CloudHedge Newsletter

CloudHedge Newsletter
March 14, 2018 Sameer Karmarkar

CloudBees Makes Kubernetes a Reality for Enterprise DevOps

Kubernetes’ vision is to democratize the building of distributed systems. As adoption of Kubernetes increases, the project is growing in popularity; it currently has more than 1,500 contributors who have made 62,000+ commits. Kubernetes acts as a cloud orchestration layer, reducing barriers to cloud adoption and eliminating vendor lock-in for enterprises wanting to use cloud service providers. Organizations can develop and run applications on any public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Red Hat OpenShift and Google Cloud Platform. For more here.

Why digital transformation is more than a buzzword

Digital transformation is really nothing more than simply getting rid of outdated equipment and adopting new technologies in their place — and to some degree this is true. Some businesses might see digital transformation as an opportunity to implement Office 365 to create a more dynamic workforce, for example, while others might decide to move their servers off-premise and locate their data in the cloud.
But this would do the phrase a disservice. Digital transformation is about much more than a simple technological upgrade: it is a comprehensive change in attitude that enables businesses to remain relevant and competitive by keeping up with the fast-changing industry landscape, while also helping to retain existing customers and attract new ones. For more info click here.

MGT Act gives government seed funding for cloud migration

While cloud computing is transforming businesses across industries and changing the way hosted services are delivered, the government has been slower to ditch legacy systems and move to the cloud. Now, thanks to the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT Act), federal agencies and departments will soon have access to funds to update their legacy IT systems. The first thing they should do is move these systems to the cloud.
Many federal agencies spend more than 80 percent of their annual IT budgets just keeping their servers running. Operations and maintenance of legacy systems consume so much of their budgets that little, if any, resources remain to modernize or introduce new technology. For more info click here.