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The New Media Evolution, Memory-Centric Architectures and Deep Learning: 2017 Predictions from the CTO

As we approached the end of 2016, I reflected on the storage trend predictions we identified – Containers, 2-Tier Storage, Cloud Portfolio Management, New Media technologies and IT Skills focused on Cloud-native development.

While predictions are mostly educated guess, our 2016 predictions played out favorably.

So now it’s time to look ahead for 2017… what can we expect this year?


Applications Multi Cloud

Successful businesses are differentiating from their competition through the deployment of Multicloud-rapplication software that collects valuable data that is analyzed resulting in action that influences successful outcomes in near real time. (more…)

Cloud Foundry’s Impact on App Development

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to keynote the Cloud Foundry Summit Asia with Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Sam Ramji. Notably, this is the first year that Cloud Foundry is governed by an independent industry board as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Under this leadership, Cloud Foundry has become the de facto industry standard for developers of cloud native applications.

Cloud Foundry has become the largest community driven, open source project for the development of cloud native applications. Many successful commercial Cloud Foundry service options are available today and easily accessible by developers. The services are supported by leading enterprise IT vendors including EMC, IBM, HP, Microsoft, SAP, VMware, and Pivotal. Many enterprise organizations have built and deployed modern mobile, web, and big data applications using Cloud Foundry, particularly in the financial services, manufacturing, and retail industries. (more…)

Reengineering the Service Provider Ecosystem Thoughts in Advance of Mobile World Congress 2015

Thoughts in Advance of Mobile World Congress 2015

Last week, I jumped into a conference room at EMC headquarters and recorded a few thoughts on the challenges facing the telco industry and what I’m hoping to learn about service providers while at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, Spain.

Mobile World Congress is the biggest and most prestigious telco and service provider event of the year.  It reflects how big the ecosystem is.  It’s quite exciting because almost every player in the world, both executives and technical team members, converge in one place to understand how the industry is evolving going forward. (more…)




Ready, Set, Transform...Your IT. Listen to the inaugural episode of Luminaries w/ @markwschaefer and @douglaskarr.… about 4 days ago