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 […]

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 […]

Let the cloud lift your tech career

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When you write about the workplace of the future, it’s easy to focus on the jobs of the future — that is, jobs involving technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, that have yet to become common across most enterprises. Still, make no mistake: There are and will be plenty of jobs opportunities and […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]