Zeus Kerravala

Zeus Kerravala is a principal analyst at ZK Research, a division of Kerravala Consulting.

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AWS’ Adam Selipsky and United Airlines’ Linda Jojo on the importance of ‘pathfinding’

Amazon Web Services Inc.’s re:Invent conference this week was the coming-out party for new CEO Adam Selipsky as he takes the reins that were once held by now Amazon.com Inc. CEO Andy Jassy, and I found his keynote to be much different from Jassy’s. Not better per se, but it had a notable shift away from ...
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The top five product announcements from Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference

Nvidia Corp.’s GPU Technology Conference, being held this week in digital format, has evolved over the years from a hard-core tech event for pure propellerheads to more of an industry event where the latest and greatest innovations in accelerated computing are highlighted. This includes a wide range of use cases, including ray tracing, autonomous vehicles, ...
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The future of work is hybrid or bust

When it comes to working, much has happened over the course of the pandemic. Employees have demonstrated their ability to work from anywhere and embraced the opportunity to cut out long commutes and add more personal time to their day. Many are not ready to give these benefits up, at least not entirely. But there is ...
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Zscaler and Siemens join to bring zero-trust security to operational technology systems

Zscaler Inc. and Siemens AG announced an interesting partnership this week wherein the two vendors are bringing zero-trust security to operational technology systems. OT systems are most commonly found in industrial networks but are seeing increased adoption in other industries. Historically, OT systems ran on their own proprietary networks that were often isolated from the ...
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Cisco AppDynamics study reveals the risk of getting digital wrong

Earlier this month, Cisco’s AppDynamics group released the results of its latest App Attention Index, which measures customer attitudes toward applications and digital services — and unsurprisingly, the study found that consumers reliance on digital services has skyrocketed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. That’s consistent with my discussions with business leaders, most of whom have ...
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With SASE still on the horizon, hybrid is the current path for software-defined networks

As enterprise networks continue to grow in complexity, information technology departments are under immense pressure to provide reliable and secure access to all users regardless of their location. Software-defined wide-area networking addresses the challenges of managing hybrid and multicloud environments by automatically adapting to changing network conditions. SD-WAN adoption is expected to expand over the ...
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Extreme Networks launches CoPilot AIOps platform to deliver the always-on network

Extreme Networks Inc. today announced a new vision and a new AIOps product called CoPilot to support it. The vision, unveiled at the company’s digital user conference Extreme Connect, is something called the “Infinite Enterprise” where connectivity needs to be delivered to any point in the globe at any time. The online event was recorded ...
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Hybrid work brings happiness as well as higher productivity

To return, or not to return, that is the question. The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot of things in life, perhaps none bigger than mandating that almost everyone work from home. Now that the vaccine is starting to take hold, business leaders are being asked what their plan is for the return to work and ...
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Nvidia flexes some enterprise muscle at GTC 2021 conference

Not surprisingly, Nvidia Corp. used its GPU Technology Conference last week to announce updates to what it’s doing in the areas of artificial intelligence, supercomputing and autonomous vehicles. But the 2021 version of GTC had a new twist: a much stronger enterprise focus than ever before. Nvidia, best-known for its graphics processing units and associated ...
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These are top 5 announcements from Cisco Live – and what they mean to customers

Among a flurry of announcements this past week, Cisco Systems Inc. stepped up its Routed Optical Networking infrastructure is designed to simplify the sprawling networks and expanding its Secure Access Service Edge portfolio to help network operations and security operations teams connect users to applications more securely. That news and more came at the networking giant’s first digital and truly ...