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MWC 2021: Marvell OCTEON 10 DPU Launch Injects Innovation Boost to DPU Technology

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The new Marvell OCTEON 10 DPU solution is positioned to gain rapid traction in meeting the burgeoning security, networking, and storage workload demands of the data center, cloud, 5G, carrier, and enterprise realms as the sampling process unfolds in H2 2021. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why Marvell’s new OCTEON 10 DPU is clearly differentiated and why the solution is well-suited to advance processing capabilities such as parsing, classification, and inline IPSec applications using hardware accelerators to provide ML and vector packet processing as well as Terabir switching key to delivering performance and power efficiency breakthroughs.

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Rakuten, NEC, and Intel Score 5G SA Core Breakthrough

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Rakuten Mobile, NEC, and Intel have attained a performance of 640 Gbps per server for the containerized User Plane Function (UPF) on the containerized 5G Standalone core network. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the demo strengthens the open model 5G credentials of the Rakuten, NEC, and Intel and how the 5G power trio can further advance the Open 5G cause.

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Oracle Support Rewards Entices Customer Acceleration of Cloud Journey

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Oracle introduces Oracle Support Rewards developed to enable customers reduce their Oracle technology license support bill by up to 33 cents for every dollar spent on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes why the new Oracle Support Rewards program further differentiates OCI against hypescaler foes and Oracle’s applications portfolio against key enterprise application rivals, bolsters the defense of its extensive Applications Unlimited customer base, and provides tremendous value to customers.

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Accenture Accents Industry X Services Capabilities with umlaut Acquisition

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Accenture acquires umlaut adding more than 4,200 engineers and consultants across 17 countries to Accenture’s Industry X services. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses analyzes why the deal swiftly strengthens Accenture’s Industry X services unit to drive more digital transformation business in key verticals and shrewdly prevents major rivals from locking in umlaut’s valuable digital workforce skills and talent.

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Intel Changing Data Center Stakes with Debut of Infrastructure Processing Unit

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Intel introduces its vision for the IPU (Infrastructure Processing Unit) focusing on improving data center manageability and efficiency, purpose-developed in close collaboration with hyperscale cloud partners. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines and analyzes why Intel’s IPU proposition is clearly differentiated and why Intel is now better positioned to expand its influence and presence across burgeoning intelligent data center architectures.

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Guavus Revs Up Open NWDAF to Spur Automated Multi-vendor 5G Networks

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Guavus launched its Guavus-IQ NWDAF solution to provide open NWDAF across operator 5G Core environments to power the service orchestration and closed-loop network automation key to elastically scaling and monetizing new 5G services. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the standard-based 3GPP Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF) is integral to producing the real-time operational intelligence key to handling the complexities of open, multi-vendor 5G networks and delivering the statistical and predictive analytics processing designated for emerging 5G use cases.

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Marvell Fortifies Cloud Data Center Networking Portfolio with New Atlas and Alaska Chipsets

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Marvell launches new Atlas and 5nm Alaska chipsets developed to deliver unparalleled data center connectivity capabilities, including PAM4 innovations, key to dramatically improving data workload performance, scalability, and power efficiencies, particularly inside cloud data centers. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why Marvell’s Atlas and Alaska offerings are clearly differentiated and why that are ready to deliver cloud data center connectivity breakthroughs.

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Cisco Ups its SD-WAN Game with ThousandEyes Native Integration

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Cisco natively integrates its ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence capabilities throughout its SD-WAN portfolio, including the Catalyst 8300/8200 Series Edge Platforms and ISR 4000 Series, improving visibility and experience monitoring capabilities for customers. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores and analyzes how Cisco’s assimilation of ThousandEyes technology expands Cisco’s influence in driving SD-WAN expansion across cloud, edge, and SaaS environments and why SD-WAN rivals need to counter Cisco’s move.

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Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Rains on Snowflake’s Cloud Data Platform Parade

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Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse delivers the full spectrum of capabilities that organizations require to advance their cloud data warehouse journey without compromise. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes and examines why the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is clearly differentiated in relation to the Snowflake Cloud Data Platform solution, delivering a competitive edge across the key evaluation criteria areas of cost governance, real-time data warehouse workload agility, data integrity, and ML integration.

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COMPUTEX 2021: AMD Shines with New Portfolio-wide Innovations

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AMD CEO Lisa Su shrewdly leveraged the Computex Keynote to promote AMD’s latest portfolio-wide innovations and capabilities including especially its first application of 3D chiplet technology. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses how AMD’s foray into 3D chiplet technology is key to advancing ecosystem-wide semiconductor development and how its new portfolio solutions strengthen AMD’s ability to fulfill customer demands across the auto, mobile, gaming, PC, and data center server market segments.