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Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Rains on Snowflake’s Cloud Data Platform Parade

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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.

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Marvell Takes Data Center Flash Storage to the Next Level with Bravera SC5 SSD Controller Debut

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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.

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Exercises the Right to Bear Arm

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Oracle unveiled its first Arm-based compute offering OCI Ampere A1 Compute, aiming to guide the porting of open source projects to Arm technology for price-performance and efficiency gains. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes why the Arm architecture is gaining a broader presence across data center server processor architectures, how OCI attains competitive differentiation through the new platform, and why OCI’s main rivals need to counter the move.

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Amdocs Burnishes Cloud Credentials with Sourced Group Acquisition

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Amdocs acquires Sourced Group for its cloud migration platform and expertise, burnishing its overall cloud native portfolio. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses how the acquisition boosts Amdocs’s cloud native products and cloud support proposition across the telecommunications, media, and financial services verticals as well as market presence in the Asia-Pacific, North America, and Oceania regions, especially in supporting multi-cloud migration strategies.

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AWS and Ericsson Extend Partnership to Support CSPs on Their Journey to Cloud BSS

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In this new episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast, Futurum analysts Ron Westfall and Shelly Kramer delve into the expansion of the AWS and Ericsson alliance with AWS certifying Ericsson Telecom BSS for AWS. We discussed the industry-wide impact of the AWS announcement including the operational and business benefits CSPs gain from the cloud native Ericsson Telecom BSS portfolio and the topmost considerations CSPs need to understand in advancing their cloud journeys.

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Juniper Gets More SASE

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Juniper debuts its Security Cloud Director, the cloud-based portal developed to aid customers in migrating securely to a SASE architecture by protecting users, applications, and infrastructure amidst cloud journeys and organization-wide transformation. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores the capabilities and competitive benefits of the Juniper Security Director Cloud solution and how it bolsters Juniper’s overall Connected Security strategy, especially in emerging SASE frameworks, as well as Juniper’s near-term competitive positioning.

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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.