Why application-centric infrastructure is redefining business

16/12/2016 - 11:28

From a rather static, hardware-focused unit, IT is becoming a more dynamic, application- and user- centric entity. And your IT department must be ready to deploy entire application environments instantly and dynamically – and then modify or remove them just as quickly.

Business-enabling innovations have already resulted in the emergence of dynamic, application-centric IT trends such as the cloud and DevOps automation. And now software-defined networking is doing the same for networking.


SDN will allow networks to become simpler,...

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Straight from the horse’s mouth: top 5 cloud trends from across Europe

16/12/2016 - 11:25

The current state of the IT industry is very prone to hype and distortion of all kinds. So there’s nothing quite like getting the latest insights straight from the horse’s mouth.

We asked 900 senior IT decision-makers from six European countries (Benelux, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, UK) a whole load of curious cloud questions. We received intriguing answers on everything from IT challenges, roles and budgets, to levels of innovation, application updates and DevOps adoption.

What did we learn?

Here’s the top 5 trends we identified in IT departments in Europe....

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4 killer apps that were built using DevOps

16/12/2016 - 11:22

It used to take up to about 9 months to deploy or longer. With months’ worth of lead time in the run-up.

It’s marginally quicker to walk from Istanbul to Edinburgh than it was to make any significant updates to your application.

So some smart people sat down to figure out how to reduce deployment time. Reducing deployment time is incredibly powerful because it shortens the feedback loop, which means that the features that customers want (or don’t want) are built (or removed) as quickly as possible.

What resulted snugly fits under what we now know as DevOps – a buzzword...

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