How Oracle customers can deliver cloud modernization with a positive ROI

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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 best of intentions, has got completely out of […]

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 […]

Are you really going to save money by moving to the cloud?

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The number one reason most people move to the cloud is to save money. But, will you really? Sure you’re guaranteed to reduce your Capital Expenditure (CAPEX). But, if you’re not careful all you’ll end up doing is replacing your CAPEX expenses with cloud service Operating Expense (OPEX). So, before you sign the dotted line […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]