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Cloud computing in 2020: views of the industry

When we published our selection of cloud predictions last year, most predicted container orchestrator Kubernetes to consolidate its stranglehold over the container space and, correspondingly, modern cloud infrastructure.

Last November, one of the most extensive customer surveys bore this prediction out. In its study of thousands of companies, cloud and infrastructure monitoring company Datadog found 45 percent of its customers were using Kubernetes. And if that wasn’t evidence enough, just reflect on VMware’s announcement in March that it plans to transition its enterprise virtualisation platform to a system that runs and runs on Kubernetes. In reality, Kubernetes’ centrality to cloud was put beyond doubt just four weeks after we published last year’s roundup. In January, IBM steamrollered into 2019 with a $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat that saw the company’s popular Kubernetes implementation OpenShift integrated into IBM’s new multi-cloud strategy.

It is in this context that most of this year’s experts consulted their cloud crystal balls. Rackspace’s Lee James predicts 2020 to be a year of stiff competition between enterprise IT giants jostling to deliver a Kubernetes solution that dovetails with customers’ multi-cloud goals. On the other hand, Stephan Fabel of Canonical says end-users will start to understand the limitations of Kubernetes, and accordingly, utilise it more strategically. Lastly, Pivotal’s Michael Cote expects companies to use this experience to establish a singular, overall Kubernetes strategy.


Report: IBM to unite Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift

IBM today took the wraps off a new project that aims to bring Cloud Foundry to Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform.

The company showcased the experimental project at the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, with TechCrunch reporting that IBM plans to turn the concept into a fully-fledged project that will allow Cloud Foundry users to deploy applications to OpenShift, while providing OpenShift customers with the Cloud Foundry experience.


Splunk announces $1.05bn acquisition of cloud-monitoring service SignalFx

With the acquisition of SignalFx, Splunk is seeking to cater to enterprise operations increasingly defined by cloud-native applications and modern infrastructures such as containers and orchestrated environments.


Hybrid cloud-hungry enterprises are entrusting developers with key IT purchases

Developers exercise significant autonomy over the purchasing decisions of enterprises embracing cloud computing and hybrid strategies, according to new research released by IDC, that surveyed 2,500 developers.


The complexities of multi-cloud consistency
In a multi-cloud world, the distinction between operational and functional consistency is more important than ever Consistency. In the world of technology, we use this term to describe the characteristic of equivalency. Something is consistent if it behaves the same way over time or in varying conditions. Consistency continues to be problematic for enterprises operating... Read More


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