Cloud

MongoDB: Looking to build on a decade of success

By |2019-07-11T14:13:51+01:0011 July 2019|Analysis, Cloud|

Databases are the beating heart of almost every software application. Today, relational databases are prevalent and most enterprises run Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or the like. More recently, however, the relational database has been challenged. One vendor at the forefront of this change is document database provider, MongoDB. MongoDB held its annual MongoDB World event [...]

MWC19 Insights PART II: Tech Review

By |2019-03-22T14:17:12+01:0022 March 2019|Analysis, Blockchain, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Mobile, Telecoms|

In Part I of my MWC19 review, I covered the changes to industrial structure, but no review of MWC is complete without one or two tech highlights from the telco side – one of my main professional loves: - Cloud Telco Cloud – finally seeing some statements of the gob-smackingly obvious emerging around the operator [...]

MWC19 Insights Part I: An industry in motion, but where to?

By |2019-03-22T14:18:57+01:0022 March 2019|Analysis, Blockchain, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Mobile, Telecoms|

I’ve been in the telco industry in various guises for the last 22 years and attended mobile world congress since 2011 and usually I have left vaguely disappointed – this year I left hopeful for the industry – interestingly none of it had anything to do with the major announcements around 5G. Instead, there were [...]

Is Juniper back on top with its approach to solving complexity and supporting multi-cloud?

By |2018-12-19T21:56:45+01:0019 December 2018|Analysis, Cloud, Networking, Vendor Analysis|

At Juniper Network’s NXTWORK conference (held in London in late November), CEO Rami Rahim went all in for simplicity. As he put it the objective should be ‘to make networking better’ (rather than ‘making networks work better’). This is both bold and challenging, especially for a company like Juniper which has found itself, by its [...]

IBM pays $34 billion for Red Hat

By |2018-10-29T22:07:07+01:0029 October 2018|Acquisition, Analysis, Cloud, Vendor Analysis|

IBM has agreed to pay $34 billion for leading Linux vendor Red Hat. The sum is 70% above the current market cap for Red Hat which, as of Sunday, was just $20.53bn. This is also the biggest acquisition in the history of IBM by a significant margin. The previous record was $5bn for Cognos in 2008. Last [...]

Storage revamp: IBM responds to multi-cloud users

By |2018-09-25T00:03:44+01:0025 September 2018|Analysis, Cloud, Storage, Vendor Analysis|

Organisations are increasingly moving their computing and storage needs to the cloud. The latter is a challenge. Regulators are adding new controls around privacy and data sovereignty. This is one of the reasons why some companies have kept their storage onsite rather than take advantage of the lower prices and greater availability that cloud offers. [...]

What is Cloud in 2018?

By |2018-05-21T11:57:22+01:0021 May 2018|Analysis, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Uncategorized|

Why are we even asking this question now?  Hasn’t cloud been well and truly defined in the scope of transformation? So what more is there to say? Plenty, if you only think of cloud as the destination and not part of the modernisation and transformation journey. A recent article spoke of an organisation that moved [...]

Why cores, memory and GPUs matter in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) world

By |2017-12-14T13:12:18+01:008 December 2017|Analysis, Cloud, POWER, Vendor Analysis|

IBM delivered the first of its POWER9 units to the Oak Ridge National Laboratories back in July 2017. This is a deployment that will take several months to complete. It also began deploying units to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the end of October 2017. These two announcements mean that customers and that includes [...]

How Easterseals Bay Area is trailblazing using Salesforce Health Cloud

By |2017-12-07T22:12:05+01:007 December 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Healthcare|

The industry is moving towards an inclusive coordination of all involved in a patient’s health from doctors, nurses, payers, but, also increasingly so, family members. The transition to customer management is needed as it also marks patients coming of age in a digital era. We have seen this transition happening in other industry sectors. Easterseals [...]

HPE Re-Discovers itself, but is it on the right track?

By |2017-12-05T15:00:23+01:005 December 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Vendor Analysis|

A little over two years ago HP was a $120 billion IT giant that could rival the likes of IBM. Its business included consumer and enterprise hardware, software and professional services. At HPE Discover in Madrid (28-30 November 2017) we saw a very different business. A brief history of not much time On 1 November [...]