Applications

News, trends and insights about applications services, enterprise and cloud apps

The ins and outs of application compatibility on Microsoft Azure

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Many of our customers want to move their existing applications to the public cloud but are concerned about potential compatibility issues. This is a complex topic so I will attempt to address it by focusing on an application’s execution model and using Microsoft Azure to illustrate my points. Leading public clouds like Microsoft Azure provide […]

2018, el año de la “re-plataformación”

Con este terrible palabro (“replatform” en inglés americano) al proceso que vive la empresa actual, de adaptarse a los cambios del mercado a gran velocidad, y que va a llegar a su punto álgido en este 2018 que comienza. Responde a la necesidad de ganar productividad y tomar mejores decisiones, gracias a la información que […]

Meltdown and Spectre bring a world of hurt to the cloud

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Meltdown and Spectre represent a new class of security problem and the cloud — based as it is  on virtual machines — is uniquely vulnerable. The good news is patches are either already in place or coming soon to all major cloud platforms and server operating systems. The bad news is that your data may […]

Get Agile for adaptive execution

Adaptive execution is a vital discipline for thriving in this age of digital transformation. And becoming Agile can help your organization do it. Adaptive execution — as defined by the Leading Edge Forum (LEF), the commercial think tank of DXC Technology — means being able to respond quickly to threats and exploit new opportunities. It’s […]

Kubernetes is the number one container orchestration program, but still faces challenges

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Kubernetes is the top cloud container orchestration program, but that doesn’t mean it’s home free. A Platform 9 survey at the most recent KubeCon in Austin identified both strong and weak points for the program. First, the good news: Kubernetes is gaining new users and developers rapidly. KubeCon attendance grew 400% from 2016 to 2017. […]

Surviving AI in the workplace will require engagement, passion

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Artificial intelligence (AI), robots, automation, deep-learning machines — these and similar technologies already have replaced human workers across a number of industries, including retail, financial, manufacturing, transportation, and construction. Not surprisingly, this has prompted concerns about machines taking jobs from people as enterprises seek to increase operational efficiency, lower costs, and reduce their dependence on […]

Kubeflow: Machine learning comes to Kubernetes

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As you probably know, Kubernetes has become the default container cloud orchestration system. What you may not know is that developers have been using Kubernetes as the foundation for other software stacks. With the newest of these, Kubeflow, machine learning (ML) has come to Kubernetes. David Aronchick and Jeremy Lewi, engineers on the Kubeflow project, […]

Becoming an Agile organization

Agile, a concept borrowed from software development, is now helping organizations in nearly every industry become innovative in their digital transformation. Agile approaches can transform processes, management approaches and even how people do their work. Looking to make your organization Agile? Here are several ways to get started: Change culture: Agile organizations use collaborative teams […]

Enterprise virtualization vs. public cloud in 2018

Enterprise virtualization prediction for 2018 tl:dr — no drastic changes from 2017. There are some interesting possibilities, though, and I’ve used Simon Wardley mapping to diagram them. As shown in the enterprise virtualization map on the left, we can now argue that the consumption of virtual machines has trended all the way into commodity consumption (with […]

Les commerçants ont besoin de beaucoup plus que des transactions plus rapides

« De nombreux fournisseurs de notre secteur ne comprennent toujours pas. » Ce fut ma principale conclusion en sortant de la convention de la National Retail Federation. Bien sûr, le spectacle était grand et excitant. Mais en regardant les nombreux stands d’exposants, j’ai été frappé par le nombre important de produits et solutions ne concernant que deux […]