Scott Carey

How companies are moving on from Cobol

The programming language Cobol has been around for 61 years in some form or another. For many organizations, that age shows, and people who can keep mainframe-based Cobol applications upright are becoming harder and harder to find, especially as most computer science programs aren’t teaching it any more. The importance, and brittleness, of these systems …

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Splunk bundles ‘smart’ telemetry dashboards for cloud-native development

“Observability” might prove to be the buzzword of the year, and logging and monitoring specialist Splunk is joining other software tools developers to address the market with its latest product, Observability Cloud. The managed cloud service aims to bring together infrastructure, application performance, digital experience, and synthetic monitoring capabilities with log investigation and “smart” incident …

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Why Gitops isn’t ready for the mainstream (yet)

Since being coined in 2017, Gitops has emerged as a natural evolution of modern software development practices like devops, infrastructure as code, and CI/CD principles, specifically for organizations that are building microservices deployed across distributed containers and orchestrated by Kubernetes, as is the fashion these days. However, there are still several significant cultural and technological …

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Red Hat OpenShift ramps up security and manageability with Platform Plus

Red Hat announced a new option for its OpenShift container platform at the virtual Red Hat Summit this week called Platform Plus, with a focus on helping customers more easily secure and manage their Kubernetes clusters regardless of which environment they run in. With Platform Plus, Red Hat is focusing its attention on observability and …

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6 reasons to switch to managed Kubernetes

Handing off your Kubernetes clusters to a managed service provider can feel like sending your kids off to college—it’s scary at first, but eventually there’s a lot less work to do around the house. The managed Kubernetes options—or Kubernetes as a service (KaaS)—from the Big Three public cloud providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, …

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No one wants to manage Kubernetes anymore

Managing Kubernetes is hard, and many organizations are starting to realize they can better focus on other, as-yet unsolved engineering problems if they hand off a big chunk of their container orchestration responsibilities to managed service providers. Today, the most popular managed Kubernetes options—sometimes referred to as Kubernetes as a service (KaaS)—are Amazon Elastic Kubernetes …

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Cloud spending outstrips on-premises investments for the first time

Enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure bypassed spending on data center hardware and software for the first time in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a decade-long industry trend towards running enterprise workloads in the cloud instead of on-premises servers. That’s according to the latest data from Synergy Research Group, which shows that enterprise spending on …

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How to build an internal developer platform, from those who have done it

For organizations that want to build and deploy software faster, internal developer platforms (IDPs) have emerged as a key component of their software engineering culture. Every IDP is different, but what they have in common is a goal: to abstract away cumbersome infrastructure decisions for software developers, easing the operations burden on overstretched devops teams. …

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