Cloud Computing

November 6, 2018

Why Is IBM Acquiring Red Hat?

By Jean S. Bozman IBM sees Red Hat as a catalyst, a company that will fuel faster IBM revenue growth in hybrid cloud – and contribute to IBM’s overall top-line revenue. As a Red Hat business partner, IBM already had access to Red Hat technologies; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), OpenShift containers, JBoss middleware and […]

September 21, 2018

VMware Finds a Way to Harmonize Its Software with CSP Platforms for Multi-Cloud

By Jean S. Bozman VMware is harmonizing the traditional management style of VMware software stacks with CSP cloud provider services – making it possible for VMware to help its customer base move more quickly to cloud-enabled environments. The VMware products that support this strategy were announced at VMworld 2018 in August, 2018. The aim of […]

August 23, 2018

IBM Storage’s SDI Group Announces New MultiCloud Solutions

By Jean S. Bozman IBM is targeting multicloud storage as a growth area for its IBM Storage systems and IBM software-defined storage products. On Aug. 14, 2018, the company expanded multicloud support across its portfolio of software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions. The announcements build on earlier IBM Storage announcements for products, features and solutions for simplified […]

July 19, 2018

HPE Looks to Edge-to-Cloud Strategy for Growth in 2018/2019

By Jean S. Bozman Edge-to-cloud is the central focus of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) marketing and go-to-market efforts in 2018/2019. This central strategy, an evolution of the company’s plan for the Intelligent Edge and edge gateway systems, expands on the company’s broad portfolio of software, services, systems, storage and networking products. A close listening to […]

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 […]