Blogs

July 15, 2019

Will the Red Hat acquisition propel IBM to cloud leadership?

The dust is settling. IBM now owns Red Hat. What will this mean for IBM’s ability to become a leader in the cloud market? Will market dynamics change with this acquisition or will things remain the same? Of course, no one knows precisely what will happen. But one thing is for certain – a majority […]

May 21, 2019

Red Hat Targets Cloud Migration and Multi-Cloud with RHEL 8 and OpenShift 4

By Jean S. Bozman  Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution and Red Hat OpenShift have become a foundation for Red Hat’s growth into a $3.4 billion software company. The latest releases – the RHEL 8 operating environment and Red Hat OpenShift 4 container platform – clearly target the current wave of cloud migration that is […]

April 2, 2019

Bridging the Clouds: IBM Storage Announcements Focus on Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud Data

By Jean S. Bozman Hybrid clouds and multi-clouds, spanning enterprise data centers, private clouds and public clouds, are placing a new set of requirements on customers’ storage systems. Customers must deal with the new realities of cloud migration, protecting older applications and data – while supporting for new generation of cloud-native applications deployed with containers. […]

February 26, 2019

Ten Takeaways from the IBM Think Conference

Will multicloud and software anywhere be the differentiator that IBM needs? After having been IBM watchers for many years, we are in a unique position to assess what is happening and what has changed. What made the IBM Think conference interesting was not a huge number of brand new products; rather it was the focus […]

February 26, 2019

Ten Takeaways from the IBM Think Conference

Will multicloud and software anywhere be the differentiator that IBM needs? After having been IBM watchers for many years, we are in a unique position to assess what is happening and what has changed. What made the IBM Think conference interesting was not a huge number of brand new products; rather it was the focus […]

November 29, 2018

OpenStack Adopts New Framework for Open Infrastructure

By Jean S. Bozman The Open Stack Foundation (OSF) is changing its structure by adopting a new framework that will allow it to support open-source projects that did not originate with OpenStack. This move will allow OpenStack to bring in dozens of new projects for incubation within the OpenStack Foundation incubation within the OpenStack Foundation, and […]

November 6, 2018

Why Is IBM Acquiring Red Hat?

By Jean S. Bozman IBM sees Red Hat as a catalyst, a company that will fuel faster IBM revenue growth in hybrid cloud – and contribute to IBM’s overall top-line revenue. As a Red Hat business partner, IBM already had access to Red Hat technologies; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), OpenShift containers, JBoss middleware and […]

October 29, 2018

What’s the significance of the IBM acquisition of Red Hat?

First, both IBM and Red Hat are clients of our company. Now that that is out of the way, what do we think about the acquisition of Red Hat? We predict that the acquisition will have a major impact on the cloud market and a positive impact on IBM as a player in this highly […]

September 21, 2018

VMware Finds a Way to Harmonize Its Software with CSP Platforms for Multi-Cloud

By Jean S. Bozman VMware is harmonizing the traditional management style of VMware software stacks with CSP cloud provider services – making it possible for VMware to help its customer base move more quickly to cloud-enabled environments. The VMware products that support this strategy were announced at VMworld 2018 in August, 2018. The aim of […]