Click to learn more about author Pete Johnson. I recently overheard someone say, ?The public Cloud was supposed to be simple and cheap, but it?s neither.? The problem with this statement is the premise. Nobody ever promised that the public Cloud was either simple or cheap, let alone both at the same time. The promise [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?RightScaleŽ Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise universal cloud management, today announced the results of the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Survey. In its seventh year, the RightScale State of the Cloud Survey includes 997 technology professionals at large and small enterprises across a broad [?]
Launched in 2011, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has had to do some catching up to market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS), its most direct competitor as a purer cloud play. But Google had no experience servicing large enterprise IT, and so has spent several years playing catchup.
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing nearly $30 million in new funding for research in data science and engineering through its Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program. NSF?s awards are paired with support from [?]
Remember just a few years ago, when everyone was talking about cloud computing? While cloud was consuming all the air in the room, few people were paying attention to another technology trend?one with the potential to transform industrial enterprises. I?m talking about edge computing.
IDC tells us that most companies are using more than one cloud and that cloud usage isn?t just about cost savings. Three out of every four companies are using cloud to chase additional revenue in the form of new customers, risk mitigation, IoT enablement or time to market gains. Most are using multiple external cloud services.
The need to manage applications on unmanaged devices owned by employees or contractors is driving adoption of stand-alone mobile app management (MAM) software and services, according to a new Gartner report.
Click to learn more about author Destiny Bertucci and Patrick Hubbard. Edge is a point of transition, a demarcation point where one thing ends and another begins. It?s also a negotiated point of risk/reward where competing interests often strike a balance for mutual benefit. In the realm of application delivery, Edge Computing seeks to delight [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?A recent Adobe survey of U.S. consumers revealed people spend on average 7.8 hours per day engaging with digital content?a figure that jumps to 11.1 hours per day among teenagers. Brands must produce, execute and iterate on compelling content at ever-increasing velocity to engage with consumers, which [?]
In its latest Cisco Global Cloud Index (2016-2021), the networking giant predicts that by 2021, 94 percent of all workloads will run in some form of cloud environment and that dedicated servers will be a distinct minority.
Oracle isn?t normally one to expose its fetishes, but the company?s fixation on Amazon Web Services has become glaringly, disturbingly obvious. Whether at OpenWorld, in analyst briefings, or on Twitter, Oracle can?t seem to talk about anything else. Two years ago Oracle peddled the myth that ?AWS is 20 years behind Oracle,? even as AWS boasts 80 times more IaaS revenue and 10 times more PaaS revenue than Oracle, according to Gartner data. More recently, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, in a ?pot calling the kettle black? moment, dissed Amazon Redshift as ?inflexible and expensive.?
Cisco continued its HCI momentum this week, announcing at Cisco Live its new Cisco Container Platform (CCP), which runs on its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. This news follows last week?s HyperFlex 3.0 release and acquisition of Skyport.
For the third straight year, IT organizations are keeping tight control over their IT budgets, but not because of economic uncertainty. Instead, the hesitancy to spend is because of the transition to the cloud.
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced the launch of its Malaysia City Brain initiative in collaboration with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, the country?s digital economy development agency, and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, the city council in the capital, at a ceremony [?]
The cloud is growing at an annual rate of 22 percent and is projected to come in at $178 billion in 2018, according to Forrester Research. There is no question: The cloud is where companies are investing heavily. One topic we rarely hear about is the legal side involving contracts with these providers. Full disclosure: I am not an attorney, but a CIO with more than 25 years of experience, and I have negotiated many contracts with in-house council and cloud providers.
Click to learn more about author Jason Collier. Over the last several years, organizations have adopted the Cloud for a variety of benefits including lower costs, agility and mobility. Most have cleared paths to transition 100 percent of their operations to Cloud platforms, whether private, public and in some cases hybrid. In the process, many [?]
When February rolls around each year, every football fan knows what?s right around the corner ? it?s time for the Super Bowl! This game brings together the two best teams in the National Football League to compete for the title, with all 32 teams battling throughout the year to earn that top spot. Believe it or not, this same competition is very similar to the data center industry.
It?s been a busy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) week for Cisco. Yesterday it announced its intent to acquire secure HCI vendor, Skyport Systems. Today it announced HyperFlex 3.0, which is the biggest update Cisco has had to the product since it introduced the product years ago. Cisco?s driving vision is a business that can run any workload on any cloud that can easily scale up as required. This latest release is entirely dedicated to fulfilling that vision.
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?CloudPassage, the leader in cloud and container workload security, today announced availability of their award-winning security automation platform Halo and the Server Secure cloud workload security solution on AWS Marketplace. Customers subscribing to Halo Server Secure on AWS Marketplace can now purchase it as part of [?]