Cisco’s Internet for the Future refresh comes at a good time. Futurum’s Ron Westfall takes a look at how this refreshed vision is vital to bolstering the company’s vision, how the new portfolio capabilities provide a compelling strategy for the digital ecosystem in the 5G era, as well as what’s ahead for Cisco’s key rivals.
Oracle is working on their cloud strategy. But what must happen for them to get on a cloud-based growth path?
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.
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.
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.
IBM has been aggressively pursuing its hybrid cloud story and has gone GA with its Cloud Satellite offering adding to its hybrid arsenal.
Marvell delivered its fourth consecutive growth quarter as the company’s focus on cloud, 5G, and automotive are upping demand for its products.
Alphabet released cloud results for the first time. What’s clear is that it isn’t a shoo-in for No. 3 in the cloud business.
The Delta IBM cloud partnership takes flight, with an announcement on Thursday of the acceleration of the airline’s digital transformation strategy and expansion of the partnership between the companies. IBM will transform Delta’s computing environment to run on a hybrid cloud architecture built on Red Hat OpenShift, provide services and training, and make further inroads in its big bet on cloud.
Oracle’s expansion of its Hybrid Cloud Portfolio, especially through the Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure offering, strengthens its overall competitive standing in the public cloud and ruggedized edge server domains. Oracle counters competitive offerings such as HPE’s Edgeline series as well as the AWS Snow Family, bolstering OCI’s ability to sell more into verticals and environments, such as agriculture, energy, mining, and factories, where conditions can be vigorous and tough and network connectivity is limited or lacking. Here’s what Futurum’s Ron Westfall has to say about the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, the key differentiators it provides, and what this move by Oracle compels its rivals to do moving forward.