Google just announced that its globally distributed relational database Cloud Spanner has hit public beta. Developers and database administrators no longer have to choose between traditional databases and NoSQL databases.
“Software organizations are composed of people, processes, and technology. While it’s easy to focus on just the technology, it is ultimately just an enabler of successful people and process.” We invited Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO at HashiCorp to weigh in on the company’s road to DevOps and to talk about DevOps Defined, their guide for adopting DevOps to accelerate application delivery.
Cloud technologies are changing the IT landscape and companies that want to implement a cloud strategy must face the challenges that go hand in hand with this transformation. Apache jclouds, an open source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform, helps fill some of the gaps in the cloud landscape. We asked Ignasi Barrera, member of the Apache jclouds Project Management Committee to identify the benefits of jclouds and to clarify what’s under this project’s hood.
Do you have what it takes to survive the upcoming skills shortage? According to Cloud Foundry’s latest Global Perception Study, we are starting to catch a glimpse of a skills shortage which may explode in the foreseeable future. However, if you have discrete technology skills under your belt, you’re in luck.
Isn’t it great how easy one can scale up in the cloud? In this video, Philipp Krenn, Developer Advocate at Elastic, teaches you how to avoid a security disaster both in general and by using specific services such as AWS and GitHub.
How far have you got with learning about Cloud? Got your head around Platform as a Service? Understand what IaaS means? Can spell Docker? Working in a DevOps mode? It is easy to focus on learning new technology but according to Chris Bailey and Steve Poole it is time to take a step back and look at what the technical implications are when an application is heading to the cloud.
A move to the cloud means not only technological changes but also organizational changes. Let’s try to single out the steps you need to take before moving to a private cloud.
Apache CloudStack allows DevOps teams to seamlessly provision compute, storage, and network resources
There are many hundreds of public cloud providers who use CloudStack to deliver IaaS to their customers. These range from massive, global provider’s right to small ISP’s who need to adopt a cloud model. Public cloud providers choose CloudStack because it provides all of the capabilities required to deliver multi-tenant IaaS services, in a cohesive, reliable platform that is easily deployed and managed. We talked to Giles Sirett, PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project, about Apache CloudStack, the idea behind this project and its biggest assets.
The cloud is one of the safest places to store your data. Even if business leaders find it more practical to store information locally, there are many reasons to leave the storage up to the cloud provider. The cloud, however, is not failsafe.
More and more companies are now choosing to migrate their services to the cloud. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Mitchell Hashimoto, founder of HashiCorp and DevOpsCon speaker, about why it’s safe now to move to the cloud and what precautionary measures should be taken before diving into the cloud.
In this column Steve Naidamast, senior software engineer at Black Falcon Software, will comment on how technology looks like today, how it used to be and how the buzzwords in this industry are echoes of past events throughout history.
Many databases today are based on the traditional relational database models which are unable to compete with the increasing influx of unstructured data that companies are dealing with. And, as society becomes more and more digital, technology is granting workers access to information across several platforms anytime, anywhere: in the cloud, on premise, via mobile channels, by people and even by machines.
Shortly after raising $8 million for its enterprise cloud infrastructure services, San Francisco-based startup Iron.io introduced Project Kratos which promises to enable companies ” to run AWS Lambda functionality in any cloud provider, as well as on-premise, eliminating vendor lock-in,” according to the project description.
This year companies are focusing their attention on private and hybrid clouds. Numbers show that hybrid cloud adoption is on fire while Docker and DevOps’ presence becomes indisputable. 2015 may have been the year of the cloud, but this year it is unstoppable; If surveys are right, we should expect 2016 to become the true year of the cloud.