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Moving BSS Cloud Journeys Forward – Transforming the Monetization Engine of Investment

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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.

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IBM Think 2021 Zeros in on AI, Hybrid Cloud and Ecosystem Growth

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This year’s IBM Think 2021 event focused on artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud and also on ecosystem growth. Overall, I believe IBM effectively utilized Think 2021 to clearly articulate its Hybrid Cloud and AI strategy, along with the key strategic moves the company is making in ecosystem partnerships, M&A, and portfolio management under Arvind’s leadership.

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Automation Anywhere Announces Early Access to Google Cloud-Powered Automation 360

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Futurum’s Shelly Kramer covers the announcement by Automation Anywhere of early access to its Google Cloud-powered Automation 360 platform for Google Cloud customers. Automation 360 is the first cloud robotic process automation (RPA) solution resulting from the company’s partnership with Google Cloud, with a goal of enabling making automation easier for organizations to embrace and adopt.

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HPE Decides Time Has Come for HPE Storage to Go Full Cloud-Native in Delivering Cloud Data Services

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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.

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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