DISH chooses IBM to help automate its 5G network deployment, particularly in the targeting of Industry 4.0 verticals and use cases. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why DISH’s selection of IBM’s AI-powered automation and network orchestration capabilities provides the essential capabilities needed to push its cloud-native 5G network deployment forward and boosts the Cloud Pak for Network Automation proposition across the 5G ecosystem, especially among operators.
Orange selects Amdocs as the monetization engine for its 5G experimental network with the strategic objective of validating AI-driven, software-based, cloud-first architectures as key to powering 5G SA network builds. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the inclusion of Amdocs in Orange’s multi-vendor, cloud-native experimental 5G SA network is essential to advancing 5G use cases and business outcomes as well as bolstering the Open 5G cause including Open RAN.
Teradata introduced the Reimagined Teradata at its recent Investor Day and Influencer Summit events including long-term financial growth targets and new the Analytics 1-2-3 framework’s support of BYOM capabilities for the Teradata Vantage platform. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores how Teradata’s $1B+ in Cloud ARR and approximately $550M in free cash flow by fiscal 2025 objective strengthens the company’s enterprise analytics ecosystem influence, boosts portfolio differentiation, and advances its Analytics 1-2-3 proposition.
MircoAI debuts as the rebrand of One Tech, fueled by the mission to deliver personalized AI across edge endpoints using its edge-native AI technology that embeds ML into connected endpoints. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the overall MicroAI proposition, including MicroAI AtomML technology and new go-to-market products, can drive ecosystem-wide innovation of device-specific, personalized AI models that can advance predicted maintenance, IoT edge AI, endpoint device security capabilities as well as provide operational excellence for industrial manufacturing and processing applications.
ADTRAN buys Adva to strengthen its overall fiber networking proposition through the integration of Adva’s optical networking assets, obliging fiber and optical rivals to respond to the new deal. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the ADTRAN acquisition of Adva enables ADTRAN to address a wider range of optical networking opportunities, puts fiber access rivals such as DZS and Calix on the defensive, and foments a more formidable competitor in the optical transport market segment.
Mavenir buys Telestax to bolster Mavenir Engage, Mavenir’s omnichannel messaging monetization and customer engagement offering through Telestax CPaaS capabilities. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Telestax acquisition bolsters Mavenir’s portfolio in the 5G and API enablement realms as well as enable Mavenir to swiftly attain differentiation in the heavily crowded CPaaS market segment through 5G/mobile portfolio differentiators.
Google Cloud introduced three new BeyondCorp Enterprise features designed to fortify customer zero-trust capabilities including providing their users with simple and secure access to key applications. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the new features align with meeting growing ecosystem demand for zero-trust, can help drive SASE adoption, and strengthens Google Cloud’s competitive hand against rivals such as HPE GreenLake and Azure as well as especially AWS.
AWS announced the availability of new general-purpose Amazon EC2 M6i instances that offer up to 15% improvement in price/performance in comparison to fifth-generation instances. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why expanding the sixth-generation offerings to include x86 instances strengthens the overall Gravitron2 processor proposition, bolsters AWS’ supply chain stability, and advances Amazon’s overall sustainability & ESG goals as well as boost the competitive edge AWS has over Azure and Google Cloud in the custom silicon realm.
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare expanded its health data services to enable the exchange of multiple data types in the FHIR format, branding the new capability Azure Healthcare APIs. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why Azure Healthcare APIs meets growing demand across the healthcare and life sciences fields for unified data that generates a consummate patient record with real-time data, collected and persisted in a consistent way according to common health data standards across multiple types of health data. Moreover, the new offering enables Microsoft to preserve its time to market advantages over key rivals AWS and Google Cloud in delivering FHIR support capabilities and Healthcare API innovations.
HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri unveiled new HPE GreenLake organizational and leadership changes all targeted at making further inroads into the hybrid cloud space. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the new HPE GreenLake changes, such as the formation of the HPE GreenLake Platform Development team, the HPE GreenLake Cloud Service Services group, SRE and Cloud Services Operations teams, all strengthen HPE’s hand in competing against hyperscalers AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud as well as enterprise-savvy cloud players IBM/RedHat, VMware, and Oracle.