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).

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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December 7, 2017

IBM Shapes a New POWER System Focused on AI and Cognitive Workloads

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive capabilities are likely to lead IBM’s marketing for product differentiation for years to come. As a result of this corporate direction, IBM Systems is moving away from a technical roadmap approach for its POWER-based servers – and toward an approach to marketing that is centered on analytics capabilities and […]

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November 22, 2017

Oracle Exadata x7 + Oracle Database 18c = New Engines for Oracle Cloud

By Jean S. Bozman The Exadata engineered system has already proved itself to be a foundation for Oracle’s overall strategy for the hybrid cloud. As a modular system, its resources can be scaled out, adding nodes for compute and storage independently. That fits the bursting and flexing model for enterprise clouds. Now, Oracle is looking […]

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November 17, 2017

OpenStack Changes Its Testing Process to Widen Adoption

By Jean S. Bozman The OpenStack Foundation is moving into a new stage. Known for its community-style development of open-source building-blocks for cloud infrastructure, the organization has realized it must change the way it presents the OpenStack platform so that its technology can become more widely adopted. Those changes were made clear at the OpenStack […]

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September 20, 2017

VMware is Building a Multi-Cloud Strategy for Hybrid Cloud

VMware’s partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the subject of the lead keynote at VMworld2017, is the latest sign of VMware’s conviction that its future is enabling a multi-cloud, hybrid IT world. The multi-cloud strategy is based on the idea that most customers have multiple paths to public clouds as they migrate workloads, often leveraging […]

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May 26, 2017

OpenStack Takes a SnapShot of Its Customer Usage Patterns

Leaders of the OpenStack Foundation presented a profile of OpenStack adoption at the semi-annual Summit in Boston (May 8-10), based on a survey of 1,300 OpenStack developers and users in 78 countries. The Foundation’s key objective: Making clear that production deployments are growing, building on projects begun since 2015, even as some users are testing […]

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March 14, 2017

Redfish Emerges as an Interoperability Standard for SDI

The world’s data centers are working to adopt Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) – but they are far from reaching their goals. The single biggest challenge in SDI is achieving interoperability between many kinds of hardware. Without that, a data center’s systems become a Tower of Babel, preventing IT system admins from seeing a unified view […]

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March 6, 2017

IBM Quantum Computing Jumps to Commercial Use Via Cloud

IBM’s quantum computing technology, developed over decades, is ready for commercialization. It is a fundamentally different approach to computing than is used in today’s systems – and, as such, represents a watershed in computing history. By allowing scientists and researchers to model the complexities inherent in natural phenomena and financial markets, quantum computing is a […]

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