Cloud infrastructure

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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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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Unpacking Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Ampere A1 Compute Platform Announcement

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) announced its first Arm-based instances with the Ampere A1 Compute Platform. With this news, OCI joins the growing number of cloud providers that have embraced Arm as a cost-efficient, scalable offering to support the needs of its customers. What is the Ampere A1 Compute Platform, what workloads does it support, and …

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Tanium Selects Oracle Cloud As A Partner For Its As-A-Service Offering

Today, Oracle announced with Tanium that it had selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as part of its multi-cloud approach to delivering its SaaS platform, Tanium-as-a-Service (TaaS).  Tanium is in the business of providing endpoint management and security, trusted by many large enterprises worldwide. Moor Insights & Strategy recently published a research paper discussing the importance of endpoint management and security when work …

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The “Edge-To- Cloud” Race Heats Up With IBM Cloud Satellite

Five years ago, the industry was debating whether the hybrid cloud was real or not. I was an early hybrid cloud supporter the past decade, but I rode the wrong platform horse, OpenStack. For mass deployment across different verticals and sophistication levels, OpenStack was not robust enough, and required a lot of work to stand …

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Oracle Is Now Bringing The Cloud To The Enterprise Edge

Today, Oracle announced Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure to deliver core infrastructure services to remote locations. The initial release will be available to government customers with general availability to all verticals around the middle of the year.  In this article, I will describe the infrastructure and use cases, the consumption model, and finally, explain why I …

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Is Growing Up And Gaining Customers

When you think of cloud providers, Oracle is probably not the first company that comes to mind. I must admit I was a skeptic of Oracle Cloud V1.0, but with Oracle’s second-generation cloud, announced at Oracle OpenWorld back in 2018, I see many improvements that deserve a closer look.  Oracle has been on a bit …

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IBM Scores Major Energy Win With Schlumberger

IBM has been hard at work the last 9 months with many announcements pertaining to the advancement of the company’s innovative hybrid cloud strategy. It is apparent that new IBM CEO Arvind Krishna and President Jim Whitehurst are operating at a new level I have never seen at IBM.  A few months ago, it was …

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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 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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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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Lenovo Moves The Datacenter Ball Forward At NYC Transform Event

Lenovo held their Transform event in NYC This past week I attended the Lenovo Transform event in New York City. During the opening keynote, I literally had a front row to some big Lenovo enterprise announcements. The overarching narrative of the day was that Lenovo wants to move from being a PC company to being a …

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Microsoft Inspire 2017: Already Making Partner Progress With Cloud-Native Products And Services

This week Microsoft held its premier annual partner event, called Inspire, in Washington D.C. Inspire is an opportunity for the company to demonstrate its current business trajectory, make its case to partners to grow business with them and is frequently the launch place for new Microsoft products and services. Partners have more enterprise vendor choices …

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Intel’s New Xeon Scalable Processors Are Its Broadest Datacenter And Carrier Play Yet

Intel is a giant in the in the server chip space commanding 99% market share, and in compute for the data plane of datacenter storage and networking, 50 to 75% share. This may lead some to believe the company’s datacenter growth prospects are dim. Not so fast. First off, cloud, HPC and AI are growing …

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Cisco Live Day 3: Leaning Into Security

Wednesday’s keynote opened with a dramatized video of a police interrogation Today I’ll be wrapping up my analysis of Cisco Live 2017, which I attended this week in Las Vegas. I’ve been busy this week, publishing recaps of both Day 1, and Day 2—today we’ll finish out with Day 3’s security keynote. Many know Cisco …

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Cisco Live Day 2: All About Deeper Tech And A Glimpse Into Cisco’s Future

I’ve been attending Cisco Live this week in Las Vegas—yesterday I published my recap of Day 1’s  opening keynote. On Day 1 we heard more from CEO Chuck Robbins about Cisco Systems’ intent-based network, and Robbins’ overall vision for the company—it was a great kickoff to the event. Today,I’ll be recapping the Technology Vision Keynote …

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Cisco Live Day 1: All In On The Network Intuitive

Cisco’s Chuck Robbins presents at Cisco Live 2017 It’s been a busy few weeks for us analysts, with HPE Discover, the AMD EPYC launch, and Lenovo Transform held last week. No rest for the weary though—this week I’m attending Cisco Live in Las Vegas. Cisco Live is the networking powerhouse’s premier annual event (this year …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Scaling Up To Digital Transformation

Changing business cycles are driving more uncertainty as IT grapples with digital transformation and infrastructure modernization—keeping companies relevant by building an IT infrastructure for today, which is also adaptable for the future. But existing infrastructures cannot respond well to changes in the environment, scaling poorly to meet new challenges with resources that may not be …

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HPE Goes Big With New Gen10 Servers

HPE Gen10 Family Last week, I attended HPE Discover in Las Vegas and I wrote a pretty lengthy column recapping the main keynote and themes of the show (which you can read here), but today I wanted to go ahead and recap the Gen10 Breakout Session which gave the best overview of the launch. I …

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HPE Discover 2017 Analyst Coverage

Moor Insights & Strategy analyst have been busy diving deep into a few areas of HPE’s strategies and new offerings, including hybrid IT, security, composable infrastructure, and IoT. You can find these below. 1/ Forbes: HPE Raises The Infrastructure Security Bar With New Gen 10 Platform (June 5, 2017) The advent of IoT, hybrid IT, and …

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