5 new guides for working with OpenStack

Source:- opensource.com OpenStack experience continues to be among the most in-demand skills in the tech world, with more and more organizations seeking to build and manage their own open source clouds. But OpenStack is a huge domain of knowledge, containing dozen of individual projects that are being actively developed at a rapid pace. Just keeping your skills up to date can be a challenge. The good news is that there are lots of resources out there to keep you up

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Amazon launches Cloud Directory, purpose-built storage for hierarchical data

Source:- techrepublic.com Amazon’s new Cloud Directory product, announced Thursday, could bring additional flexibility and scalability to enterprise directories. The key value proposition of Cloud Directory is that it offers users the ability to create directories with hierarchies spanning multiple dimensions. According to an Amazon press release, more traditional directory tools like Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), and LDAP-based directories, only allow for a single hierarchy. The idea is that, in allowing the management of multiple hierarchies, Cloud Directory

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Top 5 Reasons to Assess Your Cloud Adoption Maturity in 2017

Source:- cisco.com As highlighted in IDC’s recent CloudView Survey, almost 78% of organizations use some form of cloud today, yet only 3% of the companies IDC surveyed have optimized cloud strategies in place. The most mature cloud organizations are defined by their use of DevOps, hybrid and multi-provider clouds, micro-services, and containers, and they consume cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) and security applications. In fact, greater cloud maturity leads to millions of dollars in annual benefits per cloud-based application. ($3M

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Top tips to achieve cloud visibility in your cloud environment

Source:- itbrief.co.nz While cloud is the word on every enterprise’s lips this year, the path to digital transformation is still a bumpy road, with visibility and insight issues that can hamper effectiveness, according to Ixia. A recent Ixia study on virtualisation found that 37% of organisations monitored their virtual environments at the same level as their physical networks. This lack of visibility might be a good tradeoff now, this will change if things go wrong, says Ixia VP of solutions

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De-risking the cloud

Source:- zdnet.com Whatever has happened to cloud? From risk bête noir to flavour of the month – how did that happen? Surveys across the board show huge growth in the adoption of cloud computing, especially hybrid cloud: in a recent report, 95% of IT professionals said they were using the cloud, and 75% said they were using hybrid cloud. And the report also found that security was no longer the top cloud challenge, with the top spot now occupied by

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Basic DevOps Principles and its 5 Unsung Tools

Source – ibm.com What is DevOps The term “DevOps” typically refer to the emerging professional movement that advocates a collaborative working relationship between Development and IT Operations, resulting in the fast flow of planned work (i.e., high deploy rates), while simultaneously increasing the reliability, stability, resilience and security of the production environment. Our DevOps online training enlightens you on how DevOps differs from Agile. One tenet of the Agile development process is to deliver working software in smaller and more frequent increments, as opposed

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Why 2017 will belong to open source ?

Source:- ETCIO.com A few years ago, open source was the less-glamourous and low-cost alternative in the enterprise world, and no one would have taken the trouble to predict what its future could look like. Fast-forward to 2016, many of us will be amazed by how open source has become the de facto standard for nearly everything inside an enterprise. Open source today is the primary engine for innovation and business transformation. Cost is probably the last reason for an organisation

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Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not

Source:- informationweek.com Containers, frequently portrayed as an experimental or optional technology, are likely to be an essential ingredient in transitioning traditional companies to the emerging digital economy, concludes a study by Bain & Compan The Bain authors of For Traditional Enterprises, The Path To Digital And The Role Of Containers come to several surprising conclusions. It’s understood that containers are useful in building next-generation applications based on microservices. Bain says they’re also good for transitioning 20-year-old, monolithic applications. Traditional companies

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Forget DevOps, let’s do OpsDev

Source – electric-cloud.com   Implications of application interconnectivity Going forward, companies will attempt to capitalize on offering an integrated and personalized digital user experience, where several online services will be integrated to create a seemingly unified always-on customer experience across multiple channels and user touch-points. This means a customer’s experience with a brand or company will spans many interconnected applications, all comprised of different code bases, data sources, hosted at the different datacentres, designed and developed by different teams, using different technologies, APIs

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New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

Source:- infoworld.com A new framework built atop Kubernetes is the latest project to offer serverless or AWS Lambda-style application architecture on your own hardware or in a Kubernetes-as-a-service offering. The Fission framework keeps the details about Docker and Kubernetes away from developers, allowing them to concentrate on the software rather than the infrastructure. It’s another example of Kubernetes becoming a foundational technology. Some assembly, but little container knowledge, required Written in Go and created by managed-infrastructure provider Platform9, Fission works

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