Project Pacific: VMware’s new road from vSphere to the Kubernetes-based hybrid cloud

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Many people use VMware’s vSphere. How many? VMware claims there are over 70 million vSphere workloads running out there at any given time. That’s a lot of people running mainline business applications on VMware’s signature virtualization platform. That’s great, but how do you move those workloads to a cloud? VMware has an answer, re-engineer vSphere […]

Los servicios financieros abrazan la multinube

Los entornos multinube (formados por varias nubes, públicas y privadas, que se utilizan normalmente para diferentes propósitos) pueden considerarse como la opción preferida de los bancos. Eso se desprende del último informe realizado por 451 Research, “Multi-Cloud Fundamental to Financial Services Transformation” y yo no lo pienso discutir. El estudio, patrocinado por Canonical, especialista en […]

Financial services are embracing multi-cloud

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Multi-clouds — environments made up of multiple public and private clouds typically used for different purposes — may well be the cloud of choice for banks. That’s according to an independent report by 451 Research, ‘Multi-Cloud Fundamental to Financial Services Transformation.’ I’m not here to argue. This report, which was sponsored by Canonical — the […]

How to get more business value from your cloud investment

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Is your organization looking to get more business value from its investments in the cloud? Join the club. While there’s no universal approach for moving to the cloud, there are many proven ways to get the most value. These include approaching the cloud not as a technology move, but as a business decision. This makes […]

Azure Stack: The bridge between private and public clouds

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Azure Stack, Microsoft’s private cloud appliance, has been out for a year now. Microsoft isn’t saying how sales have been going, but the promise of Azure Stack has always been strong. This Azure cloud-in-a-box has three main use cases: Edge and disconnected solutions: Customers can address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in […]

Changing up security to protect a CPG’s hybrid cloud journey

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Retail and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies have been operating in a radically shifting business environment for years. To survive and thrive, they’ve had to embrace new technologies that also are radically changing. Cloud initiatives, for example, are morphing to hybrid approaches that mix on premise, hosted private and public clouds. And that change begets more […]

How Microsoft Azure can speed a hybrid IT strategy’s time to value

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I frequently interact with clients, partners, suppliers and startups in the IT industry regarding the latest developments in cloud and hybrid IT technology. Multiple cloud providers are the new reality, and the intricacies of evolving to a hybrid IT model can be significant. One challenge I hear all the time is, “How do enterprises accelerate […]

How to kick off your hybrid cloud journey in a CPG world

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It’s been said that history repeats itself, and that old adage definitely applies to IT management. Remember when companies struggled to manage their networks, systems and applications without finger-pointing and without a single end-to-end solution? For the most part, that was solved with integrated enterprise management systems. Then came cloud, and as retail and consumer-packaged […]

How CPG companies can get the most out of their hybrid cloud journey

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Cloud is no longer just a theoretical concept for retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Many have already spent a significant amount of time and resources transforming data centers and implementing private cloud technologies. Increasingly, their sights are set on hybrid cloud – a key element of their digital transformation journeys that combines the […]

2018: Businesses get stronger through cyber resilience

In the past, companies tried to create perfect security. You were either secure, or you weren’t. But today, risk is no longer viewed as being perfect or binary. It’s a continuum. In 2018 enterprises will focus on getting their resilience as high as possible — or, reducing their risk by taking down the highest-risk activities. […]