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...

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...

The Race to 5G – National Security, China and Economic Benefit

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  “We will improve America’s digital infrastructure by deploying a secure 5G Internet capability nationwide. These improvements will increase national competitiveness, benefit the environment, and improve our quality of life.” -Page 19 of the United States of America National Security Strategy report, released December 2017.   Thinking differently about 5G and its Security and Economic Read more...

Site Reliability Engineering – Important Considerations

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Important Considerations for SRE In the world of DevOps, service management teams are adopting Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) to gain efficiencies from automation and service-oriented organizational structures. As the velocity of development and feature release increases, SRE teams must strike the right balance between speed and reliability. The considerations outlined below provide essential perspectives for Read more...