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ServiceNow acquires Lightstep to gain next-generation observability solution

American software firm ServiceNow has announced the acquisition of Lightstep, an application monitoring and observability business. Launched in 2017, Lightstep has raised over $70 million from venture capital and counts brands like Spotify and GitHub as clients.


The Cloud Is a Box of Legos: How to Make Sure What You Build Improves Your Business

When it comes to building your multi-cloud environment, fail early, fail often, and don’t be afraid to pivot. You don’t want to wind up past the point of no return – like realizing you’ve built your foundation with the wrong size Legos and finding yourself unable to complete the set.


From data mess to data mesh: a shift in data architecture

If you speak to anyone working in the data industry about what’s “hot” at the moment, the chances are “data mesh” will be on their list. It has even made its way into the trends that are predicted to disrupt and dominate the data market in 2021.


Red Hat launches Developer Sandbox for OpenShift

“We do this by abstracting the underlying complexity and offering a powerful platform and ecosystem built around it. With the OpenShift sandbox and latest update to our developer tools, we are taking steps to make it even easier for developers to get started building for Kubernetes,” says Dhar.


Gartner highlights value of AI, data and analytics to digital transformation

“With disruption comes enormous opportunity to not just restart what we used to do, but forge new paths”.


Future Decision-Making Processes in the Data Science Era

What’s next for decision-making in the era of automation? Mohammad Mahdavi, Professor of Data Science at GISMA Business School, explores.


The Top 10 DevOps Metrics: How To Measure What Matters – Part 1

By focusing on 10 important metrics, DevOps stakeholders can more clearly understand and act on the issues that determine the success or failure of any DevOps initiative. By Jeff Keyes, VP of Product at Plutora.


CTO Q&A: Low-code — the solution to developer burnout?

With increasing evidence that engineers will experience burnout at least once in their careers, we ask EMEA CTO at Dell Boomi, Mike Kiersey to unpack the scale of the problem and whether low-code, which tries to eliminate manual work out of developer hands, is a potential solution.


Haroon Malik previews Zero Trust Interactive Forum 2021

Haroon Malik, Cyber Security director at 6clicks answers our #zerotrust questions ahead of the Zero Trust Interactive Forum (16-17 June).


Microsoft plans to build 50 to 100 data centres per year

Microsoft announced its plan to increase its data centres by 50 to 100 per year – not just next year, but every year for the foreseeable future. The announcement came during the unveiling of the company’s new virtual tours of the ‘typical’ Microsoft data centre.

There were no specifications offered as to whether the new data centres would be new construction or retrofitting of existing facilities; nor whether Microsoft would be taking the projects on alone or would have a partner (or several) in their expansion. They did, however, state that they expect to expand cloud services into 10 new countries this year, which will require some of the data centres planned to be in new locations.


Red Hat places cloud security at the centre of OpenShift Platform Plus

Announced yesterday at Red Hat Summit, the Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus builds on Red Hat OpenShift to offer enterprises advanced security for DevSecOps.


What will be your organisation’s “go or no go” moment?

However powerful your leadership, however large your organisation, however advanced your systems and however well trained your personnel, the success or failure of your critical systems can be decided in one small “go or no go” moment