Time to get your head in the cloud!

Source- devopsonline.co.uk As part of a specialist DevOps and cloud consultancy that helps organisations to use public cloud securely and professionally throughout their cloud journey, I’ve seen the importance of working closely with companies to define their public cloud strategy and governance model, build secure core-infrastructure, enable DevOps teams and migrate data centres. With this in mind, the crucial mission at hand is to help organisations accelerate their time-to-value from the cloud, by designing, building, and optimising their infrastructures in the

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Spinnaker is the next big open source project to watch

Source- techcrunch.com Spinnaker is an open source continuous delivery (CD) platform from Netflix and Google, though it now also has the backing of other major software companies. Spinnaker  1.0 launched last July, so it’s not the newest kid on the block, but the service is slowly but surely gaining momentum now, with users that include Target, Adobe, Daimler and Capital One, as well as a growing ecosystem of vendors who support it. Today, after a few years of working on the project without any

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Should You Migrate Your DevOps Architecture to the Cloud?

Source- informationweek.com This is the question I’m helping numerous customers answer right now. Development operations and the creation of a continuous development cycle are somewhat of a new concept. Ever since development leaders saw that working with broken release cycles, coding practices, and heterogenous tools actually slowed the entire process down, we’ve seen massive movement around today’s modern DevOps culture. Before we go on, I need to touch on the concept of legacy. At a high level, this is any process

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Kubernetes as the new application server, and more

Source – zdnet.com Kubernetes already has a good reputation as an orchestration platform for containers and microservices, but one developer advocate is taking things a step further, observing that it make take the place of many application servers. Kubernetes and related projects, such as OpenShift and Istio, “provide the non-functional requirements that used to be part of an application server,” states Rafael Benevides, director of developer experience at Red Hat. He notes in a recent DZone post that the combination of Kubernetes, OpenShift and Istio, which are

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Golden online era dawns for cloud, big data, AI

Source – ecns.cn China’s digital economy, or D-economy, has entered a “golden era” and has become a new economic growth engine, said an expert from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, a government think tank. The internet, and technologies like cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence, or AI, are helping transform several industries and sectors, thereby driving economic growth, he said. “The country’s digital economy has stepped into a new phase, with the focus shifting from high-speed growth

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The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2018

Source – forbes.com Cloud BI adoption is soaring in 2018, nearly doubling 2016 adoption levels. Over 90% of Sales & Marketing teams say that Cloud BI is essential for getting their work done in 2018, leading all categories in the survey. 66% of organizations that consider themselves completely successful with Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives currently use the cloud. Financial Services (62%), Technology (54%), and Education (54%) have the highest Cloud BI adoption rates in 2018. 86% of Cloud BI adopters name

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How the cloud super-providers see the changing landscape

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Earlier this week, analyst firm Cloud Spectator published its latest report on combining price and performance in the cloud. In the main, its results mirrored previous studies; that the Amazons, Microsofts and Googles of this world may not be the best option for some organisations compared with the high performance, cheaper price specialists. So what of the behemoths, and how are their strategies changing? An illuminating session at Cloud Expo Europe today, featuring IBM, OVH – who bucked

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Can the cloud go all the way to the edge?

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net There is lots of conversation in the industry at the moment around the impact that edge computing is going to have on the cloud and specifically if it is going to kill the cloud, or at the very least impact its ability to cope. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the predicted future ubiquity of sensors, the cloud and associated technologies in their current state won’t be able to cope with the sheer amount

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Combining AI, automation & cloud is key to improving workplace productivity

Source – computerweekly.com If you take productivity at its most basic – as a measure of how much output you get for how much you put in – then it follows that to increase it you must remove as much unnecessary strain as possible from the input cycle. Over the past decade, cloud computing has established itself as a key tool for helping companies streamline workflows. And, by allowing multiple users to work remotely on the same data at once, boost

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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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