Kevin Allen

Momentum mounts for Kubernetes, cloud native

For any new technology, there are few attributes more valuable then momentum. In the open tech space, few projects have as much momentum as Kubernetes and cloud native application development. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) kicked off the European leg of its biannual CloudNativeCon/KubeCon event in Berlin by welcoming five new member organizations and […]

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How NBC Universal sped delivery and cut costs with DevOps

If businesses find the success with DevOps that NBC Universal has, it’s safe to say that it’ll be sticking around. At IBM InterConnect Monday, Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of developer technology and advocacy, told the crowd, “We are living in a technology-fueled business revolution.” He was referring, of course, to DevOps, the approach to […]

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Open Technology Summit focuses on contributors

The Open Technology Summit, now in its fifth year, has become an annual state of the union for the established and budding open source projects that IBM supports. The conclusion drawn at Sunday’s OTS during IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas is that the state of open tech is strong and getting stronger. The event brought […]

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CloudNativeCon and KubeCon: What we learned

Imagine yourself on a surfboard. You’re alone. You’re paddling out to farther into the sea and you’re ready to catch a giant wave. Only you look to your left, to your right and behind you, and you suddenly realize you’re not alone at all. There are countless other surfers who share your aim. That’s how […]

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Collaboration is king at Cloud Foundry Summit EU

When businesses collaborate on open technology projects, everyone wins. That was the prevailing message throughout the Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. Operators, developers, users and cloud providers gathered to share best practices and reflect on the state of this growing community. In the two years since the Cloud Foundry Foundation was launched, the community […]

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How Cloud Foundry is helping Kaiser Permanente build “systems of engagement”

Developers and cloud architects from around the world gathered in Silicon Valley last week for the Cloud Foundry Summit to celebrate and build on the platform’s success. The open source platform as a service, which serves as the backbone for IBM Bluemix, is in its fifth year, and the Cloud Foundry Foundation that supports the […]

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3 keys to keeping your business competitive through cloud

As cloud, mobile, data, analytics and cognitive computing become seamlessly ingrained in business strategies across industries, the ability to perform without limits is critical. This was made abundantly clear during the recent IBM Performance without Limits 3.0 event in New York City, where business leaders gathered to experience IBM performance capabilities. Several themes emerged during […]

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IBM issues ‘Interop Challenge’ to fellow OpenStack vendors

Don Rippert kicked off IBM’s presence at the OpenStack Summit with a challenge to fellow vendors: proof of interoperability by the end of October. Rippert, general manager for IBM Cloud Strategy, Business Development and Technology, spoke to a standing-room crowd Monday at the summit in Austin, Texas, where he began by reaffirming IBM’s commitment to […]

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Open technology: The goo that binds Internet of Things

Behind the dozens of forecasts about how many billions of Internet of Things devices will come online by 2020, there lies the challenge of interconnectivity. Gartner predicts 21 billion devices. IDC predicts 29.5 billion. Suffice to say we’re in for a data deluge. In order to get from where we are today to achieving that […]

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Open technology: The key to an effective hybrid cloud

At IBM InterConnect 2016, hybrid cloud is everywhere. On Monday, IBM Cloud senior vice president Robert LeBlanc reiterated IBM’s point of view, saying the company is and plans to remain “all in” on hybrid cloud. That position was reinforced in IBM’s announcement that it would partner with VMware to extend hybrid cloud offerings. According to […]

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5 things 2015 taught us about cloud

As we bid farewell to 2015, it seems only fitting that we take a look back at the top trends that shaped cloud computing, mobile and Internet of Things. During a recent Twitter chat using the #IBMDojo hashtag, we tapped l industry experts to get their opinions on the biggest advancements and stories from the […]

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5 bold cloud predictions from IBM Distinguished Engineers

When we talk about the future of cloud computing a year from now—or even five, ten years from now—what will we say? Will the cloud become so ubiquitous it virtually disappears? Will it evolve into something we simply can’t foresee? There’s certainly no shortage of hype around the cloud, but there are also trends that […]

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