Cloud native, containers and microservices: Navigating cloud first services
12 Mar 2020
Cloud native, containers and microservices
Today, architects and engineers have a huge choice when it comes to deploying cloud first applications. How do you decide which service is best for your application? Workload type, environment and organisation can lead you to many different answers. In this session we will look at how to ensure you are deploying to the right platform in the right scenario.
The first era of cloud computing has been over for some time now, so what are you still doing lifting and shifting your data centre into the cloud?
Today, organisations moving to the cloud must do more than merely ‘copy and paste’ what they have in the data centre, directly into a cloud environment. Organisations should look at delivering IT as a service to the business and/or their customers, rather than as a technology platform, where applications reside.
We are living in a Connected Everything Era, with data centres rapidly expanding and depleting environmental resources. As an integral part of urban communities, they require abundant spaces and remain the primary driver of global energy consumption in the foreseeable future.
This demand is disruptive during times of both peril and opportunity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 has altered the demands of digital infrastructure 24x7 around the world. What we learned from previous economic dislocations, such as the dotcom bust or the 2008 financial crisis, is that data centre providers adapt, emerge, and stay resilient.
The world became a different place post-Covid-19. How we work, communicate and collaborate has been redefined--possibly forever.
Our company, OpsRamp, has a distributed team across the U.S. and India for development and operations. When “shelter in place” hit the entire world, we were not sure how we’d be able to execute our projects, customer commitments, and day-to-day operations. Most of our engineers rarely worked from home and in India, some even left their homes to be with extended families and parents during lockdown.
Cloud-native misconfigurations are rampant and rising bad practices risk exposing cloud resources even further, California-based security vendor Accurics has claimed.
According to the company's latest cloud security report, Summer 2020: State of DevSecOps, unless emerging cloud-native security challenges are not plugged, breaches will "increase in velocity in scale".
“While the adoption of cloud-native infrastructure such as containers, serverless, and servicemesh is fueling innovation, misconfigurations are becoming commonplace and creating serious risk exposure for organizations,” said Accurics Co-founder & CTO, Om Moolchandani.
Microsoft's "green summer" just got even greener after the tech giant launched yet another ambitious environmental goal and a roadmap about how it plans to achieve it.
The 45-year-old tech company's latest pledge is to eliminate waste for direct operations, products and packaging by 2030.
In a blog post, Microsoft President Brad Smith said the company recognised "the urgent need to protect the world’s ecosystems and reduce the carbon emissions that come from the creation, distribution and disposal of waste".
Lockdowns implemented due to Covid-19 led to a monumental rise in cloud spending in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest quarterly figures.
The number crunchers over at technology market watchers Canalys revealed spending on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 surged by 31 percent to $34.6 billion, after companies and citizens across the globe relied on e-commerce, remote learning, content streaming and online collaboration tools to see them through national lockdowns.
"Cloud-based services were pivotal in enabling emergency continuity plans designed to maintain virtual operations during lockdown,” said Canalys Chief Analyst, Matthew Ball.