Blogs

October 2, 2017

Oracle’s SPARC/Solaris Customer Base Looks Forward to M8 Upgrade

Oracle Corp.’s announcement of the new M8 SPARC processor and systems based on it is directed at its core SPARC/Solaris customers, many of whom have been running SPARC-based systems for more than 10 years. But we believe that the M8 will soon appear within the Oracle Cloud, as a faster engine for cloud services. If […]

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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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August 30, 2017

Are you Barrelling into Your Cloud Strategy Without a Plan?

Your cloud strategy is more complicated than you thought Sometimes you have several conversations in a single day that stops you in your tracks and brings clarity. The two conversations I had the other day were with a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and a CTO of two large companies. While we discussed many of […]

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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 26, 2017

A tribute to Marcia Kaufman: A Woman of Valor

Marcia and I would always tell people that we met in high school when we were both 15 years old. But that doesn’t tell the story of a friendship and a business partnership that began in 2003. I was an entrepreneur at a crossroads of my career. I had lost the company I had started […]

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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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February 27, 2017

Can IBM Take Machine Learning Mainstream?

It is clear that Watson, IBM’s cognitive engine, is becoming embedded in just about every tool and application that IBM is selling these days. In its most recent announcement, IBM is now making the Watson Machine Learning (ML) engine available on the mainframe in order to bring machine learning to transactional databases. This ML engine […]

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