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OpenStack open infrastructure projects gathering pace

While absent of major announcements, delegates at day two of the OpenStack Summit in Berlin were talked through new features, roadmaps, and use cases of new open infrastructure pilot projects supported by the OpenStack foundation BERLIN – OpenStack’s fresh crop of community projects – Airship, Kata Containers, StarlingX and Zuul – have all been launched… Read More


OpenStack broadening focus to open infrastructure

BERLIN – Open source cloud efforts are at full steam and on the lips of the tech community and media outlets around the world. Although garnering less mainstream attention in recent months, one of the first kids on the block – the OpenStack project – is still quietly getting on with business, pushing forward new… Read More


Ceph storage project buoyed by new open-source foundation

More than 30 firms have joined Ceph Foundation, a new project hosted by the Linux Foundation to support and manage Ceph open-source storage technology Ceph technology provides storage for some of the largest cloud providers and organisations around the world, including financial institutions Bloomberg and Fidelity, and cloud service providers Rackspace and Linode. Block and… Read More


Only 22% of firms optimistic about digital transformation strategies

New research released by Cisco-owned AppDynamics claims a worrying number of organisations are unprepared for digitalization, casting doubt on the future of most firms’ digital transformation strategies With the rise of new technologies like blockchain and AI, all industries are scrambling to implement digital transformation strategies, attempting to improve efficiency and create new revenue streams.  In… Read More


DXC expands ServiceNow practice with TESM and BusinessNow acquisitions

DXC has announced the acquisition of two leading ServiceNow partners, TESM and BusinessNow, extending the reach of its digital transformation services In an accelerating age of digital transformation, the pressure is on for organisations to keep up with competitors by adapting and improving their IT services and perfecting their DT strategies. Firms are constantly in… Read More


IBM to acquire Red Hat in $34 billion deal

IBM says it is to become the world’s leading hybrid cloud provider following the acquisition of cloud software provider Red Hat for $34 billion In a joint press release, the companies announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat. Red Hat is the… Read More


Adapt or fail: Creating a cloud strategy to meet modern data needs

It’s not just about choosing the right cloud for a business’ current needs, it’s about having the right data management in place to ensure business ambitions don’t outgrow cloud architecture, says Huw Owen, Head of EMEA & APJ at Couchbase. From brave new approach, to industry buzzword, to the foundation of many critical services –… Read More


Alibaba Cloud Blockchain as a Service goes global

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba group, has announced that its Blockchain as a Service (Baas) is now available in South East Asia, the US and Europe. Alibaba Cloud BaaS only launched in China last August, and Alibaba says it has already successfully enabled development of blockchain applications in the public benefits system, logistics, and… Read More


Redefining networking in a hybrid cloud world

As companies turn to hybrid cloud deployments to balance the demands of modern-day compute and networking, IT teams are increasingly faced with diverse control and management complexities. The game-changing capabilities of blending on-premises infrastructure with public and hosted services have been well-documented but perhaps a more neglected area of this discussion has been the trajectory… Read More


OpenShift in a world of KaaS

Lex van Sonderen, CEO of Proteon, explains how OpenShift as a Service can take you closer to the finish line and put container victory within reach. History of containers Way back in 2005, web applications were hosted on virtual machines for the first time. Amazon Web Services was born in 2006 and the cloud revolution… Read More


What does it take for CloudOps to achieve true cloud optimisation?

Organisations have turned to cloud optimisation to retain application performance and keep cloud costs under control. But despite the abundance of tools on the market, most are unintelligent services that don’t get to the root of the problem. Frank Wang from Densify, explains the problem with first-generation cloud optimisation, why many firms are failing to… Read More


QA: Why Reserved Instance optimisation is the future of cloud cost management

Frank Wang, Product Marketing Manager for Densify, explains the challenges of cloud cost management, how Reserved Instances (RI) can help cut costs, and what businesses should consider before committing to an RI offering. Why is cloud cost management becoming such a headache for enterprise customers? Cloud operations teams are stuck between a finance department seeking… Read More



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