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Q&A: Accelerating Cloud Adoption with DevOps and Automation
Nigel Kersten is vice president of ecosystem engineering at Puppet. Last week Techerati sat down with Nigel to discuss how DevOps and automation are forcing companies to rethink their move to the cloud. Read our Q&A below to learn how to exploit DevOps approaches while avoiding common mistakes   Cloud adoption has been massive amongst... Read More

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

From agile to fragile: Is DevOps the weak link in your cloud security strategy?
If organisations are not careful, pressures imposed on DevOps teams can compromise application and data security in cloud environments, writes Haim Zelikovsky In the next three years, public, private and hybrid cloud adoption will drive roughly 25 percent of the growth in the software as a service ‘SaaS’ market. Without the cloud, SaaS can’t mature... Read More

Meet Kristiono Setyadi, The Jakarta Post CTO trailblazing cloud adoption across Indonesia
When Kristiono Setyadi joined The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s most-read English-language broadsheet was running all of its workloads on-premises or in colocated facilities. Four years later, the newspaper has shifted everything to the cloud. Not content settling with the huge efficiencies driven within his own organisation, Setyadi is on a mission to galvanise cloud adoption across... Read More

Kubernetes – from internal project to world leader
Kubernetes’s flexibility and ability to evolve means it will continue to be at the heart of cutting-edge technologies like 5G and IoT, writes Carmine Rimi, Canonical Kubernetes, the container orchestration system for automating application deployment, recently celebrated its fifth birthday. Starting life as an internal project at Google, Kubernetes has grown to become the largest... Read More

Unlocking enterprise collaboration with cloud-based data warehouses
Using cloud technologies to store and share data fuels collaboration and communication, writes Simon Field, EMEA CTO at Snowflake Technology innovation combined with globalisation has created a business ecosystem, no longer bound by location or time. More than ever, people are seamlessly connecting through work collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Office 365, while... Read More

The infrastructure behind Stadia and the next evolution of cloud gaming

The concept of a “Netflix or Spotify for gaming” isn’t anything new. But unlike films, TV shows, or music, which are relatively passive experiences – i.e. choose the song, playlist, programme, or film, then sit back and relax – games are far more dynamic.


Gender equality in tech: it’s time for businesses to start turning words into actions
Initiatives and board-level discussions are important. But for more tangible change to happen, a shift needs to occur before people enter the workplace, writes Okta software developer Sara Daqiq When looking back at the impact that figures such as Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper had on computer programming, the state of female representation within STEM... Read More

Exploring the security benefits of hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud is currently the most popular enterprise architecture around. That’s good news for security and good news for the bottom line, writes Venkat Ramasamy, COO at FileCloud From Amazon Web Services (AWS) to IBM, some of the biggest names in technology have fully embraced the latest enterprise data trend: hybrid cloud. Boasting the benefits... Read More

Why we need to automate automation
James Sherlow, senior systems engineer at Avi Networks, discusses the rise of intent-based automation IT is suffering a crisis of scale. In days past, managing IT was a human-scale job. It was taxing (as any IT person will tell you), but you could at least hope to get your arms around it. Now, with hundreds... Read More

Making cloud-based network management affordable for SMBs
Cloud-based network management solutions typically come with a significant price tag or a lacklustre feature list. Paul Routledge, UK and Ireland country manager at D-Link, asks if affordable AI could be the solution Cloud-managed infrastructure has been around for a number of years, but has mainly been adopted by large enterprises, dispersed organisations or managed... Read More

The technology enabling the universal delivery of financial services
The FSI sector; banks, insurance companies and securities market makers are being profoundly affected by what is now seamless machine to machine communication. Michael Mudd, managing partner at Asia Policy Partners LLC examines how the financial services sector may become more robust and how regulators may approach these fundamental changes today, tomorrow and in the... Read More


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