Cloud Strategy

Cloud battles persist as IT and business fight it out

Grazed from CBROnline. Author: James Nunns.

Cloud computing technology has become one of the most disruptive forces sweeping across the business world. But while its benefits are widely lauded, it is still not being used as extensively as it could be. The reasons for this are numerous, with some holding more weight than others, however, it is clear that copious amounts of evidence is being laid at the feet of businesses to show them why they should be using cloud.

Many businesses are using cloud technology with 44% of companies surveyed by Oracle saying that they already have a ‘cloud-first’ policy in place, while 29% have a ‘cloud-only’ policy in place. It would seem then that businesses have recognised the technology that they need to support future growth...

Huawei Aims to Sell the Nuts and Bolts of Global Cloud Computing

Grazed from Bloomberg. Author: Editorial Staff.

Huawei Technologies Co. intends to become a major provider of gear and software to global cloud computing providers, aiming for a $10 billion business by 2020. The Chinese company will keep investing in the cloud, its fastest-growing business, as it seeks to supply chips, servers and other equipment to a booming market, said Ken Hu, the rotating chief executive overseeing the fledgling division.

Huawei has begun working with foreign firms including SAP SE and Intel Corp. to crack the market for cloud services. Unlike providers such as Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., it wants to supply the basic components of computing infrastructure, as domestic industries from education to health care begin to move data online...

VMware Highlights Cloud Building Blocks During Keynote

Grazed from VirtualizationReview. Author: Jeffrey Schwartz.

VMware has developed new SaaS-based tools that will enable organizations to bridge applications and workloads across multiple private clouds, including Amazon Web Services EC2 and S3, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and the Google Cloud Platform. The company’s new VMware Cross-Services provide deployment, security and management of applications and that can be shared across multiple clouds.

Cross-Cloud Services was introduced this morning during CEO Pat Gelsinger’s keynote presentation that kicked off VMworld 2016. The keynote’s purpose was to provide extended hybrid cloud infrastructures and to showcase advances in software-defined networking, storage and end user computing...

VMware New Cloud Plan: Sell Stuff for Rival Clouds

Grazed from Bloomberg. Author: Dina Bass.

VMware Inc. is set to unveil new products in a bid to eke out greater relevancy for the company in internet-based cloud-computing. On Monday, the company will announce Cloud Foundation, which combines software for storage, networking and virtualization into one package, as well as the ability to use that product as a service hosted in IBM's cloud.

The company will also preview new Cross-Cloud subscription services that let customers manage and protect applications hosted in clouds from International Business Machines Corp., as well as market leader Inc. and Microsoft Corp. VMware is shifting its cloud strategy after little traction and executive departures...

Cloud computing turns into Microsoft’s sunny side

Grazed from Author: Editorial Staff.

In a world where there’s a smartphone app for everything, one company — — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services. Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella wants to change that. Nadella has poured billions of dollars into building new data centers around the world, hoping to position Microsoft as the leading alternative to Amazon in selling online computing power — housed in remote centers, or “clouds” — to Internet startups, big corporations and consumers.

As evidence the investment is paying off, Microsoft Corp. reported Tuesday that its Azure cloud-computing business more than doubled in sales last quarter, compared with a year earlier. That growth, combined with increases in revenue from Windows software licenses and other key segments, helped offset a big decline in revenue from the Nokia smartphone business that Microsoft largely shut down last year...

How IBM's Cloud Strategy Is Different

Grazed from Fool. Author: Timothy Green.

Essentially, every major technology company is actively transitioning to the cloud. Amazon has become the overwhelming leader in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market, where computing resources are sold by the hour, leaving Microsoft and Alphabet's Google playing catch-up.

Software companies are shifting to subscription software-as-a-service models -- in many cases, running the back ends of their applications in the cloud. Every company that consumes IT in one form or another is considering if, when, and how they should embrace cloud computing. International Business Machines has made cloud computing one of the cornerstones of its ongoing transformation...

Helion Cloud Suite redefines HPE hybrid cloud strategy

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Ed Scannell.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise hopes it has found a way to update the venerable HP Way for the new computing age, extending a helping hand for users navigating a hybrid cloud strategy. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) rolled out a handful of cloud-based offerings at its annual HPE Discover conference here that make it easier to deliver, integrate and manage a mix of applications that work with a range of cloud-based infrastructure -- and catch up with some of the company's heavyweight competitors.

The HPE Helion Cloud Suite lets IT shops deliver and manage applications from traditional on-premises to virtualized to containerized apps across a range of infrastructure environments. Unveiled were:

  • The new Helion CloudSystem 10 suite is a hardware-software bundle to help IT shops build and deploy cloud environments for a number of workloads...

Cloud Computing: HP Enterprise to Spin Off, Merge Services Business

Grazed from WSJ. Author: Don Clark.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. plans to spin off most of its technology services operations and merge them with those of Computer Sciences Corp., in an $8.5 billion transaction that marks HP Enterprise’s latest adjustment to a shifting landscape that is roiling the market for corporate technology.

HP Enterprise will shed a business that accounts for roughly 100,000 employees, or two-thirds of the Silicon Valley giant’s workforce. The deal, a blockbuster follow-up to the breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co. last fall, will create a corporate technology services specialist that will be led by Computer Sciences executives and have roughly $26 billion in annual revenue, the companies said...

Intel CEO Talks Cloud and Internet of Things Strategy

Grazed from TopTechNews.  Author: Jef Cozza.

Chipmaker Intel has its head in the clouds these days. Or, to be more accurate, in the cloud. CEO Brian Krzanich outlined a set of core beliefs yesterday guiding the company's strategy for the future -- chief among them that the cloud is the single most important trend influencing the future of computing.

“Our strategy itself is about transforming Intel from a PC company to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices,” Krzanich wrote in a blog post yesterday. Krzanich's comments come just a week after the company announced a major restructuring initiative that would see it shift its focus to its data center and Internet of Things businesses...

Intel refocusing itself, and its revenue stream, on cloud

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Sharon Gaudin.

With Intel looking to lock in on the next big thing and cloud continuing to grow in importance, it makes sense for the chip maker to seize on cloud computing as a way to transform itself. That's the word coming from industry analysts after Intel this week announced it will lay off 12,000 employees -- or 11% of its global workforce -- as it shifts focus from its traditional PC business to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud.

With PCs seen as yesterday's tech trend, Intel is betting its future on the growth of the cloud, which stores everything from music to corporate records and powers enterprise apps and billions of smart, connected devices. The cloud, Intel wagers, will be the company's primary growth engine...

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