Like all major technology revolutions, the cloud brings with it the mysticism of new technology, the fear of the unknown, and the opportunity to master a whole new set of challenges. It can be awesome and scary at the same time- provisioning servers in minutes instead of months, automation that can replace whole teams, and whole new security attack vectors.
In my role, I have the privilege of meeting multiple enterprise customers and prospects every day, discussing their challenges and pains related to the management and control (or lack of) of their hybrid environments.
Many in the IT industry would label 2018 as the “Year of the Cloud Rush.”
The first half of this article presented an overview of serverless computing with AWS Lambda, including building, deploying, and testing AWS Lambda functions in an example Java application. In Part 2, you'll learn how to integrate Lambda functions with an external database, in this case DynamoDB. We'll then use the AWS SDK to invoke Lambda functions from our example Java application.
There are many variations on the definition of DevOps. The central theme of them all is that DevOps is used to increase the flow of value from idea to prototype, and from prototype to production. It’s a set of processes and behavioural patterns which change the way that development and operations (and hopefully security) teams communicate, interact, and move code through the application lifecycle.
Today’s CIO needs to be a change agent. Leading companies count on CIO’s to shift the value of IT from “keeping the lights on” to innovating. They are measured on impacting the differentiation of their company and its position in the marketplace.
The quest of the modern CIO is much different than it may have been in the not too distant past. Recent years shows that more CIOs are leveraging and even demanding new IT operational models (e.g. Cloud, PaaS) to move from baseline operations to advancing the state of business through IT innovation.
In the previous article, we spoke about the complexities and costs of migrating workload from an on-prem environment to the public cloud, and the negatives of an allocation-based migration model versus a demand-driven migration model that makes use of the actual utilization of your infrastructure. In this article, we’ll see how easy Turbonomic makes it for you to plan and accomplish your migration.
There are many aspects of cloud computing CIOs and IT managers should consider when deciding to add cloud services to their infrastructure. Cost, security, performance, availability, and reliability are some common key areas to consider. Another criterion that has been added to the list recently is cloud scalability and cloud elasticity.
Cisco Live 2017 is here at last and we’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Cisco Tetration Analytics to deliver the only network-aware self-managing platform for hybrid clouds. For a live demo, you can find us at the Turbonomic booth #4633. Enlin Xu, Sr. Engineering Manager at Turbonomic will be there to showcase the integration and answer all your questions.