Intel Doubles Down on 5G & NFV

Intel | April 03, 2019

Intel Data-Centric Innovation Day 5G and network functions virtualization (NFV) took center stage as Intel launched new networking, compute, memory and storage components. Intel introduced hardware "spanning intelligent edge to cloud to move, store, process data" for applications including AI, Internet of Things and security, the company said Tuesday. Network and edge "cloudification" are major drivers for the new products, as well as cloud, AI and analytics, said Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president and general manager for the Data Center Group.

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Most everyone understands that digital transformation brings a host of benefits. Among them: better and faster decision-making, improved efficiencies, reduced costs, and long-term sustainability. The digital evolution, however, has another consequence: a flood of digital data that may seem overwhelming. The vast majority of this content deluge is unstructured. Compared to the structured data found in databases and other stores, unstructured data can be very difficult to organize and search, let alone extract insights from it.

Spotlight

Most everyone understands that digital transformation brings a host of benefits. Among them: better and faster decision-making, improved efficiencies, reduced costs, and long-term sustainability. The digital evolution, however, has another consequence: a flood of digital data that may seem overwhelming. The vast majority of this content deluge is unstructured. Compared to the structured data found in databases and other stores, unstructured data can be very difficult to organize and search, let alone extract insights from it.

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Cloud Carib becomes first Caribbean Company to join VMware Sovereign Cloud Initiative

VMware | December 05, 2022

A leading provider of cloud services in the Caribbean and Latin America, Cloud Carib now joins the VMware Sovereign Cloud Initiative, helping clients better protect national sovereignty within its region of operation. The tech firm headquartered in Nassau, The Bahamas, made the formal announcement after recently attending VMware Explore 2022 Europe conference in Barcelona, formerly VMworld. Today, 100+ countries have their own laws governing how data should be managed and stored within their sovereign borders, and most of these regulations are constantly changing. Cloud Carib, as a VMware Sovereign Cloud provider, meets the significant capabilities in delivering more secure and compliant cloud services to government organizations, those in the public sector and any client with data residency requirements or concerns. “We’re extremely proud to be the first Caribbean company to join the Sovereign Cloud Initiative and are committed to helping Digital Transformation Initiatives realize sovereignty for the protection of the communities we serve. We’re dedicated to bringing sovereign cloud services to our clients, advancing the region’s data protection and sovereignty commitments, and supporting nations as they modernize and protect their data within their borders,” remarked Stelios Xeroudakis, Cloud Carib’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer. The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative helps customers engage with trusted national cloud service providers to meet geo-specific requirements around data sovereignty and jurisdictional control; data access and integrity; data security and compliance; data independence and mobility; and data analytics and innovation. “There is no data sovereignty without cloud sovereignty. And sovereignty does not have to come at the expense of cloud innovation,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, Vice President, Cloud Provider Platform Solutions, VMware. “VMware Sovereign Cloud providers such as Cloud Carib can help customers innovate and drive digital transformation while reducing the risk of unlocking the value of data.” New research conducted by Vanson Bourne[1] commissioned by VMware reveals that over the next two years, 96% of all companies surveyed believe data will be a source of revenue, and 50% believe it will be a significant revenue source. As economic uncertainty intensifies, it is not surprising that more business leaders are zeroing in on their data as an untapped revenue source. Yet the downside is just as big: respondents identified data sovereignty as one of the key challenges facing organizations, with 95% admitting it is a concern. Organizations that fail to comply with data sovereignty regulations often must pay fines in the hundreds of millions of dollars and suffer damage to brand reputation because of data compromise. The first jurisdiction to benefit from this rollout is our home base in The Bahamas. Joining the Sovereign Cloud initiative amplifies our decade-long commitment to this region. So, this really is just the beginning as we aim to further that commitment by offering Sovereign Cloud to each country in the region as regulations evolve and security demands increase." Cloud Carib CEO Scott MacKenzie. About Cloud Carib Cloud Carib is the region’s premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client. Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services. Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivalled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters. VMware VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. This article may contain hyperlinks to non-VMware websites that are created and maintained by third parties who are solely responsible for the content on such websites.

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A FinOps-centric Approach Helps Enterprises Track and Control Cloud Costs as Per ISG

ISG | December 30, 2022

The growing use of public clouds by enterprises is leading to an increase in cloud costs, prompting a rise in demand for FinOps platforms to monitor and control expenses, according to a report by technology research and advisory firm Information Services Group. This rise in demand for FinOps platforms reflects a change in the enterprise cloud space, where companies are now looking for solutions that give them more accurate cost insights and better control over how much they spend on the cloud. FinOps platforms, which help clients manage their global IT assets and cut costs, are becoming an important part of the public cloud ecosystem as companies adopt multi-cloud strategies and take stock of how they use the cloud and how much it costs them. FinOps platforms are becoming more popular, which gives businesses a better view of their cloud costs and more control over how much they spend on the cloud. "According to predictions, the finops market will expand by more than 30% in 2022, and future growth will probably be faster." The report named Apptio (Cloudability), Flexera, HCLTech (MyXalytics), NetApp (Spot), and VMware (CloudHealth) as leaders in the Cloud FinOps Platforms quadrant. These platforms provide customers with a comprehensive view of their cloud consumption and costs, allowing them to gain better control over their spending and make decisions that drive operational efficiency and reduce costs. As spending on the cloud continues to grow, more and more businesses will use finops platforms to make sure they get the most out of their cloud investments. About ISG ISG is a global technology research and advisory firm. ISG helps more than 800 clients, including 75 of the world's top 100 enterprises, achieve operational excellence and faster growth. Automation, cloud and data analytics, sourcing advisory, managed governance and risk services, network carrier services, strategy and operations design, change management, market intelligence, and technology research and analysis are all examples of digital transformation services. ISG, founded in 2006 and based in Stamford, Connecticut, employs more than 1,300 digitally-ready professionals in more than 20 countries. The company is known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities.

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Introducing New Security and Management Features for D2iQ's Kubernetes Platform

D2iQ | January 05, 2023

D2iQ, a company that provides enterprise Kubernetes for cloud-native applications, has announced the release of D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) 2.4. The platform includes updates, new features, and expanded infrastructure support for major cloud service providers. It makes Kubernetes clusters easier to manage in hybrid, multi-cloud, and multi-cluster environments by improving security, adding more deployment options, and improving the user interface. With the release of DKP 2.4, D2iQ is making it easier for organizations to make the transition to cloud-native applications. DKP 2.4 also includes an enhanced Insights Engine, which provides self-service troubleshooting capability and automated alerts for identifying missing best practices and deprecated API versions in cluster configurations. With the release of DKP 2.4, D2iQ continues to offer users a complete Kubernetes platform that makes it easier to deploy and manage enterprise-level apps. "At D2iQ, our goal is to consistently improve the customer's experience running enterprise-scale Kubernetes on premises, in a public cloud, or in a hybrid environment. DKP Insights Engine is just one example of our ongoing innovation and focus on simplifying Kubernetes management to help customers succeed in their cloud-native journeys." D2iQ CEO and cofounder, Tobi Knaup Support for Kubernetes 1.24, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6, Rook Ceph storage services, and better documentation for Konvoy Image Builder are some of the other features. In summary, the Kubernetes Platform 2.4 update offers a wealth of features and benefits that can improve the user experience when managing Kubernetes clusters in hybrid, multi-cloud, and multi-cluster environments. About D2iQ D2iQ is the leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud platforms, enabling businesses to embrace open-source and cloud-native innovations while delivering smarter Day 2 operations. D2iQ enables organizations to navigate and accelerate cloud-native journeys by providing enterprise-grade technologies, training, professional services, and support. D2iQ has unmatched experience driving some of the world's largest cloud deployments. D2iQ has the expertise, services, and technology to enable your success, whether you are deploying your first Kubernetes workload, optimizing your business analytics with Spark or Jupyter, or educating your developers on the benefits of cloud native. In addition to its headquarters in San Francisco, D2iQ has offices in London and Hamburg, Germany. Andreessen Horowitz, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Khosla Ventures, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Microsoft, and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. are among the investors in D2iQ.

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