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This week, we looked to the most popular links shared on Social Media (including Twitter, Facebook, boards, and blogs). Conversation is focused largely on what needs to change in order to ensure immediate success with the promise of continued scalability.
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5 critical changes to IT infrastructure usage you should be aware of in 2015
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2014 was filled with developments in IT infrastructure. This article predicts that while “hybrid cloud, increasing levels of flash storage and the emergence of OpenStack” dominated industry conversation, these will be overtaken by topics like automation, configuration management tools, lower pricing and cloud consolidation.
SDN & NFV in Mobile Networks
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This article discussed the economic and operational benefits SDN and NFV provide. By presenting the opportunity to “transition from appliance-based, proprietary hardware implementations to software-based, open platforms,” companies can reduce improve elasticity and simplify management by improving time to market cycles. These benefits are only possible, however, if virtual functions are “capable of adapting and scaling,” and so must be integrated into the Mobile backhaul network with integrated intelligence.
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People shared the general website of open source, which invites the user to “discover an open source world.” With featured articles like “5 favorite Raspberry and Ardunio projects,” “A cloud management tool for simple deployments,” and “5 new guides for using OpenStack,” this page is a filled with information about how publicly accessible software encourages collaborative participation and transparency.
OpenShift PaaS Technology To Get Integrated With Docker Containers, Kubernetes Orchestration
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Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology is evolving yet again, as they collaborate with Docker, “an open source technology which uses containers for application virtualization,” and Kubernetes, which is “a project by Google for container orchestration,” to rollout OpenShift 3. This is another step toward allowing customers to deploy hybrid cloud services in both a “physical-virtual environment,” and on “public-private clouds.”
What Customers Want in 2015: Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, Docker and AWS
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To achieve a solid foundation, at the request of customers, cloud technology must “be supported by a robust ecosystem,” while also remaining flexible enough to integrate emerging technology. In order for this to happen, this article relays that customers want four things: a PaaS that is based on Cloud Foundry since it is backed by “tech industry giants” and already has a large ecosystem, to be able to move to OpenStack, use Docker Containers, and work in a hybrid cloud environment. These request revolve around flexibility and anticipate the inevitable changes in technology and software.