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Kubernetes – from internal project to world leader
Kubernetes’s flexibility and ability to evolve means it will continue to be at the heart of cutting-edge technologies like 5G and IoT, writes Carmine Rimi, Canonical Kubernetes, the container orchestration system for automating application deployment, recently celebrated its fifth birthday. Starting life as an internal project at Google, Kubernetes has grown to become the largest... Read More

Unlocking enterprise collaboration with cloud-based data warehouses
Using cloud technologies to store and share data fuels collaboration and communication, writes Simon Field, EMEA CTO at Snowflake Technology innovation combined with globalisation has created a business ecosystem, no longer bound by location or time. More than ever, people are seamlessly connecting through work collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Office 365, while... Read More

The infrastructure behind Stadia and the next evolution of cloud gaming

The concept of a “Netflix or Spotify for gaming” isn’t anything new. But unlike films, TV shows, or music, which are relatively passive experiences – i.e. choose the song, playlist, programme, or film, then sit back and relax – games are far more dynamic.


Gender equality in tech: it’s time for businesses to start turning words into actions
Initiatives and board-level discussions are important. But for more tangible change to happen, a shift needs to occur before people enter the workplace, writes Okta software developer Sara Daqiq When looking back at the impact that figures such as Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper had on computer programming, the state of female representation within STEM... Read More

Exploring the security benefits of hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud is currently the most popular enterprise architecture around. That’s good news for security and good news for the bottom line, writes Venkat Ramasamy, COO at FileCloud From Amazon Web Services (AWS) to IBM, some of the biggest names in technology have fully embraced the latest enterprise data trend: hybrid cloud. Boasting the benefits... Read More

Why we need to automate automation
James Sherlow, senior systems engineer at Avi Networks, discusses the rise of intent-based automation IT is suffering a crisis of scale. In days past, managing IT was a human-scale job. It was taxing (as any IT person will tell you), but you could at least hope to get your arms around it. Now, with hundreds... Read More

Making cloud-based network management affordable for SMBs
Cloud-based network management solutions typically come with a significant price tag or a lacklustre feature list. Paul Routledge, UK and Ireland country manager at D-Link, asks if affordable AI could be the solution Cloud-managed infrastructure has been around for a number of years, but has mainly been adopted by large enterprises, dispersed organisations or managed... Read More

The technology enabling the universal delivery of financial services
The FSI sector; banks, insurance companies and securities market makers are being profoundly affected by what is now seamless machine to machine communication. Michael Mudd, managing partner at Asia Policy Partners LLC examines how the financial services sector may become more robust and how regulators may approach these fundamental changes today, tomorrow and in the... Read More

Google Cloud Next 19: Disruption to the public cloud market, or AWS as usual?

Last week Google hosted its annual Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. Google used the opportunity to make an aggressive push against the reign of AWS and other cloud giants by outlining products and services that it hopes will catch the eye of enterprises and persuade them to make more use of its (relatively underused)… Read More


In an era defined by software, we know very little about the developers that power it
Not all software developers are geeks. Dimitrios Mistriotis, software developer and ex-Googler, says understanding your own "archetype" could change how you think about your career After working on web platforms and web user interfaces for, startups, places starting up, and large companies such as Google, I resolved to write a book that deciphered and mapped... Read More

How open source drives innovation in the UK public sector
Although it may seem counterintuitive for a business model that involves making source code freely available for redistribution and modification, open source is everywhere. The history of how it arrived here: a belle-epoque of collaboration buoyed by serious investment from juggernauts like Amazon, Google and Facebook has been covered before. Less attention has been drawn... Read More

Don’t make a lift and shift-heap of your hybrid strategy
It’s time to dissect the hybrid playbook and call out "lift and shift" for what it is: a recipe for disaster, writes David Safaii, CEO at Trilio We’ve heard the hype: hybrid cloud is the future. It’s limitless. It’s the ‘ideal’ IT model. It spins ethernet cables into gold. All for the low, low price... Read More