Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his analysis of the recent Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 announcement and what it means for the competitive landscape for Kubernetes management and more widely the hybrid cloud landscape.
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on IBM’s continued support of the Wimbledon tennis championships. IBM is delivering AI-driven enriched fan experiences delivered through IBM Watson and hybrid cloud services to engage new and existing tennis fans globally.
Oracle introduces Oracle Support Rewards developed to enable customers reduce their Oracle technology license support bill by up to 33 cents for every dollar spent on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes why the new Oracle Support Rewards program further differentiates OCI against hypescaler foes and Oracle’s applications portfolio against key enterprise application rivals, bolsters the defense of its extensive Applications Unlimited customer base, and provides tremendous value to customers.
HPE announces new vertically optimized GreenLake cloud services at HPE Discover. Futurum analyst Steven Dickens breaks down the three highlighted areas from the HPE announcement, along with thoughts on the growing importance of hybrid solutions in highly regulated verticals such as healthcare and banking, as well as the emergence and co-located solutions as prevalent approaches in the industry.
Intel introduces its vision for the IPU (Infrastructure Processing Unit) focusing on improving data center manageability and efficiency, purpose-developed in close collaboration with hyperscale cloud partners. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines and analyzes why Intel’s IPU proposition is clearly differentiated and why Intel is now better positioned to expand its influence and presence across burgeoning intelligent data center architectures.
With growth for semiconductors, PCs, Cloud, AI, 5G, and electric vehicles all robust, it’s hard to suggest investors are being forward-looking.
Marvell launches new Atlas and 5nm Alaska chipsets developed to deliver unparalleled data center connectivity capabilities, including PAM4 innovations, key to dramatically improving data workload performance, scalability, and power efficiencies, particularly inside cloud data centers. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why Marvell’s Atlas and Alaska offerings are clearly differentiated and why that are ready to deliver cloud data center connectivity breakthroughs.
Cisco natively integrates its ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence capabilities throughout its SD-WAN portfolio, including the Catalyst 8300/8200 Series Edge Platforms and ISR 4000 Series, improving visibility and experience monitoring capabilities for customers. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores and analyzes how Cisco’s assimilation of ThousandEyes technology expands Cisco’s influence in driving SD-WAN expansion across cloud, edge, and SaaS environments and why SD-WAN rivals need to counter Cisco’s move.
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse delivers the full spectrum of capabilities that organizations require to advance their cloud data warehouse journey without compromise. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes and examines why the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is clearly differentiated in relation to the Snowflake Cloud Data Platform solution, delivering a competitive edge across the key evaluation criteria areas of cost governance, real-time data warehouse workload agility, data integrity, and ML integration.
Marvell launches its new Bravera SC5 controller family aimed at delivering Cloud SSD agility with any NAND vendor, in support of any NAND type, and across any form factor that fulfill the emerging scalability, performance, architectural flexibility, security, and data protection demands of the storage server and compute server data center market segments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines how the new Marvell Bravera SC5 solution delivers the PCIe 5.0 & NVMe 1.4b SSD Controller, 16Ch ES.1 Form Factor, flexible usage model, and Elastic SLA Enforcer capabilities that are key to driving data center flash storage innovation across the demanding cloud SSD controller space.