Planning for Digital Transformation Success

Source – cio.com Many CIOs are still in a fog when it comes to cloud computing, yet the digital enterprise is the future and the direction most are going. Gartner estimates that less than one-third of enterprises have a cloud strategy set in place, but as Gigabit LTE and 5G approach — and wireless takes the networking reigns — most enterprises may need to cut the cord for specific applications. CIOs simply can’t take full advantage of the cloud with old-fashioned networking technology.

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Why hybrid cloud will turn out to be a transition strategy

Source – networkworld.com As the cloud world gears up for this week’s big AWS re:Invent 2017 cloud computing conference in Las Vegas, it seems like a good time to take look at the future of hybrid cloud. Defined as a computing architecture that — in one way or another — incorporates elements of both the public cloud and private on-premise data centers, hybrid cloud is currently having a moment. As vendors such as Microsoft, Google, and Cisco scramble to offer specific hybrid-cloud solutions, many observers are calling

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The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity

Source – forbes.com I attended my first DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES17) in San Francisco this week and watched speakers from large enterprises like Capital One, Disney, Nike, CSG, and more share the lessons learned from their multiyear DevOps transformations. Most of these companies have been working on their transformations from three to five or more years, and have reached a level of maturity where the business value of DevOps is very easy to see and measure. Like any new technology, methodology,

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Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenStack 12

Source – storagereview.com Today at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017, Red Hat Inc. announced the latest version of its massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Red Hat OpenStack 12. This new IaaS is based off of OpenStack’s Pike release, and introduces containerized services, improving flexibility while decreasing complexity for faster application development. Red Hat OpenStack 12 also comes with a slew of new enhancements such as an upgraded DCI (distributed continuous integration) and improved security to help maintain data compliance and

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The driving force behind DevOps in the cloud

Source – searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com If you’ve been fortunate enough to attend one of the mega-conferences, like Amazon re:Invent or Oracle OpenWorld, or perhaps if you’ve been privy to the Twitter feeds of big tech vendors, such as Amazon, Google or Microsoft, then you’ve inevitably become aware of the fact that the two technical titans driving modern digital transformation are cloud computing and DevOps. As these two technologies have independently emerged, they have also managed to converge, with the latest digital transformation trend

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Four key steps to a successful cloud migration strategy

Source – itweb.co.za Organisations are still a way out from adopting a public cloud computing model that is worry-free and cost-efficient. According to IDG’s 2016 Cloud Computing Survey, the average enterprise has 26% of its IT environment in a private cloud and 13% in the public cloud. Small and medium sized businesses have 21% in a private cloud and 17% in the public cloud. While public cloud adoption is increasing, it’s still in the early stages. The improved security measures implemented

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How to keep your data safe in the cloud

Source – theweek.com Cloud storage and cloud computing are booming. Worldwide public cloud service revenues are expected to grow by 18.5 percent in 2017 to a whopping $260 billion — and there’s no reason to think that pace will slow down any time soon. It’s not hard to see why business is booming. The cloud offers families a convenient way to store everything from pictures to documents, and provides individuals and businesses efficient new ways to work together, handle services such as payroll

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5 Ways To Become A Cloud Powerhouse

Source – forbes.com We all know when looking at cloud-based services one by one – online survey tools, online backup, online customer files – they are worth their weight in gold. But how much are they paying off at scale – for the enterprise? A recent study may finally be shedding some light on how cloud is changing the economics of the enterprise. In the early days of cloud computing as we know it (dating back a decade or so), cloud-native

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Why we need to improve cloud computing’s security

Source – phys.org Do you often use Facebook? How about Snapchat, Gmail, Dropbox, Slack, Google Drive, Spotify or Minecraft? Perhaps all of them? Bottom line, if you use an online social network, e-mail program, data storage service or a music platform, you are almost certainly using cloud computing. Cloud computing is way of giving access to shared resources such as computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services. Individuals and organisations can place their data on the cloud and enjoy unlimited storage

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Assessing data centre strategies for cloud-scale software

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net The rapid advancement of cloud-scale software is driving the digital transformation impacting nearly every facet of our life. The ways we work, communicate, navigate, travel, shop, manage our money, access healthcare, interact with things and places are extremely different from only five years ago. There are many underlying technologies that enable this transformation – but none as profound as the rise of cloud-based software applications that we interact with throughout our day. IDC notes that cloud software accounts

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