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Red Hat Summit – Can you say OpenStack and Containers?

Momentum buiilds behind OpenStack

by Forrester Analysts

In a world where OS and low-level platform software is considered unfashionable, it was refreshing to see the Linux glitterati and cognoscenti descended on Boston for the last three days, 5000 strong and genuinely passionate about Linux. I spent a day there mingling with the crowds in the exhibit halls, attending some sessions and meeting with Red Hat management.

June 26, 2015 10:02:00 AM Read Full Post

Cutting through the DevOps noise

Don't let the hype put you off the real business benefits of rapid, automated, business-focussed software delivery

by Forrester Analysts

Everywhere I turn, I hear about how some product or service is geared towards DevOps. It feels like the “cloud washing” we all just went through. “Cloud washing” continues to cause problems as even today it remains difficult to understand how products and services really affect our ability to create and manage clouds and applications in the cloud.

June 08, 2015 11:10:00 AM Read Full Post

Thoughts on Huawei 2015 – The Juggernaut Continues to Build

Chinese infrastructure giant is greater than the sum of its parts


In late April I once again attended Huawei’s annual analyst meeting in Shenzen, China. As with my last trip to this event, I approached it with a mix of dread and curiosity – dread because it is a long tiring trip and doing business in China if you are dependent on Google services is at best a delicate juggling act, and curiosity because Huawei is one of the most interesting and poorly understood of the large technology companies in the world, especially here in North America.

June 02, 2015 10:31:00 AM Read Full Post

OpenStack is moving to a new stage

Rise of containters and focus on user experience are taking OpenStack to new heights

by Forrester Analysts

The OpenStack summit last month was a step forward for the project for two key reasons...

June 01, 2015 10:24:00 AM Read Full Post

Is Your Company A Place Where Employees Grow And Thrive, Or Wither And Leave?

There is correlation between employee satisfaction and good customer experience

by Forrester Analysts

Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) shows that the key determiner of a company's success is customer satisfaction. We can also prove that there is a strong correlation between employee satisfaction and customer perception and opinion, which is more pronounced with those employees who have a greater impact on your customers.

May 26, 2015 10:41:00 AM Read Full Post

Business As Usual Not An Option For Customer-Obsessed CIOs

Disrupt or be disrupted - internally and externally

by Forrester Analysts

With the threat of Digital Disruption all around us, we all need to up our game.

May 22, 2015 10:37:00 AM Read Full Post

Take Investment Protection off Your List of Evaluation Criteria

Moving to a 3-year replacement cycle changes your buying and design criteria

by Forrester Analysts

Investment protection is hogwash in today's fast moving business and technology environment.

May 18, 2015 10:17:00 AM Read Full Post

Facebook and HP show different visions for Web-scale

Infrastruture architects face some interesting choices

by Forrester Analysts

Recently we’ve had a chance to look again at two very conflicting views from HP and Facebook on how to do web-scale and cloud computing, both announced at the recent OCP annual event in California.

March 26, 2015 11:38:00 AM Read Full Post

Rack-Scale Architectures get Real with Intel RSA Introduction

Standardised x86 servers are just the start

by Forrester Analysts

We have been watching many variants on efficient packaging of servers for highly scalable workloads for years, including blades, modular servers, and dense HPC rack offerings from multiple vendors, most of the highly effective, and all highly proprietary. With the advent of Facebook’s Open Compute Project, the table was set for a wave of standardised rack servers and the prospect of very cost-effective rack-scale deployments of very standardised servers

March 24, 2015 11:01:00 AM Read Full Post

IBM amps up the mainframe

Aggressively targets mobile workloads with new z13 announcement


On one level, IBM’s new z13, announced last Wednesday in New York, is exactly what the mainframe world has been expecting for the last two and a half years – more capacity (a big boost this time around – triple the main memory, more and faster cores, more I/O ports, etc.), a modest boost in price performance, and a very sexy cabinet design

January 20, 2015 9:45:00 AM Read Full Post

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