Cloud Computing

June 7, 2018

OpenStack Releases Kata Containers 1.0 for Container Security

By Jean S. Bozman As containers gain wider adoption to run enterprise applications in the hybrid cloud, customers are increasingly looking for approaches that ensure container security. There are many dimensions to this concern about container security – but the most pressing is the “immutability” of container contents. That is, all of the software that […]

May 30, 2018

Red Hat Summit: A Bright Spotlight on OpenShift Containers

By Jean S. Bozman Red Hat’s OpenShift containers have been in the marketplace since 2011– but recent years have added momentum to container adoption, as hybrid cloud computing has become mainstream and multi-clouds are gaining wider use. It’s clear that Red Hat turned a bright spotlight on OpenShift containers at this year’s Red Hat Summit […]

April 20, 2018

IBM OpenPOWER Consortium Expands POWER Technology to a Broader Customer Base

By Jean S. Bozman IBM is expanding the base of customers who will deploy the IBM POWER9 processor and OpenPOWER technologies, by extending its POWER architecture for use in new and emerging workloads. This approach, born with OpenPOWER’s inception in 2013, is building a larger ecosystem around POWER than would have been possible if IBM […]

April 20, 2018

IBM’s POWER9 Targets AI, ML and Cognitive Workloads

By Jean S. Bozman IBM’s POWER9 processor has emerged as an engine for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Cognitive Computing. Long anticipated on the IBM processor roadmap, POWER9 was announced in Q417, and is already moving into production at IBM Power Systems customer sites. Through the OpenPOWER consortium, partners will leverage IBM’s POWER9 […]

February 26, 2018

What Is Persistent Memory — and Why Do We Need It?

  By Jean S. Bozman Some may think it’s a bit too soon, but Silicon Valley is already thinking about persistent memory (PM) and its use cases. What is persistent memory – and why is it needed? Persistent memory is silicon-based solid-state memory that stores data – even if there is a power failure – […]

February 14, 2018

IBM Revamps its Cloud Strategy

  While IBM has been in the cloud market for a number of years, the evolution of its technology and strategy has hit rough spots in the past. But things have changed over the past year with a combination of new technology and new positioning. IBM has renamed its cloud from SoftLayer and BlueMix to […]

February 5, 2018

IBM Shows Its Approach to Transforming Retail Business at NRF2018

By Jean S. Bozman Differentiation is the name of the game in today’s retail marketplace. Amazon.com’s direct business model has become a market disruptor, forcing retailers to re-evaluate their in-store and online sales strategies. At the same time, their traditional competitors are also discovering that they must transform their business processes in big ways, and […]

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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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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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