Digital transformation

Digital core and edge computing technologies can help in building the datacenter of tomorrow

Digital Transformation (DX) has resulted in an increase in the data volume generated by the organizations. Huge expansion of data can be seen across a wide range of industry verticals, including healthcare, biotech, energy, IoT (Internet of Things), automotive, telecom, consumer electronics, manufacturing, gaming, entertainment, space exploration, cyber-security and more. This has led to an increase in the data storage requirements and hence, there’s an increasing pressure that the data centers must evolve to accommodate the demands of the new-world organizations. Now, when the industries evolve, there are a number of new industry specific terms that are coined and become a part of day to day industry terminology. One such term that has been heard lately a lot in the datacenter industry is...

IoT helps CIOs and CTOs unlock new revenue opportunities from existing products and services

25% senior business leaders said that the use of IoT in their business is sparking a new wave of innovation due to the vast set of insightful data; 22% told that IoT is helping them unlock new revenue opportunities from current products and services. This and more such findings were revealed in Internet of Things Business Index,2017 study by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The study mirrored the business plans of 825 senior business leaders. Amongst these, 412 were either from companies’ board or were C-level executives. The study focused on evaluating the current and future applications of IoT by the global business community. Amongst the business leaders interviewed, 55% think that IoT technologies will promote internal cost-savings and generate revenues externally in the next thr...

Microsoft’s hiked quarterly earnings confirm its booming cloud business

Microsoft disclosed its earnings report for FY17 Q4 for the month ending June 30, 2017. Surpassing analysts’ expectations, Microsoft recorded a revenue of $23.3 billion GAAP and $24.7 billion non-GAAP. This was higher than the Wall Street’s anticipation of $24.3 billion. It further reported an operating income of $7.0 billion non-GAAP. Its intelligent cloud revenue grew 11 % year-over-year to $7.4 billion. Microsoft CEO – Satya Nadella, said that innovation across company’s cloud platforms is a major reason behind the revenue hike. He said, “Customers are looking to Microsoft and our thriving partner ecosystem to accelerate their own digital transformations and to unlock new opportunity in this era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.” Apart from Azure, Office 365 also recorded a goo...

Public Cloud spending to reach $266 billion in 2021 with the US expected to be the largest market – IDC report

Public Cloud spending is forecasted to reach $266 billion in 2021 worldwide, according to a recent update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Out of it, $163 billion will be accounted for by the United States alone. The spending will be slow between 2016-2021, and is expected to achieve a CAGR of 21.0%, per the report. Amongst the regions, the United States will stand as the largest market for public cloud services, closely followed by Western Europe and APEJ (Asia/Pacific except Japan) regions with $52 billion and $25 billion respective spending levels in 2021. Angela Vacca, SRM, Customer Insights and Analysis, said, “In Western Europe, the public cloud market is going to more than double in the 2016-2021 timeframe led by strong spending growth in G...

Why 451 Research’s ‘Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit 2017’ is the most sought after industry event?

There’s a lot of buzz in the hosting and cloud industry for the biggest B2B event – The Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit 2017 (HCTS), that will be held from September 18 to 20, 2017 at Bellagio Resort & Hotel, Las Vegas. The event will witness the largest gathering of corporate leaders, IT practitioners, industry visionaries and financial professionals. The august gathering will be discussing about the digital future being brought forth by the advanced innovative technologies like cloud, IoT and the huge opportunities that this digital transformation wave is bringing in for the Cloud Operators, Managed Service Providers, Hosters and Datacenter Owners. The three-day event, for which the registrations are filling up fast, will witness the industry powerhouses – 451 R...

Microsoft Inspire 2017 wraps up, here’s what you missed

Microsoft’s biggest partner event – Inspire 2017, came to an end yesterday. The event was a great success with a count of over 17,000 attendees, some major product announcements and partner led digital transformation goals. The day 1 keynote session focused on empowering organizations through new and advanced technology products like Microsoft 365. Microsoft’s corporate VP, One Commercial Partner – Ron Huddleston, emphasized the immense opportunity available to the partners through the new partner program. He said that the new One Commercial Partner Program will work with the partners in three important areas: Build With – The Microsoft partner development experts will work with those partners who need any help around building their own IP, practice or any other capability. Go-to-Market – ...

Microsoft Inspire 2017 – focus is on simplicity and consolidation of services this year

The day 1 keynote at Microsoft Inspire 2017 led by the company’s CEO – Satya Nadella, saw some major announcements revolving around new products and services driven by digital transformation. The two-hour keynote session talked about multiple opportunities that a digital world built around Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge offers. Microsoft emphasized the importance of digital technologies and how effective implementation of these can help partners multiply their profits. Also Read: DHN team at Microsoft Inspire – here’s what partners can expect this year Announcements that will empower businesses and end customers – the people who are the heart of Microsoft’s digital transformation: Microsoft 365 – combining the efficiencies of Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobili...

DHN team at Microsoft Inspire – here’s what partners can expect this year

Microsoft’s biggest partner event – Microsoft Inspire, began yesterday with a welcome reception. DHN team present at the event saw a huge gathering of people coming from globally spread regions. The event formerly known as Worldwide Partner Conference is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. from July 9-13, 2017. Since its inception, the event has been on the must-attend list of current and prospective Microsoft partners, employees and industry experts. Many elite partners are here to connect and collaborate with the global-scale Microsoft community and IT leaders like BitTitan, Dell EMC, Huawei, Ingram, Veeam, Samsung Intel etc. to name a few. After a welcome reception held yesterday between 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET, now the attendees are looking forward ...

Microsoft to soon include Azure in FastTrack

Microsoft recently made an announcement that its FastTrack program will cover its leading cloud offering – Azure, from 1st August 2017. Microsoft’s FastTrack program was introduced to help customers and partners easily adopt and get accustomed to its services like Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Windows 10 and Dynamics 365. FastTrack helps speed up customer transition to cloud and provide partners with new opportunities to provide value added services. For that, It provides a pool of resources, tools, a team of engineers and experts who work with the partners to help them guide customers in migration and system set-ups. With the expansion of FastTrack to cover Azure, customers will get direct assistance from Microsoft and its partners to build and manage their cloud envir...

Tata Communications launches new private cloud nodes in Europe and Asia

Tata Communications – the leading provider of network, cloud and security services, has announced establishment of three new nodes for its IZO Private Cloud service, in Germany, UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Malaysia. The three news nodes will help organizations manage their Hybrid cloud environment and meet data regulatory requirements. Cloud is becoming the major enabler and driver of digital transformation across enterprises. But the organizations also face the issue of managing diverse cloud environments, while maintaining data sovereignty. Tata Communications’ IZO Private Cloud was designed to address this challenge faced by the organizations – by providing a completely managed hybrid cloud environment, helping organizations manage different cloud, hosting and infrastructure componen...

Microsoft share prices to touch new highs with digital transformation wave, predicts Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Analyst – Keith Weiss, in his recently published note, projected high price target for Microsoft Corp. stock which reportedly increased from $80 from $72. Microsoft stock price has been performing well right from the beginning of the year 2017, recording shares go up to 13.5 percent high so far this year. Also Read: Microsoft records High profits due to web-based business software “Microsoft is back to showing durable double-digit EPS growth — and investors should be willing to pay a higher multiple for that growth,” said Keith in a note. Microsoft’s business will rise due to the changing technology trends in computing, and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Due to the high demand of Microsoft’s Cloud computing platforms, analyst predicts that the company will perform ahead of th...

Rising Cloud adoption rate drives datacenter industry growth

The year 2017 seem to be extremely promising for the datacenter Industry, as it has been witnessing a rising demand for IT infrastructure management outside the on-premise ecosystem and varying consumer demands with the cloud trend. The booming cloud opportunity and accelerated cloud adoption rates require more datacenter space and capacity. And at this stage, when companies are experimenting with new products and business models, the need for a flexible infrastructure is imperative. Companies look for better opportunities resulting in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). By combining efforts, companies can explore more opportunities and ways to deliver better services to the end customer. The recent partnership announcement between Tata Communications and Alibaba Cloud is the best example ...

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