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Why Cloud Observability Now?

The term Observability might come as a conundrum for anyone who has been involved in IT Operations over the years, given how a major part of the challenge has always been to keep “single pane of glass” visibility on what can be a complex IT estate. Moving to the cloud also requires visibility, across the virtualized infrastructure and services in use — this is to be expected. Less evident at the outset is how cloud-based...

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Changing Outlook for High-Performance Object Storage

High-performance object storage is a data storage architecture designed for handling large amounts of unstructured data. It has historically been known for its ability to store these massive amounts of information as objects, rather than files. But use cases have broadened in recent years as more organizations produce large amounts of data and want the ability to organize, manage, and search it. “High-performance object storage is...

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Citizen Code: The Promise of Low-Code and No-Code Platforms

There’s a lot of buzz lately around platforms designed to make building, designing, and launching applications easier and more accessible for people with little or no expertise in coding. These low-code and no-code platforms are being heralded as a way for professional developers to deliver apps with less constraints and with a quicker turnaround time. They are also lauded as a way to enable the so-called “citizen...

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GigaOm CEO: Cloud’s Hidden Complexity

While the CEO or CTO often drives the digital transformation effort at most companies, last year it was COVID-19, not the executive suite, that effectively called the shots in making it happen. But even as the impacts of the pandemic wane—at least in the United States and more slowly in Europe—the transformation is ongoing, and there remains plenty of work to be done. Companies fresh off the lessons of 2020 are now investing in...