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Rackspace Elastic Engineering Unleashed, With a Goal of Transforming Cloud Managed Services

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Rackspace introduces Rackspace Elastic Engineering to meet expanding customer demand for on-demand access to a dedicated pod of cloud engineers that align with their specific cloud implementation requirements as well as improving business outcomes and optimizing DevOps frameworks. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes the competitive benefits of the new Rackspace Elastic Engineering proposition and why it bolsters Rackspace’s managed cloud services credentials, especially in multi-cloud environments, as well as the competitive impact on Rackspace’s key foes.

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Juniper Cloud Metro Introduced, With the Goal of Reimagining Networking for Operators

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Juniper unveils its Cloud Metro vision advocating that operators need to refresh their approach to metro architectures to assure an indispensable and prime influential role in the scale out and monetization of swiftly expanding 5G, IoT, and edge services. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes how operators can use Juniper’s portfolio to build massively scalable IP fabrics, embedded service intelligence, and automated, service-assured network slicing to deliver the premium, differentiated services key to determining their own ecosystem destiny in the 5G digital era, as well as the competitive implications for Juniper’s rivals.

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Oracle Cloud Lift Services Provides Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Customers a New Workload Lift

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Oracle Cloud Lift Services addresses growing customer demand to alleviate the complexity and costs of workload migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses the benefits of the new program in emerging applications areas such as GPU-based Kubernetes management and why customers and prospects need to onboard onto Oracle Cloud Lift Services

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Cisco Eases Multicloud Burdens by Making SD-WAN Cloud Hub Part of Google Cloud

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The new Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud solution enables Cisco to capture more valuable mind share in the fast-growing SD-WAN market segment, bolstering its ability to claim and defend market share leadership in the fast-evolving SD-WAN space. Futurum’s Ron Westfall shares his insights on what Cisco’s chief SD-WAN rivals, VMware, Fortinet, HPE/Silver Peak, Versa, and Juniper/128T will need to address and explore moving forward.

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Automation Anywhere, Google Cloud Partner to Expand RPA Use in the Enterprise

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Automation Anywhere and Google Cloud have announced a partnership designed to expand RPA use in the enterprise. Futurum’s Shelly Kramer explores the partnership, its benefits, and the fact that RPA is, without question, a foundational part of digital transformation. That’s exactly the reason we are seeing much movement in the industry as a whole, especially among Big Tech.

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Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse: Ready to Power More Self-Driving Cloud Data Warehouse Adoption

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Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) is better positioned now to power ecosystem-wide adoption of self-driving cloud DW platforms through the addition of new capabilities. Oracle ADW will compel rivals to counter Oracle with their own autonomous DW portfolio developments, particularly around offering post-SQL cloud DW capabilities that fulfill the ease of use and minimal administration demands of organization of all sizes.