Thinking Through an IT Modernization Initiative Before modernizing your IT infrastructure, it's vital to evaluate existing on-premise/hybrid systems and identify areas where strategic changes could bring about serious improvements. However, there is a lot of data, scattered across the existing infrastructure, that businesses must examine and factor into their final decisions regarding modernization. Some will be readily available, accurate and enlightening. Others won't tick any [...]
Earlier this summer the Google Maps APIs were rebranded as Google Maps Platform and, along with the name change, Google Cloud introduced a change to the pricing model. Originally, access to the Google Maps APIs for most commercial use cases involved an annual prepaid license: minimum list price of $10k with volume discounts available based on expected usage. It recently transitioned to a post-pay, consumption-based model. While [...]
Don't forget Part 1, which covers the basics of Docker containers and the key purpose of Kubernetes? Understanding Kubernetes Capabilities Kubernetes gives IT teams a wide range of opportunities to streamline their container setups, but doing so requires a clear understanding of the tools and capabilities offered within the open source platform. It's vital to understand both the overarching concepts within Kubernetes and the nuanced [...]
Containerized strategies are emerging as a solution to many of cloud computing's inherent challenges. As cloud configurations expand and become more complex, organizations often find themselves struggling to maintain proper oversight of their configurations. Furthermore, the complicated nature of cloud setups can limit the flexibility and scalability that the technology is supposed to achieve. There are a variety of ways to mitigate these issues and [...]
[San Francisco, CA - July 24, 2018] - Dito today announced the launch of its “Kubernetes Kickoff” application modernization program. This new packaged service offering is designed to provide a multi-phased implementation and optimization plan for leveraging Kubernetes on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Kubernetes, a relatively new layer of the modern cloud stack, is a production-ready platform that allows companies to deploy and manage containerized [...]
Few businesses are in position to run their IT systems entirely in the cloud. Even as cloud computing has matured and become pervasive, the technology isn't a natural fit as a one-stop destination for most businesses. Of course, the problem has nothing to do with the cloud itself: Platforms are powerful, flexible and cost-efficient enough to allow for a cloud-only IT strategy. Instead, the issue [...]
Sometimes it's the little tips and tricks that can have a real impact on day-to-day workflows. Whether you find yourself regularly consolidating spreadsheets with a manual copy & paste process, or simply need to only share critical data points with other stakeholders but don't want to expose all of the supporting information, data, and calculations that go along with it, there is a simple way [...]
Google's BigQuery serves as a prime example of how organizations can use a cloud-based analytics platform to accelerate and simplify analytics.
Big data projects, with all their scale and complexity, can intimidate even the most lionhearted data managers. Moving into a new data warehousing system is especially daunting, as it involves everything from migrating information into the system to redefining workflows that align with warehouse operations. Google BigQuery simplifies the process. With the right understanding of BigQuery (and a qualified Google Cloud partner by your side) [...]
Kubernetes brings this functionality to another level by orchestrating multiple containers to enable organizations to get fully featured apps into production quickly.