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The five reasons Kubernetes won the container orchestration wars

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When I first looked at Kubernetes and the other cloud container orchestration programs, I knew Kubernetes would be the winner. No, ifs, ands or buts about it. The program was clearly so much better than its competition. Today, even its rivals support it. Why? Kubernetes enables you to run clusters of containers at scale on […]

OpenStack–uh Open Infrastructure? OpenDev?–remains popular

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If you read the OpenStack User Survey Report you’ll find OpenStack, the open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, is growing ever more popular. But at the same time OpenStack‘s branding is getting a little confusing. While the IaaS cloud name remains the same, its branding is pivoting to Open Infrastructure, or is it OpenDev? Let’s start with the good […]

The role of a technical evangelist

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Several years ago, I wrote this quick blog on evangelism. As this is my new role here at DXC, I thought it worth sharing with this audience, albeit with some modifications.  Enjoy! Recently, I came across this quote regarding the role of an evangelist: “I’m an evangelist. People come to us with a problem, my […]

Don’t go digital without continuous delivery

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Want to succeed in a digital world? You’re going to need agility, agility, and more agility – and that means building your business on an agile infrastructure and using agile software methodologies that include continuous delivery (CD), a technique designed to infuse users’ input and experience. CD extends the automated testing used in continuous integration […]

The virtuous circle of cloud adoption

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It just turned 2019 and people are still saying the cloud is “just someone else’s computers.” Excuse me, I lost sight of my keyboard because my eyes were rolling too hard. Fortunately, that antediluvian attitude is disappearing from IT departments.  What’s bringing that about, according to a recent survey (pdf) from open-source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) foundation Cloud […]

Wheel of Fortune: Don’t let your data backup services land on bankrupt

Data backup is one of those daily tasks that resembles Wheel of Fortune. If a backup fails occasionally or you forget to swap media once in a while, the odds are good that the spinner on your wheel of fortune won’t cost you anything. Until the day it settles on “bankrupt,” and all those occasional […]

6 steps for moving to a digital operating model in the cloud

Moving to the cloud was supposed to be simple, right? So why are many IT managers — even those experienced in IT change — finding cloud adoption far more difficult than they expected? One big reason is that moving to the cloud represents a new and different kind of change. The cloud involves not only […]

Cloud computing trends that will affect your business in 2019

Barriers to enterprise adoption of cloud computing including security concerns and regulatory compliance continue to crumble. As new cloud computing capabilities mature, such as support for containers and serverless computing, multi-cloud environments are becoming the platform of choice for innovation and digital transformation. Cloud computing, a fundamental component of the digital trends affecting businesses today, […]

It’s time to move HR apps to the cloud

Companies that started their digital transformation journey with customer-facing applications like sales or marketing and are prioritizing their next steps, or companies just beginning to migrate legacy apps to the cloud, should put human resources (HR) at the top of the list. After all, what’s more important to the success of the business than hiring […]

How the 2019 digital trends impact Asia – Part 2

DXC recently released six digital trends that will drive the market in 2019. In my previous post, I addressed three trends that center around “data gravity.” In this post, I want to tie together the other three trends: Enterprises adopt next generation IoT platforms. Enterprises enter an age of information enlightenment. Enterprises redesign customer experiences […]