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What is AWS Aurora?

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One of my first IT hats was as a DBMS administrator (DBA). I was a Datatrieve and xBase developer, who moved on to DB2. IBM DB2 was the first real relational database management system (RDBMS). While RBMSs aren’t as fashionable as they once were–it’s all NoSQL according to some of my friends–much vital enterprise work […]

How do you bundle a cloud native application?

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On servers, we use packages like DEB and RPM to bundle software applications. With the rise of containers, we use Docker and CoreOS rkt to move and “install” our programs. But, now that we’re moving on to cloud native computing, how do you “bundle” a cloud native application? That’s a darn good question. A cloud […]

Are you really going to save money by moving to the cloud?

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The number one reason most people move to the cloud is to save money. But, will you really? Sure you’re guaranteed to reduce your Capital Expenditure (CAPEX). But, if you’re not careful all you’ll end up doing is replacing your CAPEX expenses with cloud service Operating Expense (OPEX). So, before you sign the dotted line […]

Clouds and containers are not all about what’s new and hot

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This past Spring at London’s OpenInfra Days UK 2019, Mark Shuttleworth, executive chairman at Canonical and creator of Ubuntu Linux, said in a keynote, “I believe OpenStack is important. It’s become trendy to say: ‘I’m skipping OpenStack and going straight to Kubernetes.’ It’s like skipping salad and going straight to steam – they both solve […]

Digital transformation threats and opportunities in travel and transportation

In travel and transportation most companies today don’t look at customer journeys as a collaborative exercise. They consider their job done when passengers are delivered safely to their appointed destination for their segment. A railway, for example, may only care that it has moved passengers safely from station A to station B. It ignores the […]

Avoid these five all-too-common cloud migration mistakes

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I’m on the cloud. You’re on the cloud. We’re all on the cloud. But, as we move more and more of our IT — lock, stock, and two smoking servers — to the cloud, you should make sure you know what you’re getting into. Yes, the cloud can be a real help, but there are […]

Ce que nous réserve le cloud

Attachez vos ceintures. Le cloud va vous faire voyager. 1.    Le cloud hybride décolle La difficulté d’intégration dans les cloud privés et publics ont ralenti la démocratisation du cloud hybride, resté à l’arrêt derrière la ligne de départ. Mais l’arrivée de Kubernetes a révolutionné le secteur et le cloud hybride a pris de la vitesse. […]

4 ways to ease application migration to the cloud

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Many system integrators and cloud hosting providers claim to have their own unique process for cloud migration. The reality is everyone’s migration process is just about the same, but that doesn’t mean they’re all created equal. What really matters is in the details of how the work gets done. Application transformation and migration requires skilled […]

Optimizing transportation runs and customer experience

For many companies in the travel, transportation and hospitality industry, success is all about achieving the optimal result.  For example, optimize load balances to get passengers and cargo to their destination using less fuel and in the fastest time possible. Whether in the air or on the ground, it’s all about minimizing the cost while […]

Los servicios financieros abrazan la multinube

Los entornos multinube (formados por varias nubes, públicas y privadas, que se utilizan normalmente para diferentes propósitos) pueden considerarse como la opción preferida de los bancos. Eso se desprende del último informe realizado por 451 Research, “Multi-Cloud Fundamental to Financial Services Transformation” y yo no lo pienso discutir. El estudio, patrocinado por Canonical, especialista en […]