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Dell’s Multi-Cloud Portfolio Expansion Intended to Ease the Enterprise Multi-Cloud Journey

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Dell Technologies unveiled the expansion of its multi-cloud portfolio aimed at simplifying enterprise multi-cloud journeys. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why Dell’s new multi-cloud portfolio capabilities and alliance strengthen its ability to exercise more ecosystem influence in powering enterprise multi-cloud assimilation and counter the multi-cloud solutions of key rivals like HPE and SAP.

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NRF 2022: Microsoft Cloud for Retail Now Widely Available

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Futurum’s principal analyst Daniel Newman dives into the Microsoft announcement that Microsoft Cloud for Retail will be widely available on February 1. This industry-specific cloud platform will help retailers connect with their customers, improve the shopping journey, and continue to advance their digital transformations.

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IBM Launches IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Center in its Continued Focus on Mainframe Modernization

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest announcements coming out of IBM focused on the mainframe platform. With customers increasingly facing tough choices as they look to either modernize or re-platform mainframe applications, IBM is looking to better inform key decision makers with a curated portal to provide relevant information to the C-Suite, architects and developers.

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Qualcomm and Google Cloud Collaborate on Neural Architecture Search (NAS) to Power Connected Intelligent Edge

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Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard highlights the just-announced Qualcomm-Google Cloud partnership aimed at accelerating neural network development for the connected intelligent edge. Blanchard explains how the partnership, which focuses on neural architecture search and brings Google Cloud’s Vertex AI NAS to Qualcomm’s powerful new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform, is expected to scale to high-growth mobile-adjacent segments like IoT, Automotive, and XR, essentially representing a significant forward leap in the development of the next fundamental technology layer: the connected intelligent edge. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform is the first SOC to do this.

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Red Hat Brings Ansible Automation Platform to Microsoft Azure

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest announcements coming out of Red Hat around the availability of Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure. As the pressures grow on IT teams to manage more with less increasingly automation of repetitive tasks is a go to options. The Ansible platform is proving a vital tool in the ability for IT teams to keep up and the release of this functionality on Microsoft’s Azure platform increased deployment options for customers.

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AWS re:Invent 2021: AWS Unveils AWS Cloud WAN to Unify Enterprise Cloud and On-premises Environments

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At AWS re:Invent 2021, AWS announces AWS Cloud WAN aimed at providing a unified dashboard that enterprises can leverage to connect their on-premises branch offices, data centers, and AWS Virtual Private Clouds across the AWS worldwide network. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why AWS Cloud WAN offers the global managed service capabilities needed to streamline enterprise development and administration of their connected cloud and on-premises environments.

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New Futurum Research Report – A Colocation Cloud Journey with Flexibility and Peace of Mind

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Futurum Research believes that the HPE GreenLake platform is the best solution to meet the growing demand across organizations to balance their workloads across colocation, on-premises, public cloud, and private cloud environments. For many organizations, the cloud journey has proven challenging, and HPE GreenLake with colocation provides the practical capabilities and solutions needed to advance digital transformation, while meeting business outcomes and sustainability goals.

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Kyndryl and Microsoft Cloud Partner to Jointly Serve Enterprise Customers in First Deal Out of the Gate Post IBM Spinoff

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Futurum lead analyst Shelly Kramer shares thoughts on the recently announced global strategic alliance between Kyndryl and Microsoft Cloud. While it’s an impressive way to come out of the gate for Kyndryl immediately post IBM spinoff, more importantly, this strategic partnership is centered on both companies serving enterprise customers and facilitating the building and deployment of both cloud solutions, as well as addressing the need for augmented IT expertise at the enterprise level.