The trend away from the traditional data center towards the Hyperscale cloud Data center, which has started to gain momentum in the last decade, has also had an impact on the annual power consumption of ICT. The following article describes how the power consumption of data centers has changed since then, how it will change and how the cloud contributes to it. Furthermore, current research on energy efficiency in the cloud is presented and possible problem solutions are discussed.

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Taking a look at corporate communication holistically

The continuous shift towards agile work environments confronts enterprises with new challenges. Classically formed sections lose touch with more agile units within the organization.

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At the German OpenStack Days – DOST – The Cloud Report had the opportunity to talk with Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation and one of the founders of OpenStack.

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Implementing Cloud-native processes for cloud governance

Cloud-native has become a paradigm that stands for highly scalable applications. While it often relates to the application architecture, microservices, the use of containers or declarative APIs, being cloud-native comes with organizational implications as well. But first things first: Why do companies aim to implement cloud-native applications? they want to release better software faster and they want to be able to react faster in case something goes wrong.
 

When server instances are provisioned in the cloud, they are rarely set up manually, but automated using provisioning scripts. the provisioning scripts describe how the server should be set up. this is normal code, as we know it from normal software development, except that this code is specialized on the domain infrastructure. In software development, static code analysis (“linting”) and automated tests have established themselves as means for good maintainability of the production code. Why not apply this good practice to “Infrastructure as code” as well? this article uses the provisioning tool Ansible to describe how automated quality assurance for provisioning scripts can look like.

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In a world full of security threats and in a fully automated, fully scalable environment, security has to be one of the biggest concerns for developers. If it would not be, one would not only scale their applications, but their security issues as well…

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Modern organizations and companies are increasingly working in partnership with other companies. This article examines what forms of corporate partnerships or strategic alliances there are and why this form of collaboration is becoming increasingly important, especially in the cloud environment. 

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The cloud is the entrance ticket for the club of agile companies, as the cloud-native applications can be flexibly combined, transformed, extended and customized. However, not every company has in-house appropriate competencies. Thus, T-Systems supports the companies to develop and to operate cloud-native applications in the DevOps-model

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Rook is a storage orchestrator for Kubernetes using the operator pattern.
That means that Rook can run, e.g., Ceph, EdgeFS, Yugabyte and other persistence providers in a Kubernetes cluster.
This allows applications to create, e.g., a YBCluster object to get a YugabyteDB cluster to provide persistence for your applications in Kubernetes.

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Digital transformation is generally understood as the digitization of a company’s business processes. In this context, agile transformation is the adaptation of the work methods and tools needed for running the digitized company and leveraging the potential of the digital transformation…

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Enterprises are increasingly using hybrid environments, but this move can present risks and challenges, especially for organizations adopting DevOps. How can hybrid environment security fit naturally into develop- ment processes?

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„Data Security: I have nothing to hide” was the topic for the conversation when Global Digital Woman invited to a panel discussion held at SAP’s Data Kitchen in Berlin. The CEO and founder of GDW Tijen Onaran gave everyone a warm welcome. As an introduction to the topic Birgit Hess, Cloud Security Awareness Lead at SAP, opened with a flirt to all the Matrix fans. But what is the core message of Matrix? Don’t trust your own eyes.
 

By enabling a long-held dream of computing as utility, Cloud Computing has become one of the major technology trends in the last decade. Due to its’ flexible and agile nature, Cloud Computing is continuously and significantly transforming a large part of the IT industry.

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