KubeCon Europe roundup: Key developments for Kubernetes on the edge

Kubernetes (K8s) is the key component in the data centres modernising and adopting cloud-native development architecture to deliver applications using containers. Capabilities such as orchestrating VMs and containers together make Kubernetes the go-to platform for modern application infrastructure adopters. Telecom operators are also using Kubernetes to orchestrate their applications in a distributed environment involving many edge nodes.

But due to the large scale of telco...

Do techies need financial skills to avoid overspend in the cloud? Introducing… DevSecFinOps

An angry CFO with an unexpected $50,000 invoice on their desk may not be one of the intended outcomes of a cloud migration project. After all, isn’t the move supposed to save you money?

However, this scenario isn’t uncommon among enterprises that move from the on-premise environment that they have become accustomed to.

It goes without saying that organisations running their systems in a data centre are typically concerned with network and infrastructure issues such...

IBM to acquire Turbonomic with AIOps dominance squarely in its sights

IBM is to acquire Turbonomic, a Boston-based application resource and network performance management software provider, to help organisations with their AIOps initiatives.

The acquisition 'will provide businesses with full stack application observability and management to assure performance and minimise costs using AI to optimise resources - such as containers, VMs, servers, storage, networks, and databases', the company touted in the press materials.

AIOps, the...

Breaking the top five myths around chaos engineering

If the only exposure you’ve had to chaos engineering is Chaos Monkey and some flashy blog headlines, it’s easy to paint the whole endeavour as reckless. After all, testing in production is an internet meme, and arguing for it makes for an attractive story. It turns out, however, to be a double-edged sword since a lot of people still associate chaos engineering with extra risk - yet  the premise of the practice is, in fact, all about understanding and mitigating risk.

Myth #1:...

Extract: Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation: Understanding the principles

Editor's note: This is an exclusive extract from Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Patterns for Innovation, by Jamie Dobson, Pini Reznik and Michelle Gienow, published by O'Reilly Media. The book is currently available for free for a limited period of time. You can find out more here.

Cloud native is a lot to wrap your head around: it’s an architecture, a tech stack, an approach to software development and delivery, and a complete paradigm shift all rolled into one!...

Spotify opens up on choosing Google Cloud for its cloud migration

Spotify is one of Google Cloud's cornerstone customers, representing a step change towards Google's enterprise ambitions. It is also a lucrative one. In its IPO filing in 2018, Spotify revealed it was paying Google €365 million across three years to do so - which equates to just over €10m (£8.78m) per month.

But what is behind those figures? A new podcast from Spotify has shed light on how the company chose Google Cloud for its migration, as well as pain points and...

A cloud migration checklist: The lowdown on integration and architecture

IT executives often face struggles or experience limited success in their cloud migration, but this is no reason to give up. They use the lessons learned to improve results in subsequent attempts. So here is a checklist of the major areas organisations looking to modernise mission-critical applications should consider to avoid repeating mistakes.

Designating a migration architect

Every cloud migration project should establish a migration-architect role, right from the start, to...

IBM continues to look to the hybrid cloud: Learn more about IBM Cloud Native Day

Sponsored The past month has seen a series of interesting updates with regard to IBM's cloud native strategy - and if there are two key areas to concentrate on especially, it is open and hybrid.

This has influenced decisions to the point of significant structural change at the Armonk giant. October saw IBM spin off its infrastructure unit. CEO Arvind Krishna said at the time the decision was the "logical next step in [IBM's] pursuit of the $1 trillion hybrid cloud...

Spotlight: How hyperscaler clouds and telecom operators are collaborating for 5G

5G is clearly a new revolution which supports various new technologies - autonomous cars, augmented and virtual reality - by providing low latency and higher bandwidth on the network. For the first time, with 5G, telecom network workloads are shifted to cloud and becoming the service-based architecture (SBA) where network will be used to push services to subscribers. Additionally, edge clouds are being introduced which further extends 5G capabilities and delivers faster, reliable services...

Data centre demand in 2020 leads execs to mull power upgrades for 2021

More than half (53%) of data centre professionals are likely to consider power system upgrades going forward - as data centre demand exploded in 2020.

That is the key finding from a new report by ABB Power Conversion. The report, 'Data Overload: Powering Data Centres in the New Normal', was published last week and polled 150 US-based data centre professionals and explored long-term impacts to shape future operations.

96% of data centre professionals surveyed said demand...