7 IT Operations Challenges to Attack in 2018 – EMA Punch List


Digital attackers in 2018 need to focus on one key challenge: “how do I deliver the best possible value to my clients, without significantly increasing cost.“ Monitor for user experience impact: As enterprises differentiate more and more via their digital user experience, all monitoring solutions must deliver clear and instant answers to the following questions: [...]



Top 10 enterprise IT Predictions for 2018 – Release Faster, Cheaper, and at Higher Quality – Everything Is about Becoming a Digital Attacker


For readers who would like to see what happened to our 2017 predictions, please take a look. Jens Soeldner and the EMA Team sat down again this month to look into the crystal ball for 2018. Central Theme for 2018: Transform into a Digital Attacker All 2018 trends contribute to transforming enterprises into digital attackers that [...]



AWS Re:Invent 2017 – Serverless Containers, Managed Kubernetes, Bare Metal, Machine Learning, and IoT


Breaking the Triangle of Cost, Quality, and Speed This year’s AWS Reinvent delivered major announcements in DevOps, machine learning and IoT. All of the announced capability aim to eliminate infrastructure as the bottleneck for enterprises to become ‘digital attackers’. Observing the nearly 50.000 developers, architects, and software operators that came to Reinvent showed us a [...]



Intent Driven DevOps – A New Journey to NoOps


First Came Autonomic Computing ‘Autonomic Computing’ was the original concept of providing systems and apps with the power autonomously responding to unpredictable challenges. ‘Autonomic Computing’ came with all the right ideas (IBM deserves a good share of credit for defining this concept), but failed due to the same cultural and technological barriers DevOps is struggling [...]



DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 in SFO – Real Life DevOps Demystified


This year’s DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in San Francisco was carried by the enthusiasm of 1500 practitioners who were genuinely enthusiastic about how DevOps can transform their enterprises into a ‘digital attacker.’ Digital attackers rely as DevOps as their innovation engine to rapidly release high quality software that offers measurable business value. In short, digital [...]



By | November 17th, 2017|DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

SDDC 2.0 with Kubernetes, Apigee, and Istio – Cisco’s Collaboration with Google Follows a Grander Vision


On October 25, Cisco and Google announced their hybrid cloud partnership, where Google brings the container runtime (Kubernetes), the platform to provide, manage, and consume APIs (Apigee), and of course a wide range of consumable cloud services (visual recogngition, machine learning, text to voice, etc.). Cisco contributes the hyperconverged infrastructure (Hyperflex) with Kubernetes management (Harmony), [...]



Microsoft Pulling ahead of Amazon with its fully Managed Kubernetes Offering


Azure Container Service (now AKS where the K stands for Kubernetes) is now offers managed Kubernetes as Tech Preview. This new service provides single-line install (az aks create –n myCluster –g myResourceGroup), automated upgrades, self-healing, and scaling. Microsoft promises that the Azure control plane for Kubernetes will remain free (AWS charges for management servers), with [...]



By | October 25th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

The Scheduler Race is Over – Why Kubernetes Won and What it Means to the Market


What Happened? Within a timeframe of only 6 weeks, both Docker and Mesosphere both announced Kubernetes support for their container management platforms (Mesosphere and Docker Enterprise Edition). This ‘officially’ concludes the container scheduling contest and rings in the critical phase of the much more important and lucrative container management bake off. https://youtu.be/x4Jx8-uOAwQ In [...]



By | October 19th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

Struggling to Turn Around – Finally Docker Announces Kubernetes Support


Docker used the picturesque setting of its Copenhagen DockerCon event to announce Kubernetes support for both, Docker Enterprise Edition and Docker Community Edition. The company plans to deliver betas for end of 2017. Docker’s Critical Challenge: Monetize Its Popularity After raising $242M in funding with the latest round of $62M closing this month, Docker is [...]



By | October 18th, 2017|Containers, DevOps|0 Comments

EMA Enterprise Decision Guide: Container Management in Production and at Scale


I’m excited to kick off this project, as no other topic in IT seems to have so many different aspects to consider and so many points to attack it. As, hopefully, in all our EMA research projects, we will look at this topic from all angles without any predetermined outcomes. The project will be exclusively [...]



By | October 9th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Megatrends, Monitoring|0 Comments
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