Tag Archives: IBM

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 […]

May 21, 2019

Red Hat Targets Cloud Migration and Multi-Cloud with RHEL 8 and OpenShift 4

By Jean S. Bozman  Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution and Red Hat OpenShift have become a foundation for Red Hat’s growth into a $3.4 billion software company. The latest releases – the RHEL 8 operating environment and Red Hat OpenShift 4 container platform – clearly target the current wave of cloud migration that is […]

April 2, 2019

Bridging the Clouds: IBM Storage Announcements Focus on Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud Data

By Jean S. Bozman Hybrid clouds and multi-clouds, spanning enterprise data centers, private clouds and public clouds, are placing a new set of requirements on customers’ storage systems. Customers must deal with the new realities of cloud migration, protecting older applications and data – while supporting for new generation of cloud-native applications deployed with containers. […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 29, 2018

What’s the significance of the IBM acquisition of Red Hat?

First, both IBM and Red Hat are clients of our company. Now that that is out of the way, what do we think about the acquisition of Red Hat? We predict that the acquisition will have a major impact on the cloud market and a positive impact on IBM as a player in this highly […]

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 28, 2018

IBM CDO Conference: The Chief Data Officer Role Is Evolving

By Jean S. Bozman Chief Data Officers (CDOs) have a weighty responsibility: they are “on point” to find the actionable insights and data trends from analysis of data lakes, data repositories and virtual “seas” of data flowing across their large organizations. Data silos, different data formats – and organizational changes combining disparate data systems – […]

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 […]

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 […]