Futurum Research Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the Open Mainframe Summit event taking place this week and the announcements the Linux Foundation collaborative project focused on the mainframe is making as part of the conference. As the mainframe transforms to fit within the hybrid landscape, open source represents a key component in the platform continuing its place in mission critical computing environments.
SUSE Announces Q3 Earnings and Updates on Rancher Growth
Futurum analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the recently announced Q3 earnings from SUSE. With SUSE having recently acquired Rancher Labs and IPO’ing the business in May, this second set of numbers was crucial to demonstrate execution and growth and the company delivered. SUSE showed strong growth and positive signals across all areas of the business, including Cloud adoption and launched new solutions and even hinted at acquisitions in the near-term future.
SUSE Rancher 2.6 Launches, First Release Since the Acquisition of Rancher Labs
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest release of SUSE’s kubernetes platform Rancher. Hot on the heels of a strong Q2 result as a newly IPO’d company, SUSE launches the first full release of the Kubernetes management stack from Rancher Labs, the company it acquired in 2020.
What is Really Going on With CentOS Stream?
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on what is really going on with CentOS Stream. After a rocky last eight months and lots of loud voices in the community calling for Red Hat’s head, I got the chance to get an inside track on what is really going on with CentOS Stream, and I was impressed with the hard work of community governance that is going on.
SUSE Announces First Earnings as a Public Company, Post Rancher Labs Acquisition
Futurum analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the first set of earnings announcements from SUSE as a public company. With SUSE having recently acquired Rancher Labs and IPO’ing the business in May, this first set of numbers was crucial to the market sentiment around this open source leader. SUSE showed strong growth and positive signals across all areas of the business, including Cloud adoption.
Red Hat Announces Latest Version of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes
As organizations increasingly move to multi cloud models, leveraging Kubernetes, automation is becoming critical as operations teams look to keep pace with their agile enabled developer brethren. Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis of the latest release of Red Hat’s Ansible Advanced Cluster Management offering.
BMC Announces New Capabilities Aimed at Security, a Modern Development Experience and Promoting an Open, Collaborative Mainframe
BMC today announced new capabilities aimed at security, facilitating a modern development experience, and promoting an open, collaborative mainframe. Futurum analyst Steven Dickens shares his insights on the relevance and timeliness of these capabilities as well as what’s ahead.
Red Hat Launches Latest Version of Flagship Kubernetes Product OpenShift 4.8
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.
Canonical Announces Ubuntu Support for RISC-V
Futurum Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the recent announcement by Canonical to support RISC-V with the Ubuntu operating system. Canonical has for years now taken the most holistic approach to porting Ubuntu to multiple platforms. While open source leaders such as Red Hat and SUSE focus on x86 based architectures, Canonical has taken a different path and arguably the most open.
Platform9 Raises $25 Million Series D, Looks Like One To Watch
Platform9, a fully managed hybrid cloud platform has raised its D series with many large VC’s getting behind it. Why I think the company is one to watch.