Marvell launches its new Bravera SC5 controller family aimed at delivering Cloud SSD agility with any NAND vendor, in support of any NAND type, and across any form factor that fulfill the emerging scalability, performance, architectural flexibility, security, and data protection demands of the storage server and compute server data center market segments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines how the new Marvell Bravera SC5 solution delivers the PCIe 5.0 & NVMe 1.4b SSD Controller, 16Ch ES.1 Form Factor, flexible usage model, and Elastic SLA Enforcer capabilities that are key to driving data center flash storage innovation across the demanding cloud SSD controller space.
Oracle unveiled its first Arm-based compute offering OCI Ampere A1 Compute, aiming to guide the porting of open source projects to Arm technology for price-performance and efficiency gains. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes why the Arm architecture is gaining a broader presence across data center server processor architectures, how OCI attains competitive differentiation through the new platform, and why OCI’s main rivals need to counter the move.
Nokia showcases how application of digital twin technology, in combination with AI/ML engines, can streamlines 5G site deployments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explore how Nokia’s application of digital twin technology to intelligent site engineering counters the digital twinning moves of key mobile networking rivals Huawei and Ericsson as well as a potential alliance with NVIDIA can further strengthen its mobile and digital twin ecosystem credentials.
Amdocs acquires Sourced Group for its cloud migration platform and expertise, burnishing its overall cloud native portfolio. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses how the acquisition boosts Amdocs’s cloud native products and cloud support proposition across the telecommunications, media, and financial services verticals as well as market presence in the Asia-Pacific, North America, and Oceania regions, especially in supporting multi-cloud migration strategies.
In this new episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast, Futurum analysts Ron Westfall and Shelly Kramer delve into the expansion of the AWS and Ericsson alliance with AWS certifying Ericsson Telecom BSS for AWS. We discussed the industry-wide impact of the AWS announcement including the operational and business benefits CSPs gain from the cloud native Ericsson Telecom BSS portfolio and the topmost considerations CSPs need to understand in advancing their cloud journeys.
Juniper debuts its Security Cloud Director, the cloud-based portal developed to aid customers in migrating securely to a SASE architecture by protecting users, applications, and infrastructure amidst cloud journeys and organization-wide transformation. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores the capabilities and competitive benefits of the Juniper Security Director Cloud solution and how it bolsters Juniper’s overall Connected Security strategy, especially in emerging SASE frameworks, as well as Juniper’s near-term competitive positioning.
Futurum’s Daniel Newman and Ron Westfall join the Cisco Insider Network podcast to explore and analyze the capabilities and competitive benefits of the Cisco Nexus 400G solution and how it bolsters Cisco’s overall data center networking proposition, particularly in emerging 400G data center environments, as well as Cisco’s competitive edge in meeting customer data center 400G demands.
Moving the BSS cloud journey forward is essential for CSPs to create differentiated and innovative offers and capture revenue in a meaningful way in the ultra-competitive 5G era. Futurum’s Ron Westfall uses the recently released research report “The BSS-to-cloud journey: Powering innovation across the digital value chain” to analyze why a step-wise approach is essential to advancing and fulfilling challenging BSS cloud journeys and how CSPs can best prepare their organizations to meet the challenges and compete successfully long-term across multi-cloud environments.
Vodafone and Qualcomm are collaborating to advance Open RAN MaMIMO RU and DU Platform assimilation to spur Open RAN deployment and adoption. Futurum’s Ron Westfall surveys the ecosystem implications of the Vodafone and Qualcomm collaboration and why it strengthens the Open RAN cause, particularly in providing the blueprint needed to spur supplier diversification, hasten innovation, and lay the foundation for comprehensive Open 5G networking.
HPE debuts its new data services platform, consisting of Data Services Cloud Console, Cloud data services, and HPE Alletra, now available through HPE GreenLake and targeted at transforming HPE Storage into an agile, cloud-native data services business. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes the competitive advantages of the new HPE data services platform and why it strengthens HPE’s GreenLake proposition, particularly in streamlining data operations from edge to cloud, as well as the competitive implications for chief rivals Dell and IBM.