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Ignore the hysteria, Cloud Foundry is just fine

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Recently, Rishidot analyst Krishnan Subramanian proclaimed the Cloud Foundry, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud, had met its demise as a standalone platform. Really? That’s news to me, and I cover Cloud Foundry like paint. What got Subramanian so frazzled was Cloud Foundry started offering Docker in place of its own container runtime, Garden. And at the recent […]

L’essayer, c’est l’adopter : découvrez le cercle vertueux de l’adoption du cloud

Quand j’entends en 2019 que « le cloud, c’est pour les autres », je lève les yeux tellement haut dans le ciel que j’en perds de vue mon clavier. Heureusement, cette attitude antédiluvienne disparaît peu à peu des services informatiques.  D’ailleurs, selon un récent sondage réalisé par la fondation Open Source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) de Cloud Foundry, le […]

A call to rethink the banking value chain

Financial services is shifting to platforms for business functions and processes, and that’s a good thing. Moving from applications to Software as a Service (SaaS) and then to Platform as a Service (PaaS) can create new value chains. It can also dramatically reduce the number of error-prone manual processes and foster industry collaboration for superior […]

Los cinco grandes desarrollos en la nube

Abróchense los cinturones. Vamos a viajar a lugares interesantes en la nube, en poco tiempo. La nube híbrida despega Durante años, la nube híbrida no se movió a ningún lado. El motivo es que no resultaba fácil integrar nubes públicas y privadas. Entonces, llegó Kubernetes y todo cambió. Con Kubernetes, siempre y cuando una plataforma […]

El círculo virtuoso de adoptar la nube

Acaba de comenzar 2019 y la gente todavía considera que la nube involucra “sólo los ordenadores de otra persona”. Disculpa, perdí de vista mi teclado, porque mis ojos estaban dando demasiadas vueltas. Afortunadamente, esa actitud tan arcaica está desapareciendo de los departamentos de TI. La causa, según una encuesta reciente de Cloud Foundry, una plataforma […]

When your cloud migration plans should move away from ‘lift and shift’

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The easy approach to transitioning applications to the cloud is the simple “lift and shift” method, in which existing applications are simply migrated, as is, to a cloud-based infrastructure. And in some cases, this is a practical first step in a cloud journey. But in many cases, the smarter approach is to re-write and re-envision […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 top five upcoming cloud developments

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Strap yourself in. We’ll be going to some interesting places with the cloud in the near future. 1. Hybrid Cloud Takes Off For the longest time, the hybrid cloud didn’t really go much of anywhere. That’s because it wasn’t easy to integrate private and public clouds. Then, along came Kubernetes and everything changed. With Kubernetes, […]