Blogs

November 30, -0001

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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November 30, -0001

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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November 30, -0001

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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November 30, -0001

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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November 30, -0001

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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November 30, -0001

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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November 30, -0001

Why SDI Will Rock Digital Transformation

Digital transformation enables organizations to leverage their structured and unstructured data with advanced analytics and machine learning, in the form of cognitive computing, to anticipate and respond to business shifts. This gives businesses the IT flexibility, and the business agility, to deal with changing business conditions. IBM’s InterConnect Conference in Las Vegas focused on digital […]

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