Telling people “no” is hard. It’s extremely hard when you’re a company making products. But sometimes “no” is exactly what people need to hear to make them say “yes”. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Kentik and how a Negative Roadmap is a huge positive for them.
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Sometimes the old standbys when it comes to tools and technologies really are the right fit for the job. File services are still a reliable means of persistent storage for cloud native applications. Elastifile aim’s to simplify that for customers.
Although infrastructure is beginning to disappear behind an API for use by development and systems teams alike, there is still a team or even a single person behind that API ensuring that operations are smooth and transparent for those who consume said infrastructure. Those individuals or teams are well served by new tools for old problems.
Breaking and application into smaller components such as individual services or even as small as a function has provided the agility that developers needed to rapidly iterate their applications, but has resulted in an application architecture that is overall more complex. A service mesh allows development teams to define networking constructs such as load balancers, firewalls, and gateways programmatically
How is cloud adoption proceeding for your teams? How involved are your infrastructure teams when it comes to cloud deployments? Tom Hollingsworth analyzes a report from Veriflow that talks about how the cloud isn’t quite as awesome as people would be led to believe.
Cloud financial management company Cloudability has announced the formation of the non-profit FinOps foundation. The practice of optimizing cloud spending is here to stay and first person or group that can identify “a better way” to approach this challenge will dominate the conversation for years to come.
By partnering, Packet and Wasabi will be able to deliver infrastructure that can be fully automated by developers in conjunction with object storage all within a single vendor experience.
Can and enterprise afford to change an entire application architecture from an all in one monolith to a cloud native application and risk the chance that the transition from old to new will disrupt business operations? Solo.io helps make enterprises make the transition gradually.
RSA 2019 is coming up fast! Tom Hollingsworth takes a quick look at why RSA is so important as well as understanding some of the areas of security that are in focus this year and who you should be talking to in order to learn more about them.
Tech marketing duo John Nicholson and Nigel Hickey of VMware presented at Tech Field Day and covered the life of a virtualization admin, all the way from day 0 through day 365 including issues of patching, support, and scaling.