Azure is now very much at the heart of Microsoft?s enterprise strategy, providing a place to build the next generation of applications and services. It?s easy to focus on it as a platform and as a host for virtual infrastructures, forgetting one if its other roles: a host for software as a service (SaaS).
2017 was a good year for Google Cloud Platform. But 2018 promises to be even better. Although Google still sits well behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in cloud revenue, with just 2.3 percent market share against AWS?s 44.1 percent and Azure?s 7.1 percent, according to Gartner data, 2018 could well prove Google?s breakout year.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?HashiCorp, a leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today released the next generation of HashiCorp Terraform Enterprise, software for provisioning cloud-based and on-premises infrastructure using a consistent workflow. The newest features of Terraform Enterprise enable collaboration among practitioners using HashiCorp Terraform and provide governance and policy management [?]
A few years ago, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) outlined the five stages of self-driving vehicles. In actuality, there are six levels, but the zero level is no automation, so we will ignore that. The idea behind the different phases is to make it possible for us to get there in a reasonable, phased approach.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?DriveScale, the leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads, today announced support for Kubernetes and Docker, providing persistent storage for container environments. Enterprises today are relying on container technology and orchestration to help them achieve business results faster. The combination of DriveScale?s Software [?]
The future of work is evolving at a rapid pace, and flexibility is at the forefront of the change. We?re talking about the ability to work anywhere, anytime, and from any device because technology enables a secure, integrated, and efficient way to work?not simply because company policy allows for flexibility in schedule or location.
We're not all going to the public cloud overnight. That?s why the hybrid cloud is a critical concept for enterprises. The idea of a hybrid cloud is that you keep your server farm and massive investment in VMware, Oracle, and whatever else you bought over the last 20 years or so and relocate some workloads to the public cloud. You?ll also create a private cloud with many of the same features of a public cloud. Meanwhile, you may have some apps that aren't going to make it to either a private cloud or public cloud.
According to Gartner, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud over the next five years. Many research firms point to hybrid cloud as a fastest-growing segment, including MarketsandMarkets, which predicts that demand will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent through 2019, outpacing the IT market overall.
HPE is adding an AI-based recommendation engine to the InfoSight predictive analytics platform for flash storage, taking another step toward what it calls the autonomous data center, where systems modify themselves to run more efficiently.
Over the past few months, two of the biggest storms in recent history battered cities across the country. One estimate pins the damages at $290 billion, which doesn?t include the decreased or lost productivity that is still to come for offices and businesses across the regions.
I have fond memories of when IT admins would give names to their servers, and even assign them unique personalities. It was a simpler time, before virtualization and the cloud made infrastructure exponentially more complex. My favorites were the The Lord of the Rings fans who named their servers after hobbits and elves; anything related to Bilbo and Frodo might be a web server, while Arwen and Legolas were databases. It was a fun way for IT admins to express themselves, but you had to know your Tolkien to understand the role a server might play.
Smaller players in the IT hardware space can often be overlooked because dominant players cast such a long shadow. So as someone who roots for the underdog, I do enjoy shining a little light on an overlooked bit of news.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?DataCore Software today announced new features and enhancements to advance its software-defined infrastructure product family, which includes SANsymphony? and DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The new PSP7 software release furthers DataCore?s longtime vision of helping to provide organisations with the agility needed to meet the many challenges [?]
While the term ?cloud? used to be the main topic of discussion in the technology industry, ?cloud-native? is taking its place?and with it, ?cloud-native security.? There are many elements to keep in mind as more organizations begin to build their IT and security in the cloud, but here are five key observations to consider as your organization seeks to understand the different elements.
Hybrid cloud: Many believe it?s the eventual state that most businesses will operate in ? some infrastructure resources on premises, others in the public cloud. Others believe it's a term that has been muddled by varied definitions from a range of vendors, diminishing the term to now be vague and nebulous.