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VMworld 2016 Focuses on VMware’s Cloud Ecosystem Growth

  VMware, known for its software stack for virtualized environments, showed its expanded ecosystem at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. It has made a decided effort to reach into mixed-vendor deployments in virtualized x86 infrastructure – and to connect with other vendor’s public clouds, starting with IBM’s SoftLayer. The company with the largest installed base […]

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Oracle’s S7 Processor: A New Engine for Solaris Workloads on the Cloud

Oracle Corp. is introducing new SPARC processors to support scale-out cloud computing, just as many of its customers are looking to migrate some of their workloads to hybrid clouds. The new Oracle S7 processors, which are the processing engines on Oracle’s engineered systems, enable fast analytics and data security – supporting both of these chief […]

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Oracle S7 SPARC Processors: A New Engine for Hybrid Cloud

Oracle is introducing new processors to support scale-out cloud computing, just as many of its customers are looking to migrate some of their workloads to hybrid clouds. The new S7 processors, which are the processing engines on Oracle’s engineered systems, enable fast analytics and data security – supporting both of these chief features with on-chip, […]

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Why OpenShift is Key to Red Hat’s Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Business value in the cloud is moving “up the stack”—starting with the operating system and virtual machines (VMs), and moving upwards into containers, middleware, and management stacks. This move bridges the cloud-software layers – adding business value for customers by making AppDev and DevOps easier and making management simpler – and increasing revenue growth for […]

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IBM Spectrum Conductor Adds SDI to IBM’s Storage Resource Management

The world of analytics is expanding – and the complexity is expanding right along with it. Data is stored in distributed file systems, on clustered server nodes, and on scale-up systems. It may be structured, or unstructured, data. And, applications that access the data can be written to run on physical servers, virtual servers (VMs), […]

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The OpenPOWER Consortium Focuses on Key Workloads to Expand Ecosystem

The OpenPOWER consortium, which met in San Jose, CA, last month, identified key workloads that have an affinity to the IBM POWER processor’s capabilities. Following its founding in 2013, and more than two years into organizing a worldwide consortium, more than 200 members have joined the OpenPOWER Foundation. Last year’s Summit had 15 products based […]

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OpenStack Part II: OpenStack 2016 Survey Reveals Pattern of User Deployments

OpenStack use, and the pattern of users’ new deployments, were shown at the OpenStack 2016 conference in Austin, Texas, via the highlights of the OpenStack Foundation’s own survey of more than 1,600 respondents worldwide. The overview of survey results, accessible online via a Google search, casts more light on an important technology affecting the build-out […]

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A Tale of Two Server-Buying Communities

The move to disaggregated components in servers is well received by cloud providers. However, ironically, the disaggregated servers (compute/storage/networking switches) doesn’t work well in marketing/messaging to enterprise customers, who would like to buy servers as workload-based solutions.  What’s interesting here is that the same technology is appealing to both buying communities – enterprise IT and […]

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Google Cloud Platform Will Do Enterprise Cloud Computing Its Own Way

Google is taking a differentiated approach to providing cloud services to the enterprise. Mindful that its primary competitors in the enterprise cloud space have already built substantial installed bases, Google will leverage made-by-Google software to add value beyond re-hosting and lift-and-shift workloads. Its Google Cloud Platform NEXT 2016 (GCP NEXT) conference in San Francisco (March […]

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