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Equinix's purchase of 13 datacenters in Canada strengthens its ability to provide its global digital platform including colocation and interconnection service to retail customers. Enterprise customers relying more on hybrid cloud architectures ...
Contact tracing technology has emerged as an effective way to potentially mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by collecting and analyzing vast amounts of location and proximity data. The benefit to global health will be significant, but vulnerable ...
Splunk released its Q1FY21 first quarter, with key results including ARR of $1.775 billion, up 52% year-over-year, cloud revenue of $112 million, up 81% year-over-year, total revenues of $434 million, up 2% year-over-year, and GAAP loss ...
Over the past decade, the Open Compute Project (OCP), modeled after open source software communities, has built up an ecosystem of open datacenter solutions and a community of providers that are poised to impact the infrastructure market ...
Slack made its "simpler, more organized desktop interface" available in March and now has announced and started to roll out similar easy-to-use features to the new mobile interface for Slack's iPhone and Android applications. These changes ...
IDC has long expected more vendor consolidation in the robotic process automation (RPA) market, and with the largest and well-capitalized vendors out of reach, smaller vendors such as Softomotive have been the most obvious targets for vendors ...
The IBM Maximo 8.0 release is a big strategic move from a collection of separately licensed software and add-ons to one integrated suite of applications. IBM Maximo Application Suite offers nine applications, packaged in three concurrent ...
VMware will acquire Octarine, extending its security platform to Kubernetes-based applications. VMware continues to show a commitment to cybersecurity by making large and small inorganic investments.
On Monday, May 18, ServiceNow released ServiceNow Safe Workplace, a four-app suite and dashboard designed to help companies manage the essential steps for returning employees to the workplace. Immediately available on the ServiceNow store ...
Since the acquisition of Red Hat by IBM, OpenShift has become the central theme presented to customers of both organizations. As promised after the acquisition, Red Hat is staying the course to offer a broad multicloud platform with OpenShift. ...
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is the first crisis of the cloud era. All the cloud promises when it comes to elastic consumption, agile development, and global reach are being put to the test. IDC believes cloud platforms (public/hosted/private ...
On May 11, Datadog announced first-quarter 2020 financial results that included revenue growth of 87% year over year to $131 million, solid growth of larger customers with 960 $100,000+ ARR customers versus 508 a year ago, and the launch ...
IBM's recent virtual Think Digital event emphasized IBM's commitment to helping enterprises run their mission-critical applications and data analytics workloads consistently and securely across open, distributed cloud environments built ...
This week, Oracle announced that it has been selected by Zoom Video Communications to help it scale its growth that, at this writing, includes a jump from 10 million to 300 million daily Zoom Meetings participants in just a few months. Oracle ...
IBM's motivation for acquiring Red Hat is becoming clearer as both companies align around the concept of an open hybrid cloud — one where applications are no longer bound by the confines of a datacenter or single public cloud. This requires ...
During the recent Virtual Red Hat Summit 2020, Red Hat showcased a tech preview of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes (ACM), a policy-driven platform for automating multicluster Kubernetes governance, compliance, and risk ...
Production, replication, and archival are critical aspects of enterprise data life-cycle management. IDC observes that traditional storage administrators and cloud-native developers have different requirements and understanding of storage ...
On April 22, 2020, Atos reported its 1Q20 results, including a 0.8% organic decline in revenue to €2,834 million, led by falls in manufacturing (-2.9%), financial services and insurance (-2.6%), and health and life sciences (-4.9%). They ...
Data protection and data security are no longer separate disciplines or tasks for IT organizations. IT leaders are now approaching data protection and security in a holistic manner and vendors are responding with integrated platforms to ...
Nokia announced an exclusive one-year partnership and an integrated solution with Irish private company Asavie to enable communication service providers (comms SPs) and enterprises with the capability to extend centralized policy-driven ...
IBM's first quarter earnings report release on April 20 was closely watched, with observers having three question in mind: (1) Will IBM’s momentum from its 2019 shift toward growth continue? (2) How did COVID-19 impact IBM's business in ...