Entries by Catie Merrill, Senior Analyst

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 […]

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 […]

Big Blue turns purple

Rometty steps down, making way for cloud champion Krishna as IBM’s new CEO At close of business on Jan. 30, IBM unveiled Virginia Rometty was stepping down as CEO. Arvind Krishna, current SVP of Cloud and Cognitive Software at IBM, will take over effective April 6. It was also announced that James Whitehurst, IBM senior […]

Use of container technology solidifies Red Hat’s DevSecOps approach amid intensifying threats toward IT

Through DevSecOps, Red Hat builds in security across the entire stack, preserving its differentiation in the security space In today’s IT landscape, security is often overlooked in many DevOps and Agile models, yet for some, it is becoming a priority. Put simply, DevSecOps takes DevOps to the next level, tightly integrating security in every stage […]

Amid rise of Kubernetes as standard in cloud-native deployment, vendors vie to be leading hybrid enablers

Startups seek differentiation in an escalating market with niche, data-friendly tools While many industry incumbents are taking the fast-paced Kubernetes market by storm, TBR argues the overall market is still in its infancy, leaving ample room for vendors to position their offerings as unique to developer customers. In a room filled with ambitious startups, Humio […]

Hybrid, cloud-native and open source define Cloudera’s 3-pronged approach, post-merger

Cloud-native and open source are top of mind in Cloudera’s post-merger product portfolio One of the key highlights of the event was the launch of Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), an open-source, hybrid cloud platform that includes Cloudera Data Warehouse, Cloudera Machine Learning and Cloudera Data Hub services. CDP is currently available on Amazon Web Services […]

Canonical doubles down on multicloud in defense of its strategic position against Red Hat and VMware

TBR perspective At Canonical’s 2019 Analyst Day, the company displayed a compelling business model and a clear road map toward achieving its desired business outcomes. However, TBR believes the long strategic strides Canonical has taken over the past year have only propelled the company so far due to the increasingly competitive field that Red Hat […]