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Kyndryl and Microsoft Cloud Partner to Jointly Serve Enterprise Customers in First Deal Out of the Gate Post IBM Spinoff

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Futurum lead analyst Shelly Kramer shares thoughts on the recently announced global strategic alliance between Kyndryl and Microsoft Cloud. While it’s an impressive way to come out of the gate for Kyndryl immediately post IBM spinoff, more importantly, this strategic partnership is centered on both companies serving enterprise customers and facilitating the building and deployment of both cloud solutions, as well as addressing the need for augmented IT expertise at the enterprise level.

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Groq Turbocharges COVID Drug Discovery at Argonne National Laboratory

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Groq demonstrates its technology enabled the acceleration of compute timelines from days to seconds at Argonne National Laboratory in its COVID drug discovery initiative. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why Groq potentially gains a significant sales and marketing boost from its Argonne National Laboratory collaboration, especially in demonstrating the Groq solutions performance advantage over established GPU products as well as potentially fulfilling compute acceleration for an expanding array of AI and machine learning use cases and missions.

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Microsoft’s Mesh for Teams is Microsoft’s Nod to the Metaverse

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The metaverse is clearly in the news of late, and it appears to be on pace to be one of the biggest trends of 2022. Futurum lead analyst Shelly Kramer covers the announcement out of Microsoft’s Ignite event of the launch of its Mesh for Teams, a new offering intended to blend the digital and physical worlds, expected to roll out to users in 2022, and offering insight on what this means for the future of the metaverse in the workplace.

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Pluribus Networks and ITRenew Team Up to Smash TCO while Improving Sustainability for Private Cloud Infrastructure

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ITRenew augments its suite of networking solutions with Pluribus Networks’ Adaptive Cloud Fabric providing advanced and sustainable network solutions with the agility and efficiency of open architecture that deliver the cost-effective performance and energy efficiencies needed to power multiple and fast expanding workloads across data center environments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Pluribus Networks and ITRenew partnership delivers TCO, sustainability, and supply chain reliability and can demonstrate a competitive advantage over some conventional OEM solutions and how their collaboration across the OCP also assures open-source flexibility for enterprise and CSP customers.

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Strike and Twitter Partner Up to Change Finance — Legacy Players Better Buckle Up

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the announcement this week of the partnership between remittance network provider Strike and Twitter. As the world of finance becomes increasingly disrupted by new entrants and cloud native players, the landscape just changed dramatically as a social network with over 300 million global users partners with an innovative fintech to disrupt the old guard of the likes of Visa, PayPal, Mastercard and Western Union.