How Oracle customers can deliver cloud modernization with a positive ROI

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By Geoff Peel, Account Executive/Client Relationship Executive, DXC In my role as a client executive, I have the privilege of meeting with many Oracle customers, and a lot of them tell me the same thing. Over time, they’ve built legacy Oracle estates and are running scores of older applications. And this infrastructure, deployed with the […]

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 […]

In arrivo i 5 principali sviluppi del cloud

Mettetevi comodi, perchè presto vi porteremo in alcuni posti molto interessanti grazie al cloud. L’Hybrid Cloud decolla Per molto tempo  il cloud ibrido non è andato da nessuna parte. Questo perché non era facile integrare cloud privati ​​e pubblici. Poi è arrivato Kubernetes e tutto è cambiato. Mediante Kubernetes, fino a quando una piattaforma cloud […]

Il circolo virtuoso dell’adozione del cloud

È appena iniziato il 2019 e la gente continua a pensare che il cloud sia “soltanto il computer di qualcun’altro”. Scusatemi, ho perso di vista la tastiera perchè ho spalancato gli occhi troppo forte. Fortunatamente questo approccio obsoleto sta scomparendo dai dipartimenti IT, anche grazie al fatto che, secondo un recente sondaggio (pdf) della fondazione […]

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 […]

Four recent trends pointing to big things ahead for the hybrid cloud

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The cloud has fundamentally changed. We had been focusing on the rise of the public cloud, but these last several months have showed us that the hybrid cloud may yet prove to be the real cloud IT model moving forward. As evidence, consider these four recent developments: The Rise of Kubernetes Kubernetes took over as […]

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 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 […]

What CloudStack really is and why it matters to you

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If you’re looking for a new open-source cloud and you search for CloudStack on Google’s first page, you’ll find CloudStack compared to OpenStack. It should not be compared to OpenStack! Yes, both started as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds, but they quickly took very different paths. Today, OpenStack is a complex ecosystem of IaaS […]