Microsoft Azure is making the solid bet that the dual acquisitions of Metaswitch and Affirmed Networks will strengthen the Azure portfolio in providing virtualized network software and voice/data/unified communications solutions aimed at operator 5G edge hybrid cloud demands, but must show its ongoing portfolio expansion will not scare off many potential CSP customers and supplier partners.
Siemens continues efforts for IoT with enhancement and combined efforts of its MindSphere IoT system and Mendix low-code software application. Digital twin, advanced analytics, edge-to-cloud and a growing partner ecosystem also add to its IoT offerings.
Last week Microsoft hosted its annual biz apps summit where it shared the important role applications are playing in rapid digital transformation.
The IBM Financial Services Ready Cloud, which launches in H2 of 2020 is designed to meet the complex security and cloud needs of regulated financial cos.
IBM has expanded its play in cloud with the launch of Cloud Satellite, which provides direct competition to AWS Outposts expanding Hybrid Capabilities.
As with any new partnership announcement, the news isn’t so much about the business deal as it is about the potential of what could come of it. And right now, the AT&T and Google deal signifies that the world is ready for a bigger push for 5G/edge computing.
Amazon had strong revenue, but was a bit under the threshold on earnings. Meanwhile, AWS continued to show great growth and investment in the business.
Microsoft delivered above expectations on revenue and earnings as the company was able to keep momentum going despite the impact of COVID-19.
By stepping up industry awareness of its established public cloud relations and portfolio expertise, Netcracker bolsters its ability to fulfill more CSP adoption of cloud platforms in order to catalyze their digital transformation journeys and spur their 5G deployments, especially by 2021. The move is a solid indicator of broader collaboration between cloud providers and telco software suppliers throughout 2020 including potential M&A activity.
HPE CEO Antonio Neri published an update on the company’s website outlining its plans to continue supporting its customers in the wake of COVID-19. A dive into the strategy and why it is important for HPE as the company moves beyond this pandemic.