How to become a ‘dynamic’ cloud user to reap cost and agility benefits

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As organisations move towards more sophisticated multi-cloud environments, leveraging DevOps, containers and more, they will see greater agility, lower cost, and faster time to market. This is the verdict of digital performance monitoring and management provider New Relic, who gathered more than 500 responses from organisations across the US, UK, Germany, and France. As first reportedby ZDNet, the company put its findings in an eBook, ‘Achieving Serverless Success with Dynamic Cloud and DevOps’. New Relic put organisations into three categories

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3 predictions on the future of containers

Source – sdtimes.com Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to protect soldiers, and healthcare companies use containers to process and visualize radiology data. Container usage has grown, but other factors will come into

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Zombies Are Muttering “Agile”, “DevOps”, “Containers”, “Big Data”, and “Microservices”

Source – technologyconversations.com DevOps is the word of the year. Everyone speaks about it, and many are hoping to apply it, even though most are confused what it truly means. Inquiring about DevOps does not seem to help. If you speak with a software vendor, he’ll tell you that all you need to become DevOps ninja is to purchase his product. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Docker, Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, Nexus, Git… Every software vendor seems to have a DevOps sticker attached to

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Top IT Trends MSPs Need to Know Today

Source:- mspmentor.net Staying on top of the managed IT services business requires knowing the latest, greatest trends and practices in computing. Here’s a recap of the innovations shaping the IT world today. Being familiar with these trends is important for two reasons. First, this knowledge helps you provide the best services to customers — and answer their questions authoritatively when they ask about tech buzzwords they’ve heard recently. Second, you may be able to benefit by adopting some of these

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What CIOs need to know about containers

What CIOs need to know about containers Source: ciodive.com Software development in the enterprise is no longer something left to technology companies alone. Rather, organizations across sectors have found the need for apps and software to service both customers and internal stakeholders. Whether application creation takes place internally or is contracted out, companies are investing in software that best suits their organizational needs, giving rise to new development technologies and methodologies. One such technology — software containers — has allowed

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DevOps Implementation Without Containers

Source:- informationweek.com One of the reasons to adopt a DevOps approach to software delivery is to remove the bottlenecks in your production deployment processes. For server side software, this often involves many pieces, including: The application environment, such as operating system parameters Third party components, such as application servers, web servers, and databases  Your application software that runs on top To remove the deployment bottlenecks, DevOps aims to break down the barriers between developers and IT operations staff (hence the

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4 reasons you should use Kubernetes

Source:- infoworld.com As most modern software developers can attest, containers have provided us with dramatically more flexibility for running cloud-native applications on physical and virtual infrastructure. Containers package up the services comprising an application and make them portable across different compute environments, for both dev/test and production use. With containers, it’s easy to quickly ramp application instances to match spikes in demand. And because containers draw on resources of the host OS, they are much lighter weight than virtual machines.

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Containers help move Spark and Hadoop into analytics operations

Source:- techtarget.com Moving custom Spark and Hadoop pilot projects into production use has proved daunting. But container technology eased the transition at the Advisory Board analytics service. Spark and Hadoop analytics efforts often stumble when teams try to turn small pilot projects into larger operational apps meant for data science teams and business analysts. For many, it is an obstacle in their quest to work with big data. Configuration complexity has sometimes been the stumbling block. A custom-configured prototype built

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Containers, clusters and coding: Here’s what’s coming in 2017

Source:- itproportal.com Everyone talks about containers. It became so huge that we think Docker has existed for a long time. The fact is that it has only started. We can observe that by the amount of changes we are seeing. Docker from two years ago is very different than Docker today. Products in its ecosystem are appearing every day and many are disappearing just as quickly. If there is a space we should turn our attention to, that’s containers. At

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What is the point of hybrid cloud – or, is it time to re-evaluate hybrid?

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Opinion There used to be a buzz around hybrid cloud. The idea was simple, host your mission critical applications in-house where they were more secure and manageable and then burst into the cloud for additional capacity. Sounds great; but in reality, it didn’t really work. Many organisations tried and while some succeeded most failed. Why? The primary issue was network latency between stacks but there was also a huge degree of complexity in orchestrating different technology platforms successfully.

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