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Infrastructure Innovation at the Speed of Cloud

As we enter the stage where cloud is no longer a ‘nice to have’ but rather an operational reality, we are seeing multiple deployment modalities emerge. The early days of the cloud were characterized by a gold rush mentality — enterprises were rushing to deploy workloads to the public cloud without much thought around security, performance, or cost. But times are changing. Enterprises in today’s business environment are being more intentional around workload placement decisions. Key factors such as cost, vendor lock-in, complexity, and data sovereignty are becoming paramount considerations.

And while public cloud is a consistent choice for many workloads, it is not the best answer for every operational task that an organization might have. AS such, many organizations are looking to deploy both on-premises infrastructure and potentially multiple public and private clouds as well. It’s complicated, to say the least.

In our latest research brief, Infrastructure Innovation at the Speed of Cloud — done in partnership with SoftIron— we analyze the challenges faced by organizations as they navigate their cloud deployments and what possible technology solutions could unlock the full value proposition of multi-cloud architecture.

In this research brief you’ll learn:

  • The current state of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and cloud deployments
  • Common challenges that organizations face with hybrid multi-cloud deployments
  • An exploration of SoftIron’s HyperCloud value proposition
  • Why SoftIron is worthy of consideration

Traditional piecemeal approaches to combining compute, storage, and networking, even with the advent of HCI, has largely failed to deliver for many enterprises. Building clouds from a myriad of legacy technologies is complicated for many enterprises.

That’s why now is the perfect time for organizations to find a holistic approach to their cloud deployments. If you are interested in learning more about SoftIron and their HyperCloud offering, download your copy of Infrastructure Innovation at the Speed of Cloud, today.

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Author Information

Regarded as a luminary at the intersection of technology and business transformation, Steven Dickens is the Vice President and Practice Leader for Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure, and Operations at The Futurum Group. With a distinguished track record as a Forbes contributor and a ranking among the Top 10 Analysts by ARInsights, Steven's unique vantage point enables him to chart the nexus between emergent technologies and disruptive innovation, offering unparalleled insights for global enterprises.

Steven's expertise spans a broad spectrum of technologies that drive modern enterprises. Notable among these are open source, hybrid cloud, mission-critical infrastructure, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and FinTech innovation. His work is foundational in aligning the strategic imperatives of C-suite executives with the practical needs of end users and technology practitioners, serving as a catalyst for optimizing the return on technology investments.

Over the years, Steven has been an integral part of industry behemoths including Broadcom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and IBM. His exceptional ability to pioneer multi-hundred-million-dollar products and to lead global sales teams with revenues in the same echelon has consistently demonstrated his capability for high-impact leadership.

Steven serves as a thought leader in various technology consortiums. He was a founding board member and former Chairperson of the Open Mainframe Project, under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. His role as a Board Advisor continues to shape the advocacy for open source implementations of mainframe technologies.

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