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As AT&Ts VP of Domain 2.0 architecture writes one aspect of their Domain 2.0 strategy is a goal to embrace a Microservices Application Architecture. One page 9 they describe how these envisage them fitting into the ECOMP architecture: "The initial steps of the recipes include a homin...
DCAE – Real-Time Analytics and Cloud Management Another of the main foundations of the AT&T Domain 2.0 program is the ‘DCAE’ framework: Data Collection, Analytics and Events. In short their Big Data platform for enabling smart management. “In the D2 vision, ...
The conversations about the Cloud industry tend to be dominated, understandably, by AWS, Microsoft and Google as the main providers, and the tech pioneers that utilize them, like Netflix. We don’t tend to look at the ‘plumbing’, the telco service providers who deliver...
The primary reference backbone for our NFV Ecosystem is the technical standards work from ETSI, most notably ‘MANO’, which specifies how telcos can implement Cloud Native principles like virtualization and containers. In November 2012 seven of the world’s leading tele...
One of our first Industry Roadmaps is entitled the ‘Cloud Native Digital Operator‘. This refers to telecommunication providers applying Cloud Native business models and technology architectures to achieve their futurist vision of becoming a Digital Operations Centre of the ...
Like most industries the telco sector is gearing up to adopt the Platform Business Model. This has taken on a ‘XaaP’ moniker, ie. ‘something’ as a Platform, like GaaP for Government, and at it’s heart is an ‘Ecosystem‘ design model, a collabora...
Written by Isaac George, SVP and UK Regional Head, Happiest Minds Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed some of the largest cyber-attacks in history. Some of these attacks have been very well publicised and are probably already familiar to you – Target, Home Depot, eBay, JP Morgan C...
A hot trending topic in the Cloud industry is the Kubernetes container technology, with many vendors announcing support. Cloud Native Computing It was the first defining container technology to underpin Cloud Native computing, and thus sets the scene for vendor profiling relevant to ou...
Nike is an organization that understands the shift driven by trends like the Internet of Things, where technology becomes an integral part of product value. Fitness is a key area where IoT wearable technologies combined with new apps will become differentiating factors that influence ...
As we introduce in the previous article From Silos to DevOps, implementing DevOps is essentially the start of adopting ‘Lean’ practices. Going ‘Cloud Native’ is an expression of this which also incorporates the best enable technical architecture too – Micr...
Cloud Native primarily represents the fusion of two core technical architecture and organizational design concepts: Microservices and DevOps. The Rise of Cloud Native It also means there are two fundamental transformational journeys, one of a technical architecture and one organization...
iland cloud API empowers developers to tap into the advanced security, disaster recovery, compliance, management and Big Data functionality of iland’s enterprise-class cloud LONDON – 29th March 2016 – iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud hosting provider, today announced its ...
As the Enterprise Irregulars discuss in this blog the Cloud Native model is underpinned by early maturity model work. Cloud Aware Application Maturity The ODCA describe the same principles calling the evolution ‘Cloud Aware Applications‘, explained through a detailed refere...
The primary business context for Cloud Native case studies like Netflix is the ‘Platform Business Model‘, the conceptual design model for the particular commercial models they implement as well, one that is directly enabled by the technology. Considering the business wealth...
At the heart of the Cloud Native recipe is the shift to a ‘containerized microservices’ application architecture. This is a pretty fundamental shift in IT habits, embracing both the Docker-inspired container technology wave as well as a holistic transformation of how softwa...
Although the conversation about DevOps typically focuses mostly on the tool sets and platforms – Puppet, Docker, Microservices et al, the more profoundly challenging aspects for most large organizations will be in the organizational transformation is proposed as part of the ‘Cloud Nati...
Monica Brink, EMEA Marketing Director, iland With Mobile World Congress over for another year, I’ve now had a chance to digest everything that was on show last week. This conference, which is arguably the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, looked at the Internet of Thi...
20 academies in the Partnership are now using Parago Software’s Academy Asset Manager Reading, United Kingdom, 15th March 2016 — Parago Software Ltd., a world leader in cloud based education inventory management solutions, today announced that it is working with Kent Catholic Schools P...
In a VentureBeat article the author describes ‘the future of enterprise tech‘, describing how pioneering organizations like Netflix are entirely embracing a Cloud paradigm for their business, moving away from the traditional approach of owning and operating your own data centre populat...
The overall market including challenges as well as opportunities for our NFVaaS Roadmap is well articulated through a Metzler white paper, appropriately entitled Crossing the Chasm. Fundamentally the conclusion is that telcos will embark on the large scale transformational investment t...
Harnessing the Cloud Native architecture to build the Digital Operations Centre of the Future The goal of this paper is to describe how ‘Cloud Native’ principles, the architecture employed by enterprise innovators such as Netflix, Uber Taxis and Amazon, can be employed by t...
As a result of significant investment into our underlying SaaS infrastructure, our CBPN Services are expanding from simple content marketing to a full suite of ‘BPaaS’ options – Basically business services based on utilizing these SaaS apps. I use the phrase Silver Bu...
In the ODCA white paper Archtecting Cloud Aware Applications the authors describe a general framework for assessing the maturity of your applications against a scale of ‘Cloud Awareness’, as well as a set of characteristics defining this ability and how they can be achieved. (with acco...
DevOps simply represents the better fusion of the usually quite distinct departments of software engineering and IT operations. The goal is faster and safer rates of software innovation. A simple objective but a troublesome one in reality – As many experts explain the core issue is th...
A headline theme underpinning the goal of telcos becoming ‘Digital Operation Centres of the Future‘ is the adoption of already proven best practices from the enterprise market. This makes sense given that community is now well into their Cloud migration programs, with ‘unicorns’ like ...
The primary technology framework for a Smart City can best be described through an ‘Ecosystem Architecture’. This would be applied as an ‘overlay’ across the city’s existing IT systems landscape, essentially providing two main components: A Cloud Applications Store and an IoT Sensor N...
Parago continues its expansion into the APAC region after announcing new partnership with OyonixGroup in Australia just last week Reading, United Kingdom, 17th February 2016 — Parago Software Ltd., a world leader in cloud based education inventory management solutions, today announced ...
Up until now we have been sharing Cloud Best Practices purely through content articles, blogs on this site, white papers and so on. Today I’m super excited to be announcing the start of our second phase, where the launch of CloudPractices.org – a GitHub implementation, has ...
The evolution of the TMF, the telecommunications industry group, reflects the broader transformation of the industry itself. As an industry forum it is quite unique in the powerful innovation-enabling membership programs that they operate, a series of ‘Catalyst Projects’ br...
Parago now has a foothold in North America, Australia and the APAC Region Reading, United Kingdom, 10th February 2016 — Parago Software Ltd, a world leader in cloud based education inventory management solutions, today announced that the company has signed a new Australian reseller and...
The start of a new year is always a good time for many businesses to get their IT strategies in place. However, there has been one issue in the past couple of months that may potentially cause a lot of complications in IT departments across the US and EU; the implications for cloud com...
At the heart of the Cloud Native model is a microservices application architecture, and applying this to a telco SDN scenario offers enormous opportunity for product innovation and competitive advantage. For example in the ETSI NFV Ecosystem white paper they describe one of the prod...
Although MIT makes the specific point that the Platform Business Model is exactly that, a business model not a technology, there is naturally a clear and powerful link with the Cloud model ‘PaaS’ – Platform as a Service. This offers literally that, a Platform as a service, and so it c...
At the heart of the Cloud Native recipe is the shift to a ‘containerized microservices’ application architecture. This is a pretty fundamental shift in IT habits, embracing both the Docker-inspired container technology wave as well as a holistic transformation of how software is built...
A major market for telcos will be the enterprise adoption of SDN. They will be able to harness the SDN/NFV innovations from the telco industry, and apply the technologies within their data centres, as well as using new telco services that they enable. As SearchDataCenter describes NFV...
About the Cloud Native series Cloud Native is the new term that Google, VMware, SAP and many others are using to encapsulate the evolution of software development and deployment, to a Netflix-inspired microservices and continuous deployment model. Our ebook series will describe a centr...
We are well into the first month of 2016, and many predictions from the cloud sector have started to reveal different trends that we may see over the next 12 months. In 2015 we saw IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) growing 51 per cent, with cloud firml...
Cloud hosting providers like Virtustream are utilizing ‘CMPs’ – Cloud Management Platforms, to deliver Enterprise Cloud level services such as rapid deployment of SAP applications. The CMP provides the core functionality of application templating and deployment, and d...
Latest industry recognition underscores iland’s leadership in delivering cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solutions  LONDON – 20th January 2016 – iland, a global enterprise cloud hosting provider, today announced it has been selected as the 2015 Service Provider of the Year by ...
The ideal of a ‘Digital Operations Centre of the Future‘ is one where the telco industry too wholly adopts the Cloud technology wave. Mapping these principles fundamentally means applying new Cloud innovations like container technologies such as Docker, a microservices arch...