All posts by: Jean Bozman

About Jean Bozman

Jean is a senior industry analyst focusing her research on server technology, storage technology, database software and the emerging market for Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI).

June 7, 2018

OpenStack Releases Kata Containers 1.0 for Container Security

By Jean S. Bozman As containers gain wider adoption to run enterprise applications in the hybrid cloud, customers are increasingly looking for approaches that ensure container security. There are many dimensions to this concern about container security – but the most pressing is the “immutability” of container contents. That is, all of the software that […]

May 30, 2018

Red Hat Summit: A Bright Spotlight on OpenShift Containers

By Jean S. Bozman Red Hat’s OpenShift containers have been in the marketplace since 2011– but recent years have added momentum to container adoption, as hybrid cloud computing has become mainstream and multi-clouds are gaining wider use. It’s clear that Red Hat turned a bright spotlight on OpenShift containers at this year’s Red Hat Summit […]

May 16, 2018

Cloudera’s Transition: Migrating to the Next Stage

Judith Hurwitz and Jean Bozman Cloudera was a company at the right place and at the right time when it became a leader in Hadoop analytics in the past decade. Today, it is a leader with strong brand recognition. But it is clear to anyone who has participated or observed the data management market, that […]

May 4, 2018

GDPR Is Here — and Customers See Its Implications for Global Enterprise

  By Jean S. Bozman The worldwide nature of security threats and attacks has transformed the cybersecurity discussion from a U.S.-centric view to a global view of threats, data protection and data integrity. Case in point: the imminent start of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement on May 25, 2018 will affect […]

April 20, 2018

IBM OpenPOWER Consortium Expands POWER Technology to a Broader Customer Base

By Jean S. Bozman IBM is expanding the base of customers who will deploy the IBM POWER9 processor and OpenPOWER technologies, by extending its POWER architecture for use in new and emerging workloads. This approach, born with OpenPOWER’s inception in 2013, is building a larger ecosystem around POWER than would have been possible if IBM […]

April 20, 2018

IBM’s POWER9 Targets AI, ML and Cognitive Workloads

By Jean S. Bozman IBM’s POWER9 processor has emerged as an engine for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Cognitive Computing. Long anticipated on the IBM processor roadmap, POWER9 was announced in Q417, and is already moving into production at IBM Power Systems customer sites. Through the OpenPOWER consortium, partners will leverage IBM’s POWER9 […]

April 11, 2018

Container Security Should Be Top-of-Mind for DevOps Teams

By Jean S. Bozman Containers are being readily adopted for born-on-the-web workloads by hyperscalers, cloud providers and DevOps organizations. Now, as more enterprise applications and databases are migrating to containers, developers must be mindful of the continuing need for security. Driven by digital transformation to modernize traditional IT infrastructure, container adoption is showing strong growth. […]

February 26, 2018

What Is Persistent Memory — and Why Do We Need It?

  By Jean S. Bozman Some may think it’s a bit too soon, but Silicon Valley is already thinking about persistent memory (PM) and its use cases. What is persistent memory – and why is it needed? Persistent memory is silicon-based solid-state memory that stores data – even if there is a power failure – […]

February 5, 2018

IBM Shows Its Approach to Transforming Retail Business at NRF2018

By Jean S. Bozman Differentiation is the name of the game in today’s retail marketplace. Amazon.com’s direct business model has become a market disruptor, forcing retailers to re-evaluate their in-store and online sales strategies. At the same time, their traditional competitors are also discovering that they must transform their business processes in big ways, and […]

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December 27, 2017

OpenStack’s Survey Focuses on Next Wave of Customers’ Cloud Priorities

  By Jean S. Bozman The OpenStack Foundation’s semi-annual survey of more than 1,000 OpenStack customers has revealed new priorities for future OpenStack production deployments. OpenStack has used surveys of its customer base to take snapshots of OpenStack adoption. This was the case for the recently announced interoperability testing initiative that is being launched in […]

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