This is the February 2023 edition of the neXt Curve Tech Insights newsletter. This edition covers Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event, Qualcomm’s R&D briefing, Bing Chat, the state of Open RAN and more. Subscribe for tech and industry insights that matter.Continue reading
Industry Insight: Is It Time To Rethink Cloud Economics?
In the last two years, the three leading public cloud service providers, AWS, Google and Microsoft did something that may compel us to reevaluate our assumptions about the business of cloud. From an IT service provider’s perspective, the argument for adopting a cloud delivery model is its significant cost structure (economic) scalability advantage over legacy IT managed service and hosting models. This tenet has sustained an almost unquestioned advocacy for public cloud as the ultimate digital service business model and the inevitable destination of enterprise IT and industrial workloads and applications.Continue reading
AWS Private 5G – Is Easy Enough?
On November 30, 2021, AWS CEO, Adam Selipsky, announced that AWS would be offering a private 5G network as a managed service. As expected the announcement drew a tremendous amount of industry and media attention with many claiming that the age of private 5G networks had arrived. Trigger words “5G” and “private networks” aside, what are we looking at there with AWS’s latest venture to the edge of the network? According to the AWS press release, this new offering,Continue reading
The Fight for 5G Superiority will be Fought in The Cloud
Since the term “Cloud Computing” was coined, CSPs (Communications Service Providers) have had a tremendous challenge developing viable cloud capabilities and offerings for their enterprise clients that compete with emerging digital infrastructure players such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. With 5G on the horizon it is ever more critical that traditional telco operators find their cloud mojo lest current cloud leaders and new intermediary entrants make a move to the middle to take the great 5G promise away from them.Continue reading
Industry Insight: IBM+Red Hat, The Great Cloud Brokerage Play
It’s official, IBM will now become the biggest Cloud broker play in the ICT universe with its acquisition of Red Hat for a whopping $34 billion in cash. It seems only yesterday that neXt Curve sat down with IBM to discuss the future of cloud and the future is the hybrid cloud. The cloud landscape is poised to change as cloud brokerage models are poised inject transparency (economic and service quality) and portability of workloads into enterprise cloud strategies. Are the walled public cloud gardens about to come down?Continue reading
The Hybrid Cloud Bill of Rights
The cloud landscape continues to change and evolve. Our current assumptions about cloud and how it will influence IT and our IT investments will need to evolve as well. When you consider the fluidity of the cloud vendor landscape, it is important to consider price/performance market intelligence to make the best decisions for your cloud strategy – your hybrid cloud strategy.Continue reading