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Serverless Startups – Inside @Skyscanner Engineering HQ, with Gareth Williams, CEO/Co-Founder

Serverless Computing Serverless Cloud Computing is a great example of both the dynamism of Cloud services and also how this infrastructure evolution is changing the very nature of software engineering itself. Serverless computing is a cloud computing execution model in which the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. Pricing is based on […]

Cloud Native Maturity Model

Cloud Native Maturity Model

As the Enterprise Irregulars discuss in this blog the Cloud Native model is underpinned by early maturity model work, a journey that sees applications transform from a traditional to a fully Cloud-centric architecture: I. Cloud Ready A simple app that is Cloud ready by using basic Cloud services not its own file system. II. Cloud […]

Serverless Startups – Inside @Skyscanner Engineering HQ, with Gareth Williams, CEO/Co-Founder

Comic Relief: Multi-Cloud Microservices with Cloud Foundry for Massive Scale E-Commerce

Comic Relief The Cloud Foundry case study for Comic Relief offers an exemplar use case for ‘Multi-Cloud’, what InfoWorld describes as the future. ZDNet introduces the concept and discusses the challenges. Comic Relief is the poster child scenario for the value of Cloud computing – The organization experiences barely any demand for 364 days of […]

Serverless Startups – Inside @Skyscanner Engineering HQ, with Gareth Williams, CEO/Co-Founder

Algorithms for High Performance DevOps

Exciting as they are Cloud Native technologies aren’t exempt from the practical considerations of adopting any new technology, most notably the business case, and especially the fact that organizational transformation is also a key ingredient for success. It is this combination that makes possible ‘Algorithms for High Performance DevOps’. In short the adoption of new […]

Serverless Startups – Inside @Skyscanner Engineering HQ, with Gareth Williams, CEO/Co-Founder

Platform-Enabled DevOps for Agile Digital Government

GaaP – Government as a Platform In Chapter 2 of Open Government Tim O’Reilly first coins the term Government as a Platform, describing how traditional IT for government should become more like Facebook, Twitter and the other Internet pioneers who have been harnessing the evolution of the Cloud to become ‘platforms’, doing so for government […]

Serverless Startups – Inside @Skyscanner Engineering HQ, with Gareth Williams, CEO/Co-Founder

Going Cloud Native with AWS

As the name suggests Cloud Native has become the term to describe software and systems that are purposely designed for the Cloud environments that will host them, versus the ‘lift and shift’ of traditional legacy applications. Principly this means the use of containers for delivery, a microservices software architecture and Continuous Deployment practices for fast, […]

Serverless Startups – Inside @Skyscanner Engineering HQ, with Gareth Williams, CEO/Co-Founder

Kubernetes: Containers as a Service, foundation for Next Generation PaaS

In this Feb 2017 blog Kubernetes describe how Containers as a Service (CaaS) is the foundation for Next Generation PaaS. Containers as a Service This highlights how the container technology trend has also innovations in service delivery models too, most notably ‘Containers as a Service’ (CaaS). For example Docker launched a CaaS tailored for the […]

Serverless Startups – Inside @Skyscanner Engineering HQ, with Gareth Williams, CEO/Co-Founder

ITIL and Cloud Native DevOps – Managing high volume complexity with Nirmata

ITIL is a set of detailed practices for IT service management (ITSM) , a domain created to manage the core challenge of technology, that even the smallest of configuration changes can bring down entire systems, despite being created in an era of IT that was relatively simple in terms of the volume of changes being […]

Serverless Startups – Inside @Skyscanner Engineering HQ, with Gareth Williams, CEO/Co-Founder