G’day, mate. How are you going? You may be wondering why we’re talking like an Australian. Well Strewth! The truth is, we’re pretty excited about the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Sydney.»
Your mind is made up. The tipping point is here. You want to switch to the cloud, but you’re not quite sure how to choose the right cloud for your business.»
Last time on this space we met the first half of the dynamic duo of cloud computing, DevOps. It’s time to meet the second half.»
Batman and Robin. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Han Solo and Chewbacca. There’s nothing quite like a great partnership.»
What’s the most important and sensitive job in any organization? We might be slightly biased here but how about managing the IT infrastructure? It has to be right up there at the very top of the list.»
Business continuity is without doubt one of the most essential aspects a company faces. But how about in the cloud? We’ll be the first to admit that it’s a relatively new concept and as a result there’s a lot of hype and fanfare.
This comes par for the course with the buzz that exists around cloud computing in general. And with hype comes misinformation, misconceptions and the like. But what’s the truth behind all the pomp and circumstance?»
Private cloud. “This is not for me”. “It is too complicated and expensive”. “It’s only for large or corporate enterprises”. Right? Wrong.
The fact is that from the various types of organizations out there, it’s the small and medium-sized firms stand to reap the most benefits by switching to cloud. So what’s the problem? Why don’t they? Basically. it comes down to knowledge. Very few (and we mean very) understand how it can help their businesses.»
Deciding to move your IT infrastructure to the cloud is no easy decision. Come to think of it, it’s a bit like moving house.
The amount of planning, organization and baggage seems to stack up in front of you. And it can resemble a bit of a mini-mountain.»
So, stack. Ever found yourself on the road to nowhere with your startup’s Stack? You’re definitely not the first and certainly won’t be the last. The question you need to ask is, why are you doing this to yourself?»
Summer time and the living is easy. At least that’s the way things should be at this time of year, right?
Wrong. It’s usually the season when there’s ample surfing (on the web that is), as well as new apps, software updates and IoT devices all stretching the limits of your Stack and IT system.»