Infrastructure Computing for Enterprise (ICE) Overview
The Infrastructure Computing for Enterprise (ICE) practice provides information, insight and analysis focused on infrastructure topics such as virtualization, grid and high-performance computing, application lifecycle management, performance management, service-level management and service-oriented architecture. The ICE practice takes a 360-degree view of disruptive technologies by analyzing the activities of vendors bringing infrastructure products to market and the infrastructure needs and experiences of enterprise end users.
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| Carl Lehmann
The impact of 'social business' on enterprise architecture and how it may trigger M&A
Analyst: Carl Lehmann The term 'social business' has emerged to describe a concept that engages the workforce, partners and customers to be more communicative and result-oriented.
2014 research agenda: hybrid integration, process management and enterprise architecture
Analyst: Carl Lehmann 10 January 2014
Compartmentalized IT planning based on hardware, software and services is obsolete. Technology convergence demands associative thinking to align business and IT that is best understood through research of these interdependent markets.
OpenStack-related business revenue to exceed $1bn by 2015 as commercial models evolve
Analysts: Al Sadowski Jay Lyman 18 Oct 2013
At 451 Research, we are tracking nearly 60 vendors that have embraced OpenStack as a source of revenue. As the open source platform matures, so do the business models supporting it.
Why software development is different now
Analyst: Michael Coté 4 Oct, 2013 ~ We examine how three forces – new devices, platform fragmentation and a renewed focus on design driven by catering to end users – are changing the software-development world.
Making a network connection at Cloud Connect SV 2013
Analyst: Eric Hanselman 27 Mar, 2013 ~ While clouds have been getting a lot of attention lately, the networks that connect with and between them are often overlooked. Cloud Connect 2013 digs into the practical details on what's needed.
Open Compute Project is looking to break up system design into its component parts
Analyst: John Abbott 1 Feb, 2013 ~ New projects such as silicon photonics interconnects and a common slot architecture could change the nature of datacenter deployments and upgrades, and open the door up to new kinds of systems suppliers.
Oracle buys into I/O and network virtualization with acquisition of Xsigo
Analyst: John AbbottEric Hanselman 30 Jul, 2012 ~ Xsigo vied in a difficult market sector and gained significant headway, with about 300 customers. Its virtual networking fabric should help Oracle push its hardware products into large-scale cloud deployments.