Blockchain for the Dabbler

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By Tom Scanlan, Architect, Professional Services Emerging Technology Blockchain is a platform that has a few key characteristics: it holds blocks containing data about transactions between parties it has a data structure that links those blocks together into a ledger of all transactions the block contents are cryptographically signed in such a way as to Read more...

How We View Consumption When Designing Services: Self-Managed or As-a-Service

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By Neeraj Arora, Staff Consulting Architect, Professional Services Engineering/Emerging Technology The terms “Public Cloud”, “Private Cloud” and “Hybrid Cloud” need no explanation. We’ve come to know them to represent placement and operating models. By extension, these terms also reference financial or commercial ownership of the cloud providing infrastructure, product or software services. We believe that Read more...

Point of View: IOT and Analytics

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By Neeraj Arora, Professional Services Engineering Emerging Technology Most analysts agree that the number of connected devices will soon outnumber the world’s population, if it hasn’t already. Concurrent with the explosion in the number of devices, there’s been a tremendous growth in the amount of data generated. Whereas this data is being used by some Read more...

Observability in Multi-Cloud Systems

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By Tom Hite, Sr. Director, Professional Services Emerging Technology and Tom Scanlan, Architect, Professional Services Emerging Technology Many modern software applications operate across multiple clouds, giving rise to the need for broad operating patterns, such as the six sevens. As that pattern notes, a significant challenge many face is understanding the true operating state of the Read more...

Site Reliability Engineering in VMware Environments

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Kevin Lees Field Chief Technologist for IT Operations Transformation   Companies seeking to increase velocity and reliability of solutions within their digital business should shift their software development efforts “further to the right” into infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams by adopting tenets of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). The SRE ethos was conceived at Google to Read more...