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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.

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Delta IBM Cloud Migration Partnership Takes Flight

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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.

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Oracle Hybrid Cloud: New Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure Brings Core to the Edge

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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.