Last week’s arrival of the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview marks a
turning point in the cloud computing market and forms a leading indicator of
how dramatically Microsoft has changed in the past two years.
The cloud turning point comes because the path to hybrid-cloud capabilities
and benefits has a powerful new usher, one with the enterprise, developer,
and service-provider presence, R and D budget, and competitive imperative to
succeed in a market still under served and nebulous.
Over the past five years, public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)
value and utility have matured rapidly around three major players: Amazon Web
Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. But hybrid-cloud
infrastructure standards are still under-developed, with no dominant market
The best path to a hybrid cloud global standard remains a vision only,
The next BriefingsDirect DevOps innovation case study highlights how
Cognizant Infrastructure Services has worked with a large telecommunications
and Internet services company to make DevOps benefits a practical reality.
We'll learn important ways to successfully usher DevOps into any large,
complex enterprise IT environment, and we'll hear best practices on making
DevOps a multi-generational accelerant to broader business goals -- such as
adapting to the Internet of Things (IoT) requirements, advancing mobile
development, and allowing for successful cloud computing adoption.
To ... (more)
The next Briefings Direct DevOps thought leadership discussion explores the
concept of continuous processes around the development and deployment of
applications and systems. Put the word continuous in front of many things and
we help define DevOps: continuous delivery, continuous testing, continuous
assessment, and there is more.
To help better understand the continuous nature of DevOps, we're joined by
two guests, James Governor, Founder and Principal Analyst at RedMonk, and
Ashish Kuthiala, Senior Director of Marketing and Strategy for Hewlett
Packard Enterprise (HPE) DevOps.... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect DevOps thought leadership discussion explores how
continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications
are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things (IoT)
To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of
new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a
former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects,
and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE),
on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion is m... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion
focuses on the heightened role and impact of procurement as a strategic
We'll explore how intelligent procurement is rapidly transforming from an
emphasis on cost savings to creating new business value and enabling supplier
As the so-called digital enterprise adapts to a world of increased
collaboration, data access, and business networks, procurement leaders can
have a much bigger impact, both inside and outside of their companies.
To learn more about the future of procureme... (more)