What is cloud-native anyway?

In the Cloud Done Right webinar I hosted last year, the concept of cloud-native cropped up. So what? you might think. Well, it came as some surprise that my co-presenters and I had different takes on what cloud-native means. Considering it’s a term that we use day-in-day-out, we should really have a shared understanding of […]

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How to avoid growth plateau

3 ways for scale-ups to keep on scaling What does it take to grow a business at scale? Is it all about entrepreneurialism, innovation, and differentiation? Not quite. These factors are vital of course, but they need to be supported by great business culture, strong leadership, and high-performance IT for enduring success. Scale-ups are typically […]

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How to get the most out of PowerShell

When it comes to Windows system administration and automation, PowerShell is traditionally the go-to tool for IT professionals and developers. Described as a task-based command-line shell and scripting language, it allows you to control and automate the administration of operating systems and the applications they power. Created by Jeffrey Snover, Bruce Payette, and James Truher […]

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How will IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat impact the cloud sector?

IBM has become the latest technology giant to make a landmark investment in the open-source software arena, following Microsoft’s $7.5 billion takeover of GitHub and Salesforce’s $6.5 billion acquisition of MuleSoft. Last week, the firm inked a deal to acquire Red Hat for $34 billion, its largest acquisition to date and the third largest in […]

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Why high-performance IT needs the cloud done right

Building a High-Performance IT capability within your organisation has immense benefits. It allows you to innovate at speed, accelerate growth and unlock business agility. However, you can only become a high performer if you manage your cloud environment effectively. That was the main message of our latest DevOps Discussed webinar, which took place on October […]

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Simplifying your options for Cloud Migration

Three paths to keep your strategy on track So, after much persuasion, deliberation and perhaps a couple of false starts, the board has agreed to a full cloud migration. Now what? Gartner first outlined the ‘5 Rs’ of cloud migration in 2011. Microsoft broadly follows this framework – albeit with some additions and adaptations. More […]

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Validating Configuration of a Growing Cloud Platform

“Infrastructure as Code” is a process of provisioning complex computing platforms in a reliable and repeatable way via configuration files and scripting tools. Cloud computing services such as AWS and Azure expose rich, free APIs that allow their customers to manage fleets of virtual servers without ever having to log into a web-based portal. Speed […]

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DevOpsGuys: Approved as G-Cloud 7 Supplier

DevOpsGuys has continued its G-Cloud success with a range of cloud services available on the latest G-Cloud Framework – G-Cloud 7. G-Cloud is a government initiative that provides public sector organisations with a single source of cloud-based services via an online marketplace.  It is designed to save public sector organisations and suppliers the time and […]

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