Kazuhm Announces Results of 2019 IT Industry Outlook Report

Survey Analyzed IT Professionals’ Current and Anticipated Workload Processing and Usage Habits, Sentiments and Predictions for This Year

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SAN DIEGO – Feb. 19, 2019 – Kazuhm™, the next generation workload processing platform, today released the findings of 2019 IT Industry Outlook report. More than 540 IT professionals—including Chief Information Officers (CIO), Chief Technology Officers (CTO), IT systems administrators, IT systems analysts, IT managers, IT directors, and purchasing managers—participated in the survey, which explored cloud and container usage; sentiment relative to security in the public cloud; and percentage of on-premise hardware that operates in idle mode after-hours, among other topics.

Key takeaways derived from the report include:

Compute Resource Demand

  • The demand for compute resources is growing, driven primarily by increases to IoT/Edge (60 percent) and AI/ML projects (56 percent)
  • To meet this resource demand, 86 percent of organizations plan to expand use of the cloud; 75 percent plan to increase production work using containers; 27 percent plan to purchase new desktops to increase capacity; and 43 percent plan to purchase new servers to increase capacity

 Public Cloud

  • 47 percent of respondents said more than 50 percent of their production work is done using the public cloud
  • 86 percent expect their use of public cloud for production work to increase in 2019
  • Only 42 percent feel confident their work done in the public cloud is completely secure

Container Usage

  • 73 percent of respondents said that greater than 25 percent of their production work is containerized, and 75 percent expect their use of containers to increase in 2019

Idle Hardware

  • 80 percent said greater than 25 percent of their desktops and laptops are idle or powered off at night; 32 percent said that greater than 75 percent of their desktops or laptops are idle or powered off at night
  • Nearly three-quarters of respondents said that their in-house or co-located servers are greater than 25 percent idle at night

Kazuhm was founded on the notion that we could help companies in any industry discover and exploit existing compute nodes within organizations. Underlying this mission is a desire to simplify and streamline the increasingly complex IT landscape,” said Tim O’Neal, CEO of Kazuhm. “Armed with the insights we gleaned from this survey, we not only have a better understanding of the challenges facing IT professionals today, but we can more intelligently engineer the Kazuhm platform to meet the changing needs of this audience tomorrow—whether it’s helping to prioritize a secure environment for workload processing or designing new solutions that complement cloud and containerized workloads.”

The full results of Kazuhm’s 2019 IT Industry Outlook report are available at https://www.kazuhm.com/2019-it-industry-opinion-survey-results.

The survey was commission through Qualtrics and ran from Nov. 28, 2019 through Dec. 12, 2018.


Analytics Ventures Launches Kazuhm™ for Next Generation Workload Optimization

The First-of-its-Kind Commercial-Grade Platform Recaptures Desktop, Server and Cloud Compute Resources to Optimize Operations and Improve Security at a Fraction of the Cost

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SAN DIEGO – Oct. 16, 2018 – Analytics Ventures, a fund dedicated to creating and building venture companies that harness the power of artificial intelligence technologies, today announced a new addition to its venture portfolio: Kazuhm™, a commercial-grade distributed computing workload platform that empowers organizations to maximize all compute resources—from desktop, to server, to cloud—thereby saving time and money, while improving security. Currently compatible across Windows and Linux operating systems, Kazuhm offers simple, central installation to securely and efficiently recapture unused processing power to boost productivity and minimize unnecessary IT investment.

The IT industry has always been driven by a need to innovate. While that approach has undoubtedly served the market well, in recent years it has also led many organizations to overlook opportunity right under their nose, in this case, amongst their on-premise hardware. This has created a scenario whereby systems and technology managers, and their C-suite counterparts, have critically underutilized hardware. Rather than fully tapping into available on-premise resources, they have invested time and money in cloud computing and storage, frequently compromising data and system security.

“Today, cloud costs are soaring, demand for high-performance computing (HPC) is increasing and there are more security risks than ever,” said Tim O’Neal, CEO of Kazuhm. “Against this backdrop, tensions between IT teams and other members within their organization who depend on workloads have reached an all-time high due to processing bottlenecks. The answer is not always investing in more, newer cloud resources. The answer is using the available computer resources more efficiently. The answer is Kazuhm.”

Kazuhm helps companies across sectors discover and exploit existing compute nodes within their organizations. Specifically, Kazuhm addresses the following three problems that most commonly plague IT personnel today:

  • Out-of-control Cloud Costs—According to Gartner and Goldman Sachs, cloud computing costs are expected to reach $72 billion in 2019. Kazuhm allows users to harness their own internal compute resources to process workloads instead of sending them to the cloud, thereby reducing cloud costs.
  • Heightened Demand for HPC—Thanks to the advent of artificial intelligence and expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), the HPC server market is forecast to grow from $12.4 billion this year, to nearly $20 billion in 2022. Kazuhm helps organizations minimize incremental spend by enabling them to make the most of their on-premise compute assets to efficiently process HPC workloads.
  • Increased Security Risk in the Cloud—Cybersecurity Insiders reports that 91 percent of companies are concerned about cloud security, and 18 percent have identified a cloud security incident in the last 12 months. Because Kazuhm enables data to be processed on an organization’s own desktops and servers within their own facility, data, and valuable IP never leave the premises and are therefore more secure.

“Distributed computing in heterogeneous environments, and leveraging unused computer assets isn’t necessarily new, but the technology has finally caught up and is well within the means of implementation thanks to commercial organizations like Kazuhm,” said Reed Anderson, CTO, True Digital. “We’re currently using Kazuhm for transcoding, which allows us, as a mobile provider, to personalize screen resolution and experience for consumers based on whether they’re using Wi-Fi, mobile or broadband. This process can take a lot of time, so being able to tap the unused processing power of idle machines across our physical assets and data centers is a significant competitive advantage. It allows us to save time and money over alternative solutions such as a dedicated system or the cloud.”

The fully-connected compute ecosystem activated by Kazuhm puts control back in the hands of IT managers and leaders. Easily and centrally installed, it allows organizations worldwide to process workloads at a fraction of the cost, with increased agility and higher security.

“In the next two years, enterprise organizations are expected to move half their public cloud applications to a private cloud or non-cloud environment, meaning there is an inherent and immediate gap in the market that Kazuhm can fill seamlessly,” said Navid Alipour, managing partner, Analytics Ventures. “We’re confident that Kazuhm, as our most recent venture launch, will change the way workloads are processed forever. We believe we’re on the cusp of something monumental, as we help IT leaders ‘take charge’ of their compute resources in unprecedented ways.”

Kazuhm can be implemented across any number and type of corporate nodes into an organization’s on-premise hardware infrastructure in an easy and centralized manner. Organizations interested in using Kazuhm may visit  https://www.kazuhm.com to learn more.

Founded on the belief that the application of cloud computing has become out of control, Kazuhm considers its mission to create awareness in the IT community that it is time to become smarter  how the cloud is being used as a function of the entire compute ecosystem. As such, Kazuhm has also launched an industry platform called GetYourHeadOutofTheCloud.com to help educate and bring together IT professionals for healthy discussions about all topics related to a more balanced utilization of cloud computing. Users have the ability to join the “Cloud Busters,” a group of IT experts becoming active for the cause.

About Kazuhm

Kazuhm is a next generation workload optimization platform that empowers companies to maximize all compute resources from desktop to server, to cloud. Founded with a belief that organizations have become too dependent on cloud computing, while disregarding the untapped resources that already exist within their organizations today, Kazuhm securely and efficiently recaptures unused processing power to boost productivity and minimize unnecessary IT investment. As the first fully-connected, commercial grade compute ecosystem, it allows organizations worldwide to process workloads at a fraction of the cost. Global IT managers and leaders have adopted Kazuhm’s easy, centralized install process that puts resource control back into their hands. Learn more at www.kazuhm.com.

About Analytics Ventures

Analytics Ventures is a venture studio fund providing front-to-end infrastructure to ideate, form, launch and fund brand new companies in artificial intelligence (AI). With its own in-house AI lab, technology, back-office, and marketing setup, Analytics Ventures takes companies from formation to public launch in as little as six months.  Supported by a large network of corporate and academic partnerships, as well as other venture funds, Analytics Ventures has launched leading AI ventures ranging from financial services, to healthcare, advertising and more. To learn more about Analytics Ventures, visit www.analytics-ventures.com.