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February 1, 2018

How Intelligent is your Machine Learning Application?

There is a tremendous amount of excitement and hype around machine learning. Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are often trumpeted as cure-alls that can help businesses anticipate and prepare for the future. In reality, we are just beginning to see these technologies evolve into commercially viable offerings. The real value of machine learning […]

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January 29, 2018

Can we predict the success of emerging technologies?

It is ironic that with so many emerging companies and emerging technology trends there is really nothing new under the sun. While new products and new companies are everywhere, many of the emerging technologies are built on technology frameworks that were initially developed decades ago. In fact, the most interesting emerging products that I evaluated […]

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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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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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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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