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

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

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

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%.

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NetApp Expands Its Portfolio and Partnership with Cisco

Today’s dynamic market is driving vendors to create “better-together” offerings, providing customers complete solutions. In a recent briefing with ESG, NetApp and Cisco explained the value of the next generation of FlexPod and its increasing momentum.

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Dell Is Empowering Developers with a DevOps-ready IT Infrastructure

The Importance of DevOps

Rapidly responding to business objectives is critical to future-looking organizations. The adoption of DevOps is aimed at achieving business goals consistently and rapidly. DevOps is key to many organizations to increase agility and standardization of deployment. We have seen in our latest Technology Intentions Spending research survey that more than one-third of survey respondents said their organizations are extensive users of both DevOps and agile software development methodologies.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

HCI: The “Super Infrastructure”

You know those people who seem to have more than 24 hours in a day? They simultaneously balance work, hobbies, family, friends, and health (somehow). These “super humans” do it all. And although those aspects of life are separate entities, they still affect one another and must be managed concurrently. A desire to continuously “do more” creates challenges in our lives – it adds complexity and requires us to find new ways to become more efficient. Similarly, IT teams are tasked with doing more with the limited resources and budget they are provided - all in a world in which IT environments are becoming more and more complex. Organizations strive to increase operational efficiency and speed while minimizing costs and downtime; but this is no easy feat.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure ESG Validation Services

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 Launched with Explosive Growth!

This year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon did not disappoint! As a hybrid event, there were many attendees in person as well as virtual, and the event coordinators did a great job at seamlessly transitioning between the attendees. At this year’s North America event, the coverage areas focused on application definition/development, orchestration/management, runtime, and provisioning. There was also a “special” category for offerings supporting cloud-native technology that did not fit into the other groupings.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

VMware’s Next Chapter... But Is It Going to Work?

The powerhouse VMware is doing it again—leading the way in the industry with innovation focused on the next generation of multi-cloud offerings. The question is: Will it be enough to differentiate VMware from the pack?

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