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Hybrid IT tactics and techniques

As companies embrace hybrid IT, they must address both technology and the human side of change. There are several key actions to take: Staff and train differently: As applications move from traditional platforms to the cloud, current IT staff needs to be trained and re-skilled. Companies should recruit developers adept in Agile methodologies. Siloes should […]

What’s the difference between containers and virtual machines?

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I was at a conference recently when I realized the person I was talking with thought that containers were just smaller versions of virtual machines (VM). Ah, no. No, they’re not. Yes, they can function in the same ways from a practical viewpoint. For example, they’re both commonly used to run server applications. How they […]

Let the cloud lift your tech career

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When you write about the workplace of the future, it’s easy to focus on the jobs of the future — that is, jobs involving technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, that have yet to become common across most enterprises. Still, make no mistake: There are and will be plenty of jobs opportunities and […]

CoreDNS: The DNS for cloud-native computing

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I have a t-shirt which reads, from top to bottom: “It’s not DNS. There’s no way it’s DNS. It was DNS!” As every sysadmin knows, all too many network problems boil down to a Domain Name System (DNS) blunder. That’s already annoying, but when you have to deal with a DNS headache with fast-moving containers […]

Le « Disaster Recovery as a Service » simplifie l’informatique

Un plan de reprise (PRA ou « Disaster Recovery ») englobe tous les processus visant à récupérer et protéger l’ensemble de l’infrastructure informatique. Rédigé préalablement, le PRA prévoit tous les mécanismes et actions qui permettront au système d’information de se reconstruire après un incident. Quand il définit son PRA, le département informatique prépare une gestion consciencieuse de […]

Fundamentals of a digital business platform

Today’s modern enterprise leverages a digital business platform as the foundation for digital applications. A digital business platform provides the agility to build and support the dynamic nature of modern applications. So what do these platforms look like? A digital business platform is based on three pillars: intelligence, orchestration and automation. It is a primary […]

La recuperación de desastres como servicio ofrece otra forma de simplificar la TI

La recuperación ante desastres como estrategia de simplificación de TI es posible. Disaster recovery exige un grado de compromiso difícil de sostener. Usted sabe que necesita prepararse para lo inevitable, pero se requiere disciplina para mantener copias de seguridad. También es necesario un presupuesto para mantener un backup estable y al día, por si acaso. […]

Gartner: Future of identity management is mobile, SaaS

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By 2022, the research firm Gartner predicts 70 percent of enterprises that use biometrics for authentication will do so with smartphone apps. Last year, less than 5 percent of enterprises did so. According to Gartner, it is the lower cost and improved user experience that will drive this adoption of smartphone biometric authentication. Speaking of […]

How to get more business value from your cloud investment

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Is your organization looking to get more business value from its investments in the cloud? Join the club. While there’s no universal approach for moving to the cloud, there are many proven ways to get the most value. These include approaching the cloud not as a technology move, but as a business decision. This makes […]

The Calico cloud

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You know what’s one of the real pains of cloud and container based computing? Networking. Workloads on a cloud come and go faster than you can read this story. Connecting those workloads, especially when they become even more ephemeral containers, is not easy. That’s where the open-source Software Defined Network (SDN) Calico comes in. SDN […]