Tag Archives: hybrid cloud

June 9, 2020

Can we really manage a hybrid multicloud environment?

I have been writing for many years about the requirement to manage a computing environment. During a recent conversation with an IT operations manager at a major corporation, the complexity of the problem was put into stark language for me. He pointed out users within his company demand that the applications and services they use […]

July 15, 2019

Will the Red Hat acquisition propel IBM to cloud leadership?

The dust is settling. IBM now owns Red Hat. What will this mean for IBM’s ability to become a leader in the cloud market? Will market dynamics change with this acquisition or will things remain the same? Of course, no one knows precisely what will happen. But one thing is for certain – a majority […]

February 26, 2019

Ten Takeaways from the IBM Think Conference

Will multicloud and software anywhere be the differentiator that IBM needs? After having been IBM watchers for many years, we are in a unique position to assess what is happening and what has changed. What made the IBM Think conference interesting was not a huge number of brand new products; rather it was the focus […]

February 26, 2019

Ten Takeaways from the IBM Think Conference

Will multicloud and software anywhere be the differentiator that IBM needs? After having been IBM watchers for many years, we are in a unique position to assess what is happening and what has changed. What made the IBM Think conference interesting was not a huge number of brand new products; rather it was the focus […]

May 16, 2018

Navigating Red Hat’s Open Commercial Enterprise Strategy

I have been a Red Hat observer for many years. It has always been clear that Red Hat has been largely successful in being able to provide commercial support for enterprises that made the strategic decision to place their bets on the Linux operation system. Unlike many open source focused companies, Red Hat has been […]

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 […]

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 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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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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