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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