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SUSE Doubles Down on Cloud-Native Innovation with Major Updates to Harvester and Rancher

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Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on news coming out of KubeCon from SUSE in the Kubernetes space. As customers make the transition from virtual machines to containers and Kubernetes, they will be faced with managing both platforms. SUSE seeks to be the solution to this challenge with its Rancher platform leveraging the open source Project Harvester.

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Red Hat Announces OpenShift 4.9 — Getting Closer to the Edge With Myriad Enhancements — and Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes

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Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on news coming out of the Linux Foundation’s KubeCon event by Red Hat. As edge computing use cases explode, Kubernetes deployments have become under increasing stress. The latest additions to Red Hat’s flagship OpenShift Kubernetes orchestration platform position the platform to address the scale and complexity of such edge use cases and also handle the inherent network connectivity issues that exist at the edge.

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VMworld 2021: VMware Doubles Down on the Cloud and Focuses on Flexibility and Speed

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on news coming out of VMware’s flagship event VMworld 2021 in the cloud space. As VMware looks to pivot from virtualization to a cloud native world, the company announces a raft of enhancements designed to position its solutions at the heart of the hybrid, multi-cloud landscape.

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Strike and Twitter Partner Up to Change Finance — Legacy Players Better Buckle Up

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the announcement this week of the partnership between remittance network provider Strike and Twitter. As the world of finance becomes increasingly disrupted by new entrants and cloud native players, the landscape just changed dramatically as a social network with over 300 million global users partners with an innovative fintech to disrupt the old guard of the likes of Visa, PayPal, Mastercard and Western Union.

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Open Mainframe Goes from Strength to Strength

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the Open Mainframe Summit event taking place this week and the announcements the Linux Foundation collaborative project focused on the mainframe is making as part of the conference. As the mainframe transforms to fit within the hybrid landscape, open source represents a key component in the platform continuing its place in mission critical computing environments.

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SUSE Announces Q3 Earnings and Updates on Rancher Growth

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Futurum analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the recently announced Q3 earnings from SUSE. With SUSE having recently acquired Rancher Labs and IPO’ing the business in May, this second set of numbers was crucial to demonstrate execution and growth and the company delivered. SUSE showed strong growth and positive signals across all areas of the business, including Cloud adoption and launched new solutions and even hinted at acquisitions in the near-term future.

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Temenos and Zafin Availability on IBM Financial Services Cloud Platform Shows Banking-aaS Technology Stack Starts to Gain Traction

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the announcements this week by banking software and SaaS vendors Temenos and Zafin as they look to partner with IBM Cloud. Banks have unique regulatory, security, and transactional requirements and industry-focused cloud offerings are being developed by hyperscale public cloud vendors to service these unique requirements and software vendors play a key role in driving adoption.

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Mastercard’s Acquisition of CipherTrace Will Bolster Crypto Capabilities

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the acquisition by Mastercard of CipherTrace. As bitcoin and cryptocurrencies move more and more into the mainstream the legacy financial services players need to bolster their capabilities to process these new digital assets. The acquisition of on-chain analytics company CipherTrace by Mastercard is a lead indicator that this trend will only increase.