Click to learn more about author Pete Johnson. I recently overheard someone say, ?The public Cloud was supposed to be simple and cheap, but it?s neither.? The problem with this statement is the premise. Nobody ever promised that the public Cloud was either simple or cheap, let alone both at the same time. The promise [?]
IDC tells us that most companies are using more than one cloud and that cloud usage isn?t just about cost savings. Three out of every four companies are using cloud to chase additional revenue in the form of new customers, risk mitigation, IoT enablement or time to market gains. Most are using multiple external cloud services.
Lots of people called it SaaS-enablement, some call it SaaS-ification of software. Whatever you call it, more and more enterprises are looking to turn some enterprise application into a SaaS cloud application.
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?The Semantic Web Company, Mekon and Enterprise Knowledge conducted an Information Management Survey for practitioners that provides new insights into the current status of this highly diverse technology field. Knowledge engineering is an integral part of the development process of cognitive applications and artificial intelligence. 67% [?]
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Portworx, the solution for running stateful containers in production, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced a solution based reference configuration that allows enterprises of all sizes to easily deploy, scale, and manage stateful container workloads. This new solution enables IT teams to deploy a scale [?]
Portability means that you can move an application from one host environment to another, including cloud to cloud such as from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure. The work needed to complete the porting of an application from one platform to another depends upon the specific circumstances.
Containers provide a lightweight way to take application workloads portable, like a virtual machine but without the overhead and bulk typically associated with VMs. With containers, apps and services can be packaged up and moved freely between physical, virtual, or cloud environments.
In the late 1980s, Gartner popularized the term ?total cost of ownership? (TCO) to define the long-term cost of maintenance in addition to the upfront price of an enterprise technology. Microsoft began using TCO as a key metric to show that although an open-source alternative, Linux, was free to adopt, it could lead to higher costs as more deeply skilled teams would need to manage and troubleshoot Linux over the long term.
About a decade ago, the software engineering industry reinvented itself with the development and codification of so-called devops practices. Devops, a compound of ?development? and ?operations,? refers to a set of core practices and processes that aim to decrease time to market by thoughtfully orchestrating the tight integration between software developers and IT operations, emphasizing reuse, monitoring, and automation. In the years since its introduction, devops has taken the enterprise software community by storm garnering respect and almost-religious-like reverence from practitioners and devotees.
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Rocket Software, a global technology provider specializing in app modernization and systems optimization, announced today that Rocket® UniData, part of the Rocket MultiValue Application Platform, is a Database Trends and Applications 2018 Trend-Setting Product. The inclusion marks the third year in a row that Database Trends and [?]
Click to learn more about author Pete Johnson. If you remember a time when the de facto target for application deployments transitioned from bare metal to virtual machines (VMs), this story is going to sound familiar to you. That?s not to say that you should think of containers as VMs, only smaller, but that?s a [?]
Smart Data Webinar: The Road to Autonomous Applications from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar What would it take for you to give up control?of your car, your schedule, your investments?? Autonomous systems are like teenagers. The decision to trust one to complete a task without [?]
To view just the slide presentation from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar What would it take for you to give up control?of your car, your schedule, your investments?? Autonomous systems are like teenagers. The decision to trust one to complete a task without strict supervision depends on the individual and the task. Performance [?]
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, ?Veritone®, Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) insights and cognitive solutions, today announced the general availability of its Veritone Developer application. The application empowers developers of cognitive engines, applications and application programming interfaces (APIs) to bring new AI ideas to life through simple integration with [?]
Resilient application architectures have evolved dramatically over the years. In the age of monolithic applications, with static application deployments in large datacenter setups, resiliency required depth and redundancy in individual deployments. It needed always-on scale to meet the maximum expected workload, along with redundant connectivity and power.
Public cloud or private cloud? Amazon or Azure? There once was a time when you could go to any bar in Las Vegas after a day of trade shows and hear people debating such topics, sometimes with great passion. But what has emerged more recently is the stance that you don?t have to choose one or the other, painting yourself into a figurative box of vendor lock-in. Instead, what more and more organizations are choosing is to not choose at all.
What if you could flip a switch and turn your stodgy old data center full of legacy apps into a cloud-enabled one capable of migrating apps and data to the public cloud with ease by containerizing your legacy apps?
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, ?IBM today announced a new IBM Cloud Private software platform to help companies unlock billions of dollars in technology investment in core data and applications and extend cloud-native tools across public and private clouds. IBM Cloud Private software is designed to enable companies to create on-premises cloud [?]
Most applications need some form of persistence?a way to store the data outside the application for safekeeping. The most basic way is to write data to the file system, but that can quickly become a slow and unwieldy way to solve the problem. A full-blown database provides a powerful way to index and retrieve data, but it may also be overkill. Sometimes, all you need is a quick way to take a freeform piece of information, associate it with a label, stash it somewhere, and pull it back out again in a jiffy.
Understanding user experience is becoming critically important to the success of all companies. I?ve interviewed dozens of business leaders on their digital transformation initiatives, and I can sort them into two larger buckets: increasing workforce productivity and improving customer experience.