data center and even the broom closet? At the time, the mainframe computer was a dinosaur destined for extinction. IBM did not get the memo! IBM continued to innovate on the “z” mainframe platform bolstered by the rise of hybrid-cloud models and many mission-critical enterprise applications …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of AWS Re:Invent 2021

AWS re: Invent is Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual user conference that focuses on cloud strategies and operations, security and developer productivity, and IT architecture and infrastructure. Top industry analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy cover AWS’s most impactful announcements in the categories of Enterprise Networking, Datacenter compute, AI and ML, and silicon. You can download the …

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Oracle Forms Formula 1 Team In Partnership With Red Bull Racing

Max Verstappen and the Red Bull Racing team ended last season on the ultimate high with an F1 title win in Abu Dhabi. Before that race, Oracle had provided Red Bull Racing with billions of race simulations that gave the team insight on the track. Christian Horner, CEO of the new Oracle Red Bull Racing …

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Oracle Cloud Had A Banner 2021 And Is Very Credible

If you haven’t noticed, I am positive on Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and have written several articles on the topic. That was not always the case. I was very critical of Oracle Cloud V1.0.  Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud is an entirely new infrastructure developed from the ground up with no resemblance to its predecessor. The design goals were better performance, pricing, …

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My Industry Analyst Takeaway From AWS Re:Invent – AWS Is More Than A Cloud

AWS re:Invent is a week-long event filled with a lot of news – year in and year out. 2021 was no different as the company made several big announcements spanning storage to networking to compute. On the compute front, Moor Insights & Strategy Principal Analyst Patrick Moorhead gave a rundown on the company’s Graviton 3, …

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AWS Unveils The Latest On Its Custom Silicon-Based Graviton3, Inferentia, Trainium Trn1, And Nitro SSD Instances At Re:Invent 2021

AWS re: Invent 2021 is the Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual user conference that focuses on cloud strategies and operations, security and developer productivity, and IT architecture and infrastructure. The significant change is that the event is back live in Las Vegas between Nov. 29 and Dec. 3, along with the option to attend online. I am attending in person. …

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Database-As-A-Service – Are You In The Cloud?

“To cloud or not to cloud” sounds kind of Shakespearean in tone and is a legitimate question every IT organization faces when looking to simplify operations and deliver services. But really, this is an old argument. Everything in the datacenter is being cloudified. The real question is whether to keep services and functions on-prem. Everything …

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Google Stresses Hybrid, Security, All-In Customers At Cloud Next ‘21

Two weeks ago was busy for us tech analysts, tech events from Google, Apple and Dell. First on the docket was Google Cloud Next—Google’s annual conference for its enterprise customers and developers, held virtually for the second year in a row. There were many announcements to sift through, but this year’s big headlines revolved around …

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Live From Denver: The Big 5G Event 2021

Last week, I attended the Light Reading Big 5G Event in Denver, CO, my first live in-person event since the pandemic began. Let’s jump into my key takeaways from the event, which, interestingly, featured two different tracks depending on whether or not you attended virtually or in-person. Big 6G? The first day of the in-person …

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What Is The Significance Of Google’s New Tau VMs?

Google Cloud (GCP) recently released its Tau VM platform, based on AMD’s 3rd Generation EPYC Processor (codenamed Milan). With this release, Google is claiming best absolute performance and price-performance leadership related to general-purpose VMs in the public cloud. These are both very bold claims.  What does this mean for customers? And what does it mean …

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AT&T Puts Its 5G Future In The Azure Cloud

As an analyst, I follow all the tier one mobile network operators on the globe. Each is unique in regard to their subscriber base, vertical market focus and investment areas, and AT&T is no exception. The operator’s investment in research and development is impressive, as demonstrated by its Bell Labs efforts and Linux Foundation networking …

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Nutanix Demonstrates That It’s More Than Just HCI On Investor Day

Rarely does a senior executive of a dominant company step aside to lead his biggest competitor. Yet that’s precisely what Rajiv Ramaswami, then VMware’s chief operating officer of products and cloud services, did late last year when he accepted the chief executive role at Nutanix. I was fortunate to talk with Rajiv at Nutanix’s investor …

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Oracle Wants To Reshape The Cloud As A Better Business Opportunity

I had followed Oracle’s progress in the cloud from Gen1 when I was one of the most prominent critics to Gen 2 when I became one of its newer fans, writing several articlesalong the way. Six years ago, Oracle made the right decision to build its next-generation cloud from the ground up. The Gen 2 notion …

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Intel Announces The ‘Infrastructure Processing Unit’ At The Six Five Summit 2021

This morning at this year’s Six Five Summit 2021, the head of Intel’s DPG, Navin Shenoy, announced its intention to create the “Infrastructure Processing Unit,” or the “IPU.” He spoke after Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger kicked off the five-day thought leadership and strategy event presented by my company Moor Insights & Strategy and Futurum Research. Shenoy’s …

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