Is Quantum Computing Closer to Being a Reality, and how It Can Coexist with Traditional Computing

Many large tech companies have already invested heavily in quantum technologies, yet significant adoption of quantum computing has had its share of delays and false starts. However, with some recent announcements in the quantum sector, now seems to be the ideal time for organizations to take a closer look at quantum and consider how this approach could work for their business workloads. Organizations that have been historically focused on classical computing are now positioning quantum for the future.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure

SUSE Expands the Edge and Containers at SUSECON Digital 2022

SUSE's annual global conference, SUSECON, held virtually in June, was jam-packed with initiatives and information essential for the future of SUSE and for the open-source market.

A lot has occurred in the last year for SUSE. For one, SUSE is now listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and was the largest enterprise software IPO in Europe in 2021, according to the vendor. I find this interesting, considering how long SUSE has been in the market. Based on SUSECON, it's clear that the direction of the business is focused on maturity and growth.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

2022 Red Hat's Summit Announced Changes to Edge Strategy, Linux Admin Skill Gaps, and Hardware and Software Modernization

The 2022 Red Hat Summit was held on May 10-11 and covered a number of customer, partner, and industry expert approaches in open source technology delivery.

Red Hat has seen a lot of growth and market share when it comes to enterprise Linux. The innovation demonstrated at Red Hat Summit 2022 shows continued growth, not just when it comes to the OS, but also in ways that address organizational challenges such as skills gaps, edge growth, and modernization across the ecosystem.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG On Location - Creating at IBM Think

Fresh off my trip to Dallas for IBM Think, I am reminded how much I enjoy the intimacy offered by these smaller regional events. Unlike their global counterparts, you can often get a closer look at the interaction between a vendor and its customers along with better insight into how IT leaders are handling their own transformation journeys. This setting was a wonderful complement to IBM's theme of “Let's create.”

Topics: Storage

Cisco Live! is Live Again!

Cisco Live! returned to Las Vegas on June 12-16. Getting back to in-person events has been refreshing and seeing remote colleagues and friends for the first time in a long while at this event was invaluable.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Lenovo ISG Analyst Summit 2022 Wrap-Up!

On June 15-17, Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group held an analyst summit highlighting the state of the business as well as its future direction. Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President Lenovo, President Infrastructure Solutions Group, kicked off the event by discussing the company’s four decades of innovation as well as the current data economy.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Honing Your Game During Uncertain Times

Check out this short informational video to re-focus on the 5 things that really matter when the global economy is on shaky ground.

Catch Up On Highlights from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 did not disappoint and has picked up from last year. This event was held both virtually and live in Valencia, Spain, May 16-20, and included over 26,000 registered attendees, from developers, product management, DevOps, IT ops, architects, and executives. There were over 9,000 companies in attendance across multiple industries.

My full coverage of this event can be found in my TechTarget article titled “Highlights from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022.”

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

CiscoLive is Back!

CiscoLive returned to being an in-person event this year and customers responded positively, with 16 thousand showing up to the Mandalay Bay Resort to partake in keynotes, sessions, training, and festivities.

Topics: Networking

Developer Impact of the Broadcom Merger with VMware

When I think specifically about the developer viewpoint, VMware Tanzu comes to mind. In the throes of this merger between Broadcom and VMware, I find it a bit concerning that the financial momentum surrounding Tanzu has tapered off over the past year, given that it was once one of the highest-performing offerings in the VMware portfolio. According to the latest Enterprise Technology Research survey, Tanzu's share of VMware's business went from 49% in April 2021 to 32% in January 2022. By April 2022, that number fell to just 20%.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Pure Accelerate TechFest22: Man on the Street

Last week, I got to attend Pure Accelerate. It was wonderful to be back in out in the world again, and experience the sights and sounds speaking to live people face to face. As for the event, there was a ton to like. I took some video at the event and added my thoughts in the video below, please check that out.

Topics: Storage

ESG/ISSA Research at RSA Conference 2022

Last week’s RSA Conference was an orgy of security innovation and industry hyperbole. While this will only make things more confusing for security professionals, they seem to be moving ahead with strategies for security technology consolidation, integration, and a migration to multi-product security platforms.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Live Events are Back! ExtremeConnect 22

This week I flew to Nashville, TN to participate in ExtremeConnect 22 customer event. Despite Covid flare ups here and there, this event was very well attended – in fact it was sold out.

This was my second in-person event of 2022 and it is great to be back, as everyone gets so much more out of these events when together, and not just the ability to attend keynotes to feel the energy in the room, but the ability to attend training sessions, the opportunity for impromptu hallway meetings, getting access to executives and engineering talent, and the ability to interact socially with your peers.

Topics: Networking

Women in Cybersecurity: Gisela Hinojosa: Hacking Your Way into a Cybersecurity Career

Forgive me for the blatant cheesiness of the title, but in this case, using the term hacking is sort of relevant…bear with me…

No doubt that working in cybersecurity is really THE thing to do right now. The opportunities seem endless. But exactly what paths can you pursue when entering a field that is constantly evolving?

Topics: Cybersecurity women in cybersecurity

Women in Cybersecurity: Brittany Greenfield

This episode of Women in Cybersecurity showcases Brittany Greenfield, the founder and CEO of Wabbi. While Brittany started her career with a degree in biotechnology, working in business process and marketing roles, she turned her focus to cybersecurity, knowing how critical it is in the fabric of technology. Today she leads a company integrating security into software development. Check out our video below, and be sure to check out the full audio interview.

Topics: Cybersecurity women in cybersecurity