Beyond Cloud Infrastructure: Enabling Digital Transformation Throughout the Business

Google Cloud Platform, Google G Suite|

Digital transformation demands an overhaul of longstanding perceptions of what IT departments do and how they interact with the business. As a result, transformation is not simply a matter of adopting the cloud and depending on modernized cloud ecosystems. Instead, it comes down to blending cultural and technological innovation to establish new expectations around how IT functions and new capabilities that align how people work [...]

Using Dialogflow to Unlock the Potential of Speech-based App Interfaces

Google Cloud Platform|

Convenience and ease of use have long dominated the worlds of user interface and experience, but these attributes have become even more essential in an age of rapid technological change. The days of slow, iterative release cycles are over. If a user takes a month to get comfortable with your app, they'll find themselves in a constant cycle of learning because new features and versions [...]

IMPORTANT: Kubernetes Clusters Security Vulnerability

Google Cloud Platform|

Dito wanted to write a quick post (posted on 12/4/18 at 11:27 am PST) to help bring awareness to a recently discovered Kubernetes flaw that is making its way through the container community. TLDR - A privilege escalation flaw was found that affects all master versions of the Kubernetes API server. Google Cloud customer clusters were already patched by Google, so no action is required. To [...]

Migrating and Managing Containers with Kubernetes – Part 2

Google Cloud Platform|

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 [...]

Migrating and Managing Containers with Kubernetes – Part 1

Google Cloud Platform|

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 [...]

Dito Announces “Kubernetes Kickoff” to Help Enterprises with Application Modernization Initiatives

Google Cloud Platform|

[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 [...]

SAP and the Google Cloud Platform: A Match Made for Innovation

Google Cloud Platform|

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 [...]

3 Tips for Migrating to BigQuery for Data Warehousing

Google Cloud Platform|

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) [...]