In an unlikely pairing, Oracle backs TikTok to drive OCI business and intimidate IaaS competitors

Acquisition turned partnership: Oracle bands together with TikTok Oracle’s presence in TikTok-related news — from competitive bid to strategic partnership to now minority stakeholder — has raised eyebrows from the beginning, given the company’s complete detachment from the social media business. Oracle executives have not been shy about expressing their support for the current White […]

How COVID-19 did and will forever change cloud

Join Allan Krans, Evan Woollacott and Catie Merrill for a review of COVID-19’s impact on the cloud market so far and a look forward at the long-term impacts. This discussion will provide insight on the challenges and opportunities in the cloud market, and which vendors we believe are best positioned to address them. Don’t miss: A review of how the […]

As COVID-19 inspires greater cloud usage, customers seek security and customization benefits in hosted private cloud options

Market overview Infrastructure services hosted as single-tenancy offerings remain desirable to customers that are looking to bridge the gap between utilizing public clouds and building their own private clouds on premises. The global COVID-19 outbreak weighed heavily on many IT vendors’ business models during the quarter; however, the hosted private cloud space was less susceptible […]

IaaS utility pushes hosted private cloud leaders to ramp up investments in flexible, vendor-managed solutions

Infrastructure services hosted as single-tenancy offerings remain desirable to customers that are looking to bridge the gap between utilizing public clouds and building their own private clouds on premises. The global COVID-19 outbreak weighed heavily on many IT vendors’ business models during the quarter; however, the hosted private cloud space was less susceptible to the […]

Cloud vendors expand their go-to-market tool kits

Customers’ desire for choice and flexibility coupled with complex market dynamics are shifting the cloud landscape, forcing vendors to adopt technology-neutral approaches through partnerships and targeted acquisitions. Join Allan Krans, Nicole Catchpole, Jack McElwee and Catie Merrill Sept. 16 for a discussion on how vendor go-to-market strategies are evolving and becoming increasingly creative in the […]

Cloud professional services and hosted private cloud markets will grow over the next 5 years as COVID-19 drives cloud adoption

COVID-19 has undoubtedly created financial pain for businesses across all verticals. Business operations have been disrupted and revenue streams have declined in many industries across the globe. At the same time, the pandemic has required additional investment to support remote work and adjust business processes to align with public health guidance from the Centers for […]

Accelerated adoption of cloud due to COVID-19 will lift cloud professional services and hosted private cloud markets

COVID-19 impacts and assumptions COVID-19 has undoubtedly created financial pain for businesses across all verticals. Business operations have been disrupted and revenue streams have declined in many industries across the globe. At the same time, the pandemic has required additional investment to support remote work and adjust business processes to align with public health guidance […]

IBM Z’s relevance will persist in the digital world

Software abstraction converges ICT onto single platforms Software-defined networking essentially virtualizes the last leg of the three-cornered compute, storage and networking stool. Similarly, the software abstraction makes compute and networking mere workloads on the compute instance. Vodafone’s (Nasdaq: VOD) customer case study at Think 2020 addressed this integrated data and networking construct being delivered from […]

Emerging hybrid scenarios, coupled with changes in demand brought on by COVID-19, create opportunities for colocation vendors

While slowing to single-digit growth, down from 10.6% in 2Q19, the colocation market continues to expand as colocation vendors address the shifting needs of enterprise and hyperscale vendors. According to TBR estimates, benchmarked vendors’ average data center services and colocation revenue increased 8.1% year-to-year in 4Q19 to an aggregate of $3.4 billion. Moving forward, TBR […]