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Containers as a Platform for Autonomic Computing By Neil McEvoy An overall theme of cloud computing and the specific practices within it is fundamentally one of automation. The core value of technology is to continually automate low level procedures to free up people to work on more value add activities, ultimately leading to the utopian goal of full Autonomic Computing. For example a great way to define your plan for DevOps tool chain adoption is through this lens. In this TechTarget article they outline a simple maturity model for planning this. Self-Aware Containers and Microservices As we start to examine the principle applied to the Cloud Native field of containers and microservices this begins to highlight some tremendously powerful ideas and vendor innovations. One in particular that seemed particularly challenging to me is the concept of self-contained micr... (more)

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV Scott Sparvero, CEO and Co-founder, iland The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the most prominent IT buzz words of 2015. Whether you are talking about thermostats you can set before you get home, beacons wirelessly suggesting items to buy in your high street clothing store or wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch, IoT is more than just hype. It’s here to stay if consumers have anything to say about it. However, there is a lot more to IoT than first meets the eye; it is much deeper and has the potential to affect much mo... (more)

Architecture for Next Generation Digital Service Providers | @CloudExpo #NFV #Microservices #DigitalTransformation

NFV Microservices - Architecture for Next Generation Digital Service Providers By Neil McEvoy Telcos embarking on a journey to adopt and exploit the NFV trend face a big challenge of existing legacy complexity, and a key message I have been marketing is that there already are best practices that can be reused from the Enterprise sector, especially from leading ‘digital natives' like Netflix and Linkedin. NTT Communications is a great example of this, employing the same ‘toolchain' of DevOps apps like Github, Ansible, Docker and Jenkins to do exactly that, better automate their ... (more)

Microservices Recipes | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Containers #Microservices

As the Microsoft Azure CTO explains microservices represents a major inflection point for the IT industry - An Application Revolution Powered by the Cloud. They themselves are pioneering the approach through new products like ‘Cognitive Microservices‘. My personal opinion is that they can be defined as the next major milestone in software engineering ever since, well software was invented and run on mainframes, they are that much of a landmark. They will re-write the agenda of software practices across corporations right through university curriculum. One critical aspect of cou... (more)

A #Blockchain Framework | @CloudExpo #FinTech #ML #DigitalTransformation

Blockchain Identity - Keystone Foundation for Digital Democracy and Society By Neil McEvoy As good Venn diagrams always show it's the intersection areas that offer the sweet spot for trends and markets, and an especially potent one is the intersection of Cloud computing, with the blockchain and also digital identity, particularly when considered within contexts such as Digital Democracy. Given the diversity of each field alone there are multiple perspectives to this, more the start of a conversation rather than a definitive design. Identity and the Blockchain Cloud For example Bl... (more)