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A very brief history of cloud computing

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You can argue over when cloud computing really began, but one good starting point is 2006 when then Google CEO Eric Schmidt said at a conference: “I don’t think people have really understood how big this opportunity really is. It starts with the premise that the data services and architecture should be on servers. We call […]

What is AWS Outposts? AWS in your house.

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The public cloud is great, but there are still some jobs you need to keep close to home. That’s why hybrid clouds, where you use both the public and private clouds to get your work done, are so popular. Lately, most of our attention has been focused on using Kubernetes container orchestration. But, for all […]

Bringing a bang to your serverless processes: Firecracker

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda‘s growing popularity is proof positive that serverless computing is for real. But wouldn’t it be nice if you had a better view of how Lamba’s function-as-a-service actually works? Or, better still, if Lambda’s inner workers were open-sourced so you could use them in your own serverless projects? Guess what? AWS […]

Things to consider before spending on multi-cloud

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The concept of multi-cloud is simple. You’re running multiple business processes using more than one cloud. This isn’t the same thing as hybrid cloud. With that model, you’re coordinating business processes across multiple clouds.  So, for example, if your office program is Office 365, but you’re running line of business programs on Amazon Web Services, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Why intelligent cloud ERP delivers increased value

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Agility is the name of the game for businesses who want the ability to respond to threats and opportunities in their marketplace. The arrival of intelligent cloud ERP provides the core technology that allows organisations to build the agile foundation required for entering new markets and becoming the disruptors of their industry. Intelligent cloud ERP […]