VAR partners may not survive cloud boom: TBR

“According to practice manager and principal analyst Allan Krans, companies that do make the change will form the largest segment of cloud partners, while those that don’t will ultimately not survive. “However, the new breed of partner, such as those working with companies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Salesforce, will need to operate in […]

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC bridges on-premises infrastructure

“They will be in a complex dance to get their respective customer’s compute, storage and networking needs met,” said Ezra Gottheil, principal analyst at Technology Business Research Inc. “I think VMware has the inside track with their abstraction of the cloud over AWS’ because VMware’s abstraction doesn’t lock you into just one cloud provider.”

Sprint Disparages Itself to Boost Prospects for T-Mobile Merger

“Quite frankly, this was a breath of fresh air,” Chris Antlitz, telecom principal analyst at Technology Business Research, told SDxCentral in a phone interview. “They are being marginalized, they can’t stay competitive, the network is not comparable, the competition has been out-competing them for years, and something has to give here.” Full article

IBM marries on-premises, private and public-cloud data

Offering a multi-cloud, portable hybrid integration solution is important for IBM in a few ways, said Cassandra Mooshian, a senior analyst with Technology Business Research. It greatly reduces the perception of vendor or platform lock-in, which in the world of hybrid IT is attractive, Mooshian said. “It underscores that IBM is willing to play in […]

Public Cloud Vs. Private Cloud: Top Pros And Cons Of Each

“If you had a new initiative — say if you wanted to do a new marketing campaign — with private cloud, you still have to go buy all the servers, hook them up and orchestrate it before you could even get to executing that. With public cloud, the IT resources are ready whenever the business […]

Lenovo unveils on-demand service for data centers, joining competitors

Lenovo’s Data Center Group (DCG) has unveiled TruScale Infrastructure Services. A Hardware as a Service (HaaS) solution with subscription-based pricing, TruScale makes DCG’s entire ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio available to customers “as a Service” through both Lenovo sales associates and channel partners. For a monthly fee, customers will gain access to data center infrastructure, which […]

AT&T 5G moves forward, as carrier pursues cost savings

Nevertheless, AT&T and Verizon, which plans to launch its 5G mobile network next year, are unlikely to slow down their rollouts, said Chris Antlitz, an analyst at Technology Business Research Inc., based in Hampton, N.H. That’s because delivering a high-speed internet service over 5G technology is a lot cheaper than on 4G. “5G will be […]