Zeus Kerravala

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

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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 ...
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COVID-19 has prompted an explosion of digital projects, says Cisco report

COVID-19 fast-tracked digital transformation projects around the world, on average three times faster compared with other years. Now, chief information officers and information technology decision makers are focused on optimizing the investments made during the pandemic and accelerating digital agility. A recent report by Cisco Systems Inc. explores the need for digital agility — that ...
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AI makes Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference a must-attend event

Events hosted by technology companies certainly aren’t anything out of the ordinary, as most vendors use conferences to provide customers with technical training and a roadmap of products. However, there are a handful of vendor events that have become so influential that they gain the status of an industry event. RSA in security, Cisco Live ...
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How Cisco Networking Academy drives inclusivity around the world

Last June Cisco Systems Inc. Chief Executive Chuck Robbins unveiled a new purpose for the company: to use its networking expertise and products such as Webex to power an inclusive future for all. One of the ways Cisco is fulfilling on its promise of inclusivity is through training the underprivileged and underserved. Not everyone has equal ...
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Digital transformation drives the need for full-stack observability

COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation projects worldwide, on average three times faster compared with other years. However, the rapid speed of innovation created additional complexities and forced information technology professionals to reevaluate their entire IT stack. AppDynamics, a Cisco Systems Inc. company, dove deeper into this concept known as full-stack observability in its latest Agents of ...
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Extreme Networks adds MLB to its roster of sports leagues

Networking provider Extreme Networks Inc. today announced it’s now the official WiFi solutions provider for Major League Baseball. Beginning with the 2021 season, 16 MLB ballparks will use Extreme WiFi 6 and WiFi analytics to improve the fan and media experience, with more installations scheduled through 2026. The deal also extends to MLB’s Jackie Robinson ...
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F5 Networks’ acquisition of Volterra signals the rise of distributed clouds

With this week’s $500 million acquisition by application delivery controller supplier F5 Networks Inc. of cloud-native network and security provider Volterra Inc., F5 aims to create an edge services platform for businesses and service providers to deliver and secure “cloud” apps at scale. I put the term cloud in quotes because it’s the changing definition of ...
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Amazon cloud chief Andy Jassy’s eight steps to reinvent your business

The primary tenet of my research has been that market share shifts happen when markets transition, so my focus is those areas that are undergoing significant change. It’s when things change that buying behavior also changes. For example, if Cisco Systems Inc. had decided to go build a traditional PBX, it would not have the ...
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Why the modern cloud-based network needs a dose of DDI

The shift to the cloud has had a significant impact on the network, broadening its perimeter beyond regional data centers and branch offices to anywhere an organization has resources or people. The networking environment is becoming more problematic as the number of sites, locations, mobile and “internet of things” devices increases at the network edge. ...