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UK banks must raise quality of code to avoid future outages

Vishal Bhatnagar, senior vice president and country manager at CAST UK, writes about the importance of software quality and UK banks’ negligence in this respect… A recent spell of outages at leading UK banks has served to draw attention to the lack of IT visibility in these institutions. The systems used by some of these… Read More


Microsoft seeks to win over corporate market with new Windows 10 OS

Microsoft has announced plans to gear its new Windows 10 operating system towards enterprise customers in an effort to recapture dwindling corporate adoption following its Windows 8 mis-hit. Unveiled yesterday by Windows executive vice president Terry Myerson, the new software will be made compatible across a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and PCs…. Read More


Google builds on open source project with addition of Kubernetes

Google, with the support of other leading tech firms, announced yesterday its plans to develop open source software, named Kubernetes, which will enable users to manage their workloads across thousands of servers. As Quentin Hardy notes in his recent Bits blog post, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was clearly ‘absent’ from the launch, which also involved… Read More


Nutanix and Dell in global agreement to produce converged data centre infrastructure

Data centre infrastructure software start up, Nutanix is to supply its technology to Dell under a new original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement allowing the major to produce web scale servers for the converged infrastructure market. The devices will combine Nutanix’s software and Dell server hardware to deliver “a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity”… Read More


If software is eating the world then NFV will be eating networking

Customisation used to mean expensive bespoke systems but in the world of software defining and software implementing, things have changed particularly for the hyperscale service providers. Chris Swan asks if their innovations will come through to normal users and if it will be worth the wait? It’s almost three years since Marc Andreesen wrote Why… Read More