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Getting over the hype to drive potential – from kale to Kubernetes

When kale first became synonymous with healthy eating, consumers rushed to buy kilos of it. However, without other ingredients or the right recipe what ends up on the plate can be pretty underwhelming, and in some cases plain inedible. It’s no coincidence then, that a bag of kale is the first thing to pop into my head when I think about Kubernetes – a recent craze within the tech industry.


Does corporate messaging and collaboration demand decentralisation?

Organisations are struggling with how employees and external partners communicate. They were wrestling with the issue before the global pandemic but, with many workforces now regularly working outside of a traditional office, it has become a burning issue.

Email, the old stalwart, is slow and cumbersome. The fact email still exists – and is often the primary form of communication – demonstrates the failings of instant messaging, corporate communities, messaging apps, and collaboration tools.


Generating cost savings by migrating Windows workloads to AWS

AWS, itself, has spent considerable time and effort publicising the cost advantages it offers for running Windows workloads. However, those benefits are also widely supported by third-party organisations. Case in point: an often-cited IDC study estimated that study participants could achieve an average savings of $6.59 million per organisation by running their Windows workloads on AWS. Those financial benefits arise from many factors.


Simultaneously resilient and sustainable Net Zero Data Centres

Over the last decade we have seen numerous individual technologies that improve energy efficiency. Now, we must create sustainable systems with them, writes Susanna Kass, Data Centre Advisor to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals program.


What it really takes to become ‘Cloud Native’

This year has seen many companies accelerate their cloud native journeys, and it’s a trend that will continue as we move into 2021. The global pandemic has accelerated the shift to cloud computing this year, but in reality businesses have been transitioning toward cloud-based solutions since the early 2000s. Early moves to the cloud were… Read More


4 obstacles to a successful lockdown cloud strategy

Organisations have a new perspective on the benefits of remote working. It’s vital they apply the same ambitious thinking to their cloud strategy


How to optimise cloud operations

Most companies today are using cloud technologies to power their most important products and services, communications and collaboration, but it’s easy to cross the line from spending smartly on cloud services to spending unnecessarily.


Adapting to the unexpected in today’s “virtual everything” world

The past year has shown the value of Edge Cloud and adaptive networks, driven by the need to support unexpected traffic demands. By Jürgen Hatheier, CTO at Ciena.


Q&A: State of Kubernetes in the UK, with Jetstack CTO Matthew Bates

In this Q&A Matt Bates discusses Kubernetes potential, challenges and the state of maturity in the UK.


How AWS’ new product releases optimise application development

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is always busy introducing new services, enhancing existing ones, and, quite often, driving trends. However, the company has upped its game even more in recent months.


How secure is the cloud in 2020?

It’s still commonly assumed that the cloud offers a less secure option compared to on-premises infrastructure. But what are the facts?


Privacy Shield abandonment shows businesses need to up their data protection

Privacy Shield’s invalidation shows data practices are under greater scrutiny than ever before. If they’re not already, sensible businesses should err on the side of caution