SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2018 Predictions: A Forward Look at AI, Machine Learning and Digital Assistants - Virtualization Information - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:42
In 2017, the rapid growth and uptake of machine learning within enterprise software was impressive to say the least, with adoption accelerating in speed from initial research to implementation. Even as machine learning was predicted by many to be impactful this year, the speed of innovation is what was surprising. As we move into 2018, we will continue to see rapid growth in machine learning and AI as well as bigger investments in big data and analytics, with voice-activated digital assistants surfacing as a core user front-end for these technologies. ...(read more)

Preempt 2018 Predictions: Enabling Security in the New Digital Age Through Identity, Behavior and Risk - Virtualization Information - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:26
Enterprises are deploying more cloud services, embracing DevOps, leveraging on-premises applications and exploring other productivity and cost optimization solutions. As a result, it is becoming harder for them to know who within the organization has access to what and how that access is being used or, as we found out in our latest survey, being misused....(read more)

Uila 2018 Predictions: Application-centric Shift for Infrastructure Teams - Virtualization Information - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:21
Based on insights that we have received from our customers, partners, industry analysts we have worked with, and our internal SME team, here are Uila's predictions for 2018: ...(read more)

PCM 2018 Predictions: The New Year is Looking Very Cloudy - Virtualization Information - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:17
As 2018 begins, we will see the rapid expansion of cloud services and all things related to moving applications, infrastructure and services to the cloud, as organizations scramble to remain competitive, take advantage of artificial intelligence, IOT and big data for improved data processing and decision making. But security and compliance requirements and regulations will continue to hound the industry to instill greater protection of consumer data. Here are some of the trends I predict:...(read more)

Bomgar 2018 Predictions: IoT, AI, Cloud and Beyond - Virtualization Information - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 09:01
Today's business and security landscapes have changed over the years, especially in the wake of countless data breaches. We've gone from one device per user to four or five devices per user, multi-cloud environments and a diversity of security threats that includes intractable malware, malicious insiders, compromised privileged accounts and ransomware. It's no secret that organizations need to get serious about security, but that's not always the case. ...(read more)

Array Networks 2018 Predictions: The Year of Enterprise NFV - Virtualization Information - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 08:44
While network functions virtualization (NFV) has been widely embraced by major telcos throughout the world, its adoption has been much slower among enterprises. In 2018, we predict that will begin to change as enterprises recognize the operational and business benefits that NFV can offer....(read more)

Bitglass 2018 Predictions: The Future of Passwords and Phishing - Virtualization Information - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 08:31
In 2018, corporate password policies will become far more strict. The recent rise in breaches has shown how easily cyber criminals can acquire credentials and access sensitive data....(read more)

Talend 2018 Predictions: Big Data Fuels the Future - Virtualization Information - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 08:25
In 2017, data became the new oil, and in 2018 that statement couldn't ring more true. Data is the underlying foundation for the future of machine learning, social media regulations, and government ordinances. In 2018, companies' and governments' ability to collect, transform, and manage data will be the differentiator between technological success and failure, legality and criminality, and virtue and immorality. ...(read more)

InfluxData 2018 Predictions: Predictive and Dynamic Pricing will Become the Norm for SaaS-based Services - Virtualization Information - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 08:14
Pay-per-use is going to get more precise in 2018. Customers are tired of having to pay for things they don't use. Car insurance companies seem to be the first to adopt pay-per-mile insurance, and pay based on driving habits. This is just the start, more and more services will have to get a lot more granular than yearly, monthly, or hourly pricing. For many SaaS offerings minutes are not even enough; how to charge by second, or microsecond?...(read more)

Vena Solutions 2018 Predictions: New Year, New Cloud Predictions - Virtualization Information - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:25
Ah, December. Time for holiday cheer, time spent with family and friends, and last, but not least, new cloud predictions! This year saw continued cloud growth, teeing up new trends we can expect to see in 2018, including:...(read more)

Ormuco 2018 Predictions: Cloud Prometheus - Fire Comes Down From the Hyperscale Mountain - Virtualization Information - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:21
If you were to take a snapshot of the cloud landscape today, you would see that enterprise adoption of cloud platforms is accelerating. In the US, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure dominate the public cloud market and are commonly referred to as "The Big Three." Beyond the US, particularly in China and other APAC countries, public cloud services are growing exponentially, faster than in the US, in fact. China's Alibaba, for instance, now runs the world's second largest public cloud. ...(read more)

Vapor IO 2018 Predictions: The Year of Edge Computing - Virtualization Information - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:16
2018 is the year that edge computing goes mainstream and we will see a tsunami of new use cases emerge, from enhanced IoT to mobile virtual reality....(read more)

Ciena 2018 Predictions: Network Automation Provides New Market Opportunities - Virtualization Information - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 07:49
This year was exciting for the telecommunications industry, but 2018 will be unlike any other. As service providers grapple with forces the pace of innovation, the network is moving expeditiously to becoming automated and intelligent enough to make decisions on its own; an increasingly important requirement to handle ever evolving bandwidth demands. In the new year, the fundamental drivers for more bandwidth - continued growth in Internet of Things (IoT), mobility and other high-bandwidth services - will remain strong. ...(read more)

Datameer 2018 Predictions: Big Data in the New Year - Virtualization Information - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 07:47
2017 has been an exciting year for big data industry trends as big data in the cloud continues to take off. And, as always, we're hopeful that 2018 will give rise to even more breakthroughs and innovation in the big data ecosystem. ...(read more)

Citrix 2018 Predictions: From Security to Cloud to AI and IoT - Virtualization Information - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 07:45
As we get ready to close the books on 2017, it's time to look ahead to new ways of working in 2018. Citrix offers a collection of predictions from visionaries across many different disciplines. As the predictions came in, an overarching theme emerged: The concept of how we work is changing dramatically and is largely driven by the move to hybrid cloud, the growth of IoT and AI, and ever-changing security threats. ...(read more)

What The Rise of Hybrid Cloud Means for Business Critical Applications - Virtualization Information - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:01
Cloud computing is the norm for enterprises when it comes to conducting business. What was once seen as a tool for larger and more technologically advanced enterprises like Amazon or Microsoft, cloud environments are now the standard for organizations of all sizes, regardless of industry. ...(read more)

Christmas doesn't have to be Crisis with the Aimar Foundation and IGEL - Virtualization Information - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 09:40
IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that Crisis, the UK national charity for single homeless people, is using its thin client terminals as part of the technology solution provided at nine Crisis at Christmas locations in London, its operational centre as well locations in Birmingham, Coventry, Newcastle and Edinburgh. ...(read more)

Autopass Turns to Virtustream and UOLDIVEO to Migrate Mission Critical Environments to the Cloud - Virtualization Information - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 09:36
Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, and UOLDIVEO, a leading Brazilian integrator of solutions for IT infrastructure, multi-cloud, managed services and applications, today announced that Autopass, a Brazil-based reference technology company for the payment and improvement of urban mobility, is successfully migrating its mission critical environments into the cloud. ...(read more)

CyrusOne Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Zenium Data Centers - Virtualization Information - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 09:34
CyrusOne Inc., a premier global data center REIT, today announced the execution of a definitive agreement with Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd., a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management LLC and certain other sellers named therein, to purchase Zenium Data Centers, a leading hyperscale data center provider in Europe with four properties in London and Frankfurt, the continent's two largest data center markets....(read more)

cPacket Networks 2018 Predictions: Enterprise Network Growth in 2018 - Virtualization Information - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 08:45
Challenges to managing enterprise networks are different today than they were just five years ago. Market reports from IDC and Crehan Research state that 100Gbps (100G) Ethernet is on track to becoming the dominant datacenter interconnect in the next few years, surpassing 40G by year's end....(read more)