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Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 1
After the public-cloud hype, many companies found themselves locked-in to a number of service licenses provided by cloud vendors. These same companies also depended on their existing servers, virtual machines, and other legacy equipment. Their on-premise resources were not entirely replaced by the cloud, and they ended up in a hybrid multicloud ecosystem. In fact, 80% of their workloads are […]

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Don’t underestimate impact of JEDI contract and developer engagement on Microsoft, says analyst

Don’t underestimate impact of JEDI contract and developer engagement on Microsoft, says analyst

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 2
When the news broke last month that Microsoft Corp. would be awarded the $10-billion highly contested Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract to provide cloud services for the Department of Defense, much of the ensuing publicity focused on the size of the deal and the rejection of a bid by Amazon Web Services Inc. […]

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How customer obsession is driving Microsoft’s channel partner strategy

How customer obsession is driving Microsoft’s channel partner strategy

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 3
With more enterprise-technology choices than ever before, customers call the shots. This is why customer relationships are no longer merely managed in the fast-moving digital world, but they must be deeply understood to the point of obsession. And it is valuable insight for a top executive who manages commercial channel sales for one of the […]

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Microsoft embraces competitors to optimize customer experience

Microsoft embraces competitors to optimize customer experience

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 4
Microsoft Corp. is consolidating a new approach in the technology landscape. The company is enhancing relationships with competitors to more broadly serve customers looking for the best and easiest technology solutions but not necessarily from the same vendor. “Six, seven years ago, certain companies, whether it’s IBM or Oracle, or even Red Hat, were enemies […]

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Analysts see latest releases as evidence of evolving new role for Microsoft

Analysts see latest releases as evidence of evolving new role for Microsoft

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 5
Although Microsoft Corp. made a series of announcements on Monday that involved cross-platform deployment of Azure Cloud services, analytics, and an expanded edge infrastructure, a secondary story may well be how the company is redefining its role to the tech community at large. “Where does Microsoft sit in this landscape?” asked Stu Miniman (@stu), co-host […]

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Q&A: As data stretches across multiple clouds, observability becomes more complex

Q&A: As data stretches across multiple clouds, observability becomes more complex

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 6
Enterprises are housing data in various places as multicloud architectures becomes routine procedure. Top-notch observability, with the ability to trace and aggregate data across clouds, is necessary for organizations looking to solve problems before their clients even notice them. And yes, it’s as complex as it sounds. But LightStep Inc. is in lockstep with the […]

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Cohesity’s latest announcements dovetail with Microsoft’s focus on hybrid cloud

Cohesity’s latest announcements dovetail with Microsoft’s focus on hybrid cloud

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 7
Business software maker Cohesity Inc. showcased new integrations today, aiming to simplify data backup and protection across hybrid cloud computing platforms on Monday as part of a series of announcements during Microsoft Ignite 2019. The new integrations include cloud native backup and cloud snapshot management tools for Microsoft Azure. The latest solutions are designed to further Cohesity’s […]

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Microsoft rides JEDI momentum as Ignite 2019 kicks off with new product launches

Microsoft rides JEDI momentum as Ignite 2019 kicks off with new product launches

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 8
When a company scores a single $10 billion contract, it can generate quite a tailwind. That’s the total projected amount of a deal between Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. government when the company was awarded a hard-fought contract last month to provide technology services for the Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI […]

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Let’s do video: How the cloud changed visual collaboration tools forever

Let’s do video: How the cloud changed visual collaboration tools forever

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 9
It may be hard to imagine now, but there was a time not so long ago that video conferencing required expensive, complicated equipment, a ton of bandwidth… and patience. Lots and lots of patience. That’s because the video feed was often unreliable, it was difficult to join from multiple locations and the resulting experience was […]

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Cloud native adoption has far reaching implications for enterprise IT, says Cisco engineer

Cloud native adoption has far reaching implications for enterprise IT, says Cisco engineer

Q&A: Microsoft’s ecosystem ‘trust factor’ gets a big boost, says analyst 10
The cloud native wave is coming. Capgemini SE has reported that while only 15% of new enterprise applications are cloud native, adoption will more than double by next year. Its potential as a cloud-based, elastic and resilient service delivery model has appeal in the enterprise information technology world. But cloud native is also still in […]

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