Platform engineering brings self-service centre stage

A theatre stage.

Platform engineering defined

Platform engineering is the practice of building and operating a common platform for internal development teams to share and use for accelerating software releases.

In practice, there are slightly different views of platform engineering. But a common theme does emerge: Platform engineering bridges the gap between software and hardware (i.e. between Dev and Ops) – and platform engineers enable application developers to release more...

5 minutes with Or Lenchner, CEO at Bright Data

Or Lenchner, CEO at Bright Data.

What is Bright Data?

In a nutshell, Bright Data is a web data platform that innovates solutions to make public web data accessible to all. Founded in 2014, we’re an international company with a team of more than 350 employees. We’ve recently expanded with the opening of three new offices in New York City, San Francisco and New Delhi. We work with more than 15,000 customers from multiple industries, ranging from Fortune 500 players to large enterprises, SMEs, strategic...

Three ways cloud is improving customer experience

Customer Service

Cloud computing involves internet usage to offer services, tools, and applications, such as databases, networking, servers, and software.

The cloud rose to popularity in the mid-2000s and was embraced by many businesses as it diminished traditional computer-related troubles, such as the need to buy expensive hardware or software resources.

Almost two decades later, its popularity continues to see an upward trend. According to Gartner, 85% of businesses will have embraced...

Ridge is bringing full public cloud capabilities to local data centres

For years, data centres and managed service providers have provided customers with the most up-to-date capabilities and services.

But the shift from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings has put hyperscalers in the driver’s seat of the cloud computing market. They offer the managed services that are the building blocks for modern, cloud native applications. 

A better fit

While the hyperscale public cloud model is...

Gartner sees surge in public cloud spend as CIOs shed migration inhibitions

Global end user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow to $332 billion in 2021 at a yearly growth of 23.1%, according to the latest figures from Gartner.

Software as a service (SaaS) continues to be the largest bucket, representing almost 37% of total spend in 2021. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) represents almost a quarter, with platform as a service (PaaS) at 17.9% and business process as a service (BPaaS) at 15%.

In terms of growth, desktop as a...

Accenture: How to get cloud migration right in the rush for digital transformation

Cloud technology was a vital lifeline for organisations disrupted by Covid-19. For many it was all that kept the lights on, allowing them to quickly build and scale their remote services and operations. Accenture’s recent Technology Vision 2021 report found that 82% of organisations are ramping up their use of cloud in a direct response to the pandemic.

However, as businesses look to recover from the crisis the conversation has changed around cloud. Enterprises operating during...

How cloud-native technologies are a springboard to innovation and business transformation

Opinion Businesses agility, performance and flexibility are more necessary now than ever before — especially in these adverse, pandemic, times — in order to remain competitive and stay on course for growth. In order to remain dynamic and relevant, business transformation requires the implementation of increasingly complex and advanced applications that are able to adapt to changing circumstances, while offering innovative features and zero downtime.

Such applications however,...

Why building your own AIOps platform is a bad idea

In the wake of the economic downturn brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, investments in digital business transformation have accelerated. The applications that drive those processes are not only highly distributed, they also operate at a level of scale that no IT team can manage using legacy approaches to managing IT. It can take weeks to discover the root cause of any issue.

Enter AIOps. Machine learning algorithms make it possible to not only reduce the time it takes to resolve...

Understanding XGVela: Bringing more power to 5G with cloud-native telco PaaS

A platform as a service (PaaS) model of cloud computing brings lots of power to the end users. It provides a platform to the end customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an application.

In the roadmap to building a 5G network, telecom networks need these breakthrough models that help them focus more on the design and development of network services...

Public cloud services revenue reached $233.4bn, says IDC: Analysing the new enterprise cloud journey

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation trends. Savvy CIOs and CTOs that were an early adopter of public cloud computing technologies now have a significant strategic market lead over their competitors. Moreover, a few dominant IT platform providers continue to benefit from this trend.

The worldwide public cloud services market -- including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) -- grew by 26 percent...