8 steps to becoming a ‘cloud-native’ enterprise

Source – zdnet.com These days, the idea of becoming a “cloud-native” enterprise has a sexy appeal to it, but it’s going to take some serious re-thinking and work to get there. Capgemini recently issued some interesting findings of its survey of 902 IT executives on their progress toward cloud-native. Along with the stats, the report’s authors provide some guidance on how enterprises can begin their journeys toward cloud-native adoption. Of course, if you’re with a startup or small, information-intensive operation, cloud

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11 Websites Where You Can Find A Remote Tech Job

Source – forbes.com One of the things that draws a lot of people to tech is its potential for flexibility. Since many tech jobs can be done from anywhere you have wifi and an outlet, having tech skills opens up possibilities like working from home full-time, making a living from freelancing, or even becoming a digital nomad. Of course, having the skills is only one part of the equation—actually finding the jobs is the other part, and it’s sometimes easier said

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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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A case-by-case DevOps strategy

Source – gcn.com For the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the biggest drivers accelerating the rollout of new IT solutions was the creation of cloud implementation team that meets once a week that brought individuals from security, applications and network teams to identify the most pressing issues. “We are thinking in an agile way, but not necessarily working from an agile process,” SEC Branch Chief Michael Fairless said at a June 21 FCW DevOps workshop.  “It is building relationships that

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4 hybrid cloud misconceptions, examined

Source – enterprisersproject.com The rise of cloud computing, like any evolutionary IT trend, has had its fair share of hype – and the attendant noise that leads to confusion and myth-making. Hybrid cloud is no exception: The hybrid approach has spawned a variety of misconceptions. We asked several cloud experts to share their perspectives on some of the key misunderstandings about hybrid cloud that persist. Here’s what they had to say: Misconception 1: Hybrid cloud means sacrificing governance and security. It has

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How to start working with Docker logs

Source – techrepublic.com Chances are you’ve run into issues with a Docker container or two. When that happens, what do you do? As with any piece of mission-critical software, any IT pro worth their weight in Cat5 will say the first thing you do is check the log files. The same holds true with Docker. But how do you check a log file for a container that doesn’t contain a complete operating system? Fortunately, the developers of Docker have thought of

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DevOps framework speeds software delivery

Source – gcn.com A new DevOps framework can help agile developers securely upgrade government IT systems and move to the cloud. After about almost a year of testing at several agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, eGlobalTech has made its DevOps Factory broadly available. An end-to-end DevOps framework and suite of advanced security and cloud deployment automation tools, DevOps Factory was designed to align with federal policies and standards, such as systems

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3 Reasons Why the Private Cloud is Here to Stay

Source – mspmentor.net MSPs know that customers expect both scale and economics when it comes to the cloud. For most, this means public cloud options like AWS, Google and Azure. The subtitle for RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud Report” says it all: “Public cloud adoption grows as private cloud wanes.” Public cloud services dominate news cycles for enterprise IT, and on the surface, the numbers seem to align with this narrative: organizations are increasingly leveraging public and hybrid cloud, while

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4 Ways Private/Hybrid Clouds Improve Business Outcomes

Source – cio.com Private and hybrid cloud models play a critical role in the next phase of enterprise cloud computing. In IDG Enterprise’s “2016 Cloud Computing” survey, 62% of the respondents’ organizations were using a private cloud, accounting for nearly one-quarter (23%) of their total IT environment, and 26% had deployed a hybrid model that combines private and public cloud services. These types of deployments, Hitachi Data Systems’ Gary Breder writes, will help organizations leverage the cloud’s scalability, agility, and flexibility to

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7 Tips for Securely Moving Data to the Cloud

Source – govtech.com A few years back, an unmistakable trend emerged that cloud computing was growing in both percentage of organizations adopting cloud solutions as well as the amount and type of data being placed in the cloud. Earlier this year, I highlighted research that made it clear that trust and risks are both growing in government clouds. Since that time, many readers have asked for more specific guidance about moving more data to the cloud in the public and private

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