Flexiant Newsletter: Public Cloud Services Grow, Are Cloud Providers’ Opportunities Shrinking?

February newsletter

Public Cloud Services Grow, Are Cloud Providers’ Opportunities Shrinking?

AWS and Azure are leaders in cloud, more companies are moving to the public cloud, telcos want more of an opportunity and multi-cloud is a reality. There is a lot happening in the public cloud services market – does this mean more opportunity for cloud service providers or are these opportunities shrinking? This month we offer our take on these issues.

You can also read how some companies are making the most of multi-cloud with Flexiant Concerto.

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Why Chef’s 2015 Means Good Things for 2016

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Our integration with Chef automation has always been a crucial element of Flexiant Concerto. Concerto templates, which can be deployed and autoscaled on any public cloud, are powered by Chef cookbooks. We have examined in previous blogs just how Concerto makes it simple to make the most out of Chef, e.g. Chef Made Easy, How to simplify the interconnection of Chef roles and Chef Simplified: Helpful Tips for Removing Complexity. Chef had a great year in 2015 – let’s a look at what they’ve achieved over those 12 months.
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Top 15 Cloud Blog Posts of 2015: Spark, Chef, Kubernetes, Hypervisors and More

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Need some help with your cloud strategy? You’ve come to the right place. Our blog combines insights from experts across the cloud industry with a focus on telcos and service providers to help you grow your business. If you missed some of our blogs this year, check out our top 15 cloud blog posts of 2015.
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Cloud Experts Comment on the Technology and Skills DevOps Need to Future Proof for the Cloud

Expert Advice As part of our expert advice series, we asked some industry commentators what technology and/or skills do DevOps need to future proof for the cloud. Here’s what they had to say.

DevOps – the confluence of software development and IT operations – sort of embodies effective, efficient use of cloud computing resources. According to many of the case studies I’ve done, DevOps also often equates to an organization’s effort to future-proof itself, becoming more responsive to conditions, competitors, security and other issues.

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Creating a truly elastic Spark cluster with Chef and Concerto

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Last night saw the latest Chef Users London meetup, held in Accenture’s impressive Fenchurch Street offices. As usual for Chef’s London meetups, there was a great turnout, with participants from across the DevOps spectrum. This meant there was a wide range of experience in the room, and even by Chef’s usual meetup standards we had a particularly engaged and interactive audience, which made for some interesting discussions.
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