The Morpheus cloud management platform (CMP) has moved beyond its original focus on DevOps automation and self-service. Morpheus provides a management control plane to enable users to deploy workloads anywhere. Such a control plane is the way of the future for managing complex enterprise technology stacks.
ServiceNow’s Orlando release introduced Now Intelligence, a set of features that strengthen ServiceNow’s lead in the AI-powered IT service management (ITSM) and digital transformation space.
Microsoft has announced self-service purchasing, the ability for any O365 user to buy Power Platform products directly through their corporate O365 tenant. This raises numerous concerns with IT leaders and O365 administrators.
ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.
Quest On Demand has added two new features to help organizations further streamline Office 365 management and potentially reduce costs.
Analysts make their bones on prognostication and prediction, and the imminent demise of any given technology is a mainstay of their subject matter. San Francisco-based VMware has made its sacrificial offerings but for two different auguries. First the place and dominance of public cloud as the center of the enterprise IT activity and work. Secondly, and more importantly, the enduring importance of self-service, elasticity, measure service, broad network access, and pooled resources.
VMware challenges IT to be more than it may be comfortable with: technologists as members of an elite caste charged with the moral use of technology and guarding the uninitiated against negative consequences.
VMware acquires Carbon Black, a cloud-based endpoint protection solution, at $26 per share, representing an enterprise value of $2.1 billion.
AWS is previewing new services that aim to make it easier for customers to monitor containerized applications built using microservice architectures. This should help simplify container operations in the cloud for AWS users.
AWS is previewing Anomaly Detection, a CloudWatch component that allows for greater visibility into containerized applications using microservice architectures.
AWS is previewing Container Insights, a CloudWatch component that allows for greater visibility into containerized applications using microservice architectures.
Microsoft has just announced that effective July 1, 2020, Microsoft Partners will lose their Internal Use Rights (IUR) to use Microsoft products at no charge. The IUR benefit is easily the most valuable partner benefit and is currently received as a component of the Microsoft Action Pack.
Capital One’s Cloud Custodian is an open source governance, security, and compliance engine for cloud services that will give users the tools necessary to enforce cloud governance – a necessity in highly regulated industries like finance.
ServiceNow and Microsoft are furthering their partnership by hosting the Now platform in the Azure-trusted cloud. These features and integrations are powerful, but comes at the price of vendor lock-in.
VMware’s end-user computing team unveiled the latest reference architecture (RA) for Workspace ONE and Horizon. Use it to kick-start a continual improvement program.
At the RSA Conference earlier this month, Spirion announced it had won the Gold Cybersecurity Excellence Product Award in the Data Classification category.
Google touts the avoidance of vendor lock-in as a key benefit of its new Anthos platform.
The US Intelligence Community (IC), including the CIA and NSA, has an obvious need for the latest analytical technology. That exists in the public cloud. The IC recognizes this and will procure “tens of billions” of dollars in public cloud services by 2021.
Google Stadia is mainstreaming the “everything-as-a-service” model already familiar to many consumers and businesses. As such, it is a frontal assault on one of the last bastions of traditional software distribution.
Microsoft has finally released the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop. Before you make a large end-user computing investment, give it a try.
VMware Cloud on AWS is now available on Amazon’s Canadian (central region) data centers. VMware-invested Canadian organizations with large-scale cloud migration plans – but concerns about data location in Canada – should welcome the move.