Top 15 Cloud Blog Posts of 2015: Spark, Chef, Kubernetes, Hypervisors and More


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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The Importance of Software-Defined Applications and Infrastructure for Service Providers


We recently highlighted five trends from Gartner that we think service providers need to consider for their 2015 business plan. This post focuses on the fourth trend we listed, “Software-Defined Applications and Infrastructure”, covering the opportunities that this trend is creating for service providers.

What do we mean by software-defined applications? Traditionally, applications have been architected as a single, self-contained unit. Software-defined applications on the other hand, are made of a number of independent components known as microservices, that communicate with each other via Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, which opens up an enormous potential for automation both within and across applications in the cloud.

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