Although Kubernetes has been around for quite some time, the open-source container orchestration platform has recently gained traction with public announcements of support by big vendors like Google Cloud and VMware. Continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD) software development continues to be what’s driving the greater awareness.  As enterprises consider moving more workloads to the cloud,…

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Agile software development practices have emerged as the preferred way to deliver digital solutions to market. Instead of defined stages of software development, sometimes referred to as “waterfall” approaches, software changes are continuous. We now consider almost any software delivery process as agile as long as it combines development and operations (DevOps) and the releases…

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As enterprises and agencies continue to expand on cloud initiatives, there’s an increasing number of choices from public and private cloud offerings that integrate with existing on-premises data center virtualization technologies and configuration management tools. Choices include lifting and shifting basic virtual machines (VMs) from one workload environment to another, to re-architecting legacy solutions altogether…

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ServiceNow, as an enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offering for enterprises, delivers and manages just about everything. They lead the pack for Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) tools among a long history of other IT vendor tools for service desk and incident management. Their “Now” platform runs IT, employee, and customer digital programs. For IT cloud…

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With each release of CloudBolt, we introduce new features, enhance existing ones, and fix issues brought to our attention from our customers. We also thank a CloudBolt Champion and recognize their efforts in making us the market-leading hybrid cloud management solution for enterprises and organizations.  Release 8.8 is named after Sal Sharief, who is a…

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Most enterprises have a complex digital ecosystem that’s integral to running their business. Many of them use independent software vendors (ISVs) to help with any part of their complex internal and external components. Whether it’s cost reporting to deep monitoring that requires instrumentation of specific lines of code, an ISV provides a competitive edge to…

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After VMware introduced vSphere about 10 years ago, it’s become one of the most popular server virtualization platforms for many data centers across the globe. Rivals include Hyper-V from Microsoft, Red Hat (KVM) and XenServer from Citrix. Nutanix Acropolis has also gained traction and some IT groups are braving it out with OpenStack—the only open…

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The race to build digital solutions that entice us with new experiences continues its momentum for ride sharing, home sharing, food delivery, and financial planning. Energized by the ability to build apps that scale quickly with demand, digital disruptors have made it possible for us to now rent cars hourly from private owners. Drivers can…

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Building a house, an office building, a bridge, or even a monument requires a solid foundation. Otherwise, the structure will crumble under pressure. Foundations for deploying and managing infrastructure must also be strong, and the good ones tend to be hardly noticeable. Foundational strength allows for the stability of very intricate architecture. These designs typically…

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The hidden cost of cloud sprawl is similar to unaccounted costs associated with tasks in our everyday lives, like shopping for food and household items. In many cases, our shopping habits are inefficient, but we don’t take the time to analyze it thorough enough to take action. We typically grocery shop at a variety of…

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Car Buying—The Romance Getting a new car from a dealer is often one of the most exciting times for any family or individual. Test driving, picking out colors and options, and then eventually driving off from the dealership with a brand new vehicle makes for an exhilarating event. You might want to show off your…

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Imagine getting on a roller coaster without a passenger safety harness. Instead, you hold on to a bar with your own strength to avoid getting propelled out of your seat. Additionally, when you start going too fast, you have to manually pull the brake lever—hoping that the rest of the riders in the attached cars…

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With each release of CloudBolt, we introduce new features, enhance existing ones, and fix issues brought to our attention from our customers. We also want to thank a CloudBolt Champion and recognize their efforts in making us the market-leading hybrid cloud management solution for enterprises and organizations. This release is named after Ricardo Lupi Nogueira…

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Understanding and implementing repeatable patterns effectively is what adds value to any operation, whether it’s making a pizza, conducting a symphony, or building applications at scale using a hybrid, multi-cloud modular approach. Watching a pizza made in a fast-paced delivery shop is a real testament to having sets of ready-made components available to make and…

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