The Bozman Blog

Bozman HeadshotJean S. Bozman is a seasoned industry analyst with more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and industry analyst focused on the worldwide IT markets for databases, servers, storage and software. She analyzes the technologies and market opportunities for cloud and enterprise data center infrastructure.

September 12, 2019

IBM z15: The Next Generation Expands Z Capabilities for Security in Hybrid Clouds

By Jean S. Bozman IBM applied the design thinking to its flagship IBM Z mainframe system, the IBM z15. Based on customer feedback over the last four years, IBM has made management easier and provides administrators greater visibility into the system, while supporting cloud-native development, containers and migration to hybrid clouds. The system includes 25% […]

Cloud Computing, Jean Bozman
June 18, 2019

OpenStack Foundation’s Strategy Builds on Partnerships with ISVs and CSPs — and Kubernetes

By Jean S. Bozman The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) is increasing its links to other open source organizations to help members of the OpenStack community build and operate hybrid cloud and multi-cloud services and applications. OSF’s new plan, announced at the Open Infrastructure Summit in May, is to address a wider audience by building out its […]

Cloud Computing, Jean Bozman
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. […]

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November 29, 2018

OpenStack Adopts New Framework for Open Infrastructure

By Jean S. Bozman The Open Stack Foundation (OSF) is changing its structure by adopting a new framework that will allow it to support open-source projects that did not originate with OpenStack. This move will allow OpenStack to bring in dozens of new projects for incubation within the OpenStack Foundation incubation within the OpenStack Foundation, and […]

Cloud Computing, Jean Bozman
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 […]

Cloud Computing, Jean Bozman
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 […]

Cloud Computing, Jean Bozman
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 […]

Cloud Computing, Jean Bozman
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 – […]

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