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Common problems using next-generation firewalls in Azure

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Recently I had to stand up a Next Generation Firewall (NGF) in an Azure Subscription as part of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). This was a Palo Alto NGF with a number of templates that can help with the implementation (see this Github repository: https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks/azure-applicationgateway). I had to alter the template so the Application Gateway […]

Untangling the service mesh

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You may have noticed that, as you run more and more applications in containers it’s not easy to get them to talk and play well with each other. That’s because instead of monolithic applications using APIs to talk to components on one machine, we now have one app here, another there and they use networking […]

Oracle modernization has risks, but delaying has more

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By Harvey Maddocks, Global Lead for DXC’s Oracle offerings I work with a lot of customers looking to modernize their Oracle infrastructure, and it’s not surprising that many feel they’re facing a dilemma. They must choose between two daunting options: upgrade their environment or maintain their current platform. Both options present significant challenges. Most customers […]

What is multi-cloud anyway and why do we use it?

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Many companies are moving to multi-cloud deployments. For example, most EMEA and North American financial services businesses are moving to multi-clouds within the next two years. Gartner reports 81 percent of surveyed public cloud users are already working with multi-clouds. But, Gartner states that multi-cloud is a subset of hybrid clouds. I disagree. In a […]

How Oracle customers can deliver cloud modernization with a positive ROI

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By Geoff Peel, Account Executive/Client Relationship Executive, DXC In my role as a client executive, I have the privilege of meeting with many Oracle customers, and a lot of them tell me the same thing. Over time, they’ve built legacy Oracle estates and are running scores of older applications. And this infrastructure, deployed with the […]

Kubernetes’s explosive growth has come with attention paid to security and stability

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You may have noticed I write a lot about Kubernetes, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) sponsored open-source container orchestration program. That’s because I have no choice in the matter. Just like Docker turned containers into the way to run server applications, Kubernetes quickly overcame its rivals and became the way to manage containers.  Practically […]

Data-centric architecture – the platform to focus on the most treasured asset

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The value proposition of global systems integrators (GSIs) has changed remarkably in the last 10 years. By 2010, it was the waning days of the so-called “your mess for less” (YMFL) business model. GSIs would essentially purchase and run a company’s IT shop and deliver value through right-shoring (moving labor to low cost places), leveraging […]

Project Pacific: VMware’s new road from vSphere to the Kubernetes-based hybrid cloud

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Many people use VMware’s vSphere. How many? VMware claims there are over 70 million vSphere workloads running out there at any given time. That’s a lot of people running mainline business applications on VMware’s signature virtualization platform. That’s great, but how do you move those workloads to a cloud? VMware has an answer, re-engineer vSphere […]

How to avoid wasting money on under-used cloud resources

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According to the research giant Gartner,  we’ll spend $206.2 billion on the public cloud. That sounds about right. But, at the same time, according to the cloud resource management company ParkMyCloud, we’ll waste up to $14.1 billion in cloud spending. By a ballpark estimate, that means you’re probably wasting 6.8 percent of your IT budget […]

A preview of media content creation in 2030

Great stories have always been popular, but today’s demand for engaging, original content is unprecedented. Content consumption in all forms has grown dramatically over the last decade, thanks to the proliferation of digital distribution channels and devices. Today truly is a remarkable time for storytellers, and the appetite for their work shows no sign of […]