Cloud infrastructure

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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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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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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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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