Brent Ellis

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AI, Platforms, And Big Promises: What We Saw At Red Hat Summit

Lee Sustar 6 days ago
IT platform teams are being pushed to deliver more and are eager for new solutions. Find out what solutions the 6,000 attendees at the Red Hat Summit in Denver got in early May in this review of the event.
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With Selipsky Out, What’s Next For AWS?

Lee Sustar May 15, 2024
AWS announced this week that Adam Selipsky will depart as CEO and Matt Garman, AWS senior VP of sales and marketing, would replace him in June. Find out what the implications of this move could be at a critical time for AWS and the broader cloud market overall.
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Wasm Today, AI Tomorrow: KubeCon Expands Its Reach

Devin Dickerson March 28, 2024
GenAI, WebAssembly (Wasm), and cloud sustainability were big topics at KubeCon Europe 2024. Read our three key takeaways from the event as well as three recommended next steps in this review.
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AWS Joins Google Cloud In Removing Egress Costs

Tracy Woo March 13, 2024
Learn two key steps your IT org should take in light of this announcement from AWS.
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re:Invent 2023 — Is AWS In Unfamiliar Territory As A Follower?

Lee Sustar December 5, 2023
At AWS re:Invent 2023 the AI announcements were underwhelming despite high expectations. Find out more in this extended review of the event.
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VMware Customers: Brace For Impact

Tracy Woo November 22, 2023
With the VMware-Broadcom deal set for closing, what should you know? Learn five key things VMware customers can expect in the coming years.
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Rubrik Acquires Laminar: Data Resilience And Security Join Forces

Heidi Shey August 22, 2023
As security threats increase, data protection and security practices continue to merge. Data resilience firm Rubrik recently announced its acquisition of Laminar, a data security posture management (DSPM) vendor. Together, they aim to enable consistent and unified data security posture visibility that spans on-premises and cloud-based environments. Modern Data Resilience Is Increasingly A Cybersecurity Issue […]
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Get The Ball Rolling On Mainframe DevOps

Brent Ellis June 23, 2023
Mainframes Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon Given the rapid rise of cloud computing, one might mistakenly assume that the mainframe is dead or dying, but in fact, the majority of mainframe users say that they are actually expanding their mainframe footprint. Why? Certain workloads — or, more specifically, the scale of certain workloads — can’t […]
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The Era Of Flash Is Now

Brent Ellis June 15, 2023
Storage is a fundamental element of enterprise compute. Everyone’s data must go somewhere. Up until recently, mechanical spinning disk has been the default storage media for very large data needs. Flash media has steadily eaten away at the hard-disk footprint in the data center, however. Originally, flash attacked performance-oriented workloads. As the cost per gigabyte […]
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Taking WebAssembly/WASM To The Enterprise And Beyond

Brent Ellis April 18, 2023
There is a lot of hype about WebAssembly (WASM), and figuring out what this new technology is and how it can be used effectively is not an easy task. Andrew Cornwall and I have been looking at the technology to understand how it will work in the enterprise and enterprise edge. Look at the bottom of this […]
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What Is WASM, And Why Does It Matter To The Enterprise? (Part 2 Of 2)

Brent Ellis April 18, 2023

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What Is WASM, And Why Does It Matter To The Enterprise? (Part 1 Of 2)

Brent Ellis April 18, 2023

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Announcements: Bring-Your-Own Rack Mainframes And Multiple-Personality Storage

Brent Ellis April 7, 2023
Learn why recent announcements from IBM and HPE show positive signs for hybrid cloud.
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SHARE Atlanta 2023: Preparing The Mainframe For A Hybrid Cloud World

Brent Ellis March 12, 2023
Learn why the common thinking that mainframe is archaic and doesn’t have a place in a cloud environment can be wrong.
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Complexity Makes SaaS Resilience Challenging But Not Impossible

Brent Ellis February 21, 2023
The nature of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications means that there is not a single silver bullet or method for protecting all SaaS applications. Instead, businesses must look at their SaaS tools as a portfolio of different platforms, each with their own risk profiles. Additionally, modern SaaS tools are API-driven and allow for composability to extend functionality […]
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Multicloud ist schwierig, aber Single-Cloud-Ausfälle machen es für Unternehmen notwendig

Brent Ellis 4 Januar 2023
Die Entwicklung von Anwendungen für die Nutzung mehrerer Clouds ist schwierig, jedoch können Single-Cloud-Strategien neue und ungewohnte Fehlerquellen schaffen.
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Uneven Innovation At AWS re:Invent 2022

Lee Sustar December 8, 2022
Some 14 Forrester analysts attended this year’s AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. The conference was a mix of innovation in some areas — particularly compute and networking, along with a co-engineering approach to industry cloud — but plateaus in others, such as hybrid and edge. Efficiency and consolidation were underlying themes, from amping up AI/ML […]
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WebAssembly (Wasm) Will Be Big — Early News From KubeCon 2022

Brent Ellis October 26, 2022
Wasm Day Highlights Docker commits to helping cloud-native developers learn and adopt Wasm as the future of cloud computing and as a complementary technology to containers. Read Docker’s press release here. Fermyon announces open beta of Fermyon Cloud. Growth of the WASI component model to make Wasm more consumable: POSIX support in development via parametric […]
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Les Échecs Du Cloud Unique Rendent Le Multicloud Indispensable Aux Entreprises

Brent Ellis 4 Octobre 2022
Découvrez comment une stratégie de diversification, d’atténuation et de recherche, peut aider votre entreprise avec le multicloud.
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Let Freedom Ring … Or Compute? — Open Mainframe Summit 2022

Brent Ellis September 23, 2022
The Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project just finished up its third Summit and first in-person event, hosted in Philadelphia, PA. While the project has been around for about seven years, accelerating interest in mainframe modernization has stimulated more vendor involvement as well as community participation. The in-person component of the event was small. Participants were […]
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