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Innovating IT with Cloud, DevOps and AI

MultiCloud Management wishlist

We hear a lot about multi-cloud management solution these days. These are three things I would love to see CMP's adopt. 1) Service comparison: Clients are increasingly considering multiple providers so that they can pick the best of breed service,... Continue Reading →

AI for the Enterprise

As the year ends I have been thinking about where enterprises can invest in AI. We see a lot more B2C use cases than Enterprise. I believe this is mainly because of Data (management, security, etc) challenges and shrinking talent... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Container World 2017

Below are my personal top 5 highlights from the recent Container World 2017 conference in Santa Clara. Companies are embracing Containers rapidly but quite often expectations are not matching reality. It is combination of people (cultural change) and rapidly changing... Continue Reading →

Navigate forward with Containers

Microservices built on Containers are continuing to gather momentum and enterprise level maturity in 2017, as enterprises invested in Cloud now explore on extracting value out of the platform through rapid software delivery, low administrative overhead and increased decoupling of... Continue Reading →

OpenStack migration to Dimension Data cloud

So you are looking to migrate your OpenStack VM's to Dimension Data cloud (MCP). You will be pleased to hear that the solution is straightforward; especially since the recently added capabilities. These 8 outlined steps here will help you get... Continue Reading →

Video: DevOps on DiData Cloud using SaltStack – Part 2

A step-by-step playbook for using SaltStack for end-to-end DevOps on Dimension Data cloud.

Video: DevOps on DiData Cloud using SaltStack – Part 1

General overview of SaltStack and high-level illustration of DevOps on Dimension Data Cloud infrastructure.

Dimension Data Cloud (MCP) automation with Terraform – Part 1

Guest post by: Adam Friedman Infrastructure as Code (IAC) is one of the important foundations for cloud automation. In this post we will walk through a minimal configuration scenario to illustrate a practical application of IAC using a tool called Terraform... Continue Reading →

Automating the Dimension Data cloud

As we close the year the time is ripe for technology predictions for the next year and beyond.  Recently released reports share a familiar theme  - Cloud continues to maintain one of the top spots - and certainly no surprise... Continue Reading →

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