Top Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Development And Infrastructure Platforms, Global, Q4 2022
The four-way hyperscaler horse for market share matters as the leading players continue to invest up and down the stack for new capabilities that set the pace for the industry. Those efforts are reflected in the results of The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Development And Infrastructure Platforms, Global, Q4 2022, in which custom silicon and […]
The DoD Announces The Winners For Its $9B JWCC Contract
This week, the US Department of Defense put an end to the year-long suspense by announcing the winners for its Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability contract. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure were the big winners of the $9 billion contract.
Uneven Innovation At AWS re:Invent 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 […]
Announcing The Public Cloud Market Outlook, 2022 To 2026
The four biggest public cloud providers are intensifying their struggle for market share.
The NVIDIA/Microsoft AI Supercomputer Cloud Is A No-Brainer
Learn about NVIDIA's multiyear collaboration with Microsoft to build a cloud-based artificial intelligence supercomputer.
Take A Pragmatic Approach To Embrace A Cloud-Native-First Strategy
The era of cloud-native transformation is here. Cloud-native is core to modern IT infrastructure, thanks to the power of the Kubernetes distributed compute backbone. Vibrant open source communities, effective product implementations by vendors, and savvy adoption by enterprises have created a dynamic, powerful cloud-native ecosystem that puts cloud scale in the hands of business and […]
Predictions 2023: Tech Leaders Double Down On Cloud-Native While Google Buys More Market Share
The Era Of Cloud-Native Transformation Is Here
As KubeCon North America 2022 gets underway, it’s useful to reflect on how far the cloud-native ecosystem has come, a focus of a new report by my colleague Charlie Dai and me. It wasn’t so long ago that IT enterprise architects began every project with a list of constraints: What can be built with a […]
VMware Bets Its Future On Multicloud — But The Odds Are Long
Will enterprises pay big money for both public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and VMware cloud infrastructure services just to get past hyperscaler lock-in? That’s VMware’s wager in a multicloud and hybrid world, and the company’s flagship user event touted a series of services and offerings to convince customers to take VMware with them […]
Aiming For Innovation: Cloud In The US Today
Cloud is no longer simply a path to greater efficiency. Today, it's a strategy for IT modernization. Get a preview of Forrester's new report, The State Of The Cloud In The US, in this blog post.
VMware Customers: Get Ready For Broadcom Disruption
Late Sunday evening, Bloomberg reported rumors of advanced Broadcom talks to acquire VMware, which has since been confirmed this morning. In light of Broadcom’s investment activities in the past few years, this news is unsurprising. It made a string of massively expensive enterprise software company acquisitions: Brocade Communications Systems in 2016 ($5.9 billion), CA Technologies […]
The CISA Promotes Cloud Visibility And Security With Its SCuBA TRA
Get ready for the semi-nationalization of public cloud security in the US. The Secure Cloud Business Applications Technical Reference Architecture (SCuBA TRA) from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provides a wide-ranging set of cloud security requirements for civilian agencies that have thus far been outside the boundaries of the FedRAMP program. The proposed […]
Continuous Evolution: In Acquiring Linode, Akamai Looks To Transform Again
Akamai’s announcement last month that it had acquired infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Linode addresses a gap in Akamai’s offering and presents an opportunity to disrupt traditional cloud service providers. Akamai’s edge function-as-a-service (FaaS) technology gives companies the ability to manipulate content close to the user with very low latency, but organizations still need to go back […]
Our List Of Kubernetes Best Practices — From The Real World
Kubernetes is conquering IT infrastructure. But despite its notorious complexity, some people are doing it right. Get examples of some best practices here.
Presenting The First Forrester Wave™ Evaluation On Public Cloud Container Platforms
The Forrester Public Cloud Container Platform Wave results are in -- the standouts offer the broadest automation and ecosystems while embracing open source software.
Your Cloud Is A Platform For … Platforms
As a cloud analyst, I follow the latest cloud-native tech that’s transforming IT infrastructure everywhere. Today, core cloud infrastructure is more or less equivalent across the cloud service providers (CSPs). That’s why the big players now compete to see who can provide their customers with the widest array of tools with which to create their […]
Stormy Times For Cloud Compliance?
Find out why enterprise risk management (ERM) professionals are taking a hard look at compliance in the cloud.
Kubernetes Is Going To Cost You — But Nobody Knows How Much
The biggest barrier to wider Kubernetes (K8s) adoption in the enterprise may not a cumbersome customer resource definition or an incomprehensible service mesh but rather a skeptical CFO waiting for someone to provide them with a price tag for that cloud-native infrastructure. A recent FinOps Foundation survey with 195 respondents — 75% of whom reported […]
Can Kubernetes Navigate Disaster?
Once you have Kubernetes in production, how does that impact your disaster recovery and business continuity planning?