Scott Carey

How 5 companies got their developers to care about cloud costs

Previously the purview of dedicated centers of excellence, or even exclusively the procurement and finance teams, cloud cost management is rapidly becoming a required skill for anyone who consumes cloud resources on a day-by-day basis—and that includes software developers. The emerging approach for cloud-first organizations is to have a central team that can manage broad …

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How enterprises are bringing pandemic-driven cloud costs under control

To the concern of finance officers everywhere, the quick issuance of stay-at-home orders during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic gave IT teams the authority to quickly scale up cloud usage to meet a rapidly changing set of employee and customer needs, almost overnight. In fact, cloud spending outpaced on-premises investments for the first …

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From legacy to the cloud: The 3 stages of enterprise modernization

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises were at various stages of their cloud strategies, whether that meant finally moving their email server to the cloud, switching to Microsoft 365, or even aggressively exiting their own data centers and going fully cloud-native. When the pandemic hit, it pushed all those plans into warp-speed. There was no time …

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How companies are moving on from Cobol

The programming language Cobol has been around for 61 years in some form or another. For many organizations, that age shows, and people who can keep mainframe-based Cobol applications upright are becoming harder and harder to find, especially as most computer science programs aren’t teaching it any more. The importance, and brittleness, of these systems …

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Splunk bundles ‘smart’ telemetry dashboards for cloud-native development

“Observability” might prove to be the buzzword of the year, and logging and monitoring specialist Splunk is joining other software tools developers to address the market with its latest product, Observability Cloud. The managed cloud service aims to bring together infrastructure, application performance, digital experience, and synthetic monitoring capabilities with log investigation and “smart” incident …

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Why Gitops isn’t ready for the mainstream (yet)

Since being coined in 2017, Gitops has emerged as a natural evolution of modern software development practices like devops, infrastructure as code, and CI/CD principles, specifically for organizations that are building microservices deployed across distributed containers and orchestrated by Kubernetes, as is the fashion these days. However, there are still several significant cultural and technological …

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Red Hat OpenShift ramps up security and manageability with Platform Plus

Red Hat announced a new option for its OpenShift container platform at the virtual Red Hat Summit this week called Platform Plus, with a focus on helping customers more easily secure and manage their Kubernetes clusters regardless of which environment they run in. With Platform Plus, Red Hat is focusing its attention on observability and …

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6 reasons to switch to managed Kubernetes

Handing off your Kubernetes clusters to a managed service provider can feel like sending your kids off to college—it’s scary at first, but eventually there’s a lot less work to do around the house. The managed Kubernetes options—or Kubernetes as a service (KaaS)—from the Big Three public cloud providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, …

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No one wants to manage Kubernetes anymore

Managing Kubernetes is hard, and many organizations are starting to realize they can better focus on other, as-yet unsolved engineering problems if they hand off a big chunk of their container orchestration responsibilities to managed service providers. Today, the most popular managed Kubernetes options—sometimes referred to as Kubernetes as a service (KaaS)—are Amazon Elastic Kubernetes …

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