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 […]

Cloud Foundry: Do-it-yourself platform as a service

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You can certainly run a platform as a service (PaaS) cloud on one of the major public clouds. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has Elastic Beanstalk, Microsoft Azure has the self-explanatory Azure PaaS, Google Cloud has Google App Engine, etc., etc. But did you know you can also run your own private — or hybrid or […]

Azure Stack: The bridge between private and public clouds

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Azure Stack, Microsoft’s private cloud appliance, has been out for a year now. Microsoft isn’t saying how sales have been going, but the promise of Azure Stack has always been strong. This Azure cloud-in-a-box has three main use cases: Edge and disconnected solutions: Customers can address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in […]

Cloud native computing grows by 200 percent

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Over the last few years the way you moved applications from your data center to the cloud was lift-and-shift, refactor, or migrate to containers. The latter has gotten a kick in the pants as cloud-native techniques such as serverless computing and microservices have joined forces with containers. Still unsure what I’m talking about? Chris Aniszczyk, […]

Practical container security issues

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If you ask people what their biggest concern is about containers, it’s always security. Some 94 percent of IT professionals in the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)‘s 2017 Cloud Security Report worry about container security. Specifically, they’re concerned that we don’t have mature container security programs. There’s truth to those concerns. After talking with people at […]

Plus d’intelligence avec les fournisseurs de services cloud du futur

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Selon un récent rapport, les fournisseurs de services cloud  commencent à proposer aux entreprises des technologies intelligentes pour se démarquer des concurrents. « Pour augmenter leur part de marché, de nombreux fournisseurs de services cloud  introduisent des instances de calcul spécifiques qui ciblent les charges de travail intensives et facilitent l’intégration de l’intelligence artificielle et […]

A step beyond Cloud 101

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OK, so you want to take the plunge and move your IT stack to the cloud. Good for you. But, and it’s a big but, before you make that leap, look carefully at exactly what you’re doing. For example, it’s true that moving to a cloud should–should–save you money. But, there’s no guarantee. Next, what […]

Moving applications to the cloud: Lift-and-shift, refactor, or containers

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There’s no question we’re moving our applications to the cloud. We started with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for our data, and now most of us are considering  Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for our programs. The question is, how will we move our programs to PaaS? You have three main choices: Lift-and-shift, refactor, or containers. With life-and-shift, you simply port your […]

Powershell on Azure goes Linux

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People still assume that Windows is Windows, Linux is Linux, and never the twain shall meet. Not true. Microsoft loves Linux. You’ll find the latest proof of this in Azure Cloud Shell, which is now PowerShell Core 6 in Linux. Linux? Yes, Linux. Why? Well, as Wim Coekaerts, formerly corporate vice president of Microsoft Enterprise […]

I fornitori di servizi cloud del futuro offriranno più “intelligenza”

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I fornitori di servizi cloud (CSP per la sigla in inglese) stanno iniziando ad offrire tecnologie intelligenti ai clienti aziendali come un modo per differenziarsi dai concorrenti, secondo un recente rapporto di mercato. “Per accrescere la quota di mercato, molti fornitori di servizi cloud (CSP) stanno introducendo istanze di calcolo specializzate, che mirano a carichi […]