All indications are that 2016 was a watershed year in enterprise cloud computing growth. According to Synergy Research Services, cloud services markets are now growing three times faster than cloud infrastructure hardware and software.
As the capabilities of digital technology have evolved, along with our expectations, the federal government has made several critical changes since 2008 in an effort to best manage and capitalize on it. That’s included establishing new leadership positions, mandates and priorities, as well as creating standards for technology adoption, operation and security.
This week’s Oracle CloudWorld conference in New York City covered a wide range of topics, all focusing on the digital transformation that Oracle offers its IT and business customers through its diverse cloud PaaS and IaaS offerings. I was among the presenters and led a session where I discussed “Digital Transformation Through Interconnection.”
Analytics is one of those business functions that is a perfect fit for public or hybrid clouds. Companies are turning to cloud-based analytics for easier access to increasing amounts of data, greater data sharing and collaboration, faster insights and time to value, and to reduce operational costs.
To keep up with the demand for multi-cloud services in Australia, at Equinix we’re focused on growing our interconnection solutions, enabling the diversity of cloud services that enterprises are pursuing today.
The auto industry is gathering at the North American Auto Show in Detroit this week, after making a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. For years, we’ve been hearing about the car’s transformation to a “smartphone on four wheels,” and judging by what’s been on display in Detroit and Las Vegas, cars with the capabilities of a smartphone are the least of what’s ahead.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show that wrapped up in Las Vegas last week is widely known by its initials, CES, but Time.com suggests the 2017 version could easily have been known as “The IoT Show.” Why? “Just about any product shown will have some form of connectivity.”
Digital business is here and now. Industry analysts have defined it, providers of digital-enabling architectures and platforms are laying the groundwork for it, and progressive enterprises, such as General Electric (GE), are already transforming and seeing the significant value that being digital can bring to their business and their customers.
Fog computing operates between end devices and clouds, and it’s all about distributing some computing, storage and analysis out at the cloud’s edge, close to the “things” that are constantly creating and processing mountains of data for analysis and action.
The ongoing shift in application hosting with containerization technologies, underlines the need for every software company to have a flexible digital platform to manage their application deployment and load distribution. “Containerization” is an OS-level virtualization method for deploying and running distributed applications without launching an entire virtual machine for each application.