What Can the Cloud Do for DevOps?

Source – devops.com The cloud has enabled DevOps to grow and expand well beyond traditional boundaries set forth by on-premises production environments. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other cloud services providers, DevOps devices are intended to speed advancement by empowering engineers to change, test and push code in a computerized design. This enables organizations to create and send administrations and applications significantly faster than in traditional development environments. Organizations following DevOps and continuous delivery (CD) practices follow various approaches such

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DevOps in Government: Balancing Velocity and Security

Source – meritalk.com The Federal government isn’t known for its progressive approach to IT infrastructure, and agencies aren’t usually early tech adopters. Yet, agencies are increasingly deploying cutting-edge DevOps methodologies to achieve agility and reduce operating costs. The Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Veterans Affairs are among those breaking the mold. They’re modernizing IT infrastructures, and taking strong steps forward in the digital transformation journey. But that doesn’t come without risk. Several government agencies and organizations–including the

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Kubernetes And The Open Service Broker Make Multi-Cloud A Reality

Source – forbes.com The rise of open source software has changed the industry dynamics. One example of this phenomenon is the evolution of containers and container management platforms. Kubernetes, the popular open source container orchestration project has active contributors from Google, Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft among others. The industry immensely benefits when these large platform companies keep their ego aside and start working towards making an open source project successful. Kubernetes has become an excellent example of such efforts. Today,

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Why spending on cloud computing is increasing in SA

Source – fin24.com Spending on cloud computing has sharply increased in Africa and is set to rise further. The Cloud Africa 2018 report, a research project conducted by Arthur Goldstuck’s World Wide Worx for F5 Networks, came to this conclusion after researching the innovation in three of the continent’s major economies – South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Cloud computing is when a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data is used instead of a

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DevOps and cloud set up Amaysim for growth

Source – computerworld.com.au Since its launch in 2010, Amaysim has shaken-up the Australian mobile market, pioneering a bring-your-own handset model and undercutting its more established “dinosaur” rivals with cheap and low-commitment monthly plans. Yet despite its digital-native disruptor status, for the first four years of its existence the company ran on-premise servers and outsourced all of its IT and operations. Over the last three years that situation has been turned on its head. The company’s 20 servers running 100 virtual machines

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Microsoft Azure: The Future of Cloud Computing

Source – cioreview.com According to one of the IDC reports, cloud computing will be a billion-dollar industry by 2017.  As per Gartner Microsoft Azure is the upcoming leader for Infrastructure as a Service. All this while Amazon had cemented the top position in the cloud services market, today Microsoft Azure is rising as a strong contender, with better performance and a host of innovative features. As cloud computing is rising with unprecedented pace, Microsoft firmly conquers the space, therefore it is

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Is Amazon’s cloud service too big to fail?

Source – fnlondon.com Gavin Jackson, head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Amazon Web Services, loves to talk about snowballs. Not the lumps of mush and ice that children chuck at each other, but Amazon’s portable information storage devices, big grey suitcases that hold huge amounts of data. When clients such as banks sign on with Amazon Web Services, the ecommerce juggernaut’s cloud-computing service, they upload encrypted data from their old legacy IT systems into the snowball, or the larger-capacity

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Amazon Miss Sparks Debate: Will Video Pay Off Like Cloud Computing?

Source – investors.com Amazon.com‘s (AMZN) surprise second-quarter earnings miss has analysts debating the margin impact of its far-flung investments, and while cloud computing seems a good bet to pay off, internet video may be raising some eyebrows.  Autoplay: On | OffThe difference: Amazon Web Services is by far the biggest provider of cloud computing services, leading Microsoft (MSFT), Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL) and others. In web video, Amazon aims to catch up with Netflix (NFLX), Google’s YouTube, Time Warner‘s (TWX) HBO and others. Amazon has stepped up investments in original content and has

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Robin Systems Releases Made-for-DevOps Dev Platform for AWS

Source – eweek.com If you’re looking for hot trends in the IT sector, three immediately come to mind: Any type of software that handles the “CX” or “UX” (consumer or user experence); anything on the backend using containers and microservices; and workloads that run in the Amazon Web Services cloud. Robin Systems, which makes cloud infrastructure software based on an open source foundation, checks the boxes for the second and third items listed. The San Jose, Calif.-based company on July 13

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Microsoft Reveals Azure Stack to Compete with Amazon Web Services

Source – leicesterpost.com The announcement, made at Microsoft Inspire 2017, also revealed several companies which are now working on getting their applications ready for Azure Stack, including Docker, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux. Go to market support is provided at all tiers. Microsoft 365 Business, available in public preview starting August 2, is created to give small-to-medium sized businesses a complete productivity and security solution, while streamlining IT management. Customers are required to purchase Azure Stack as part of a certified integrated system from partners, which

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