Hybrid cloud

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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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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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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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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Microsoft Build And Power Platform – Navigating Change, And The Role Power Technology Can Play

From May 25th to 27th, Microsoft will welcome developers worldwide to hear about innovations, learn new skills and connect as a community. In a recent blog, Amanda Silver (VP of Product, Developer Division at Microsoft) reflected on how developers have been using technology as a force for good in the face of daunting constraints brought …

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IBM Think 2021- All In On Hybrid Cloud And AI

IBM is in the middle of a company transformation. With CEO Arvind Krishna and President Jim Whitehurst at the helm for a year, the company is going all-in on the cloud with its Red Hat and other investments and getting in a better posture for growth and focus with its recent Kyndryl spin-out. At the …

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Cloudera’s Data Platform Private And Public Cloud Both GA And It’s Time To Migrate

Five years ago, the industry was debating the notion of a hybrid cloud and many boards and investors only saw the value in the public cloud. In 2018, AWS announced Outposts and the debate stopped. With 94% of IT spend and 80% of the data on-prem, the world is very much hybrid. The only thing …

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How A Consumption-Based IBM Z Could Be A Mainstay Of Your Hybrid Cloud

Workload patterns are constantly changing in the age of hybrid and multi-cloud. To survive, every vendor on the planet must listen to customer needs and respond. One thing that clients and the industry all agree on is the future is very much hybrid cloud spanning on-prem to the public cloud. That is the new normal. …

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HP Launches New Cloud Printing System Called ‘HP+’

The pandemic has rewritten the rules to the game, in some form, for most industries, but it hit the tech industry in a particularly interesting way. Companies had to pivot virtually overnight to keep the lights on for the most significant influx of remote workers and students the world has ever seen. One of the …

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The Decoder Ring For VMware’s Multi-Cloud Offerings And Offers ‘As A Service’

I have written on many occasions that hybrid cloud, the combination of private (either on-premises or hosted in a colocation facility) and public cloud infrastructure, is here to stay.  VMware wants to be the vendor that supplies you with the software that enables developers to build and deploy applications to any cloud and I believe will be one of the …

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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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IBM Smoothing The Road To Hybrid Cloud With Expanded Red Hat Capabilities On IBM Power Systems

Today, IBM announced a new array of products and services to help enterprises manage the hybrid cloud, modernize existing applications and build new cloud-native applications.  This article will highlight what I think are the most exciting elements of this announcement enterprises can use whether the company is already on the hybrid journey with IBM or …

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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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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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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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Microsoft Goes All-In On Hybrid Cloud And Edge At Ignite 2019

I jumped straight from Samsung’s SDC event in San Francisco and analyst life on the road continued in Orlando, where I attended Microsoft’s annual Ignite customer conference for all things enterprise IT. The event is an industry can’t-miss, and I make a point of attending every year to find out what Microsoft has cooking for big and …

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