Public cloud

AWS Decommoditizing Compute With Re:Invent 2020 Announcements

The AWS re:Invent event marks the last and largest conference I will attend in 2020 – and the year certainly ended with a bang. This event is always super-interesting, and the company continues to dial in on topics and trends relevant to enterprise IT and increasingly business leaders. The conference had 100s of announcements, but …

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The Most Impactful Non-Compute Announcements At Amazon AWS Re:Invent 2020

AWS re: Invent 2020 is the Amazon Web Services annual user conference that focuses on cloud strategies and operations, security and developer productivity, and IT architecture and infrastructure. Typically, the conference spans seven different properties in Las Vegas and welcomes over 60,000 attendees over a few days. Of course, this year, like many others, the event …

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IBM Delivering Confidential Computing Since 2016 While Many Still Talking About It

I will probably get some feedback on my assertion in the title of this blog. But the truth is, as many of you are painfully aware, it’s hard to compare security between vendors because there aren’t benchmarks like there are for the performance of a workload. The challenge is further compounded by the fact there …

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IBM Cloud For Financial Services Momentum Builds With BNP Paribas And 30 ISVs

I have long believed IBM has a clear opportunity to differentiate IBM Cloud as a top option for the large financial services firms seeking to migrate more of their application portfolio to the public cloud. Nearly all of the financial services firms have tasted the benefits of public cloud on the small portion of their …

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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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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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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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Amazon’s AWS Gave Us A Deeper Dive Into Outposts, And It’s Looking Really Good

When I started my firm eight years ago, I used to receive a bunch of shots when I said the cloud world was headed hybrid. Now that reality has set in, gone are the drunken-sailor days of notions that 100% of the data would be processed and stored in the public cloud. The realities of …

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Simple Factors To Consider When Selecting A Strategic Public Cloud Provider

One of the bigger debates in the IT world the previous five years had been about whether to go public or private cloud. For the most part, the majority in the tech world believe that it is a “hybrid” world, one spread between on-prem and public clouds. Amazon AWS’s announcement of Outposts at its last …

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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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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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RESEARCH PAPER: Hybrid IT Helps Businesses Navigate Through Digital Transformation

In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common …

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Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Options Finally Emerging for I&O Leaders

It has been a tough last few years for IT Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) leaders aiming to optimize their organizations’ cloud computing. They have gotten experienced enough with cloud computing to know what they should deliver to the business in hybrid cloud (computing capability that spans public clouds and private clouds), yet they have been …

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RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack Storage: Maturity & Choice

With the growing popularity of cloud computing, there is still a need for alternatives to the major public offerings. OpenStack presents an option that enables organizations to build elastic and scalable cloud services that deliver more control and choice for their IT environments. The rapid growth of data consumption, combined with the elasticity that cloud …

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RESEARCH PAPER: CIOs Are Driving Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is today’s most visible IT trend, propelled by an almost limitless amount of information from vastly different sources that can help accelerate decision making. The need to become more agile by speeding up decisions is driving changes in business, led by the CIO. Motivated by the need to deepen customer engagement and increase …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo Brings Azure Stack On Premises

Public cloud technologies are being adopted quickly to help businesses become more agile and flexible. However, many of the current workloads being run within datacenters cannot be deployed off-premises, as public cloud demands, because of the need for control, performance, security, or user experience. Private cloud services are a way for businesses to bring the …

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Google Cloud Next ’17: A Dizzying Array Of New Features And Capabilities On Day 2

Yesterday, I published my thoughts recapping Day 1 of Google Cloud Next ’17, which I attended in San Francisco last week. We heard a lot about what Google is doing in the realms of machine learning, amongst a smattering of other announcements in different areas—a new partnership with SAP, a new Engineering Support model, Google …

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Google Cloud Next ’17: Impressive, But Hard To Find Definitive Differentiators After Day 1

I attended Google’s annual, enterprise-focused event, Google Cloud Next ’17, last week in San Francisco, paying close attention to all the announcements coming out of the three-day event. I attended their industry analyst event as well, held the day before. The conference is Google’s chance to showcase its achievements from the past year, as well …

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With Its Recent Outage, Amazon Web Services Is Helping To Sell Hybrid IT

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed leader in the public cloud space–it is growing quickly every quarter and delivering strong earnings back to its parent, Amazon.com. Microsoft ‘s Azure is narrowing the gap and IBM, Google and Rackspace offer significant enterprise public cloud services, too. AWS is very profitable, generating $3.7 billion in operating …

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NVIDIA Doubles Down On Automotive And Cloud Gaming, Adds Smart Home Capability At CES 2017

At this year’s CES 2017, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang presented in the CES opening keynote his vision for the company’s future to the audience, explaining where he believes the company will succeed in the future. I also liked that Huang simplified AI and graphics so more could understand it. Of the areas where NVIDIA participates …

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